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Tesla Plans to Start Shipping Out Cars Made at Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla will begin shipping vehicles from its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe. An aerial view of Tesla's Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. plans to ship cars made at its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, shifting its strategy for the plant to largely focus on supplying the local market.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Experts Stress Public Trust in AV Tech as E-Commerce Rises

Nuro R2 vehicle Nuro's R2 vehicle has been piloted for a grocery delivery program in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Nathan Lindstrom)

As the pandemic prompts people to shop from their homes and rely on contactless delivery services, gaining public trust in automated vehicle technology remains essential, experts said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Tests Drone Delivery Amid Escalating Competition With Amazon

Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is entering the drone delivery wars, its latest move to counter Amazon.com Inc.’s dominance in e-commerce as more Americans choose to shop from home.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ATRI Opens Annual Top Industry Issues Survey

Truck Parking Truck parking is a common concern noted on ATRI's survey. (Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics)

The American Transportation Research Institute has opened its annual survey asking trucking industry representatives to identify major industrywide issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla Shares Plunge After GM’s Nikola Stake, S&P Omission

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a ceremony in China on Jan. 7. Tesla CEO speaks during a Model 3 delivery ceremony at the company's Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 7. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. shares slid on Sept. 8 after the electric-vehicle maker missed out on being included in the S&P 500 Index, taking investors who had bet on its entry to the benchmark by surprise.

Kit Rees and Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Nikola, GM Strike Deal for Pickup Trucks, Batteries

Nikola From left: Milton, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Barra (CNBC Television screenshot via Youtube)

General Motors Co. and Nikola Corp. on Sept. 8 announced a strategic partnership under which GM will build Nikola’s Badger pickup truck and also serve as a key supplier of fuel cell-electric technology for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Yandex, Uber to Spin Off Self-Driving Cars Into New Company

Yandex and Uber plan to spin off their self-driving cars into a new company. Self-driving vehicles operated by Yandex sit parked at the company's engineering center in Moscow, Russia, on June 10. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV and Uber Technologies Inc. will spin off the self-driving car unit of their joint venture into a separate company, giving Yandex more control over the businesses and paving the way for new investors.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Musk Test-Drives VW Electric Car in Meeting With CEO Diess

Elon Musk speaks at the site of the new Tesla Gigafactory in Germany on Sept. 3. Elon Musk speaks at the site of the new Tesla Gigafactory in Germany on Sept. 3. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Before Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk returned to the U.S. after a three-day visit to Germany, he made a final stopover to meet with one of his biggest competitors — Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tesla Rout Extends to Fourth Day, Longest Streak Since March

Tesla vehicles charge at the Tesla Supercharger station in Fremont, Calif. Tesla vehicles charge at the Tesla Supercharger station in Fremont, Calif. (Nina Riggio/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. fell as much as 4.2% in early Sept. 4 trading, heading for its first four-day losing streak since pandemic fears were at their height in mid-March.

Kristine Owram | Bloomberg News
September 4, 2020

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