Automotive technology

March 12, 2019 - 3:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Tuesday it plans to ramp up its production of electric vehicles over the next ten years to 22 million and reduce its carbon footprint over vehicle life cycles by 30 percent. Previously, the company said it would aim for 15 million. That was...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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This undated picture provided by the Volkswagen car manufacturer shows a Volkswagen Buggy electric car. The new Volkswagen Buggy will be presented at the 'Geneva International Motor Show' which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 7 until March 17, 2019. Automakers are rolling out new electric and hybrid models at the show as they get ready to meet tougher emissions requirements in Europe - while not forgetting the profitable and popular SUVs and SUV-like crossovers. (Volkswagen via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 1:44 am
GENEVA (AP) — Carmakers at the Geneva International Motor Show are unveiling new electric vehicles they hope will transform the industry as well as the high-end sports cars that are a fixture at the show. Volvo Car Group's Polestar is showing off a battery-powered compact car while Volkswagen is...
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Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, left, checks out autonomous vehicles designed by Aurora Innovations, front, and Argo AI, rear, after signing an executive order outlining objectives and expectations for the safe testing and development of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh, Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year. Karina Ricks, director...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:25 am
MIAMI (AP) — A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a 2016 crash involving another vehicle made by the company. The National Transportation Safety Board said late Friday on...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Lyft co-founder Logan Green speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt NY event, in New York. Ride-hailing giant Lyft is releasing financial details about the company in a federal filing before it begins selling its stock to the public. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft is growing quickly ahead of its initial public offering but continues to bleed money and may struggle to turn a profit, according to a federal filing. The company released its financial details for the first time on Friday, giving the public a glimpse into its performance...
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File -- In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 photo Harald Krueger, left, CEO of the car manufacturer BMW, and Dieter Zetsche, right, CEO of the Daimler stock company and the car manufacturer Mercedes Benz, talk during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. Automakers BMW and Daimler said on Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP, file)
February 28, 2019 - 4:36 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW and Daimler announced Thursday they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead as automakers try to fend off competition from tech companies such as Uber and Waymo. The two German companies...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:44 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere. At...
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FILE- This July 14, 2015, file photo shows the ARC Automotive manufacturing plant in Knoxville, Tenn. Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. A public records posted by the agency show little progress on the probe, which began in July of 2015 and remains unresolved. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 8 million Fiat...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government is leading an ambitious effort to develop ways to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production. The Energy Department announced a $15-billion,...
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