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Qualcomm Said to Place Binding Bid for Veoneer

Veoneer Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Veoneer signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Qualcomm Inc. has made a formal bid to buy automotive technology company Veoneer Inc. for more than $4 billion, beating a previous offer from Magna International Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.

September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Hires Exec Formerly in Charge of Apple’s Car Project

Ford (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Ford Motor Co. has hired a former executive from Apple and Tesla to be the company’s head of advanced technology and new embedded systems, a critical post as the auto industry moves to adopt vehicles powered by electricity and guided by computers.

September 8, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

NTSB's Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy listens to a question during her confirmation hearing to become chairman of the NTSB. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Feds Probe Fatal New York Tesla Crash

Tesla David Zalubowski, File/Associated Press

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency has added another fatality involving a Tesla to the list of crashes it is probing due to the use of partially automated driving systems.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Reportedly Delays Cybertruck by a Year to Late 2022

Tesla Cybertruck The Tesla pickup truck unveiling in 2019. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press)

Tesla Inc.’s Cybertruck pickup has fallen about a year behind schedule, blog Electrek reported, citing remarks CEO Elon Musk made on a companywide call with employees.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

US Asks Tesla How Autopilot Responds to Emergency Vehicles

Tesla Steven Senne, File/Associated Press

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency wants detailed information on how Tesla’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
September 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Yandex Buys Uber Out of Food-Delivery, Self-Driving Venture

Yandex A courier for the food delivery service Yandex Eda delivers a meal in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV is buying out Uber Technologies Inc.’s shares in its food tech, delivery and self-driving businesses in an all-cash deal valued at $1 billion.

Jake Rudnitsky | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla on Part-Automated Drive System Strikes Police Car

Tesla John Locher/Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Tesla using its partially automated driving system slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser Aug. 28 on an interstate near downtown Orlando and narrowly missed its driver, who had pulled over to assist a disabled vehicle.

August 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

BYD Profit Falls 30% as Chip, Lithium Shortages Increase Costs

BYD truck BYD

BYD Co., the Chinese electric-vehicle and battery maker backed by Warren Buffett, said first-half earnings fell as shortages of chips and lithium increased costs.

August 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Nuro to Build Autonomous EV Factory in Nevada

A Nuro self-driving delivery vehicle A Nuro self-driving delivery vehicle in Houston. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Nuro Inc., which has unmanned delivery pods scurrying around Southwestern streets, said that it will build a $40 million facility to assemble and test a new generation of autonomous vehicles in Nevada.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2021