Friday, June 5, 2020
Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World

Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World

One possibility is a greater acceptance of electric vehicles. “People are going to be really thinking about health. They're seeing that suddenly the streets are quieter, the air is cleaner....

GM delivers first ventilators under 30,000-unit government contract – TechCrunch

Ventilators assembled by GM and Ventec Life Systems were delivered to hospitals Thursday night with more making their way to facilities today and through the weekend, the first in a...
Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Once the vans are on the road and gathering data, Rivian will learn valuable information about, say, which parts are most prone to wear out or which bit of code...
To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on the Right Track

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on the Right Track

It started with the California forest fires. Ariella Granett lives in Berkeley, and stapling a paper smoke mask to fit her 8-year-old daughter's face made the planet's ills feel personal....
The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work

The rapidly spreading novel coronavirus is supercharging a debate about the treatment of gig workers. The relief bill signed Friday by President Trump will provide a short-term lifeline. But...

Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned....
The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the Coronavirus Spreads

The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the Coronavirus Spreads

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, the US Navy is sending its two hospital ships into action. The USNS Comfort, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, will head for...

UK and Ireland added to US travel ban amid COVID-19 concerns – TechCrunch

In a press conference yesterday, featuring a parade of executives from companies like CVS and Target, Trump hinted at the possibility of adding the U.K. and Ireland to a growing...
The Feds Ban a Self-Driving Shuttle Fleet From Carrying People

The Feds Ban a Self-Driving Shuttle Fleet From Carrying People

Late Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration—the federal agency in charge of road safety in the US—took the unusual step of ordering a fleet of self-driving shuttles to stop...
A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

The NTSB can’t change federal or local policy, but it can make recommendations. It had plenty of those. The board reiterated two recommendations it issued during a 2017 investigation of...

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