Nissan sides with Tesla on camera-based self-driving approach, LiDAR not needed

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 17, 2019 Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd stated on Thursday that it would be using cameras and radar in the development of its full self-driving technologies. Seemingly siding with American electric car maker Tesla, Nissan argued that LiDAR, a key component in the autonomous driving systems of competitors […]

Tesla completes Maxwell acquisition, ushers another era of battery breakthroughs

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 16, 2019 Tesla recently confirmed that it had completed the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies Inc., a California-based company that specializes in ultracapacitors and batteries. In a press release on Thursday, the electric car maker noted that it is transferring stocks worth over $235 million to take over Maxwell. The […]

2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

Behold the production version of 2015’s stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain, and now its development is almost complete. A reveal is expected in September at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show, meaning we’ll likely see the car arrive in showrooms as […]