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Past articles by Rebecca:

Autoworkers strike begins at Ford, GM, Stellantis plants

The United Autoworkers Union (UAW) will go through with threats to strike against the Big Three automakers -- Ford, General Motors and Stellantis -- after → Read More

GM boosts wage offer as autoworker strike deadline approaches

General Motors said Thursday it boosted its contract offer to a 20% wage hike for U.S. autoworkers, including 10% in the first year, in a move to avoid a → Read More

San Francisco requests redo on Cruise, Waymo robotaxi expansion hearing

San Francisco has formally requested state regulators redo an August hearing that expanded robotaxi permits for Cruise and Waymo, giving both companies → Read More

EU considers imposing tariffs against Chinese EV companies

The European Commission is considering imposing punitive tariffs to protect European Union automakers against cheaper Chinese electric vehicle imports, → Read More

Kolors acquires Urbvan to transform corporate bus travel in Mexico

Kolors, a Mexico City-based startup that connects intercity bus riders with bus drivers, is acquiring B2B van pooling provider Urbvan for $12 million cash, the company shared Wednesday. Kolors CEO and co-founder Rodrigo Martínez has said his service is like “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby.” The startup partners with small and medium-sized […] → Read More

Tesla robotaxi concept looks like a two-seater Cybertruck

An image of a Cybertruck-inspired Tesla robotaxi concept was revealed in the new Elon Musk biography by Walter Isaacson that launched Tuesday. The two-door, two-seater, “Cybertruck-like” compact vehicle is complete with angular edges and what looks like a fingerprint-inducing stainless steel finish. And while it’s unclear if this will ever actually be built — the […] → Read More

Musk’s The Boring Company to expand Vegas Loop to 18 new stations

Elon Musk's The Boring Company received approval to expand the Vegas Loop, an underground transportation system, by 25 miles. → Read More

Ford Q1 earnings rebound as trucks and fleet sales drive profits

Ford beat Wall Street revenue expectations of around $36 billion for the quarter with a total revenue of $41.5 billion, up 20% YoY. → Read More

Kodiak Robotics is adding an electric, autonomous semi truck to its fleet next year

Kodiak Robotics will upfit a Peterbilt Model 579EV with its self-driving technology and sensors for use in short-haul and drayage deployments. → Read More

Woven Capital, Nvidia back Foretellix’s autonomous vehicle validation tech

Foretellix raised $43 million to fund its scenario generation and big data analytics to validate the safety of autonomous driving systems. → Read More

VW’s software arm Cariad hires semiconductor expert as US-based CEO

Volkswagen’s software arm Cariad is beefing out its U.S. tech hub with semiconductor experts, including the company’s new CEO, Scott Runner. → Read More

Snap stock down 24% on weak earnings, ad revenue slump

Snap missed Wall Street revenue estimates of $1 billion, closing out the quarter with $989 million, after decrease in ad demand. → Read More

Uber Freight offers carriers a fuel card powered by startup AtoB

Uber Freight, the logistics business spun out of Uber in 2018, is partnering with transportation fintech startup AtoB to offer carriers fuel cards and spend management software. AtoB, a four-year-old company that has been described as Stripe for transportation, offers an integrated financial platform based around its core product of a fuel card for truckers. Unlike […] → Read More

Elon Musk will likely testify about his Autopilot statements

A judge's tentative ruling might see Tesla CEO Elon Musk testify in a lawsuit that blames Autopilot for a fatal crash in 2018. → Read More

Grubhub, Joco team up to give NYC delivery workers access to e-bikes

The deal will give 500 Grubhub delivery workers access to Joco's docked e-bikes, in an effort to combat a wave of lithium-ion battery fires. → Read More

Joby Aviation accelerates path to market with $55M DoD contract

Joby secured a $55M contract from the DoD, which will allow the company to start generating revenue before FAA certification. → Read More

Bosch to acquire TSI Semiconductors for $1.5B to boost US chip production

Bosch will upgrade TSI's facility in California to produce silicon carbide chips, which are in demand among electric vehicle makers. → Read More

Hyundai, GM partner with Korean battery makers to build US plants

Hyundai is partnering with SK On and GM with Samsung SDI to invest $5B and $3B, respectively, in separate battery cell plants in the US. → Read More

Tesla expands non-Tesla Supercharger access to China

To start, 10 Supercharging stations across Beijing and Shanghai, as well as 120 destination charge points will be available to non-Tesla EVs. → Read More

I actually had fun at Fatboy Slim’s metaverse rave

Engage, a metaverse platform for business, built a trippy gig to show off its virtual reality capabilities. → Read More