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Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Audi Takes On Tesla’s Model Y With Entry-Priced Electric SUV

Audi Q4 e-tron concept The Audi Q4 e-tron concept SUV is unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg)

Audi’s new Q4 e-tron will go head-to-head with Tesla Inc. in the fast-growing market of compact crossover SUVs to help parent Volkswagen AG narrow its electric-car sales gap with the world leader.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Cruise to Operate Autonomous Vehicle in Dubai

Cruise vehicle Cruise vehicle by Stephen Brashear for Cruise

DETROIT — Autonomous electric shuttles slated to be built in Detroit will be on the streets of Dubai after an agreement between self-driving company Cruise, which is largely owned by General Motors Co., and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority.

April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Domino’s Uses Nuro Vehicles for Autonomous Delivery in Houston

Domino's Nuro Domino’s and Nuro launched autonomous pizza delivery in Houston. (Domino's/Nuro)

Domino’s, the world’s largest pizza company, on April 12 began offering autonomous pizza delivery services to select customers in Houston through a partnership with self-driving delivery vehicle company Nuro.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Plus, Iveco Sign Memo of Understanding on Autonomous Trucks

Plus Plus autonomous trucks. (Plus)

Self-driving truck technology developer Plus announced it signed a memorandum of understanding with Iveco, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., to jointly develop autonomous trucks that will be deployed across China, Europe and other areas.

April 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

Huawei HiCar Attendees try Huawei's HiCar system on a BYD Co. Han electric vehicle at the MWC Shanghai exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Feb. 23. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Biden Sees ‘Win’ for US in Electric Vehicle Battery Deal

LG logo Lee Jin-man/AP

WASHINGTON — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it “a win for American workers and the American auto industry.”

Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

 General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP) GM's Cruise has logged more miles than many other autonomous companies testing the vehicles on California roads. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

UPS Orders Electric Aircraft to Transport Cargo Between Facilities

An artist rendering of a UPS electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft. An artist rendering of an electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft. (UPS Inc.)

UPS Inc. is ordering 10 electric aircraft that are designed to take off and land like a helicopter, allowing it to fly cargo directly between its facilities in small markets and bypass airports.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Nikola Loses EVP Heading Fuel Cell Development

The Nikola Two and former executive vice president Jesse Schneider Nikola Two by Nikola Corp.; inset of Jesse Schneider via LinkedIn

Nikola Corp., the troubled hydrogen-powered and battery-electric truck startup, lost a key member of its executive team with the departure of the former head of its fuel cell development program.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Startup Argo AI Mulling IPO This Year

Argo An Argo AI autonomous Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh. (Justin Merriman/Bloomberg News)

Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, is considering going public as soon as this year, according to people familiar with its plans.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 5, 2021