Hertz Downsizes Rental Fleet, but Upsizes Rideshare

  • Emma Sandler
  • August 9, 2017
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. reduced its total average fleet by 1% year over year, but increased the number of vehicles dedicated to its ride-hailing fleet in the second quarter, the company reported in its earnings call last week. Last Updated: 9th August, 2017, 11:21 AM

How Avis-Waymo Partnership Will Impact the Future of AVs

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
Earlier this week two national car rental agencies partnered up with two of the biggest tech companies in the United States, potentially marking a definitive change in the autonomous vehicle market. On Monday, Avis Budget Group and Waymo said they would be non-exclusive partners in Phoenix, Ariz., where Waymo is currently testing self-driving vehicles through its […]

Does Apple’s $500 Million R&D Investment Include Driverless Cars?

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 17, 2017
Apple invested 3.5 billion Yuan — approximately $500 million USD — on two new research-and-development centers in Shanghai and Suzhou, China, which could indicate increased investment in its driverless car program. Apple has been notoriously quiet about its driverless car program, dubbed internally as project “Titan.” While the announcement does not specify what types of […]

Ford, Toyota Launch In-Car App Standard

  • Diana Asatryan
  • January 5, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Google and Apple have so far taken control of connecting smartphone apps to your car, with their Android Auto and CarPlay platforms. Traditional carmakers, however, do not particularly like giving up control of in-car infotainment. Enter the SmartDeviceLink Consortium (SDL), open source code for connecting apps to in-vehicle platforms that launched yesterday. Formed by […]