Automotive

Jeff Immelt says he’s not going to be the CEO of Uber

 Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt says he’s not going to be the CEO of Uber. After weeks of being considered for the top job, Immelt tweeted: I have decided not to pursue a leadership position at Uber. I have immense respect for the company & founders – Travis, Garrett and Ryan. — Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) August 27, 2017 He says it was his decision. HP Enterprise CEO Meg… Read More

Pioneer’s AVH-2330NEX gives you both Android Auto and CarPlay – without a new car price tag

 CarPlay and Android Auto can only really be described as what you’d call a ‘slow burn.’ They both debuted quite a few years ago, but getting access to them via first-party infotainment systems didn’t happen with the pace early adopters might be accustomed to. Luckily, a variety of third-party aftermarket in-car audio and infotainment decks offer an option for those… Read More

Pishevar accuses Benchmark of leaking info about Uber

 Some Uber investors are demanding that the company inspect its records to find evidence of Benchmark Capital leaking confidential information to employees and others. On the heels of yesterday’s motion to intervene in the Benchmark lawsuit,  lawyers for Uber investors Shervin Pishevar and Stephen Russell, have submitted a “Rule 220 demand,” which we’ve obtained.… Read More

Tesla streaming music service hinted at in recent software update

 Tesla CEO Elon Musk himself has dropped hints that the car and energy company wants to also offer its own musical solution for playlists in the car, and now we have more evident that’s on its way. Electrek reports that software clues from the most recent updates pushed out to Tesla cars include a reference to a music service called “TTunes.” There’s nothing there yet… Read More

Pishevar intervenes in Benchmark-Kalanick lawsuit

 Early Uber investor and former board member Shervin Pishevar is speaking out against Benchmark again. This time, he penned a letter to Uber’s board, demanding that Benchmark Capital drop its lawsuit against former CEO Travis Kalanick. He also filed a motion to intervene. The letter says Pishevar has “tried in every way possible to convince my friends at Benchmark to drop this… Read More

Tesla’s electric semi truck will reportedly get 200 to 300 miles per charge

 Tesla’s already announced plans to reveal an all-electric semi truck designed for cargo hauling at an event in September, but we don’t know much about it beyond that yet. Now, Reuters reports that the vehicle will get between 200 and 300 miles of range per charge, which means it can manage medium length routes without much issue. As the report notes, this doesn’t put the… Read More

Cubic Telecom gets $46.5M to connect cars and other devices globally

 As automakers ramp up their connected car initiatives, a company that has built a solution to link vehicles up to mobile networks globally has raised a significant round of funding from a group of investors that includes Audi and Qualcomm. Cubic Telecom, a startup out of Dublin, Ireland, that has built a virtual networking solution that lets cars (and other devices) automatically connect to… Read More

Uber’s financials show company is still growing, despite the drama

 Uber’s past six months have been tumultuous, with lawsuits and allegations of harassment. The company doesn’t even have a CEO right now, but newly released financials suggest that most users don’t care. First reported by Axios, Uber has confirmed to us that Uber’s $8.7 billion in gross bookings were up 17 percent in the second quarter. Global trips increased 150… Read More

LG to build U.S.-based factory for EV components in Michigan

 LG is building a new factory in Detroit suburb Hazel Park to supply electric vehicle components, the company announced on Tuesday. The facility will be a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, and should result in almost 300 new jobs, LG says, ...

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

 May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of experience, thanks to a team that’s been working on autonomous tech since the third… Read More

Volkswagen’s electric Microbus successor set to go on sale in 2022

 The VW Microbus is about as iconic as they come in the world of automobiles, and the I.D. Buzz is the electric, modern incarnation of that van Volkswagen introduced as a concept back in January. In June, the automaker surprised many by announcing...

Cloud driver profiles mean any Tesla could automatically become your Tesla

 Tesla has a plan to move its personalized driver profiles, which track things like seat and steering wheel position, to the cloud. This would mean Tesla drivers can download to them to theoretically any connected Tesla vehicle and have all their ...