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Ralph Nader asks NHTSA to recall Tesla’s ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ FSD

Ralph Nader, a political and consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, has issued a statement calling Tesla’s “so-called” full self-driving (FSD) technology “one of

Joby Aviation’s contract with US Air Force expands to include Marines

The United States Department of Defense is deepening its relationship with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft company Joby Aviation.  Joby said Wednesday that it is expanding its

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is at it again, selling shares of his electric vehicle company, per regulatory filings. Since Friday, the executive has sold 7.9 million shares, which totals about $6.9 billion. Th

Tesla’s next gigafactory might be in Canada

While onstage at Tesla’s annual shareholder event, CEO Elon Musk hinted that the automaker would choose the location for a new gigafactory by the end of the year. Musk jokingly asked his fans wh

Gepek leverages the power of the sharing economy for same-day deliveries

The idea for Gepek, a Croatian startup that aims to tap the sharing economy for same-day deliveries, came about because a brother and sister wanted to help their mother access her medication quickly.

Canoo burns cash in race to hit $1B EV sales goal

Electric vehicle company Canoo’s second-quarter results, like its first-quarter results, show a pre-revenue company that’s burning through cash. However, last quarter, Canoo was warning it

The Station: Rounding up the Tesla Cyber Roundup, a Waymo change up and the mysterious disappearance of Bolt Mobility

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, your cen

Baidu to operate fully driverless commercial robotaxi in Wuhan and Chongqing

Chinese internet giant Baidu has secured permits to offer a fully driverless commercial robotaxi service, with no human driver present, in Chongqing and Wuhan via the company’s autonomous ride-h

Empathy is essential for building a loyal team, says Kolors co-founder Anca Gardea

Kolors is following a model that it describes as “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby," providing a technology layer to bus operators to help them operate more smoothly.

The 5 biggest takeaways from Tesla’s Cyber Roundup

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting, which the company now refers to as its Cyber Roundup, Thursday at the Tesla Gigafactory Texas. The Cyber Roundup comes just a couple of weeks after Tesla re

Lyft rides post-COVID recovery to record earnings, but faces inflationary headwinds

Ride-hail giant Lyft reported strong second-quarter earnings Thursday. Earlier this year, investors had been skeptical of Lyft’s ability to offset the costs of increased investments to attract a

European EV rental startup UFODrive launches in San Francisco

UFODrive, a Europe-based electric vehicle rental company, landed in San Francisco on Thursday, marking the startup’s expansion into the U.S. The startup, which gives users an easy and contact-free w

Lyft assured no layoffs were coming — now employees are scrambling for their next gig

The day before Lyft shut down its in-house rental service and laid off close to 60 employees, the team in charge of the program was consumed by what they thought was a much bigger problem. Throughout

TuSimple addresses autonomous truck crash during Q2 earnings call

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple used its second-quarter earnings call to address an April crash during which one of the company’s autonomous trucks suddenly veered across the I-10 highway in Tu

Innoviz lidar will be on all VW vehicles with automated driving capabilities

Israeli lidar startup Innoviz will supply its lidar sensors and perception software to all vehicles with automated driving capabilities within Volkswagen group brands, the company said Tuesday. Innovi

Bolt Mobility has vanished, leaving e-bikes, unanswered calls behind in several US cities

Updated: Article updated to add the city of Richmond and the county of Montgomery in Virginia, as well as St. Augustine, Florida also confirming service has ended there.  Bolt Mobility, the Miami-bas

Pony.ai forms autonomous truck JV with Sany Heavy Truck in China

Autonomous vehicle company Pony.ai is forming a strategic joint venture with Sany Heavy Truck, a subsidiary of Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry, to create an autonomous truck b

Ford posts Q2 profit, expects to produce 14,000 EVs this month

Ford Motor has dodged some of the pain and losses that rival General Motors experienced in the second quarter. Ford reported Wednesday $40.2 billion in revenue, a 50% increase from the same period las

Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most — sidewalk riding. Some companies, like Bird, Neuron and Superpedes

Cruise hopes ramping its robotaxi service will U-turn its cash burn

Cruise, the General Motors subsidiary dedicated to commercializing autonomous vehicles, saw a jump in expenses during the second quarter as the company launched its first commercial robotaxi service i
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