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Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar sets new maritime speed record with electric boat

Jaguar is far from the only car manufacturer making the switch to producing electric vehicles, but it might one of the first to jump into the electric boat game. The company didn't just dip its toe in water, it went all out and set a new world record for maritime speed. Jaguar teamed up with racing partners at Vector and Williams Advanced Engineering to build a small, single-person speedboat with an all-electric drivetrain.

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Tesla cuts 9% of workforce: Musk shares full “reorg” letter

Tesla cuts 9% of workforce: Musk shares full “reorg” letter

Tesla is laying off around 9-percent of its workforce, according to insiders. Following a leak of the news, company CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the news and shared the full "reorg" letter sent to employees. In the letter, Musk states that a "comprehensive organizational restructuring" is underway but won't impact production workers.

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The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 just went extra-hardcore

The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 just went extra-hardcore

Ford may be riding high on the global sales success of the Mustang, but that doesn’t mean it’s not high time for a new 2019 Shelby GT350. Latest car to wear the storied nameplate, the new Mustang Shelby GT350 borrows liberally from the upcoming GT500, including the car’s fiendishly clever aerodynamics.

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San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco has announced a new permit process for electric scooters in the city, one that requires companies to temporarily remove their electric scooters until they have their permit. The permit availability was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a joint statement yesterday.

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Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

Apple and Volkswagen tipped in self-driving shuttle bus project

Apple has quietly signed an automotive deal with Volkswagen, according to sources that have surfaced, to develop self-driving vehicles for the company's employees. The report claims that Apple wants to turn some of Volkswagen's T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for Apple workers, a project that is supposedly monopolizing most of the company's automotive team.

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This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

Today NASA announced they'd be bringing their Mars Helicopter to Mars, officially. This is not the sort of helicopter you saw circling your house the last time you stole a bunch of diamonds, but the kind that carries payloads. More like a drone than a traditional human-piloted helicopter. In the NASA Mars Helicopter is the future of flight on other worlds - or at least the next step.

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Uber self-driving car tests may resume in coming months

Uber self-driving car tests may resume in coming months

Uber suspended its self-driving car tests in March following a fatal collision with a pedestrian. News later surfaced that the company wouldn't be renewing its testing permit with California, but according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the tests may resume later on this year. The revelation was made during the company's Elevate event in LA today, though specifics weren't provided.

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UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS and Arrival, a UK-based company, have teamed up to launch 35 modular electric delivery vehicles. As with other electric vehicles, these modular delivery trucks will have zero emissions; Arrival says they'll also feature "advanced safety" and a 150-mile battery range. UPS plans to use the vehicles as a trial in London and Paris.

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Drive.ai self-driving car service pilot arrives in Texas this summer

Drive.ai self-driving car service pilot arrives in Texas this summer

Starting this summer, autonomous car company Drive.ai will roll out an autonomous car service pilot program in Frisco, Texas. The company plans to offer more than 10,000 rides to the public as part of the pilot program, one being done in cooperation with the Frisco Transportation Management Association. Though the pilot will start modestly, the company has already revealed some of its plans for expansion.

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1994 Chevrolet Corvette ‘ULTRADYNAMIC’ painted by Felipe Pantone

1994 Chevrolet Corvette ‘ULTRADYNAMIC’ painted by Felipe Pantone

This week anonymous artist Felipe Pantone revealed his latest art piece installed on and in a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette. Die-hard stock paint lovers of the Corvette were probably mortified. Digital madness inspired artwork took the vehicle to a place it'd never been before. Blocks of color, mood ring spray, and the blacks and whites of the video tapes you threw away in 2002 - they're all here.

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Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Aptiv has announced the launch of 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas, all of them operating under the Lyft ridesharing network. The general public will have access to these cars via Lyft, though the autonomous technology itself comes from Aptiv. However, riders have to opt-in to self-driving rides before the app will allow them to hail one of the vehicles.

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See The Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán at Sotheby’s

See The Pope’s Lamborghini Huracán at Sotheby’s

The ultimate Popemobile was just put up for auction at RM Sotheby's - for charity, of course. The vehicle was first donated to His Holiness Pope Francis back in November of 2017. For the first time since the signing ceremony, we're given an up-close look at this vehicle just as it enters public auction. Sadly, it does not appear that Francis will be taking this vehicle on any joy-rides.

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