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Some Boeing 737 MAX grounded again after another fault spotted

Some Boeing 737 MAX grounded again after another fault spotted

The beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX has run into another issue, with the plane-maker recommending that some of tis jets be grounded after identifying more safety problems. A "potential electrical issue" has been blamed for the sudden announcement, which could force some airlines to cancel flights after aircraft are benched.

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Waymo CEO steps down: Here’s who now drives Alphabet’s autonomous car company

Waymo CEO steps down: Here’s who now drives Alphabet’s autonomous car company

Waymo's CEO is stepping down, Alphabet's autonomous car company has confirmed, with John Krafcik handing over the digital reins to the driverless vehicles to two new co-CEO instead. Dmitri Dolgov and Tekedra Mawakana - currently Waymo's COO and CTO - will both be responsible for Waymo moving forward, as the company considers how best to expand its robotaxi ride-hailing service.

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This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

This ambitious Amtrak map shows potential 2035 routes with Biden cash

Amtrak has revealed an ambitious rail expansion map, responding to President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan with a "2035 vision" of how its service could connect more states and boost traveler numbers. The White House set out its goals for improving transit in the US earlier this week, including dramatically improving EV charger infrastructure and making long-overdue repairs and replacements to roads and bridges.

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Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

Biden opens federal wallet to buy half a million new EV chargers

The Biden Administration wants to build out a national network of electric vehicle chargers that will dramatically increase the number of places that drivers can plug in, part of the White House's huge $2 trillion Infrastructure Plan announced today. The wide-reaching strategy covers everything from replacing and repairing neglected highways through to ensuring equal access to high-speed internet, but saves some cash to fill in gaps in EV charging.

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The Lyft app will offer autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs from 2023

The Lyft app will offer autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs from 2023

Hyundai's handsome Ioniq 5 electric car will be ditching the driver, with Motional announcing the autonomous Lyft vehicles it's developing will be based on the recently-announced EV. The driverless EV crossovers are expected to go into deployment from 2023, with riders booking their trip through the regular Lyft app.

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Stuck ship Ever Given refloated as Suez Canal block end in sight

Stuck ship Ever Given refloated as Suez Canal block end in sight

The Ever Given container ship which has been blocking the Suez Canal and costing multi-billion dollar delays to international trade has been refloated, officials say, beginning the long process of resuming shipping. It's been a week since the more than 1,300 foot long vessel managed to lodge itself across the canal, spawning a logistics crisis and a flurry of memes.

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X Shore’s Eelex 8000 – the Tesla of electric boats – is coming to the US

X Shore’s Eelex 8000 – the Tesla of electric boats – is coming to the US

EVs aren't just for the road, with Swedish boat-maker X Shore revealing its first model for the US market, the all-electric Eelex 8000. Modeled, apparently, on the South American electric eel, the boat has a 225 kW electric motor capable of propelling it at up to 35 knots with minimal noise in comparison to combustion equivalents.

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Bridgestone’s new Firestone Direct is like WFH for vehicle maintenance

Bridgestone’s new Firestone Direct is like WFH for vehicle maintenance

Tires are joining the growing list of on-demand, socially-distanced services, with Bridgestone launching a mobile maintenance option that can not only switch your winter rubber over to your summer wheels, but carry out things like oil changes too. Firestone Direct basically promises to be for car maintenance what services like Carvana have become for vehicle sales, bypassing dealers and service centers so that you don't need to leave the house.

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Bollinger prices its Class 3 EV cab and platform – and now there’s a dually

Bollinger prices its Class 3 EV cab and platform – and now there’s a dually

Bollinger Motors is scaling up its commercial electric vehicle ambitions, with new rear-wheel drive and dually versions of the platforms it plans to offer to companies looking to build their own zero-emissions Class 3 truck. Announced last year, the Bollinger B2 CHASS-E Cab and CHASS-E effectively aim to fast-track commercial fleets as they transition to electric, with the appeal of the two versions depending on just how much customization each company wants to do.

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Canoo’s ambitious EV roadmap is counting on clever tech you don’t see

Canoo’s ambitious EV roadmap is counting on clever tech you don’t see

Canoo may not be a household name in electric vehicles like Tesla is, but that's not to say the startup isn't deserving of some attention. Making headlines this week with the Canoo Pickup, an unusually-designed truck that intentionally eschews the status-quo, the automaker now has three different EVs in its range, but hasn't started production on any of them.

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Uber and Lyft create shared database to ban dangerous drivers

Uber and Lyft create shared database to ban dangerous drivers

Uber and Lyft will share information on dangerous drivers and delivery people, aiming to make it easier to remove people who have been deactivated from a company's platform over serious safety incidents. The Industry Sharing Safety Program will help flag ride-hailing drivers who have committed physical assaults that result in a fatality, as well as sexual assault, so that they can't jump to a different company's service and continue there.

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The Canoo Pickup looks like no other electric truck, and I’m fascinated

The Canoo Pickup looks like no other electric truck, and I’m fascinated

The Canoo electric pickup looks weird, and that's a really good thing. Unveiled this week, the newest addition to the growing roster of zero-emission trucks isn't going into production until 2023 at the earliest, the startup says, but is already getting attention by virtue of a design that upends, rather than apes, the traditional pickup aesthetic.

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