What’s the Chinese Electric Car Startup Survival Rate? One Percent, An Investor Predicts

China has bit of a gambling problem when it comes to electric car manufacturers, though it should probably be referred to as a “gambling solution.” The country dumps vast sums of money into hundreds of EV startups, effectively hedging its b…

Autonomous Tech Won’t Displace Truckers, Biased Studies Claim

Last year, the Center for Automotive Research said robotic vehicles will eventually displace professional drivers in figures that will be “certainly in the millions.” Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs predicted trucking job losses of 25,000 per mont…

Ford Commits $4 Billion to the Future, Creates New AV Subsidiary

Ford Motor Company announced Tuesday that it has formed formed a subsidiary — Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC — devoted entirely to autonomous vehicle development. That’s probably the catchiest name we’ve heard since Bank of America Corp or Wa…

Robocar resurrection: Could self-driving car someday simulate Senna?

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NHTSA Deputy Administrator: There’s No Need to Regulate Autonomous Cars

Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claims it’s too soon to begin imposing rules on self-driving vehicles. Thus far, the NHTSA as taken a supremely lax posture on handling autonomous vehicles in…