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Apple Nabs Key Lamborghini Executive to Work on Its Electric Car

Apple logo Tony Gutierrez/AP Images

Apple Inc. has enlisted one of Lamborghini’s top car-development managers in a sign that it’s stepping up work on a self-driving electric vehicle, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire

10 Roads Express Launches Autonomous Route Using Kodiak Tech

Kodiak Robotics truck Kodiak Robotics

The 10 Roads Express company launched an autonomous truck route in partnership with Kodiak Robotics, a driverless trucking company, they announced July 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s Musk Signals Optimism on End to ‘Supply Chain Hell’

A charging station at a Tesla Motors Inc. retail store in San Jose, Calif. A charging station at a Tesla Motors Inc. retail store in San Jose, Calif. (Michael Short/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. reported second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, reflecting the company’s progress in getting production back on track while tackling supply chain hurdles and COVID lockdowns at its factory in China.

July 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Twitter-Musk Takeover Dispute Heading for an October Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk wanted the trial to begin next year. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk lost his fight to delay Twitter’s lawsuit against him as a Delaware judge on July 19 set an October trial, citing the “cloud of uncertainty” over the social media company after the billionaire backed out of a deal to buy it.

Matt O’Brien | The Associated Press
July 19, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla’s Chinese Battery Maker Scopes Out Sites in Mexico

CATL Vehicle batteries sit on display in the welcome center at a Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd site. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd., the world’s biggest maker of batteries for electric vehicles, is considering at least two locations in Mexico for a manufacturing plant to potentially supply Tesla Inc. and Ford Motor Co.

July 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Cruise Faces Scrutiny After Snafus

A Cruise vehicle in San Francisco A Cruise vehicle in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.-backed self-driving startup Cruise is facing scrutiny from U.S. regulators and its own board of directors after a pair of on-road incidents raised questions about how ready the company is to expand its services.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Wing Develops Fleet of New Drone Prototypes

Wing drone prototypes Wing's two new drone designs: One shaped like a small plane and another with a fat belly for additional cargo space. (wing-prod.blogspot.com)

Alphabet Inc.’s Wing subsidiary has developed a fleet of new drone prototypes designed to more efficiently deliver packages ranging from small pill bottles to items weighing as much as 7 pounds.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Autopilot Chief Karpathy to Depart

Tesla Autopilot with an inset photo of Andrej Karpathy Tesla instrument panel featuring Autopilot technology by Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News; Andrej Karpathy via Karpathy.ai

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla Inc.’s top artificial intelligence executive and the director of its Autopilot self-driving system, is planning to depart the automaker.

Mark Gurman and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

June Class 8 Sales Highest of the Year

Volvo An employee works on a truck at a VTNA plant. For the month, VTNA's sales soared 82% to 2,679 units. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in June were the highest of the year and improved 12.7% compared with the previous June, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Stock Teeters as Elon Musk Girds for Another Legal Battle

tesla dealership David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla bulls rejoiced when Elon Musk sought to terminate his agreement to buy Twitter. That initial relief has given way to realization the hangover from this ordeal won’t lift anytime soon.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2022

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