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Jerry Hirsch has joined Automotive News as a news editor. He is part of the growing mobility team that covers technology and trends reshaping transportation. Hirsch previously was editor of Trucks.com and covered the auto industry for the Los Angeles Times. His work also has appeared in dozens of U.S. newspapers. Hirsch, 64, has a
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Parking is a pain point that technology has tried to solve with solutions such as automated attendants, cameras and even sensors on cars used to recognize empty on-street spaces. But beyond app-based payments, technology has not moved the needle in terms of transforming parking the way, say, ride-share has altered the taxi industry. For those
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Cadillac is looking back and forward in creating what it says will be the brand’s most advanced vehicle ever. The hand-built Celestiq show car, introduced Friday, previews Cadillac’s vision for advanced electric vehicles. It is engineered and designed to place the brand equally alongside the latest luxury EVs from upstarts such as Lucid and longtime
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Automakers are forming contingency plans for potential work stoppages at West Coast ports even as talks continue between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to replace an expired labor contract. The ports, especially those in Long Beach and Los Angeles, are crucial shipping hubs for the U.S. auto industry. The
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With nagging driver shortages and a dramatic increase in home delivery, commercial trucking and logistics are key and potentially lucrative applications for autonomous-vehicle technology. But first, AV developers must prove to freight companies, government regulators and the public that their self-driving technology is fail safe. What happens if something goes wrong with a self-driving big
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Tesla Inc.’s top artificial intelligence executive and a key figure behind its driver-assistance system Autopilot is leaving the electric-car maker after a months-long sabbatical. Andrej Karpathy, who joined Tesla in 2017, announced his departure in a series of tweets Wednesday. He was senior director of AI and led the Autopilot computer-vision team that’s tried for
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Amid a rise in traffic deaths in recent years, the National Safety Council is acknowledging that its longstanding approach to vehicle safety is failing. After decades of maintaining the same outlook, the influential nonprofit that works with government and industry to create rules to reduce vehicle deaths is adopting a new strategy: It will prioritize
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A person claiming to be a current Cruise employee raised concerns with California regulators about the self-driving tech company’s safety culture and readiness to begin commercial operations in San Francisco. The letter arrived at the California Public Utilities Commission’s inbox for whistleblowers May 19, two weeks before the regulators cleared Cruise’s robotaxis for those commercial
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A person claiming to be a current Cruise employee raised concerns with California regulators about the self-driving tech company’s safety culture and readiness to begin commercial operations in San Francisco. The letter arrived at the California Public Utilities Commission’s inbox for whistleblowers May 19, two weeks before the regulators cleared Cruise’s robotaxis for those commercial
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