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Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying 2020-05-09 07:00:00An economic slump is no good for a long shot business that's just starting to take off. 

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project 2020-05-07 18:38:44The Google sibling envisioned a tech-enabled and eco-friendly neighborhood. But residents rebelled over plans to collect and use their data, among oth

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a 2020-05-07 07:00:00Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare.

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a 2020-05-06 09:00:00Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022. 

California Sues Uber and Lyft to Classify Drivers 2020-05-05 17:31:58The state and three cities say the ride-hail companies are violating a new state law. The suit could lead to tens of millions of dollars in fines.

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a 2020-05-04 07:00:00Empty highways clear the way for speedier construction projects, but loss of fuel taxes could bring them to a halt. 

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News 2020-05-03 09:00:00Stay-at-home orders mean less traffic and fewer serious crashes, saving lives and money. Plus, Elon Musk does it again. 

Elon Musk Says Tesla Stock Is ‘Too High’—and 2020-05-01 16:19:19An early-morning tweet punctuates a week in which the CEO has complained loudly and often about coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World 2020-04-30 10:00:00Julian Thomson, the automaker's director of design, shares his predictions for what drivers can look forward to.

Tesla Posts Another Profit as Musk Slams Virus 2020-04-29 21:38:47The CEO has criticized shelter-in-place orders, which have forced the closure of the company's California assembly plant.

Planes Are Still Flying, but Covid-19 Recovery Will 2020-04-29 07:00:00Air travel is down more than 90 percent from last year, and analysts say the rebound will be slower than following 9/11 or the financial crisis.

Delivery Robots Aren't Ready—When They Could Be Needed 2020-04-28 08:00:00Sheltering in place has driven up demand for deliveries, but machines still have trouble confronting the unpredictability of the real world.

Automotive News Breaking

Automakers' catch-up plan? Skip summer breaks 2020-05-27 17:52:57The automakers are eager to replenish inventory after their factories were idled for several weeks in accordance with government coronavirus rules.

GPB accused of violating Mass. securities law 2020-05-27 16:33:56In an administrative complaint, the state accused the firm, majority owner of Prime Automotive Group, of misleading investors in its marketing materia

N.Y. Honda store to pay $1.5 million for 2020-05-27 16:07:56Bronx Honda settled with the Federal Trade Commission and agreed to establish a fair lending program that includes a cap on dealer markup on indirect

Five coronavirus mobility innovations attract Michigan grants 2020-05-27 15:09:50The companies that qualified for the grants are developing a variety of products to help fight the spread of the coronavirus, such as portable vinyl p

GM accused of discrimination by 2 Mich. dealerships 2020-05-27 14:39:30A federal lawsuit says the automaker unfairly terminated financing agreements and demanded stricter documentation from customers about their eligibili

23 states sue Trump administration over fuel efficiency 2020-05-27 14:00:15California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the revised requirements "will increase costs to consumers and allow the emission of dangerous pollut

Ford marked Trump visit with special face shield, 2020-05-27 13:29:47The special shield production underscores the effort Ford undertook to welcome a president with whom it’s had a rocky relationship, and to convi

Tesla's price cuts signal demand is weaker than 2020-05-27 13:00:40Tesla said overnight that it would cut the list price of the Model S and X by $5,000. The Model 3 is getting a $2,000 price cut.

NADA, AIADA join groups asking for liability protections 2020-05-27 12:33:25A fast-growing number of trade associations and other groups are urging members of Congress to "enact temporary liability protections for businesses,

Manheim recalls some furloughed workers 2020-05-27 12:00:01More than 300 of the 9,000 employees the auction giant furloughed earlier this month are returning to work amid an uptick in reconditioning requests,

Canadian government orders 10 million face masks from 2020-05-26 14:10:23Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said in a statement that the agreement ensures “a steady and reliable domestic supply of

Trade groups ask for changes to small-business loan 2020-05-26 13:35:29They called for "emergency legislative and administrative action" to repeal the program's requirement that 75 percent of the loan be used to cover

