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Waymo to build its self-driving cars in Detroit

Waymo self-driving car depot in Chandler, ArizonaGoogle's self-driving car subsidiary Waymo said Tuesday that it will build its self-driving cars in the Motor City. The autonomous car firm said in a new blog post it chose Detroit for its "strong talent base," called the area the "heart of the American automotive industry," and said that it would provide jobs in an area affected by recent...

Ford-Rivian tie-up, Tesla range increase, Electric car smartphone tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Waymo to build its self-driving cars in Detroit Google's Waymo subsidiary said Tuesday that it will build its so-called "self-driving cars" in...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveMore crossovers on the street mean that some can take a more direct road to consumers. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe now aims straighter for comfort, while the 2019 Honda Passport heads straight to the mountains. We’ll call it addition by subtraction. In the case of the Passport, never burdened with a third row thanks to the bigger Pilot...

Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Just what Ford would build on Rivian's advanced truck-like electric-vehicle architecture is unclear. Ford has said that it plans to build an electric version of its F-150 pickup truck and an...

Tesla CEO: Self-driving taxi fleet to hit U.S. roads next year

2019 Tesla Model SAt an event to promote his company's autonomous technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday said that a fleet of self-driving taxis will be on the road as early as next year. The New York Times reported on Musk's comments following the presentation. Musk said the self-driving "robo taxis" will be ready by the end of 2020 thanks to a new Tesla-made...