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Tesla Plans to Double Its Supercharger Network, Reach over 10k Globally by End of 2017

27 Apr tesla-charging-station-640x426

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Since Tesla is steadily nearing the shipment date of its mass-production and affordable electric vehicle — Model 3, the automaker is well-aware of the fact that there will soon be an excessive need for Supercharging stations as well. Thus, Tesla has today taken to its official blog post to announce that it hasn’t forgotten about the said component. (more…)

Infineon Joins the 5G Automotive Association to Contribute to Connected Automated Driving

13 Apr infineon company

You can’t have an automated car without reliable communication infrastructure and stable mobile communication connectivity. The next generation mobile communication standard is indispensable. (more…)

Driverless public buses to hit the streets of Singapore by 2020

12 Apr Autonomous-bus-prototype-542x768

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Singapore has been rolling out several key initiatives as a part of the nation’s Smart Mobility 2030 vision of a smart transportation network. As a result, it is seen strengthening its leadership in the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies. The government has encouraged the driverless cars to operate, and now it is keen to see autonomous public bus services hit the roads. (more…)

Nvidia has roped in Tesla’s VP of Autopilot David Nistér

3 Apr tesla_model-696x400

By  Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Electric automaker Tesla has witnessed some significant changes to the leadership of its Autopilot team over the past few months. With regards to the same, the company has now parted ways with David Nistér, Vice President of its Autopilot division. He has decided to join gaming hardware major Nvidia to lead its software efforts, reports The Information. (more…)

Toyota and Japanese Telecom Giant NTT to Combine Connected Car Research Efforts

30 Mar OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Two significant Japanese majors, Toyota and NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), have decided to band together to further their research and development efforts in the connected car space. (more…)

SoftBank’s Self-Driving Bus Division Rakes in $4.6Mn, to Start Public Trials by 2nd Half of 2018

27 Mar softbank-self-driving-bus-990x557

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

SB Drive, SoftBank’s self-driving bus division has gotten a significant boost today. As announced via an official blog post, SB Drive has received a massive $4.6 million (510 million yen) capital infusion led by Yahoo Japan. SoftBank Corp has also made an investment in the same to further increase its stake in this mobility business of the future. (more…)

SMRT Partners with NEC to Preempt Bus Accidents Using Artificial Intelligence

23 Mar SMRT-Double-Deckered-buses-990x408

Japanese IT giant NEC has collaborated with the Singapore public transport provider SMRT Corporation to prevent bus accidents using AI technology. (more…)

Uber Has Not Been Having a Particularly Good Time Developing Its Self-Driving Tech

18 Mar uber-self-drive-1-990x554

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Uber and Alphabet subsidiary Waymo currently find themselves embroiled in a legal battle over whether or not the former stole the latter’s technology and used it to create its own autonomous vehicles. We are no wiser than the courts however, a set of documents leaked to Recode put an interesting light upon things. (more…)

By 2030, Nearly 15 Percent of Cars Sold Will be Autonomous: Study

15 Mar Uber_Mapping_Car-768x512

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Autonomous vehicles are going to be here whether you are comfortable with the idea of a car without steering wheels or not. And a new study from Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting suggests that by 2030, autonomous vehicles will account for 15 percent of auto sales worldwide. (more…)

Ford Outlines Hardware Challenges That Must be Overcome to Make Self-Driving Cars a Reality

11 Mar 62-990x562

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Like almost all of its peers and compatriots, Ford is also hard at work towards unlocking the door to almost certain business success — by pushing research in autonomous cars, which is widely being touted as the next big step for the automotive industry. (more…)