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Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars

Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars

Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars Amazon to Buy Zoox, in a Move Toward Self-Driving Cars Amazon declined to comment on the cost of the deal or Mr. Wilke’s thoughts about Uber. It did not say when it expected the transaction to close. Zoox and Amazon discussed the idea that someday, cities could have streets designated …

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Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves?

Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves?

Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves? Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves? It was a difficult question even before the coronavirus pandemic hit: When self-driving cars eventually rule the roads, will Americans own their cars or make use of ride-hailing fleets? The challenge is now threefold. Self-driving car technology had already reached a plateau, and getting …

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You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives

You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives

You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives You Don’t Need Flying Cars to Save Lives But some government technology is holding up well in this crisis. I talked to two people overseeing 911 emergency response systems whose digital modernization — not trivial for resource-strapped government agencies — is helping the helpers help us. In New Orleans, recent upgrades to …

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Two New Cars, Designed From the Inside Out

Two New Cars, Designed From the Inside Out

Two New Cars, Designed From the Inside Out Two New Cars, Designed From the Inside Out SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In Silicon Valley, it’s not so unusual to get a sneak peek of tech products with revolutionary potential. On a Saturday afternoon early this year, eight beta testers gathered to experience a novel piece of electronic equipment: a digital screen …

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This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream

This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream SAN FRANCISCO — Tech companies once promised that fully functional, self-driving cars would be on the road by 2020 and on the path to remaking transportation and transforming the economy. But a decade after Google unveiled an autonomous …

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Jerry Seinfeld wins ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ copyright dispute

Jerry Seinfeld wins ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ copyright dispute

Jerry Seinfeld wins ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ copyright dispute Jerry Seinfeld wins ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ copyright dispute Jerry Seinfeld has won a copyright infringement dispute over the show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Plaintiff Christian Charles sued Seinfeld and others in February 2018, claiming authorship of the TV series. The show came out in 2012 on Crackle and is …

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Two Women, Two Career Paths and a Shared Passion: Cars

Two Women, Two Career Paths and a Shared Passion: Cars

Two Women, Two Career Paths and a Shared Passion: Cars Two Women, Two Career Paths and a Shared Passion: Cars Sue Mead wasn’t always a hall-of-fame automotive journalist. She started her career, in fact, as a floral designer before stints in the mental health care field. Ms. Mead got her foot in the door covering news for local and regional …

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Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, it wasn’t the romance or the pageantry that set automotive hearts aflutter. It was the couple’s Jaguar E-Type Zero, a classic E-type body fitted with a modern electric drive, that caused a swoon. Best of all, mere commoners …

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Electric Cars and the Lack of Charging in Cities

Electric Cars and the Lack of Charging in Cities

Many industry experts argue that, short of a Marshall Plan-type investment in infrastructure, government decrees to wean tens of millions of drivers off gas nozzles and onto plugs — among the greatest energy revolutions in history — are unrealistic. “The U.K. cannot approach a blanket ban on petrol, diesel and hybrid cars without a network that supports such a seismic …

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