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Autonomous vehicles learning to drive by mimicking others

Self-driving cars are powered by machine learning algorithms that require vast amounts of driving data in order to function safely. But if self-driving cars could learn to drive in the same way that babies learn to walk—by ...

Automotive

Climate bid faces tricky path over money for electric cars

The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden's call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry cooperation ...

Energy & Green Tech

Indiana to test 'magment': a magnetized concrete to charge electric vehicles

The governor of Indiana has announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University will soon begin testing the viability of "Magment"—a magnetized concrete for use in charging electric vehicles as ...

Energy & Green Tech

Hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as gas-powered models

The global computer chip shortage has hit car manufacturers especially hard, indicating the importance of supply chain resilience. Yet, for hybrid electric vehicles, it isn't clear how their production could be impacted by ...

Automotive

Tesla reaches milestone with first $1B quarterly profit

Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage that has caused major headaches for other automakers.

Automotive

Covid woes and chip shortages keep Tata Motors in the red

Losses at India's Tata Motors narrowed between April and June, boosted by a 108-percent jump in revenues, the company said Monday, even as Covid-19 lockdowns and semi-conductor shortages hit its bottom line.

Energy & Green Tech

Going electric: Carmakers make the switch

Leading automakers have signalled their intention to scrap internal combustion engines by 2030 or cut back sharply on their production as the sector turns towards electric vehicles.

Energy & Green Tech

Electric vehicle maker Rivian raises another $2.5 bn

Electric vehicle maker Rivian on Friday said it has raised another $2.5 billion from backers including Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund as it gears up to bring a pickup truck to market.

Energy & Green Tech

Sales of electric cars charge ahead in Europe

Electric cars—key to reducing emissions and meeting climate change goals—have boosted their market share in Europe, data showed Friday, as the region prepares to abandon petrol and diesel.