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Elon Musk's Boring Company shows off Vegas tunnel again, and it looks lame

Elon Musk's Boring Company shows off Vegas tunnel again, and it looks lame

It seems like this project is quickly turning into Tesla cars driving people underground, rather than some sort of futuristic transport system.When Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk first issued his idea for , it sounded really amazing. The Boring Company would create a grand high-speed system to bypass ground-level congestion. Over the years, it's been a slow process, but a coming soon to the Las Vegas Convention Center offered hope the tiny project could spawn big things. Unfortunately, for now, it looks sort of disappointing.The Boring Company invited local media back to the Vegas loop to...

Apr 9
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Domino's pizzas now delivered with autonomous cars in Houston

Domino's pizzas now delivered with autonomous cars in Houston

Thanks to a new partnership with Nuro, customers can request a robocar delivery.Other companies may soak up more of the limelight, but Nuro's been a quiet, busy bee. In fact, Nuro's R2 self-driving car is the only vehicle to receive an exemption from the US Department of Transportation to . Now, this robo pod is getting in on the pizza delivery business. and Nuro announced Monday that the latter's autonomous car will report for pizza delivery duty this week. It's only for customers in the vicinity of a single pizza shop in the Houston area, but still -- this is wild. On certain days and in...

Apr 12
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A California city just banned all new gas stations in zero-emissions push

A California city just banned all new gas stations in zero-emissions push

Petaluma won't let any companies build a new gas station from here on out.It's the end of an era for the humble in the city of Petaluma, California. The city council on Monday voted unanimously to prohibit the construction of any new gas pumps and stations in the city. All stations currently operating will remain open, but any company seeking to build new pumps will not be allowed to. Instead, the city will focus on electric vehicle charging stations and alternative-fuel stations, like hydrogen.The first reported the news on Tuesday and a from the Petaluma City Council dated March 1 gives...

Mar 3
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Huawei eyes EVs as sanctions cut into traditional business big time, report says

Huawei eyes EVs as sanctions cut into traditional business big time, report says

The Chinese company has been the target of US sanctions since the Trump administration, and it's looking to diversify its doings.The world's largest telecommunications gear-maker may soon dive into a totally different segment: electric vehicles. According to a report from on Friday, China's may roll out EVs under a new brand with at least one partnership with a Chinese automaker as soon as this year.The shift in strategy not only comes as more Chinese technology companies announce their intentions to build battery-powered cars, but for Huawei, it's reportedly a necessary diversification. ,...

Feb 26
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GM going carbon-neutral by 2040, lineup will be nearly zero-emissions by 2035

GM going carbon-neutral by 2040, lineup will be nearly zero-emissions by 2035

General Motors CEO Mary Barra promises every light-duty vehicle will produce zero emissions in 14 years.announced Thursday its latest set of climate goals as it looks to wholeheartedly support a shift from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. Among the proclamations GM CEO Mary Barra made, the automaker promised to transition 100% of its light-duty vehicles to zero-emission powertrains by 2035 and become a carbon-neutral automaker by 2040 -- 10 years ahead of schedule.Barra said GM also signed onto the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5 degrees Celsius. The pledge essentially serves as a...

Jan 28
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Waymo shelves 'self-driving' term for its technology to shore up safety

Waymo shelves 'self-driving' term for its technology to shore up safety

It will label its tech as "fully autonomous" to create a distinction about how the systems work.swears it's not out to pick nits and give us all an exercise in linguistics. The fact it will no longer use the term "" when describing its technology is about education and safety, Alphabet Inc.'s division devoted to the technology said Wednesday. Going forward, Waymo will call its technology "fully autonomous" to create, what it believes, is an important distinction.The company's argument rests entirely on how the public perceives "self-driving" as a term. Waymo points out, without naming...

Jan 6
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Massachusetts says it will ban sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 - Roadshow

Massachusetts says it will ban sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 - Roadshow

The state follows California's example after it became the first state in the union to announce an identical ban last year.Massachusetts will ban the sale of new cars powered by gasoline and other fossil fuels by 2035, the state announced this weekend in its  (PDF). It's the first state to follow California, which this past September rolled out its plan to , following a disastrous season of wildfires.As is always the asterisk with these plans, the proposed regulations do not call for a ban on the sale of used cars with a gasoline or diesel-powered engine. Buyers could still get their...

Jan 4
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First solar road in the US comes online in Georgia - Roadshow

First solar road in the US comes online in Georgia - Roadshow

The solar road sucks up sunlight and will power electric car charging stations.It's not exactly clear what the future of roadways or really any of our infrastructure realistically holds, but could be a big part of it. Last week, one Georgia city gave Americans their first look at this potential future. The city of Peachtree Corners brought the first solar road in the US online as the world looks for greener solutions to energy production.A solar road is one embedded with solar panels, tough enough to be driven over, to catch the sun's rays and turn it into usable electricity. These panels...

Dec 7
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Uber ditches self-driving car plans, sells business to Aurora - Roadshow

Uber ditches self-driving car plans, sells business to Aurora - Roadshow

Uber will invest in Aurora to help bring the technology to life and benefit from Aurora's expected progress in the future.It's a fork in the road for self-driving car business. On Monday, startup announced it will acquire the ride-hailing company's Advanced Technologies Group, which has spent the past few years developing autonomous vehicle technology. The deal will bring Aurora's approximate valuation to $10 billion."With the addition of ATG, Aurora will have an incredibly strong team and technology, a clear path to several markets, and the resources to deliver," Chris Urmson, Aurora CEO,...

Dec 8
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Apple Car to enter production with LG, Magna support, report says

Apple Car to enter production with LG, Magna support, report says

The long-rumored EV from Apple may come to life with help from Magna International and an LG electric powertrain.Here we are again with another round of Apple Car rumors, folks. According to a report from the on Tuesday, the tech giant is close to signing a partnership with South Korea's LG and Canadian manufacturing giant Magna International. The three would work to bring the long-rumored Apple Car to production.None of the three companies immediately returned a request for comment on the report, but according to the Korean newspaper's sources, Apple will tap LG for an electric powertrain...

Apr 13
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