Kirsten Korosec

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BMW will use Amazon Alexa to build its next voice assistant

Amazon Alexa will be the foundation of BMW’s next-generation voice assistant, the companies announced Wednesday at Amazon’s annual Devices and Services launch event. The German automaker a

Amazon’s second-gen Echo Auto get smaller and adds roadside assistance

Amazon released Wednesday the second-generation version of Echo Auto, a smaller and slicker device aimed to broaden the e-commerce giant’s reach by bringing its Alexa voice assistant into more v

EV charging deals keep coming, Ford squeezed by shortages and Kitty Hawk shuts down

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Apple Watch Ultra first impressions

We posted a pair of Apple Watch reviews this time last week. Both the Series 8 and second-gen SE received high marks for their categories — flagship and budget, respectively. Were Apple to stick

Kitty Hawk, the electric aircraft moonshot backed by Larry Page, is shutting down

Kitty Hawk, the electric aviation startup founded and led by the “godfather of self-driving cars” Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is shutting down. The company

Why Ford will have to eat an extra $1B in supplier costs this quarter

Ford said Monday that supplier costs will be $1 billion higher in the third quarter than expected due to rising inflation and persistent supply chain problems. Ford also disclosed that supply shortage

Porsche 911’s new meaning, a bot rolls into a crime scene and the bright side of a tiny Detroit auto show

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This robot crossed a line it shouldn’t have because humans told it to

Video of a sidewalk delivery robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral this week, amassing more than 650,000 views on Twitter and sparking debate a

Jeep turns to its heritage for newest and cheapest plug-in hybrid Wrangler

Jeep unveiled Wednesday the latest plug-in hybrid to join its lineup, a vintage-inspired Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe that is the brand’s most affordable trim to date. The Willys 4xe, which debuted

Argo AI kicks into high gear to build a business out of AV tech

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle developer backed by Ford and VW Group, revealed this week an ecosystem of products and services designed to support commercial delivery and robotaxi operations. The pro

Uber turns to Nuro for AV delivery and Razor charges into the seated scooter market

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Alphabet’s Verily raises $1 billion as tech giants enter red hot healthcare sector

Verily, the life sciences business under Alphabet, said Friday that it has raised $1 billion, capital that will be used to expand its data-driven healthcare products tailored to individuals. The round

Zipline lands departing Verily CFO, Tesla veteran Deepak Ahuja

Zipline has hired departing Verily CFO and Tesla veteran Deepak Ahuja as its first chief business and financial officer, an appointment that comes as the drone delivery and logistics startup accelerat

GM targets the masses with its $30,000 all-electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV

GM’s latest bid to ramp up U.S. EV sales and surpass rival Tesla is a $30,000 all-electric SUV aimed squarely at the mass market.  The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV, which will come in LT and RS mo

Uber turns to autonomous vehicle startup Nuro for Eats deliveries

Uber will use Nuro autonomous delivery vehicles to shuttle meals and other goods to its Eats customers as part of a 10-year commercial deal between the two companies. The partnership, which kicks off

Mobility SPACs seek cash and your guide to the new EV tax credit

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In leaked memo, Aurora CEO weighs spinouts, layoffs and acquisitions against sale to big tech

The chief executive of autonomous vehicle developer Aurora Innovation presented a swath of cost-cutting and cash-generating options to its board, ranging from a hiring freeze and spinning out assets t

A complete guide to the new EV tax credit

Tucked inside the massive Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that was signed into law in August is a complex set of requirements around which EVs and other clean vehicles do and do not qualify for a $7,5

GM’s Cruise recalls, updates software in 80 robotaxis following crash

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle unit under GM, reported a software recall and update in 80 of its robotaxis following a crash in June. The crash, which resulted in minor injuries to two riders, receive

Lyft sued by drivers, passengers claiming company failing to protect users from assault

Lyft is facing a fresh batch of lawsuits from drivers and passengers who say they were sexually and physically assaulted during rides and accused the ride-hailing company of failing to protect its use
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