cars

  • AAA study sheds light on AEB systems

    AAA study sheds light on AEB systems

    Automatic emergency braking systems, or AEB, will be installed in 99% of all new passenger vehicles by 2022. Toyota has promised to have it on all of its vehicles by 2017, and many vehicles already have the sensors and technology in place. But that doesn’t mean every system on every vehicle works exactly the same way. That’s why AAA put five 2016 vehicles to the AEB test in 70 trials. Read More

  • Carvana raises a $160M Series C to expand its online dealership and car vending machines nationwide

    Carvana raises a $160M Series C to expand its online dealership and car vending machines nationwide

    The used car industry is an interesting business. The market is huge – 45 million used cars are bought each year in the U.S. But the biggest player, CarMax, only controls about 2% of the market – but is still valued at about $12 billion by Wall Street. So that makes the market not only ripe for disruption, but also extremely lucrative. Carvana is a used car dealer that thinks… Read More

  • Tesla misses Q2 earnings, delivers 14,402 vehicles

    Tesla misses Q2 earnings, delivers 14,402 vehicles

    Tesla missed its Q2 earnings targets today in a report released after the close of the market. Tesla executives are not wavering on yearly targets, despite a slower than expected quarter. All of this comes amidst a seemingly never-ending wave of Tesla headlines dominating Silicon Valley over the last few weeks. The energy company born out of an automobile company reported non-GAAP Q2 revenue… Read More

  • China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    If you’ve ever been surfing through random videos on Facebook or another social media site you’ve probably seen the concept video of that Chinese train/bus hybrid thing that can travel over cars (and over traffic). But that was just a rendered concept. And, like me, you probably thought that even though it was an amazing idea, it would never actually move past the idea… Read More

  • Pearl Automation’s license plate cover puts a car backup camera on your phone

    Pearl Automation’s license plate cover puts a car backup camera on your phone

    Tesla may have created the notion that the tech in every car should be upgradable without buying a new car with its constant software updates — but there still aren’t many Tesla owners out there. In fact for many car owners it’ll be a pain or expensive to install new technology that you might find in a Tesla car, or even more modern cars, into an older car. That’s… Read More

  • China’s Bitauto raises $300M, with Baidu, JD.com and Tencent each chipping in $50M

    China’s Bitauto raises $300M, with Baidu, JD.com and Tencent each chipping in $50M

    As the on-demand transportation industry continues to heat up in China, one of the bigger online marketplaces for cars is also capitalizing on the growth. Bitauto Holdings — which both operates a giant car marketplace that we’ve in the past described as Cars.com, Consumer Reports and Auto Trader rolled into one; and also invests in transportation startups — has announced… Read More

  • Wype will come clean your car where it sits

    Wype will come clean your car where it sits

    Recently, I wrote about Wyper, the Tinder of car shopping. That prompted Andy Kim, co-founder of Wype, to contact me. His business is one letter off from Wyper, after all, so in the interest of disambiguation, here’s the scoop on the car-detailing company that is more like Uber than Tinder in the app comparison game. Wype is based in Southern California, where cars are shiny and water… Read More

  • Amazon’s ‘Top Gear’ car show to be called The Grand Tour

    Amazon’s ‘Top Gear’ car show to be called The Grand Tour

    The (in)famous former Top Gear presenter trio: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, who last summer signed to Amazon’s Prime video streaming platform to make a new car show this year, have revealed what it’s going to be called — and it’s The Grand Tour. Read More

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