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South Korea Speeds Up Plans for Autonomous, Electric and Flying Cars

October 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea unveiled plans to speed up the adoption of electric cars, self-driving vehicles and even flying automobiles in the coming years to help revive a sagging economy. President Moon Jae-in said in a speech Oct. 15 that Korean companies […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Mack Truck Workers Begin Strike at Plants in 3 States

October 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Oct. 13 at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the […]


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UPS Invests $450 Million in CNG Trucks, Stations

October 9, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. announced it will spend $450 million to add 6,000 vehicles powered by compressed natural gas as well as supporting infrastructure beginning next year. It is the largest multiyear commitment UPS has made to date for alternative fuel vehicles. […]


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Bollinger’s Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for the Mud

October 8, 2019

Via: Wired

More than a decade into the modern age of electric driving, the auto industry has brought batteries to just about every kind of car. Depending on your taste and means, you can take home a city runabout, a startling sports […]


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Future intent: Would you let an automated car do the driving?

October 8, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

QUT researchers in Brisbane, Australia, have released the results of two new studies that looked at drivers’ willingness to one day embrace automated vehicle technology. Associate Professor Ioni Lewis from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) was […]


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Tesla’s ‘Smart Summon’ Will Fetch Your Car—Sometimes

October 2, 2019

Via: Wired

In lots of ways, Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature is classic Tesla. Rolled out last week as part of an extensive software update—which also included updates for Automatic Lane Change; an in-car, 360-degree view while behind the wheel; a new […]


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3 Things You Need to Know About Electric Buses

September 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Electric bus use is growing, with nearly half of municipal buses on the road globally expected to be electric by 2025 and the size of the U.S. electric bus market projected to reach $1.95 billion by 2024. With all this […]


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Automated Trucking Levels Up

September 20, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

After several years of fanfare and debate over when and how self-driving commercial vehicles would reach the market, early forms of this technology are beginning to become an option in new trucks. The first trucks equipped with auto­mated steering features […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

The Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike Against GM

September 17, 2019

Via: Wired

When United Automobile Workers members walked off the job at 33 General Motors sites around the US on Sunday morning, perhaps the most … striking detail was that they only numbered 46,000. The last time the UAW’s GM workers went […]


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Toyota Moves to Deepen Ties With Suzuki

August 28, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. are strengthening their relationship by taking stakes in each other, the latest alliance in an industry that’s facing sweeping changes in technology, consumer preferences and business models. Japan’s biggest automaker will acquire about […]