FCA to Partner with Chinese iPhone Supplier on EVs

January 16, 2020 at 5:18 PM

Proposed deal could help FCA in two big ways  

Dance, Dance, Dance: Elon Musk’s Remarkable Performance

January 10, 2020 at 8:47 AM

As bizarre as some of his behavior is, there is absolutely no question that Musk has had a positive, transformative effect on the auto industry.

BYTON Wants to Take a Bite Out of Tesla

January 06, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Fast moving China-based EV startup is putting the finishing touches on a 300,000-unit factory

2021 Escalade Gets Giant OLED Display

December 17, 2019 at 4:20 PM

If big screen picture quality is your thing, then the 2021 Cadillac Escalade may be the ultimate living room on wheels.

Byton Gets Okay for Direct EV Sales in Calif.

November 20, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Hong Kong-based electric car startup Byton Ltd. says it has been licensed to sell or lease cars directly to consumers in California.

Faraday Founder Jia Files for Bankruptcy in U.S.

October 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM

Jia Yueting, the Chinese internet tycoon who co-founded California-based electric car startup Faraday Future Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S.

Byton SUV Breaks Cover

September 10, 2019 at 10:49 AM

Future Mobility Corp.’s Byton unit took the wraps off the production version of its first model, the all-electric M-Byte SUV/crossover vehicle, today at the Frankfurt auto show.

Breitfeld Joins Faraday Future

September 04, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Remember: these are still early days in the development of an electric vehicle industry.

Faraday Taps Former Byton, BMW Exec as CEO

September 03, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future Inc. has hired a new CEO, launched a search for a chairman and announced plans for a trust to repay the outstanding debt of founder Jia Yueting.

Startup Byton Hires Ex-Ford Chief Engineer

June 21, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Chinese startup Byton Ltd. has hired Andy Ball to oversee project management for the company’s upcoming electric cars.

Byton Taps Former BMW, GM Exec as Chief Customer Officer

June 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Chinese electric car startup Byton Ltd. has appointed Andreas Schaaf to the newly created position of chief customer officer.

VW Drops Autonomous-Car Partnership with Aurora

June 11, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Volkswagen says it has ended its 16-month-old alliance with California-based Aurora Innovation two days after the startup announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop and market self-driving commercial vehicles.

Aurora Buys Lidar Specialist Blackmore

May 24, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Silicon Valley-based self-driving-car startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has acquired Blackmore Sensors and Analytics Inc., a Montana-based developer of lidar sensors.

Twohig Named Tech Chief at EV Startup Byton

May 15, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton Ltd. has appointed David Twohig as its chief technical officer.

Twohig Named Byton's Technology Chief

May 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

China electric vehicle startup Byton Ltd. has appointed David Twohig as its chief technical officer.

Automotive Tech Watch

April 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Sandia’s Whetstone, a software tool that “sharpens” the output of artificial neurons; Heraeus Electronics and Toshiba Materials partnering to produce metal-ceramic substrates made of silicon nitride for managing and insulating parts in power modules; using windshield wiper activity to provide faster, more accurate rainfall data than radar; and more. 

Aurora Lands $530 Million in Funding

February 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Silicon Valley-based self-driving car-startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has landed $530 million in its second round of funding.

What Is Continental Doing with ~10,000 Engineers?

January 17, 2019 at 5:46 AM

Continental, an automotive supplier that has a deep engineering bench, is making a huge organizational change, one that Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman of the executive board, explains is necessary because, as he puts it, “The industry is changing at a high pace, so we have to change, too.”

Byton EV Startup Hopes to Raise Another $500 Million

January 08, 2019 at 3:06 PM

China’s Byton Ltd. is preparing a new $500 million fundraising round for its electric car business, sources tell Reuters.

Byton Goes Big with 48-Inch Interior Display

January 07, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Future Mobility Corp.’s Byton unit unveiled an updated prototype of its  upcoming M-Byte electric crossover vehicle at this week’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.