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Tesla Slides on First Day of Trading on S&P 500 Index

A Tesla charging station is seen in the U.K. on Dec. 15. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News) A Tesla charging station is seen in the U.K. on Dec. 15. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. was among the biggest drags on the S&P 500 in its first day of trading on the benchmark.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020

Truckers Drivers stand with ATA President Chris Spear (third from left), Trump and DOT chief Elaine Chao (right) during a celebration of truckers. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Beats Detroit Rivals by Almost Two Years on Brake Safety

Tesla logo on wheel hub Tesla logo on the wheel hub of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Tesla is the lone U.S. automaker to meet a commitment to equip all its models with automatic emergency braking almost two years ahead of schedule.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Could Help Bridge the Economic, Social Divides for Vaccine Distribution

Drone in the air Drones could be used to get the COVID-19 vaccines to remote and impoverished areas off Florida's coast. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg News)

The challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine is one of global scale, and the city of Miami provides a backdrop for the social and economic divides that the medical community must overcome.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon’s Zoox Unveils Autonomous Electric Vehicle

Zoox vehicle Zoox L5 Fully autonomous, all-electric robotaxi at Coit Tower in San Francisco. (Zoox)

Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup owned by Amazon .com Inc., unveiled a fully autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel that can drive day and night on a single charge.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

GMC Sierra Goes Hands-Free

A GMC Sierra Denali truck seen in Chula Vista, Calif. The GMC Sierra Denali truck is displayed at an event in Chula Vista, Calif., in January of 2019. (Sandy Huffaker/Bloomberg News)

GMC says it will offer its hands-free driver-assistance feature Super Cruise on its Sierra pickup sometime in 2022.

Henry Payne | The Detroit News
December 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Deploy Driverless Cars in San Francisco

 General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP) General Motors' Cruise AV, an autonomous electric vehicle, on display in Detroit in January 2019. (Paul Sancya/AP)

SAN RAMON, Calif. — General Motors’ self-driving car company is sending out vehicles with nobody behind the wheel in San Francisco as it navigates its way toward launching a robotic taxi service that would compete against Uber and Lyft in the hometown of the leading ride-hailing services.

Michael Liedtke | Associated Press
December 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Seeks to Raise Another $5 Billion in Stock Offering

Tesla plant Tesla's Fremont, Calif., plant. (Ben Margot/AP)

Tesla is looking to raise up to $5 billion in capital through a stock offering as the electric vehicle and solar panel maker seeks to take advantage of strong demand for its products.

Michelle Chapman | Associated Press
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Elaine Chao Discusses Partnerships as Busy Year Draws to a Close

Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao at an Infrastructure Week event in 2017. She cited the partnerships the agency has built as her proudest accomplishment as DOT leader. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao credited stakeholders for helping regulators propel the industry forward through a challenging 2020.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Aurora to Buy Uber’s Self-Driving Vehicles Arm

Uber self-driving cars A parking lot full of Uber self-driving Volvos in Pittsburgh on March 20, 2020. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber is selling off its autonomous vehicles-development arm to Aurora as the ride-hailing company slims down after its revenues were pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.

December 7, 2020

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