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TEL AVIV, Israel — Automakers should stop treating cybersecurity researchers as adversaries and instead consider them collaborators. So says David Colombo, the teen hacker who exploited flaws in third-party software that allowed him to access approximately two dozen Tesla vehicles this year. His hack spotlighted vulnerabilities that let him open and close car doors and
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Car enthusiasts arriving at the Electrify Expo festival next month in Long Beach, Calif., will find familiar products from the likes of Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo and about a half-dozen other automakers. They’ll also find much more. From electric unicycles to conventional e-bikes, electric motorcycles to electric boats, the event boasts electric mobility options of every
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Fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has said he wants to stand trial on charges of financial wrongdoing in order to clear his name. He spoke to the BBC after France issued an international warrant for his arrest, citing allegedly suspect payments. Mr Ghosn said he was “expecting” the move though he was “surprised at
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American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. saw its first-quarter net income nearly evaporate while it tries to manage the immediate disruption of supply chain volatility and the longer-term challenge of electrification. The Detroit-based supplier’s income plunged 97 percent year-over-year to $1 million as revenue remained flat at $1.4 billion, according to its earnings report Friday.
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A brisk transition to zero-emission vehicles is underway, but it’s still unclear whether the global transportation sector’s makeover is enough to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. Cars and trucks account for three-quarters of all transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including planes, trains and ships, according to McKinsey & Co., and automakers and commercial
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Self-driving truck developers are promising they’ll launch commercial service as soon as next year. One of the key remaining engineering hurdles involves safely coaxing these 80,000-pound robots to the side of the road when things don’t go according to plan. As driverless-deployment timelines draw nearer, many of the leading companies are focused on perfecting this
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LOS ANGELES — For a glimpse of how quickly the market for electric heavy-duty trucks is evolving, consider the crowd size of the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, an 11-year-old trade show for the burgeoning segment. According to show organizers, more than 8,300 people attended last week’s expo in Long Beach, Calif., which featured a range
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AUSTIN – Self-driving startup Argo AI on Tuesday said it had launched driverless vehicles in Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas, but added the vehicles initially were used for in-house testing, with commercial applications following at an unspecified time. Argo, backed by Ford and Volkswagen AG, has tested its robotaxis on public roads in both cities
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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Monday issued permits to self-driving units of General Motors and Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo to allow for passenger service in autonomous vehicles with safety drivers present. CPUC said the GM unit Cruise and Alphabet’s Waymo are under Drivered Deployment permits authorized to collect fares from passengers and may offer
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BRIMLEY, Mich. — Magna International Inc. seeks to maintain its position as the industry electrifies and becomes more connected. The supplier says its ability to offer complete systems to automakers, not just individual components, will be a key differentiator as it looks to do so.“Having different systems come together and how well they interact with
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Kiwibot’s semiautonomous sidewalk- delivery robots are set to roll around a lot more college campuses delivering food to students this year. The Miami-based company this month announced new business from Sodexo North America that, combined with existing Sodexo business, will total $20 million this year. Today, Kiwibot has 200 robots delivering Sodexo food on 10
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Hoping to attract more drivers, Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a new earnings algorithm in 24 U.S. cities, allowing drivers to see pay and destinations before accepting a trip. The algorithm also raises the incentives for drivers to take short rides. The changes, now in pilot programs, mark the most wide-ranging updates to Uber’s driver
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