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Baidu, 30 other Chinese companies working on self-driving in Silicon Valley

The goal: Get cars on the road in China - then conquer the United States.

Their goal: Get those vehicles on the roads in China, the world's biggest auto market - then conquer the United States.

Detroit and Silicon Valley: When cultures collide

What would Gavin Belson do?

Automakers are getting closer to Silicon Valley, both in the products thay make and the companies they work with. But the people are from different worlds.

LeEco sells off land in Silicon Valley to help pay debts

US headquarters of Faraday Future's Chinese backer may be in doubt.

This $260 million injection of cash couldn't come at a better time.

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Knightscope Heads to New York | Autoblog Minute

The Silicon Valley startup Knightscope went to New York to launch their Mini-IPO.

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Drive.Ai Fully Autonomous Rainy Night Drive | Autoblog Minute

Drive.Ai shows off its AI software in fully autonomous rainy night drive.

Donald Trump's tech industry meeting may, or may not, include Elon Musk

The invite has been declined, for now.

Maybe if Trump Tower had a few Superchargers...

WeFuel's gas delivery app is both awesome and just plain stupid

A new app called WeFuel will, in a limited area of the Bay Area, deliver gasoline to your parked car. We disagree that this is a good thing.

Interview with Ford VP of Research Ken Washington | 2016 NAIAS Live

We Talk Tech With Ford's Silicon Valley Research Boss

From the Ford booth at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Jonathon Buckley interviews Ford VP of Research Ken Washington. Topics include Ford's mobility future and its new Silicon Valley Research Center.

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How anthropology can make autonomous cars safer

What happens when robot cars meet complex social interaction, like head nods, horn honks, or even road rage? Dr. Melissa Cefkin is here to teach autonomous cars how to behave.

U of M challenges Silicon Valley for automotive tech crown

Officials Hope Mcity's Opening Keeps Auto Jobs Entrenched

A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in Michigan's strategy to stay economically relevant and prevent automotive technology jobs from being poached by Silicon Valley.

Uber could be valued at $50B

A new fundraising push could add $1.5 billion to Uber's pockets and push the company's valuation past $50B, making it the most valuable startup on the planet.

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Weekend racing obsession taking hold in Silicon Valley

Among a growing cadre of tech execs in Silicon Valley, there is a burgeoning trend to go racing on the weekend.

Apple has 'several hundred' employees working on Project Titan electric car

Apple reportedly has hundreds of employees working on an automobile under a program called Project Titan. The Apple Car is said to look sort of like a minivan, and it's fully electric.

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Elon Musk says Apple offering $250,000 signing bonus to poach Tesla employees

Bloomberg has the fascinating story on the hiring competition between Apple and Tesla for Silicon Valley's talent.

Ford opens research center in Silicon Valley

Ford is getting serious about developing more sophisticated technology for its models, and to make things even better, the automaker is opening the new Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto in Silicon Valley. With a former Apple engineer as the center's technical head, the lab is focusing on five areas: connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.

Renovo Coupe electric supercar offers 500 HP for just $529,000 [w/video]

Entering Limited Production In 2015

What you're looking at there, a Shelby Daytona decked out in classic glorious blue with white racing stripes, is the just-revealed, all-electric 2015 Renovo Coupe. Renovo calls it, "America's First All-Electric Supercar." We call it dope.

Recharge Wrap-up: EVs poll well in Portland, Tesla seeks office space

San Francisco Mayor's Chevy Volt Is Ticket Magnet

In a poll of drivers in Portland, more than 80 percent said they would be driving an EV in the next 10 years if they weren't already. The poll was small and not scientific, with just 218 votes cast, but it does reflect a slice of a certain population with changing attitudes toward electric mobility, and 80 percent is an impressive figure. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents planned to have an EV in the next five years, an

Tango EV is an excellent little sight gag in Silicon Valley [w/video]

I haven't been watching HBO's new nerd comedy Silicon Valley, but I should have known that anything from the brain of Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, Idiocracy) is likely to be pretty funny. People sure seem to like it, and if a sight gag from the pilot episode is any indication, the producers know how to find the humor in electric vehicles.

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Silicon Valley workplaces rage when there are more EVs than charging stations

Silicon Valley has become a hub of workplace charging. In fact, if one of these San Francisco bay area technology companies doesn't offer that particular perk, they're likely to lose talented staff to competitors. Reports from the Valley say that there's a new kind of problem growing for employers – there are far more e

Better Place swaps US, Australia operations for a focus on Israel, Denmark

Better Place, the electric-vehicle battery-swapping technology developer, is swapping out its US and Australia operations to save cash and will focus its efforts on Denmark and Israel.

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