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Waymo updates software after two robocars collide with a pickup truck

Waymo is recalling its vehicle software after an accident in 2023. In this case, a “recall” means a software update, reports Engadget. It is about a traffic accident involving two Waymo robotaxis that occurred in Phoenix. These cars “collided” with the same pickup truck in tow. The incident occurred on ... Read more

Tesla Cybertruck owners complain that the car rusts in the rain

Some owners of the Tesla Cybertruck complain that the car starts to rust if it is left in the rain for a long time. At the same time, Elon Musk claimed that the car’s body is made of “ultra-hard stainless steel” and the glass is made of “transparent metal” that ... Read more

San Francisco crowd destroys Waymo self-driving car

A Waymo self-driving car was destroyed in San Francisco. The incident occurred in Chinatown on February 11, reports The Verge. The incident occurred in the evening, when a man jumped on the hood of an unmanned taxi and broke the windshield. After that, the crowd surrounded the car, poured paint ... Read more

Tesla sold only one car in South Korea in January. This is an anti-record for a year and a half

Tesla sold only one electric car in South Korea in January 2024. This is attributed to a number of factors, from safety concerns to price and lack of charging infrastructure, writes Bloomberg. The only Tesla car sold was the Model Y compact electric crossover. That said, January was the automaker’s ... Read more

Parking fees for SUVs will triple in Paris. How much will you have to pay?

During the referendum, Parisians supported a triple increase in parking fees for SUVs. This is reported by The Verge with reference to The Washington Post. Оформлюй онлайн автоцивілку від будь-якої страхової компанії зі знижкою 10% на hotline.finance по промокоду MEZHA10 According to the vote count, 54.6% of the referendum participants ... Read more

General Motors to cut costs for Cruise robotaxi division by $1 billion in 2014

General Motors has announced its intention to cut costs for the Cruise robotaxi division by about $1 billion in 2014, Reuters reports. GM CEO Mary Barra explained that since previous plans to expand Cruise taxis to 20 cities are now on hold, GM does not need to spend money on ... Read more

Tesla recalls 200 thousand cars in the US due to a problem with the rear view camera

Tesla recalls 200 000 cars in the US due to a faulty rearview camera, writes Engadget. The problem is that the camera does not turn on when the car is in reverse. The cause of the malfunction is a software glitch. Tesla has already processed 81 relevant complaints. With this ... Read more

Tesla increased revenue to $25.2 billion and is working on launching a new generation of cars

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Tesla earned $25.2 billion in revenue. This is 3% higher than in the same period of 2022, when the automaker’s revenue was $24.3 billion. This is stated in the company’s report. Tesla’s revenue in the last quarter of last year was also the highest ... Read more

Airports for air taxis: infrastructure projects for eVTOL are being studied in the UK

The British aviation regulator has announced that it is studying airport designs for air taxis as the new mode of transportation is approaching, reports Reuters. Aircraft with electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) are being touted as the future of urban air mobility. Potentially, their use will help to cope ... Read more

Apple has postponed the release of its self-driving electric car until 2028

Apple is changing its plans to create a fully self-driving car. After years of effort, the company’s intentions have become less ambitious, writes Bloomberg. Apple’s work on creating a car is one of the most tumultuous endeavors in the company’s history. The project began to take shape in 2014 and ... Read more

Tesla plans to start production of affordable Redwood electric vehicles in 2025

Tesla has informed suppliers that it wants to start production of a new electric vehicle for the mass market in June 2025, writes Reuters with reference to informed sources. According to the agency’s interlocutors, the new car is codenamed Redwood. Some of them describe the future Tesla electric car as ... Read more

Tesla Model Y was recognized as the leader of the new car market in Europe in 2023

In 2023, for the first time in history, an electric car topped the ranking of the most popular new cars in Europe. This was reported by UkrAvtoprom with reference to Dataforce data. At the end of last year, the American electric car Tesla Model Y became the leader of the ... Read more

Navier to launch waterborne electric taxi in San Francisco, first customer is Stripe payment system

