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Sanctuary AI announced that it will be delivering its humanoid robot to a Magna manufacturing facility. Based in Canada, with auto manufacturing facilities in Austria, Magna manufactures and assembles cars…

European car manufacturer will pilot Sanctuary AI’s humanoid robot

Fisker is raising its manufacturing forecast two weeks before its first electric vehicle, the Ocean SUV, enters production. The automaker plans to produce 42,400 Ocean SUVs by the end of…

Fisker bumps up production for all-electric Ocean SUV

Consolidation is moving ahead in the world of autonomous driving, with the latest development coming out of Europe. Today, Bosch announced that it would be acquiring Five.ai, the autonomous driving…

Bosch picks up Five.ai after the self-driving startup pivoted to B2B and then put itself up for sale

Fisker is still on track to start production of the Ocean SUV in November, with reservations for its first electric vehicle jumping to 31,000, the company said Wednesday during its…

Fisker touts 31,000 reservations for its Ocean SUV as production draws closer

Magna has acquired the technology, IP and assets of Optimus Ride, a startup based in Boston that was trying to commercialize electric autonomous shuttles. As part of the deal announced…

Magna acquires tech, hires engineers of autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride

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Electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. has set a moonshot goal of creating its first climate-neutral car by 2027. Fisker has yet to bring a vehicle to market — climate neutral…

EV startup Fisker sets moonshot goal of making a climate-neutral EV by 2027

Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project that is now a business under Alphabet, said Monday it raised $2.25 billion in a fundraising round led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension…

Waymo brings in $2.25 billion from outside investors, Alphabet

Sony just announced a car

5:43 pm PST • January 6, 2020

Today at CES 2020, Sony unveiled a car. I’m surprised too. There are very few details about the Sony Vision-S sedan at this time. We’ll get more once we can…

Sony just announced a car

Just a few months ago, Innoviz became one of the better capitalized lidar startups when it announced it had raised $132 million in a Series C funding round. But that…

Innoviz extends funding round to $170 million to bring its lidar tech to self-driving cars

BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover have agreed to partner on the development of future electric vehicles, the latest in a string of collaborations between automakers to bring advanced, and…

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover team up on next-generation electric drive tech

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle technology startup under Alphabet, is setting up shop in a Detroit factory on American Axle & Manufacturing’s campus. Waymo said Tuesday it will partner with American…

Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving cars

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132 million in a Series C funding round that includes major Chinese financial institutions.…

Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Waymo,…

Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan

Magna, one of the largest tier-one automotive industry suppliers in the world, has teamed up with Michigan-based startup May Mobility for the building and deployment of self-driving shuttles. The plan…

Self-driving shuttle startup May Mobility partners with auto supplier Magna

Uber might begin selling its autonomous driving systems to outside companies, including major automakers, according to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. The report claims that Uber has had talks…

Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota

Innoviz, a company making LiDAR sensors to support the development and deployment of autonomous driving, has raised a new $65 million in Series B funding, from strategic partners and leading…

LiDAR maker Innoviz raises $65M from Delphi, Magna and more

Top tier 1 automotive industry supplier Magna has introduced a new functional autonomous driving platform concept it’s showing off to automaker customers, which it says can work with any vehicle…

Magna’s new MAX4 self-driving platform offers autonomy up to Level 4

If Apple really is working on a car, it won’t be the Ultimate Driving Machine™. BMW and Daimler have discontinued talks with Apple over a potential automotive collaboration, Handelsblatt reports.

BMW and Daimler abandon Apple Car talks

A new technology called AcoustiVision hopes to put some Boom Boom Pow into your rear window. All car subwoofers rattle the entire car — rear window included — but Magna…