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Self-driving truck startup Gatik will expand its operations through an agreement with new partners Georgia-Pacific and KBX to deliver paper goods to 34 Sam’s Club hubs and stores in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. For Gatik, which concentrates on traveling shorter “middle mile” truck routes and foregoing interstate travel, the new partnership represents substantial growth
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Public electric vehicle charging infrastructure is not as reliable as many providers claim, according to a study in electric vehicle-heavy California. A study of 657 connectors at 181 public direct-current fast charger stations in the San Francisco Bay area found about 23 percent of them to be “nonfunctioning.” That finding, by researchers with the University
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Getty Images German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is recalling almost 1m older vehicles from around the world because of potential problems with their braking system. Over the weekend, the company said it will contact owners of the vehicles as their brakes may be affected by what it called “advanced corrosion”. The recall affects a total of 993,407
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General Motors Cruise on Thursday became the first company to secure a permit to charge for self-driving car rides in San Francisco, after it overcame city officials’ objections. Self-driving test cars with human safety drivers have become a constant sight in San Francisco, and completely driverless ones are increasingly common too. Turning them into a
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German supplier Robert Bosch signed a partnership deal with WeRide, a Guangzhou-based autonomous driving technology provider, to develop software enabling autonomous driving functions for passenger vehicle makers in China.  Vehicles equipped with the software can deliver SAE Level 2-3 advanced intelligent driving experiences on urban, highway, and elevated roads in China, Bosch said this week.
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Indiana officials on Tuesday celebrated the massive new electric vehicle battery plant commitment from Stellantis and Samsung, which promises 1,400 new jobs in Kokomo — about 100 miles from the Michigan border. But the $2.5 billion project marks another blow for Michigan, whose status as automotive capital has become uncertain as automakers plant EV flags
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TEL AVIV, Israel — Automakers should stop treating cybersecurity researchers as adversaries and instead consider them collaborators. So says David Colombo, the teen hacker who exploited flaws in third-party software that allowed him to access approximately two dozen Tesla vehicles this year. His hack spotlighted vulnerabilities that let him open and close car doors and
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Car enthusiasts arriving at the Electrify Expo festival next month in Long Beach, Calif., will find familiar products from the likes of Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo and about a half-dozen other automakers. They’ll also find much more. From electric unicycles to conventional e-bikes, electric motorcycles to electric boats, the event boasts electric mobility options of every
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AUSTIN – Self-driving startup Argo AI on Tuesday said it had launched driverless vehicles in Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas, but added the vehicles initially were used for in-house testing, with commercial applications following at an unspecified time. Argo, backed by Ford and Volkswagen AG, has tested its robotaxis on public roads in both cities
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LOS ANGELES — For a glimpse of how quickly the market for electric heavy-duty trucks is evolving, consider the crowd size of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, an 11-year-old trade show for the burgeoning segment. According to show organizers, more than 8,300 people attended last week’s expo in Long Beach, Calif., which featured a range
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Self-driving truck developers are promising they’ll launch commercial service as soon as next year. One of the key remaining engineering hurdles involves safely coaxing these 80,000-pound robots to the side of the road when things don’t go according to plan. As driverless-deployment timelines draw nearer, many of the leading companies are focused on perfecting this
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