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Business, Technology, Autonomous

VW, Ford Forge Ahead With EV Technology Sharing to Cut Costs

Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in paint shop of company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory. Robotic arms spray a Volkswagen vehicle in the paint shop of the company's Wolfsburg, Germany, factory in March 2019. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are pushing ahead with plans to team up on electric- and self-driving vehicles even as the coronavirus derails other projects, according to people familiar with the matter.

May 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Says Virus Won’t Slow Its Rollout of Self-Driving Car Tech

An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. An entrance to the Volvo Car AB headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Jan. 16. (Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg News)

Volvo Car AB is grappling with plant shutdowns and layoffs, but one thing it’s not doing amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is pumping the brakes on autonomous driving development.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Fills Senior-Level Posts With Executives From UPS, Walmart

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Autonomous trucking technology developer TuSimple has tapped industry veterans from UPS Inc. and Walmart to fill senior positions.

April 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Startups Work Through Health Crisis

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Just like the rest of the industry, trucking companies working to commercialize autonomous heavy-duty trucks are adapting to the uncertainties and disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Rolls Out Feature Designed to Detect Stop Signs, Traffic Lights

Tesla's logo on a charging station in Port Huron, Mich., on March 18. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

After testing on public roads, Tesla is rolling out a new feature of its partially automated driving system designed to spot stop signs and traffic signals.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

NCDOT Looks to Drones as Coronavirus Relief Tool

UPS Flight Forward drone A UPS Flight Forward drone in action. (UPS)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a public-private partnership that will use drones in coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS to Fly Medications by Drone to Florida Retirement Community

Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of UPS partner Matternet, walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for medical specimens delivery in North Carolina in March 2019. (Jonathan Drew/Associated Press)

UPS Inc. will use drones to fill prescriptions for residents of The Villages in Florida, one of the country’s biggest retirement communities, amid a lockdown to halt the coronavirus.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomous-Driving Startup Pony.ai Takes on Last-Mile Delivery

A Pony.ai modified Hyundai vehicle is displayed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, in August 2019. A Pony.ai modified Hyundai vehicle is displayed at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, in August 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

With autonomous-vehicle companies parked by COVID-19, Pony .ai has teamed up with Los Angeles-based e-commerce site Yamibuy to deliver packages and groceries in the city of Irvine, Calif.

Edward Ludlow | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Renault to Close Main China Business, Will Focus on Electrics

Renault display Renault display at a 2017 auto show in Shanghai. (Ng Han Guan /AP)

BEIJING — Renault SA said April 14 it will shut down its main China business and focus on electric and commercial vehicles.

April 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Headed for More Than 50% Rally in Just Seven Sessions

Tesla Customers look at Tesla Model S 90D electric vehicles parked at the company's charging station in the Starfield Hanam shopping complex in Hanam, South Korea. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. is headed for its seventh straight session of gains after Credit Suisse upgraded the electric-car company whose stock has been on a tear since its first-quarter delivery report.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2020

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