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Ford’s new “hub” beneath the World Trade Center highlights a transportation future beyond cars

Ford opened a location that it’s calling the FordHub in the Westfield World Trade Center mall this week — but you won’t be able to buy any cars there. Instead, the location includes a l

Goodyear tests tires with Tesloop

It’s easy to get caught up in all the technology being built into cars of the future — ADAS, autonomous capabilities, V2X, and on and on. It’s also easy to forget that so far —

Deliver My Ride delivers another car buying service

Deliver My Ride, a new car buying site from the new firm MadDog Technology, is the latest to offer a car buying service without the buyer having to visit the dreaded dealership. Deliver My Ride made

Qualcomm kicks its automotive ambitions up another gear, partners with VW and more

While Qualcomm continues to work on closing its $47 billion acquisition of automotive chipmaker NXP, it’s also driving ahead with developing car technology on its own steam. Today at CES, the c

OS builder Thundersoft buys UI maker Rightware for $68M to expand in automotive

Thundersoft, a company out of China that designs operating systems for drones and other connected devices, has made an acquisition to drive deeper into automotive technology: it has paid €64 millio

Crunch Report | Google Spins Out Waymo, A Self-Driving Car Company

Google spins out Waymo, its self-driving car company, Group chat is now available in Snapchat, Oculus CEO steps down, Slack gets integrated video calling and Apple AirPods are now up for sale. All thi

China’s futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted

It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China's Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdao for testing. One would think that aft

Crunch Report | Tesla and SolarCity-powered Island

Tesla and SolarCity power an island in American Samoa, after skipping last year Apple holds its Black Friday sale, robots will be helping with shopping at Westfield malls in San Francisco, Michigan do

Crunch Report | Oracle Acquires Dyn “Thanksgiving Special”

The Thanksgiving edition of Crunch Report: What I'm thankful for... disappearing live video and messages in Instagram, Nutonomy hits the streets in Boston, Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn and Ed Zitr

Carrobot joins the aftermarket HUD fray

If you want to add a head-up display (HUD) to your car, you’ve certainly got choices. In addition to Navdy and its Chinese clone Roav, Carrobot launched in October to bring its eye-level interfa

Vehicle security device Ernest launches today

Ernest is a bit difficult to describe. It’s a device, it’s two devices, it’s an app, and according to its founder, Arturs Pumpurs, it’s a kind of virtual butler. The system sec

The Barnacle means no more boots on your wheel

The Barnacle is a new way for parking patrols to immobilize vehicles. Instead of using a boot to keep a wheel from moving, officers can slap a Barnacle across the windshield, suction it to the glass,

Pay-per-mile insurance startup Metromile raises $191.5M, acquires Mosaic Insurance

The automotive industry is in flux with the rise of self-driving and electric cars, and the concept of car ownership altogether being thrown into question. With this, the car insurance industry is

Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position. Today, the transpo

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 h

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

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 thi

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 ove

New transmission

What's the first car you remember wanting? Was it a reasonably priced mid-sized sedan with ample leg room for passengers in the back? Was it a small, well-equipped compact SUV with room for all the ki

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 th
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