Motor Trend

Ferrari SF90 Stradale to Star in Remake of 2020-05-22 16:39:34You probably already know the film C’était un Rendez-Vous (“It Was a Date”), which has been passed around online forever

Wait, Kramer Drove an Experimental Chevrolet on “Seinfeld”? 2020-05-22 14:57:16It’s no secret that Jerry Seinfeld is a car enthusiast. In fact, his namesake television show includes numerous nods to his automotive interests

Are Car Sales About to Bounce Back In 2020-05-22 13:23:08People who used to rely on public transit and ride-sharing, the ones who in the past said they don’t want or need their own car, are reaching an

Rolls-Royce Sells a Handbuilt Toy Cullinan SUV for 2020-05-22 12:18:27Ever since long-term paramour Arbitrage Ken traded his plastic-fantastic Dreamvette for a bespoke Roll-Royce Phantom several years back, Bel-Air Barbi

More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper 2020-05-22 10:30:57The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented

Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports 2020-05-22 09:28:30The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nos

Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond 2020-05-22 04:00:19They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous

Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX 2020-05-22 04:00:02Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end

What’s New On the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 2020-05-22 04:00:02The current-generation Mazda CX-9 has been around since 2016, and it represented a critical step forward for the automaker. Based on the SkyActiv plat

2020 BMW X3 vs. Lincoln Corsair: Which Compact 2020-05-21 18:15:44Lincoln has been on its SUV game lately—good thing, too, because increasingly, it’s their only game, with the MKZ sedan’s looming de

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020: Huge 2020-05-21 15:45:05We’re experts on a lot here at MotorTrend, but when it comes to data-driven analyses on the best new car deals, we leave it to the pros at Intel

Best Memorial Day SUV Deals for 2020: Sport 2020-05-21 15:05:44Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer is arguably the best time for an ambitious family road trip or the off-road adventur

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South Korean automakers to cut output New! 2020-05-28 08:24:00Hyundai-Kia is to reduce output at Korean factories in response to lower demand in overseas markets.

PSA Mulhouse to make up to 10m masks New! 2020-05-28 06:39:00PSA is to produce up to 10m surgical masks per month from August, 2020 at its Mulhouse site to cover the equipment needs of Group employees and s

Nokian Tyres appoints Jukka Moisio as CEO New! 2020-05-28 06:28:00Nokian Tyres has appointed Jukka Moisio as president and CEO.

Nissan confirms Barcelona plant closure New! 2020-05-28 06:09:00Nissan has confirmed the closure of its Barcelona, Spain, manufacturing  plant as part of a new business plan that focuses on cost control and th

Nissan readies for US manufacturing restart New! 2020-05-28 06:08:00Nissan will carry out a phased restart of its US manufacturing operations beginning in early June.

Gestamp secures EUR200bn EIB loan New! 2020-05-28 06:08:00Gestamp is to receive a EUR200m (US$220m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop new research lines.

Tritium awarded Pasadena fast-charging contract New! 2020-05-28 06:07:00Tritium has been awarded a contract from the City of Pasadena, California to install 20 RT50/50kW DC fast chargers.

NXP appoints Kurt Sievers as CEO New! 2020-05-28 06:03:00NXP Semiconductors has appointed Kurt Sievers as CEO, effective immediately.

Audi expands e-commerce offerings with retailers New! 2020-05-28 06:02:00Audi says it is intensifying its focus on digital solutions for its customers.

Michelin lauds EUR8bn France support initiative New! 2020-05-28 05:40:00Michelin has welcomed State backing for the automotive industry in France after President Emmanuel Macron unveiled his ambitious EUR8bn (US$8.8bn

Goodyear and Enevos team on power generation New! 2020-05-28 04:40:00Goodyear and Enovos are to build two photovoltaic power stations at the tyre manufacturer's testing facilities in Colmar-Berg, Luxemboug.

FCA and Engie press ahead with V2G project 2020-05-27 10:46:00Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE Eps are pressing ahead with a project working on interactions between electric cars and the power grid, base

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