EVs Now a Metaphor for Polarization of Democrats and Republicans

It had to happen. Trump and Biden turn up in Detroit at about the same time and give their pitch to striking members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW). “Here’s the big difference between Democrats and Republicans”, proclaims Trump. “We want to know why Detroit aren’t making cars that are going to sell, cars that […]

Compass Minerals Picks Lithium Extraction Technology to Supply Ford, Others

Compass Minerals International Inc said on Wednesday it will use a lithium extraction technology developed by EnergySource Minerals LLC to produce the electric vehicle battery metal for Ford Motor Co and others. Washington has been pressing for U.S. companies to find greener ways to boost domestic production of battery metals and lessen the country’s […]

GM, Ford Seek U.S. OK to Deploy Self-driving Vehicles Without Steering Wheels

General Motors and Ford Motor have asked U.S. auto safety regulators to grant exemptions to deploy a limited number of self-driving vehicles without human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday published the separate petitions and opened them for public comment for 30 days. NHTSA has […]

Google Launches Ripple Project, as Automakers League Rears to Challenge Tesla

Google uncovered plans to bring forth an open-source application programming interface (API) standard called Ripple Project that would help bring multi-functional small chips to various devices, including electric vehicles (EV). Since 2015, Google openly revealed that it was entering the gates of chip-making with its tiny radar chips that can keep score of sleep schedules, […]

Ford, GM to enter chip market to curb U.S.-shortage

U.S. automobile manufacturers Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) Co are altering their business plan by joining the semiconductor chip market, following a computer chip shortage that disrupted their global factory output for almost a year. On Thursday, Ford announced a calculated plan of going into business with semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc. to create […]