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Americans Still Skeptical of Self-Driving Cars, Poll Shows

May 19, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Nearly half of Americans say they would not get in a self-driving taxi, according to a poll commissioned by the advocacy group Partners for Automated Vehicle Education. The poll, conducted online in February and March by SurveyUSA, found widespread skepticism […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Tesla Reopens California Plant, Says It Has Alameda County’s Approval

May 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. told employees that a California county health official has now signed off on safety measures the company took last week at its car plant as it restarted production in defiance of the area’s shutdown order. The Alameda County […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Musk’s Aim to Restart Tesla Plant Sets Up Potential Clash

May 8, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. plans to reopen its sole U.S. car factory as soon as May 8, possibly setting up another battle with local health authorities in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk told staff of the reopening May 7 in an email […]


Vehicles

Ford, Rivian Put Plans for Electric Lincoln on Back Burner

April 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Ford and Rivian put their plans on ice to jointly develop a Lincoln-brand electric vehicle, a Lincoln spokeswoman confirmed April 28. Ford said the current economy has created new and unexpected challenges, so this particular project is being postponed, said […]


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Diagnostics Could Ease Adoption of Electric Trucks

April 24, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The advance of diagnostic programs has improved maintenance and uptime for diesel trucks, and it appears the same will be true for electric-powered vehicles. Mack Trucks’ LR Electric refuse truck will be monitored by the company’s GuardDog Connect remote diagnostics […]


Travel & Public Transit, Vehicles

Carmakers Pledge 5 Million ‘Talking Cars’ in FCC Airwaves Bid

April 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. auto industry will deploy millions more wireless systems to help prevent traffic collisions if the Federal Communications Commission abandons a proposal that would take away most of the radio frequencies reserved to carry those signals, according to an […]


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Auto Plants Approach Reopenings, Putting Pressure on Detroit

April 23, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Automakers are cautiously coalescing around plans to reopen North American assembly plants early next month following what will be a roughly six-week shutdown for virtually the entire industry. Toyota Motor Corp., Tesla Inc., Hyundai Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are […]


Vehicles

Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group Plan Joint Venture on Hydrogen Fuel Systems

April 21, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Global truck manufacturers Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have reached a preliminary agreement on a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems in heavy-duty vehicles by the second half of the decade. The joint venture will […]


Vehicles

Automakers Will Need Months to Restart Factories

April 15, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Automakers are anxious to get their assembly lines rolling again, especially since leaving factories idle is costing them billions of dollars by the week. But the experience many of them have had in China illustrates just how long a slog […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Tesla Plans No-Pay Furloughs, Salary Cuts While Plants Idled

April 8, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. will furlough noncritical employees without pay and temporarily cut executive salaries as much as 30% to conserve cash while the coronavirus pandemic forces the shutdown of much of its operations. In the U.S., those ranked vice president or […]