Kirsten Korosec

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TuSimple adds another $120 million to its self-driving trucks war chest

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple has added another $120 million to a Series D funding round led by Sina, operator of China’s biggest microblogging site Weibo, bringing the total haul to $215 mill

Waymo’s robotaxi pilot surpassed 6,200 riders in its first month in California

Waymo transported 6,299 passengers in self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in its first month participating in a robotaxi pilot program in California, according to a quarterly report the company fi

With the 2020 Cadillac CT4, GM begins to expand its hands-free Super Cruise driving system

GM’s high-end brand unveiled Thursday the 2020 Cadillac CT4, a sporty and small sedan that is designed and priced to attract younger buyers looking to enter the luxury car market. The vehicle&#8

Voyage raises $31 million to bring driverless taxis to communities

Voyage, the autonomous vehicle startup that spun out of Udacity, announced Thursday it has raised $31 million in a round led by Franklin Templeton. Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Vent

Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company

Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden, also announced Thu

Elon Musk promises to take Tesla Model S to ‘Plaid’ with new powertrain

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised a more powerful powertrain option in future Model S and Model X vehicles, as well as the next-generation Roadster sports car, which will push acceleration and speed beyond

Audi’s off-roading electric concept would be perfect for Tatooine

Concept vehicles are a staple of the auto show circuit. And while most will never end up as a production vehicle, they can provide insight into an automaker and clues to where it’s headed. Over

Ford unveils lineup for Europe to outpace gas and diesel vehicle sales by 2022

Ford unveiled a range of hybrid vehicles Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show as part of its plan to reach sales of 1 million electrified vehicles in Europe by the end of 2022. Ford introduced hybrid

Let’s look inside Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric hatchback

The Volkswagen ID.3 that debuted ahead of the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt looks like a compact hatchback. And it is. But inside, customers might feel like they’re sitting in a bigg

Volta Charging raises another $20 million to expand ad-supported EV charging network

Volta Charging, the San Francisco-based company that combines outdoor digital advertising with charging stations to give electric vehicle owners free power, has added another $20 million in a follow-o

Rivian lands $350 million investment from Cox Automotive

Rivian, the adventure-minded electric automaker that plans to produce a pickup truck and SUV, has raised $350 million from global automotive services company Cox Automotive. The two companies said Tue

Volkswagen reveals its mass-market ID.3, an electric car with up to 341 miles of range

Volkswagen introduced Monday the ID.3, the first model in its new all-electric ID brand and the beginning of the automaker’s ambitious plan to sell 1 million EVs annually by 2025. The ID.3 debut

Root Insurance valuation hits $3.65 billion in latest round led by DST Global and Coatue

Root Insurance, an Ohio-based car insurance startup that uses smartphone technology to understand individual driver behavior, said Monday it has raised $350 million on a $3.65 billion valuation in a

Uber commits $200 million to Uber Freight expansion in bet on trucking and Chicago

Uber Freight is establishing its headquarters in Chicago as part of Uber’s broader plan to invest more than $200 million annually in the region, including hiring hundreds of workers. Uber said M

Porsche increases stake in electric car maker Rimac Automobili to 15.5%

Porsche AG is increasing its stake in Croatian electric vehicle components and hypercar company Rimac Automobili . The increased stake is the latest effort by Porsche to invest more into electric mobi

Porsche Taycan configurator: The 11 details that stood out

The Porsche Taycan is here — actually two flavors, the Turbo S and the Turbo — in case you haven’t seen the deluge of media coverage. The upshot: The “lower-priced” Turbo starts

Google Assistant, navigation and apps coming to GM vehicles starting in 2021

GM is turning to Google to provide in-vehicle voice, navigation and other apps in its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles starting in 2021. GM began shipping vehicles with Google Android Autom

Here’s every angle of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S in pictures

Four years ago, Porsche showed off a concept that would mark a turning point — in investment, R&D and product trajectory — for the German automaker. The reaction to the Mission E, as it was ca

Tesla Autopilot design combined with driver inattention caused crash, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that a combination of factors that included driver inattention, the design of Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system Autopilot and an o

Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first all-electric sports car, has arrived. After four years of development, the company lifted the veil Wednesday on the Porsche Taycan. Here’s
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