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Getty The confluence of the technology and automotive industries has given us mobility. It’s not a great name, conjuring images of people riding rascal scooters in big box stores or those weird blue invalid carriages that the government handed out in the UK back in the last century. But in this case, it’s meant as …

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Enlarge / A view of the parking lot The Boring Company has permits to dig up (partially obscured by a tree, the parking lot on the left is for McDonald’s). To the right is a mural that local cars editor Jonathan Gitlin hopes will not be destroyed. Google Streetview The city of Washington DC has …

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Enlarge / You’ll know it’s a Waymo Pacifica Hybrid by the roof bar covered in sensors. FCA On Friday, we discovered that Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been granted a permit to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. This means that it can launch an official ride-hailing service and …

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Few people want to go to Las Vegas immediately after the New Year. Never a fan of the place at the best of times, I dutifully boarded the plane anyway. Like it or not, if one wants to see everyone’s ideas for the car of the near future, there’s no better time and place to …

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The Mercedes-AMG C63 S: a heck of lot of money for a heck of a lot engine in a C-Class. Jim Resnick It’s a handsome-looking thing with the top down. Jim Resnick The twin-turbo V8. Jim Resnick You definitely sit in the car, with its high waistline cosseting you from the outside. Jim Resnick Lots …

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Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, one of Uber’s co-founders, seen here in 2013. Waymo v. Uber View more stories SAN FRANCISCO—In highly-anticipated testimony wrapping up the second day of trial, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick confirmed that Uber’s primary competitor in self-driving cars is indeed Waymo, now a division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. “Do you …

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Enlarge / A customized Waymo minivan being shown off at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Waymo v. Uber View more stories This story has everything: a cutthroat startup using cloak-and-dagger tactics going up against a corporate giant, a now-dismissed star engineer accused of stealing thousands of crucial files, cutting-edge Silicon Valley …

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Enlarge / GM plans to release this modified Chevy Bolt with no steering wheel in 2019 for use in the Cruise driverless taxi service. California officials Tuesday released annual statistics showing the amount of driverless car testing in the state between December 2016 and November 2017. Just like last year, the numbers show Waymo, Alphabet’s driverless …

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Enlarge / Closeup of Chargepoint electric-vehicle charger at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images). Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced one of the most ambitious electric vehicle (EV) incentive plans in the country. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper also announced plans to improve infrastructure for battery-powered cars last week. Although EVs …

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David Butow | Getty Images “Tesla employees say to expect more Model 3 delays,” read a headline from CNBC yesterday. CNBC’s Lora Kolodny reported that despite Tesla’s ambitions to run a highly automated manufacturing process, Tesla has been being forced to perform some battery-assembly steps in its Nevada Gigafactory by hand, borrowing scores of employees from …

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