Monday, May 25, 2020

Tesla resurrects long-range RWD Model 3 for the Chinese market – TechCrunch

Tesla is now producing and selling the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 electric vehicle at its Shanghai factory, a month after receiving approval from the Chinese government. The...

DARPA snags Intel to lead its machine learning security tech – TechCrunch

Chip maker Intel has been chosen to lead a new initiative led by the U.S. military’s research wing, DARPA, aimed at improving cyber-defenses against deception attacks on machine...

GM and Honda are co-developing two new electric vehicles due to arrive in 2024...

GM and Honda will jointly develop two new electric vehicles slated for 2024, the latest move by the two automakers to deepen their existing partnership. Under the plan, the automakers will...

Trump orders GM to start ventilator production for COVID-19 amid contract dispute – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump signed Friday a presidential directive ordering GM to produce ventilators and to prioritize federal contracts, just hours after the automaker announced plans to manufacture the critical medical...

Tesla gets OK to produce long-range Model 3 at China factory – TechCrunch

Tesla has received government approval to produce the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 vehicle at its Chinese factory, according to documents posted Friday on the Ministry of...

BMW wants you to lounge during your autonomous ride – TechCrunch

At CES today, BMW announced a lot of new tech for its upcoming cars, but it’s also highlighting some of the work it’s doing on creating the right kind of...

Elon Musk says Tesla will add Disney+ to its vehicles ‘soon’ – TechCrunch

Elon Musk spent some time over this past holiday week answering questions posed by fans on Twitter, and one addressed the growing catalog of entertainment options available in-car via...

Rivian adds $1.3 billion in funding for its electric utility and adventure vehicles –...

American automotive technology startup Rivian has raised $1.3 billion in new funding, the company announced today. The new investment is the fourth round of capital announced by the company in...

Used-car marketplace Vroom nabs $254M to take its growth up a gear – TechCrunch

There have been a lot of bumps in the road for startups building used-car marketplaces, but now one of the longer-standing of them has closed a major round of funding...

Tesla unveils its futuristic Cybertruck – TechCrunch

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