Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo –...

Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride...

Tesla’s board is about to get a lot smaller – TechCrunch

Tesla is cutting its board down by more than one-third, to seven directors, by 2020, a move that includes the loss of...

Uber’s self-driving car unit raises $1B from Toyota, Denso and Vision...

Uber’s has confirmed it will spin out its self-driving car business after the unit closed $1 billion in funding from Toyota, auto-parts maker...

Phantom Auto raises $13.5M to expand remote driving business to delivery...

Remote driving startup Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million of financing in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners — capital...

100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree – TechCrunch

Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen...

Dutch chipmaker NXP makes China push by backing radar company Hawkeye...

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has come a long way since Qualcomm’s outsize $44 billion to acquire it fell through last year. In...

Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China –...

Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development...

Electric car startup Byton loses co-founder and former CEO, reported $500M...

The race is on for building and shipping more cost-effective electric cars, but today one of more ambitious startups in the field announced...

New registrations for electric vehicles doubled in U.S. since last year...

Electric vehicles, still a small percentage of the total automotive market in the U.S., are beginning to gain ground, according to analysis by...

Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option –...

In a few weeks, Tesla buyers will have to pay more for an option that isn’t yet completely functional, but that CEO Elon...

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