Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Tesla Says Its Self-Driving Tech May Be a ‘Failure,’ but Not Fraud

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving technology may be a failure, Tesla lawyers admit — but it’s not a fraud.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Redwood Materials Works With California on Used Battery Collection

Redwood Materials announced a used battery collection program for California, with Ford and Volvo as project-launch partners.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Electric Vehicle Industry Thriving in Southern California, Report Says

California already is a world leader in the embryonic electric vehicle industry but needs more government help to flourish, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Humans Slapped and Shouted at Robot Cars in Two of Six California DMV Crash Reports This Year

The human response to possible takeover by robot overlords is off to a troubling start. Of six crash reports involving robot cars filed in California so far this year, two involved a human approaching the car and attacking it.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Ford and Lyft Team Up to Put Driverless Cars on the Road

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars on ride-hailing company Lyft’s network with human drivers at the wheel for backup, the companies said Sept. 26.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ryder Signs Exclusive Deal With Electric-Truck Maker Chanje

Ryder is moving into the electric-truck business, an early sign that a market for commercial electric vehicles is beginning to take shape.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

A New All-Electric Delivery Truck Is on the Way, and It’s Not From Tesla

Chanje’s vision sounds a lot like Tesla’s: electric vehicles recharged via clean rooftop solar power.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2017
Business

Mercedes 'Mothership' Van Will Transport Robot Workers to Deliver Packages

Starship Technologies, maker of squat six-wheeled robots that deliver packages to businesses and homes, said Sept. 7 it is working with Mercedes to develop a van to transport eight of the robots and release them onto sidewalks to make deliveries.

Russ Mitchell | Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2016