Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hyundai to bring three new EVs to market under spin-off brand Ioniq – TechCrunch

Hyundai has launched a dedicated EV brand called Ioniq with plans to bring three all-electric vehicles to market over the next four years. The Ioniq brand is part of the...

Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz – TechCrunch

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since...

Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14 – TechCrunch

Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users...

Vroom’s new IPO pricing is great news for unicorns – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Last week we noted that the IPO window was open, a...

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021 – TechCrunch

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled...

Ford to offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic workers as part of reopening plan –...

Ford said Saturday it will test hourly and salaried employees with suspected COVID-19 symptoms in four metro areas where it has major operations as it prepares to reopen facilities this...

Elon Musk just put a new person in charge of production at Tesla’s Fremont...

On the same day that Elon Musk defied local regulations and reopened Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, the CEO put a new person in charge of production. Musk named Richard...

GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contract – TechCrunch

Ventilators assembled by GM and Ventec Life Systems were delivered to hospitals Thursday night with more making their way to facilities today and through the weekend, the first in a...

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...

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