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FCA, Waymo Extend Autonomous Partnership

Waymo vehicle Four years ago, FCA began providing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to test self-driving technology. (Waymo)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google affiliate Waymo said July 22 they are extending their partnership in the development and testing of autonomous vehicles for commercial delivery and for future FCA products.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
July 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Slashes Deposit for China Customers to Just $143

The Tesla logo is seen outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing, China. The Tesla logo is seen outside one of the company's showrooms in Beijing, China. (Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. lowered the deposit that buyers in China have to put down on its cars, seeking to keep sales momentum in the face of intensifying competition and reductions in the government’s electric-vehicle subsidies.

July 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Class 8 Trucks to Be Part of Aurora’s Autonomous Testing in Texas

Aurora Peterbilt Aurora via YouTube

Autonomous vehicle technology developer Aurora plans to launch testing of self-driving Peterbilt Class 8 trucks and smaller vehicles that can be used for package delivery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Texas County Gives Thumbs Up to Tesla Factory Tax Break

The Tesla company logo is seen on teh rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. The Tesla company logo is seen on the rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The prospect of a Tesla Inc. factory in the Austin, Texas, area has moved a big step closer to reality, after Travis County commissioners on July 14 approved tax breaks the electric vehicle maker requested.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
July 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Navistar, TuSimple Partner to Launch Self-Driving Trucks in 2024

TuSimple  truck TuSimple

Truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp., and TuSimple, a global self-driving technology company, announced July 15 a strategic partnership to co-develop SAE Level 4 self-driving trucks targeted for production by 2024.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Take a Breather After Historic Run

A man walks past a Tesla Model X electric vehicle on display at a showroom in Hong Kong. A man walks past a Tesla Model X electric vehicle on display at a showroom in Hong Kong. (Justin Chin/Bloomberg News)

After a torrid rally that saw shares more than double since early May, Tesla Inc. is taking a pause on July 15, even as the broader market rises on the hopes for a coronavirus vaccine.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Creates Office to Navigate Emerging Tech in Transportation

The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)

Michigan is creating a centralized team to handle future technology issues, with the new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Soars on Optimism for ‘Battery Day,’ India Market, S&P

Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. Vehicles sit parked outside the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, Calif. (Sam Hall/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s relentless surge continued July 13 amid several upcoming events that include the possible unveiling of new battery technology from the electric vehicle maker, entry into a lucrative new market and the potential inclusion of the stock into the prestigious S&P 500 Index.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Musk Says Tesla Is ‘Very Close’ to Developing Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Elon Musk speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. Elon Musk speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk said the carmaker is on the verge of developing technology to render its vehicles fully capable of driving themselves, repeating a claim he has made for years but been unable to achieve.

July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Pushes China’s EV Bubble Closer to Bursting

A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. A Tesla Model 3 moves off an assembly line during a ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai in 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s new Shanghai plant has churned out super-popular Model 3 electric sedans for the past six months, catapulting the company atop the sales chart and piling the pressure on cash-strapped local rivals. There was another casualty last week.

July 8, 2020

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