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Recent articles by Andrew:

Mercedes is the first certified Level-3-autonomy car company in the US

Mercedes on Thursday confirmed its Drive Pilot ADAS now complies with Nevada Chapter 482A, which governs the use of autonomous vehicle technology on the state's roads. → Read More

BuzzFeed is the latest publisher to embrace AI-generated content

In a Thursday morning internal memo acquired by the Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti announced plans to embrace AI in both editorial and business operations.. → Read More

Tesla's volatile Q4 couldn't dampen its record setting year

Between its ongoing supply chain constraints, bruta layoffs and a plummeting stock price, the past year has been a glass case of emotion for Tesla and its embattled CEO, Elon Musk.. → Read More

Acura will sell its EVs exclusively online starting in 2024

Honda has big plans for the new year and electrification will be a huge part of that, the company's recently promoted Vice President of Sales, Mamadou Diallo, told reporters on Tuesday.. → Read More

The 2024 Polestar 2 will have better range, stronger motors and a SmartZone sensor suite

Polestar on Tuesday showed off some of the numerous updates that the upcoming 2024 model year PS2 will sport: new motors, new standard equipment, new battery chemistry and the SmartZone sensor suite.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: That time San Francisco's suburbs sued the airport for being too loud

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80 percent of Twitter's full-time staff has evaporated under Musk

CNBC reports Friday that fewer than 550 full-time engineers are left at the husk of a company — 1,300 in total — which, a few months ago, employed more than 7,500.. → Read More

Boston Dynamics' Atlas shows off its acrobatic 'gopher' skills

Boston Dynamics showed off more of its Atlas robot's stunning agility and dexterity in a new demo video Wednesday morning. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How to build a music recommendation 'information-space-beast'

As of October, music makers are uploading 100,000 new songs every day to streaming services like Spotify. → Read More

Virgin Orbit clarifies the cause behind its 'Start Me Up' mission's failure to reach orbit

On Thursday, Virgin Orbit leaders provided a preliminary explanation as to just what went wrong during Monday's Start Me Up mission launch.. → Read More

CNET has used an AI to write financial explainers nearly 75 times since November

Turns out CNET has been using AI to write financial explainers and only mumblecoughed that it was doing so.. → Read More

The Webb Telescope's first confirmed exoplanet is 99 percent the diameter of Earth

We peered 41 light years into the cosmos and found a planet in the Octans constellation with a diameter 99 percent that of Earth itself — say hello to LHS 475 b.. → Read More

What an 'oddball' star in the Cygnus cluster can teach us about how masers are made

Researchers with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory may have uncovered a significant insight into how masers (nature's lasers) are formed while conducting a routine study of the "oddball" star MWC 349A.. → Read More

The Verge TS Ultra electric motorcycle is entirely too fast

The 201HP Verge TS Ultra is not built for comfort. → Read More

The U-Safe self-propelled buoy saves drowning swimmers so you don't have to

The U-Safe self-propelled rescue buoy braves dangerous waves to pluck imperiled swimmers from the sea.. → Read More

Stellantis officially reveals its Ram 1500 EV concept truck

There's finally an electric Ram truck — or at least a concept of one. → Read More

Mercedes and Chargepoint team up to build 400 North American charging hubs

On Thursday, Mercedes Benz announced that it will be building a network of its own — at least, in partnership with Chargepoint — that will be accessible no matter what make or model of EV you drive.. → Read More

The Babyark uses sensor-laden anticrash materials to keep your kids safe in auto wrecks

Rather than styrofoam and plastic, the Babyark is constructed of anticrash materials and relies on a novel shock-absorbing SafeCoil that absorbs forward momentum during a crash.. → Read More

Sony Honda Mobility officially unveils its Afeela EV concept at CES 2023

Less than a year after being announced, Sony Honda Mobility took to the CES 2023 stage to officially unveil its first prototype. → Read More

ZF's exothermic seat belts could help EVs go 15 percent further

Prototype "heat belts" from ZF could help eliminate the thermal waste caused by conventional vehicle climate controls by using the same local-heating principle exploited by electric blankets.. → Read More