Automobiles

Transportation Dept. Outlines Plan to Address Rising Traffic Deaths

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The department said it would use new funding in the infrastructure law to carry out the strategy, which touches on issues ranging from speed limits to emergency medical care.
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GM sold 26 electric vehicles last quarter but projects it will overtake Tesla by 2025. Elon Musk said GM has 'room for improvement.'

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says GM appears "to have some room for improvement." Picture Alliance/Getty Images GM is investing heavily into EVs and projects it can overtake current...
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General Motors plans 8,000 hires this year in high-tech jobs

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The automaker will ramp up recruitment of engineers and other specialists to further its ambitions in electric and self-driving vehicles.
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Fraud Ring That Staged Car Crashes Cost Insurers $1 Million, U.S. Says

2 days ago   |   NY Times

Nearly two dozen people have been indicted on charges related to the elaborate scheme, which took place from 2017 to 2020 in Washington State, the authorities said.
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General Motors to Spend $7 billion on Electric Vehicle Plants

2 days ago   |   NY Times

The automaker will build a battery plant and overhaul an existing factory to produce electric pickup trucks, creating 4,000 jobs.
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Tesla's Plant in Germany Nears Completion, Raising Union Concern

7 days ago   |   NY Times

IG Metall, the German union that represents autoworkers, said a vote for a works council, which helps set factory policies, had been scheduled for Feb. 28.
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There are 2 new jaw-dropping museums that celebrate Southern California car culture

7 days ago   |   ABC

Two new car museums have now opened up to the public, and they have a mission: to preserve these classic cars and teach families about bygone days of Southern California...
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Can Anyone Satisfy Amazon's Craving for Electric Vans?

10 days ago   |   NY Times

The company has big plans to turn its delivery fleet green. But very few of the vehicles are made right now.
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‘Superload' Lumbers Across Pennsylvania, as Big as Two Whales

13 days ago   |   NY Times

A mammoth tractor-trailer is hauling a tank from a decommissioned nuclear training site for disassembly near Pittsburgh. Top speed: 30 m.p.h.
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Smart Headlights Are Finally on Their Way

15 days ago   |   NY Times

The infrastructure law passed last year set a 2023 deadline for so-called adaptive driving beam headlights to be approved for American roads.
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What We Learned About Pegasus, the Smartphone Cracker

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Man sentenced to 6 months in prison for groping flight attendant

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Apple trolls Spotify and Joe Rogan with 'We Love Neil Young' section

Apple trolls Spotify and Joe Rogan with 'We Love Neil Young' section

Apple also took to Twitter, marketing Apple Music as 'The Home of Neil Young'. What you need to know Apple has taken a pretty big dig at Spotify over the Neil Young - Joe Rogan... Read more ...

Is France Making Its Own Russia Play?

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Emmanuel Macron's conversation with Vladimir Putin today comes amid rumblings of disquiet with the U.S. approach to Ukraine. Read more ...