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Enlarge / Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, in Washington, DC, in 2015. GM is shedding 1000’s of staff and shutting 5 vegetation, the corporate introduced on Monday. The firm is aiming to cut back its salaried headcount by 15 p.c within the coming months. The sobering information comes at a time when GM as …

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Chevrolet Update: It’s Thanksgiving week within the US, and lots of Ars staffers are at present sleeping off all yesterday’s tryptophan (or Soylent, we guess). So with a brand new racing season quickly upon us, we’re resurfacing a bit that appears at one among our favourite points of the game—the truth that its bleeding-edge tech …

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Enlarge / Bake off that new automobile odor. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg by way of Getty Images In the US, “new car smell” is a beloved scent. People even attempt to make their vehicles odor new with after-market cleansing merchandise. But in China, prospects discover the identical odor repulsive. As the Chinese auto market grows, automobile makers …

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On Friday night time, Boring Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted photos of his tunnel-boring machine showing to emerge from the filth right into a cavernous gap, with bystanders on the gap’s edge watching the spinning boring head. Congratulations @BoringCompany on finishing the LA/Hawthorne tunnel! Cutting edge know-how! pic.twitter.com/80WbSQekCQ — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2018 …

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Ford Ford is working with Postmates and Walmart on a pilot program for self-driving grocery deliveries, the businesses introduced on Wednesday. “We are exploring how self-driving vehicles can deliver many everyday goods such as groceries, diapers, pet food and personal care items,” Ford stated in a press launch. The grocery supply pilot experiment will likely …

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Segments of The Boring Company’s boring machine, known as Godot. The Boring Company Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk is sweet at discovering various markets for his merchandise. He did this with the lithium-ion batteries he was constructing and sourcing for his Model S, X, and ultimately Model three vehicles: by creating a …

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Dozens of startups are engaged on lidar, a kind of laser sensor that many consultants see as important for totally self-driving vehicles. In my view, one of the vital fascinating firms known as Ouster. I first wrote about Ouster again in May, after I defined the way it was bucking an business pattern towards fastened …

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Enlarge / Visitors examine a Tesla Co. Model X electrical car, fitted with Panasonic batteries, on the Panasonic Corp. exhibition stand on the IFA Consumer electronics present in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. In the third quarter of 2018, Panasonic misplaced $65 million within the department of the enterprise that makes battery cells …

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Enlarge / Elon Musk in Adelaide, Australia in 2017. Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Wednesday evening to tout Tesla’s forthcoming “advanced summon” characteristic, which he says is due out in about six weeks. “Car will drive to your phone location & follow you like a pet if you hold down summon button on …

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Enlarge / This is the sixth sort of car Waymo has added its self-driving expertise to. The firm has additionally ordered hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its fleet. Waymo and the California Department of Motor Vehicles introduced Tuesday that the Golden State had accredited a allow for the self-driving-car firm to drive in …

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