Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Granted OK to Expand Service in California

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators on March 1 authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco.

March 3, 2024
Business, Technology, Fuel

Ford EVs Need Adapter to Use Tesla’s Network

DETROIT — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla’s charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but they’ll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free.

February 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

GM Nearly Doubling Area Where Automated System Is Usable

DETROIT — General Motors is adding about 350,000 miles of roadways in the U.S. and Canada to the area where drivers can use the company’s “Super Cruise” partially automated driving system.

February 15, 2024
Business, Logistics

China Overtakes Japan as Top Auto Exporter in 2023

TOKYO — Data from a Japanese auto industry association shows that China overtook Japan as the world’s largest vehicle exporter last year.

February 1, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Amazon Fined in France for Employee Monitoring in Warehouses

France’s privacy watchdog said Jan. 23 that it hit Amazon’s warehouse unit with a $35 million fine for using an “excessively intrusive system” to monitor worker performance and activity.

January 23, 2024
Safety, Logistics

Boeing Cargo Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Miami Airport

MIAMI — A witness saw sparks shooting from a cargo plane as it made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport shortly after takeoff.

January 19, 2024
Government, Business, Logistics

Panama Canal’s Drought Traffic Dip Could Cost $700 Million

PANAMA CITY — A severe drought that began last year has forced authorities to slash ship crossings by 36% in the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important trade routes.

January 18, 2024
Government, Business, Private

Washington State Sues to Block Kroger-Albertsons Merger

SEATTLE — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Jan. 15 sued to block the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons, two of the nation’s largest grocery chains.

January 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Recalls Chinese Exports to Fix Steering, Door Glitches

Tesla is recalling more than 1.6 million Model S, X, 3 and Y electric vehicles exported to China for problems with their automatic assisted steering and door latch controls.

January 5, 2024
Business, Technology

Kia, Toyota, Ford Earn 2024 APA North American Awards

The Kia EV9 large electric SUV won the 2024 North American Utility of the Year award, while the Toyota Prius hybrid took the top car honors, and Ford’s Super Duty pickup won the truck award.

January 4, 2024