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Lyft Test Program Offers Drivers More Rides In Exchange For 10 Percent Pay Cut

SAN FRANCISCO - In late September, Earla Phillips got what she described as an irritating email from Lyft. The ride-hailing company was reaching out to drivers, like her, to notify them about a new feature called "priority mode." "Turn on priority mode to earn more," the email boasted. When drivers opted in, it said they'd

By |2021-01-23T15:25:56-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Auto Tech|

VinFast Launches Three Self-Driving SUVs With Artificial Intelligence Features

HANOI, VIETNAM - VinFast has launched three new self-driving electric SUV models that use Artificial Intelligence including many smart features, marking a milestone along the Southeast Asian companies goal of becoming a global smart electric vehicle company.  After three  years in operation, VinFast has developed VF31, VF32, VF33, SUVs multi-purpose vehicles, with high-chassis design, capable of

By |2021-01-23T14:48:28-05:00January 23rd, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

GM Unveils Autonomous Electric Flying Car – Cadillac Of Urban Air Mobility

DETROIT - General Motors Co on Tuesday presented a futuristic flying Cadillac - a self-driving vehicle which takes off and lands vertically and carries the passenger above the streets and through the air. A senior GM executive described the concept as “reimagining the future of personal transportation.” The single-passenger Cadillac - technically, a vertical take-off

By |2021-01-15T15:18:30-05:00January 15th, 2021|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Eaton Offers Products To Reduce Vapor Emissions During Gas-Powered Vehicle Refueling

GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton announced a complete suite of solutions from its Vehicle Group to reduce vapor emissions produced during the refueling of gas-powered vehicles. Reducing fuel vapor emissions minimizes the impact vehicles have on the environment and contributes to Eaton’s mission of creating a more sustainable future for all. Industry data reveals

By |2021-01-15T15:09:57-05:00January 15th, 2021|Auto Tech|

$9.95 Million To U-M For 20 ‘Smart Intersections’ In Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute will use nearly $10 million to create 20 “smart intersections” across Ann Arbor. A $9.95 million award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration is being used to fit intersections with cameras, radar and infrared sensors in order to capture what is moving in

By |2021-01-10T10:36:40-05:00January 10th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured|

The Hot Battery Startup That Could Zap Tesla

WASHINGTON DC - Investors are enthusiastic about QuantumScape, developer of an electric-vehicle battery that promises more power for less cost. If the company succeeds, Tesla could face new challenges. One of the wildest plotlines in the great 2020 electric-vehicle rally was the late-year rise of QuantumScape, a battery startup that has yet to report any

By |2021-01-01T17:56:05-05:00January 1st, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Foresight, UM Partner On Vision Systems For Autonomous Vehicles

ANN ARBOR—Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: FRSX), the automotive vision systems developer based in Ness Ziona, Israel, announced today that it would join the University of Michigan’s TechLab at Mcity 2021 startup cohort, managed by the UM Center for Entrepreneurship, to further develop its automotive vision system designed for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and autonomous

By |2020-12-18T17:08:42-05:00December 18th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Solar-Powered Electric Car That ‘Never Needs Charging’ Sells Out In 24 Hours

SAN FRANCISCO - The makers of a $26,000 solar-powered electric car that they claim never needs charging have sold out the first batch within 24 hours. California based startup Aptera describes its three-wheeled car as “the world’s first Never Charge solar electric vehicle”, and boasts a range of up to 1,000 miles (1,600km). “Aptera leverages breakthroughs

By |2020-12-11T19:28:22-05:00December 11th, 2020|Auto Tech|

From Tesla, Rivian, Ford And GM: Look At Electric Trucks In Development

DETROIT - From electric car startups to the old-school Detroit auto giants, the automotive industry is gearing up for a battle royal as companies race to deliver the first all-electric pickup truck to the mass market. The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. is a pickup truck (Ford's F-150). Meanwhile, electric vehicle sales have been steadily rising

By |2020-12-06T13:21:26-05:00December 6th, 2020|Auto Tech, New Products, New Products / Contracts|