Self-driving car startup Aurora becomes Pennsylvania’s first ‘authorized’ tester

Aurora, the buzzy self-driving car startup, has become the first company officially authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test its vehicles on public roads. Aurora has been testing...

One of Tesla’s biggest investors took an 11.4% stake in rival Nio

Baillie Gifford & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock, has taken an interest in a Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle automaker that recently became a publicly traded company. Baillie...

Microsoft invests in Grab to bring AI and big data to on-demand services

Microsoft has made a strategic investment in ride-hailing and on-demand services company Grab as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and AI projects. Under the agreement,...

Elon Musk deserves tougher love from the SEC

Four Elon Musk tweets. One Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit. Two settlement offers. Then some more Musk tweets taunting the SEC. While Tesla continues to prove its doubters wrong as an...

Tesla cars are getting a big update today, but one feature got held back

After a few months of hype, version 9.0 of the software that runs on Teslas is rolling out starting today. There’s a bit of a catch, though: one of the...

Volvo’s Polestar brand is assembling prototypes of its first plug-in hybrid sports car

Polestar has started assembling verification prototypes of its upcoming plug-in hybrid sports car as Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand prepares to produce customer cars next year. Verification prototypes of the...

Elon Musk is trolling the SEC on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk trolled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a tweet Thursday afternoon, poking the bear that just days before had agreed to settle securities fraud...

GM’s Super Cruise just beat out Tesla’s Autopilot in Consumer Reports ranking

Tesla’s Autopilot is often touted as the most capable and advanced driver assistance system available on the market today. But in Consumer Reports’ view that honor actually goes to...

SoftBank and Toyota team up to develop services powered by self-driving vehicles

SoftBank is getting into self-driving car services after the Japanese tech giant announced a joint-venture with Toyota in its native Japan. SoftBank is invested in Uber and a range...

Kia’s all-electric e-Niro is a crossover with 300 miles of range

Kia is finally sharing more details about its upcoming the all-electric crossover — the 2019 Kia e-Niro — that made its debut in Korea earlier this year. The upshot: it’s...

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Bondic’s new Liquid Plastic Welder reinvents glue for the 3D-printing age

A bit like the world’s smallest 3D printer, the Liquid Plastic Welder is a pocket-sized device that extrudes a stream of liquid plastic,...