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Tesla Model 3 Delivery in China Starts Earlier Than Expected  Gadgets 360 · 39 minutes
Tesla has started delivering Model 3 cars in China slightly ahead of schedule, as the US luxury electric vehicle maker looks to revive sales in the world's biggest... more
BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture  ABC NEWS · 45 minutes
Automakers Daimler and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one more
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X is just right - Roadshow  CNET · 56 minutes
Between the base $33,440 Grand Cherokee Laredo and the near-$90,000 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the middle-of-the-road Grand Cherokee Limited X at around $50,000 makes a formidable case... more
2019 Chevrolet Corvette review: America’s sports car is still a thrill - Roadshow  CNET · 56 minutes
Chevy’s C7 Corvette represents one heck of a performance bargain, but it comes at the expense of luxury and tech. more
Checking the tech in the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette video - Roadshow  CNET · 56 minutes
A performance data recorder sets the Corvette apart from other sports cars, but don't expect any driver's aids. more
Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?  CBC · 2 hours
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric... more
Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China,... more
'Goldilocks' thinking to cut cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Electric vehicles running on fuel cells tout zero emissions and higher efficiency, but expensive platinum is holding them back from entering a larger market. A new... more
Tesla Model 3 stripped of Consumer Reports recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 13 hours
The nonprofit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
Consumer Reports strips Tesla Model 3 and others of recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 14 hours
The non-profit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Inspired by the refined electrochemistry of electric car batteries, scientists have developed a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements... more
Electric car batteries inspire safer, cheaper way to make compounds used in medicines  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Recent advances in battery technology, from the engineering of their cases to the electrochemistry that takes place inside them, has enabled the... more
Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader mistake, lawsuit alleges  THE VERGE · 17 hours
Bay Area police pulled over a California privacy advocate and held him at gunpoint after a license plate reader error, a lawsuit alleges. Brian... more
CR-V, Forester, RAV4, XC40 ace IIHS pedestrian-detection test - Roadshow  CNET · 19 hours
But the BMW X1 and Mitsubishi Outlander fared poorly in avoiding dummies. more
German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van  MacRumors · 19 hours
The so-called "Apple Car" may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin. LiDAR-equipped Apple... more
Food industry waste becomes profitable biogas  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Huge gains can be made by using waste from the food industry for biogas production, no matter whether the biogas is used in vehicles or to produce electricity and heat. This is the conclusion of researchers... more
JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten  TechCrunch · 1 day
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones... more
Lyft set for March market debut: report  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Lyft is preparing to list its shares on the Nasdaq exchange as early as next month, jumping ahead of ride-hailing rival Uber, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. more
On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $300M for Asia growth and becomes a unicorn  TechCrunch · 1 day
Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based on-demand logistics startup, has closed a $300 million Series D round as it seeks expansion across Asia. In... more
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
An update on recently reported research on porous carbon fibers shows how this material can be used in an industrial setting, marking an important... more
Apple publishes brief overview of its ‘approach to autonomous driving system safety’  9to5Mac · 1 day
Following the release of self-driving car disengagement statistics earlier this month, Apple today has released a brief whitepaper about its self-driving car efforts. The... more
The Mercedes-Benz SLC goes out in style - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
The Final Edition roadsters will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. more
Lyft's IPO could reportedly come as soon as March - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The ride-hailing company appears to be gunning to beat Uber in going public first. more
Lyft reportedly plans to debut on Nasdaq next month  TechCrunch · 2 days
Ride-hailing company Lyft plans to file its initial public offering in March possibly beating rival Uber to the milestone. Two reports, one from Reuters, the other from WSJ, indicate Lyft... more
Bezos emphasizes altitude advantage of New Shepard over SpaceShipTwo  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
As Blue Origin prepares to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle, the company’s founder says... more
Your old tires could help concrete structures withstand a fire - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Fibers inside your car's tires could be used in place of virgin plastics to help prevent a dangerous phenomenon known as spalling. more
Apple Shares White Paper on Self-Driving Car Safety  MacRumors · 2 days
Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety... more
Apple sets a high bar for operators of its self-driving car - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
With an underwhelming 2018 in the books for Apple's self-driving car program, this new NHTSA report seems to show the company is... more
Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets  TechCrunch · 2 days
Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In... more
Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying... more
Lyft launches surge-free, shared rides  TechCrunch · 2 days
Somewhat similar to Uber’s Express Pool option, Lyft just launched Shared Saver to help people spend less money for shared rides. But what makes Lyft’s option more attractive is that riders will never experience surge pricing. “You’ll lock... more
Wednesday's top deals: car mounts, mixed reality headsets, and more  Windows Central · 2 days
On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don't let that... more
Alfa Romeo to show new model at Geneva Motor Show - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
It's likely a new, smaller crossover to fit below the Stelvio. more
In new book, researchers address challenges of adopting additive manufacturing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Additive manufacturing holds promise as a speedier, less costly and more effective method to fabricate parts for a wide array of industries, from aerospace and automotive to healthcare... more
App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India's Growing Gig Economy  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
A surge in the popularity of food-ordering apps like Uber Eats and Swiggy provides a welcome source of income for many as India's unemployment rate sits at a reported 45-year high. more
2019 BMW X2 M35i first drive review: High-riding hot hatch - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
BMW calls its X2 a sporty crossover, and it’s an entertaining hot hatchback in M35i guise. more
2019 Volvo V60: A stylish, comfortable hauler - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
The 2019 Volvo V60 is a seriously well-rounded all-rounder. more
Finnish Startup Varjo Rolls Out $5,995 VR Headset  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Varjo on Tuesday launched its top-of-the-range virtual reality headset, aiming to take VR technology to the aerospace and automotive sectors. more
First driving impressions of the McLaren 600LT Spider video - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
The 600LT is now available as a Spider. We took it to the track to see how it handles. more
Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’  TechCrunch · 2 days
Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But... more
Mercedes seeks to reclaim some of the SL's luster with a Grand Edition - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Will new wheels, brown leather and fancy badges be enough to make the SL great again? more
The Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition wants to put the SL back on top - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The Mercedes SL's star has faded somewhat in recent years, but the folks from Stuttgart are hoping a... more
Ford pulls out of S. America truck business, closes Brazil plant  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
US automaker Ford said Tuesday it was pulling out of the commercial heavy truck business in South America, closing a plant in Brazil employing 2,800 workers... more
Why cars have so many screens - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Are they better than dials and knobs, or just more tech? more
Toyota is getting ready to kill the Prius C - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The littlest Prius is getting ready to go to that big hybrid farm upstate, according to Toyota execs. more
Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light  TechCrunch · 3 days
Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA... more
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio  TechCrunch · 3 days
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio.... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, brings on team from Newton  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has scooped up the team from Newton Technologies,... more
Subaru teases its new Geneva-bound concept, the Viziv Adrenaline - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
It's looking like Subaru is going with a crossover for its next concept. more
Nekteck's discounted car adapter includes a USB-C cable and USB-A port  Windows Central · 3 days
For USB-C stuff. The Nekteck 5.4A USB-C car charger adapter with built-in cord is down to $13.59 on Amazon. The adapter normally sells for around $16,... more
Audi can help you catch the next traffic light in four new cities - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Audi's Traffic Light Information can now save you some stress and some gas in 13 American cities, but... more
EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down. more
Germany, France push to create European industrial policy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Germany and France on Tuesday launched a drive to overhaul the European Union's competition rules to facilitate the creation of world-leading companies. They pushed forward a project to create a car battery... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, acquires Newton  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has acquired Newton Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Newton Technologies aims to reduce the... more
2019 Ram Heavy Duty pricing starts at $33,395, tops out at $67,050 - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The big, butch Ram puts as much as 1,000 pound-feet of torque to the pavement, and can tow up to... more
EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The European Union has reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks to get polluting CO2 levels down more
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon  THE VERGE · 3 days
On Thursday evening, SpaceX is scheduled to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, but this time, the vehicle will be carrying a payload... more
With the Corolla, Toyota remains committed to sedans - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Others may be giving up on them, but Toyota is "OK with taking 100 percent market share of a 5.3-million unit segment." more
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry  nanowerk · 3 days
An update on recently reported research on porous carbon fibers shows how this material can be used in an industrial setting, marking an important... more
Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States  MacRumors · 3 days
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles... more
Porous carbon fiber research one step closer to use in automotive industry  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An update on recently reported research on porous carbon fibers shows how this material can be used in an industrial setting, marking an important... more
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard  THE VERGE · 3 days
The snow may be subsiding, but Fortnite finally has its snowboard. After a delay late last year, developer Epic has... more
This discounted car mount attaches securely and includes wireless charging  Windows Central · 3 days
Secure power. The Choetech car air vent wireless charger mount is down to $18.99 with code 5TCC8FQ3 on Amazon. The charger sells for $28 without the code and... more
Hyundai's sub-Kona crossover expected to debut in New York - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The A-segment crossover will be "distinctively different" than its larger Kona sibling. more
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Shocking: 2019 Ford Fusion Energi recalled over exposed fuse - Roadshow
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Mercedes seeks to reclaim some of the SL's luster with a Grand Edition - Roadshow
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Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon
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Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard
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Mercedes-AMG's most powerful vehicle has 1,600 hp, tops out at 83 miles per hour - Roadshow
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Tesla’s new Dog and Sentry modes take care even when you don’t
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Ford made a conveyor belt mattress to keep bed hoggers in their own lane
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Volkswagen's T Roc R will debut in Geneva, packing hot hatch vibes - Roadshow
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Refillable' technology could provide enough energy to drive an electric car up to 3,000 miles
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Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is revolting against Uber Eats and other food delivery apps
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Engineering researcher works to make auto seatbelts safer for obese people
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Chinese carmaker NIO stops traffic for over an hour in Beijing - Roadshow
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Criminal complaint reveals some of the steps Apple takes to protect product development secrets
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Roadshow's favorite car ads from the 2019 Super Bowl - Roadshow
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Kia wants America to "Give It Everything" in its 2019 Super Bowl ad - Roadshow
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FCA's 2019 'Big Game Blitz' tries to buttonhook the Super Bowl - Roadshow
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Ford 3D-printed the manifold for Ken Block's 900-hp F-150 'Hoonitruck' - Roadshow
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Toyota will turn the Supra into a pinball wizard for the big game - Roadshow
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Audi's 2019 Super Bowl ad proves its E-Tron GT is to die for - Roadshow
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Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
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2019 Ford Ranger production will go into overtime thanks to high demand - Roadshow
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No, Elon, the Navigate on Autopilot feature is not ‘full self-driving’
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Hyundai's 2019 Super Bowl ad has Jason Bateman running a Hell-evator - Roadshow
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Just how good are Tesla's Easter egg Atari emulations? - Roadshow
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Elon Musk jokes about Rick and Morty defense system for Teslas - Roadshow
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