Startup Navier is working to organize passenger transportation on electric boats in San Francisco Bay, reports Bloomberg. The service will operate like a water taxi and deliver people to their workplaces. Stripe payment system will be Navier’s first customer. This pilot program is due to start in March. The watercraft, ... Read more

Uber offers drivers exclusive benefits to encourage them to buy Tesla Model 3 and Model Y

Uber has partnered with Tesla to promote the use of electric vehicles among its drivers in the United States, reports Reuters. In addition to the existing federal tax incentives, Uber offers drivers exclusive incentives of up to $2 thousand to buy Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. “We know from ... Read more

NASA and Lockheed Martin officially unveil X-59 supersonic aircraft

NASA and Lockheed Martin have officially unveiled the X-59 supersonic aircraft. This is stated in the agency’s report. “In just a few short years we’ve gone from an ambitious concept to reality. NASA’s X-59 will help change the way we travel, bringing us closer together in much less time,” NASA ... Read more

BMW invests more than $700 million in Munich plant to produce only electric vehicles

BMW is investing $711 million to convert its main plant in Munich to produce exclusively electric vehicles from the end of 2027, reports Reuters. For this purpose, the company will build buildings, including a new car assembly line and a body shop. The company’s 1200 employees will be retrained or ... Read more

Hyundai demonstrated the S-A2 air taxi, which can reach a speed of about 193 km/h

Hyundai has debuted a new air taxi concept, the S-A2, at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, reports Engadget. The electric vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) is a continuation of the S-A1 model, which the company presented at the same event in 2020. Hyundai sees the S-A2 as a ... Read more

The risk of accidents due to Autopilot: Tesla recalls more than 1.6 million cars in China

Tesla has recalled almost all cars sold in China. This was due to problems with the Autopilot system that increase the risk of accidents, reports Bloomberg. This includes more than 1.6 million cars manufactured between August 2014 and December 2023, including locally produced Model 3 and Model Y and imported ... Read more

NASA unveils X-59 supersonic aircraft, its debut will be broadcast online

NASA is preparing to unveil the X-59 supersonic aircraft. Its debut will take place in the desert in California on January 12, 2024. This is stated in the report of the agency. This is an important event in the history of aviation, so NASA will broadcast the event live. It ... Read more

First accident involving a Cybertruck occurs in the United States

The first accident involving a Cybertruck electric pickup truck occurs in the United States. Photos from the scene of the accident were posted on Reddit, and soon the information about the incident was confirmed by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), writes The Verge. According to the patrol, two cars were ... Read more

JAC Motors will produce the first electric car with a sodium-ion battery. Deliveries will start in January

Chinese automaker JAC Motors, a joint venture with Volkswagen, is preparing to launch the first mass-produced electric vehicle (EV) with a sodium-ion battery under the new Yiwei brand, writes Engadget. Sodium-ion battery technology is less developed than lithium-ion. However, their lower cost, greater supply, and superior cold-weather performance may help ... Read more

Tesla recalls 120 thousand cars in the US due to a door safety issue

Tesla has announced that it is recalling 120,423 vehicles in the United States. This is the second time in a few weeks that the automaker has taken such measures. This was reported by Engadget. This time, we’re talking about Tesla Model S and X manufactured between 2021 and 2023. The ... Read more

Hyperloop One is closing: the company has laid off staff and is selling assets

Hyperloop One, a company that aimed to create high-speed lines of communication in vacuum tubes, is closing. This was reported by people familiar with the situation, according to Bloomberg. One of the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that the company had laid off most of its employees and ... Read more

Elon Musk wants to turn Cybertruck into a boat, this plan is already in the works

Elon Musk wants to turn the Cybertruck electric pickup truck into a boat. According to him, a corresponding plan is already in the works, writes The Register. “We are going to offer a mod package that enables Cybertruck to traverse at least 100m of water as a boat,” said Tesla’s ... Read more

Nikola electric truck startup founder Trevor Milton sentenced to four years in prison for fraud

Trevor Milton, the founder and former CEO of electric truck startup Nikola, has been sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case, reports The Verge. The businessman was found guilty of misleading investors about the company’s technology. In view of this, he must also pay a fine of ... Read more