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Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors raises $400 million, takes on Xiaomi as strategic investor

Xpeng Motors, the Chinese electric vehicle startup backed by Alibaba and Foxconn, has raised a fresh injection of $400 million in capital and has taken on Xiaomi as a strategic investor, the company announced. The Series C includes an unidentified group of strategic and institutional investors. XPeng Motors Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng, who also ...

OLX Group invests up to $400M in used car marketplace Frontier Car Group at $700M valuation

Frontier Car Group, the Berlin-based startup building used-car marketplaces targeting high-growth, emerging markets, has picked up another significant round of funding from a strategic backer also focusing on the same geographical opportunity. Today, OLX, the online classifieds division Prosus (the digital division of Naspers that listed earlier this year in Europe) announced that it would ...

Man pleads guilty to stalking his ex using her car’s built-in tracking app

11.08.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

An Australian man has pled guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend, which included using an app to track her movements. The app emailed the man live updates on the victim's location without her knowledge, and also allowed him to start and stop her car. ... ...

You can own a “DeLorean” hovercraft

This DIY hovercraft styled like the Doc Brown's DeLorean in the Back to the Future films is up for auction on Bring A Trailer. Current bid is $22,500, half of what maker Matt Riese was asking when I posted last year that the DeLorean was listed on eBay. Apparently he's done quite a bit ...

The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang: a savage, daily-driver muscle car

The Shelby GT500 is a beast on the track. It’s not a surprise. After a day driving around Las Vegas, I found something that surprised me: The GT500 is as comfortable on the road as it is on the track. The Shelby GT500 is an icon of motoring. The name implies a simple formula of ...

Porsche pilots online vehicle sales in the US and Germany

Porsche will begin selling its vehicles online in the U.S. for the first time, the company announced on Monday. To begin with, the company is proceeding with a pilot program that will be offered with 25 of its U.S.-based dealer partners, but the automaker says it could expand to cover the U.S. market more broadly ...

Researchers taught rats how to drive tiny cars and, crucially, there’s video

10.26.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Traditionally, rodents don't operate motor vehicles. It's mostly a human thing. That didn't stop researchers at the University of Richmond, which made the world a better place with some truly excellent footage of rats driving cars this week. News of ... ...

Tesla third-quarter earnings: What to expect and what we’re watching for

Tesla is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The earnings report comes at a critical time for Tesla as it prepares to begin production of the Model 3 at its new China factory. This earnings report, its first without co-founder and CTO JB Straubel on the job, is particularly important ...