Kirsten Korosec

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SoftBank-backed Fair taps three executives to lead vehicle subscription app expansion

Fair, the vehicle subscription startup backed by SoftBank, is loading its executive team with veterans in the tech, venture and automotive industries as it seeks to build out its Uber leasing program

Tesla brings back free unlimited supercharging for the Model S and X

Tesla is resurrecting a popular benefit that CEO Elon Musk once called “unsustainable” as it attempts to boost sales of its more expensive electric vehicles. Tesla announced Saturday that

This $3.5 million new Pagani hypercar got its world debut in a Zynga mobile game

High-priced, handmade boutique sports cars typically make their debut where the well-heeled and the media gather. Pagani took a different approach this time around. The Italian supercar manufacturer u

An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco

Electric-vehicle chargers today are designed for human drivers. Electrify America and San Francisco-based startup Stable are preparing for the day when humans are no longer behind the wheel. Electrify

India has labeled hyperloop a public infrastructure project — here’s why that matters

Hyperloop, the futuristic and still theoretical transportation system that could someday propel people and packages at speeds of more than 600 miles per hour, has been designated a “public infra

Ford acquires software company Journey Holding

Ford has agreed to acquire Journey Holding Corporation, a company that has developed vehicle tracking software and app-based technology designed for public transportation, as the automaker seeks to sc

Google’s new version of Android Auto focuses on Assistant

Google is starting to roll out an updated version of its in-car platform, Android Auto, that aims to make it easier and safer for drivers to use. The version, which was first revealed during Google I

Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to na

Uber lays off 400 as cost-cutting efforts ramp up

Uber is laying off about one third of its 1,200-person strong marketing department in an effort to slash costs and make operations more efficient following its public debut and first quarter losses of

Porsche Taycan reservations surpass 30,000 ahead of world debut

Porsche has secured 30,000 deposits for the Taycan more than a month before the German automaker will unveil the all-electric sports cars, numbers that suggest there’s enough demand to support t

Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart . The company received ap

How parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars

On-demand parking app SpotHero wants to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles are ubiquitous. Its strategy: target the human-driven car-sharing fleets today. The Chicago-based company, which h

Elon Musk’s Boring Company snags $120 million in new funding

Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup The Boring Company has raised its first outside investment through the sale of $120 million in stock, according to a securities filing. The details

Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities

Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer-ra

Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel stepping down

Tesla co-founder and CTO JB Straubel is stepping down from his day-to-day role as an executive at the automaker, CEO Elon Musk announced during a conference call with analysts Wednesday. Drew Baglino,

Tesla ‘on track’ to begin Model 3 production at China factory by end of year

Tesla said Wednesday that Model 3 production is on track to begin at its Shanghai factory by the end of the year — a critical milestone for the automaker if it hopes to continue to increase sales an

Tesla reports larger-than-expected losses of $408 million in second quarter

Tesla reported Wednesday a wider-than-expected loss of $408 million, or $2.31 per share, and generated $6.3 billion in revenue in the second quarter despite record deliveries of its electric vehicles.

Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

Postmates’ cooler-inspired autonomous delivery robot, which will roll out commercially in Los Angeles later this year, will rely on lidar sensors from Ouster, a burgeoning two-year-old startup t

Tesla earnings day is here: Pay attention to these 4 indicators

Tesla will report its second-quarter earnings after the market closes today. And while CEO Elon Musk’s traditional post-report conference call with analysts tends to garner the most buzz and hea

GM’s Cruise will miss 2019 target for robotaxi service launch

Cruise is scrapping an ambitious target to launch a commercial robotaxi service before the end of the year after failing to meet internal milestones on safety and performance that would allow the GM-b
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