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Philippine inventor's goal: Cut travel times with passenger drone
Ronn Bautista |

Kyxz Mendiola has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse towards a cheering crowd, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake.

Drivers are unaware of limitations in vehicle safety technologies, study finds
Danielle Szatkowski |

A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that many drivers are still unaware of the limitations of safety technologies in their vehicles.

Ford's self-driving car guru sees second customer, IPO possible
Keith Naughton |

Ford's $1 billion investment in Argo AI, a self-driving startup, is the automaker's way of trying to catch up to Google affiliate Waymo and General Motors in the driverless car derby.

VW: Retro-styled electric delivery van is production-ready
Peter Sigal |

VW says its retro-styled I.D. Buzz Cargo autonomous electric delivery van could be launched as early as 2021.

BMW starts planning second generation autonomous driving system
Christiaan Hetzner | |

BMW is already planning the next generation of its autonomous driving system, the first of which is due to premier with the upcoming iNext.

Amazon's Alexa rides shotgun through new Echo Auto device
Danielle Szatkowski |

Amazon's latest aftermarket product, Echo Auto, allows drivers to bring the power of Alexa with them on the road.

GM restructures global strategy, EV executives
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

General Motors is restructuring the leadership of its global strategy and EV units as it begins to deploy at least 20 battery-electric and fuel-cell powered vehicles globally by 2023.

Longtime Ford finance whiz Schloss to retire
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Neil Schloss, the treasurer who helped Ford steer through the Great Recession without going into bankruptcy, will retire at the end of the year after 36 years with the company.

ZF plans $14 billion autonomous vehicle push, concept van
Elisabeth Behrmann and Christoph Rauwald |

German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen said it is developing its own self-driving vehicle technology in the latest sign of how technology shifts are upending traditional roles in the auto industry.

First Shift: AutoNation seeks next CEO; Jackson to become executive chair

AutoNation seeks next CEO, Jackson to become executive chair; Tesla confirms DOJ probe; European auto sales surge; A bad-weather remedy for AVs?; Thieves still loyal to Honda.

Diamler concept does double duty

Daimler is developing an autonomous electric vehicle that can switch between being a people carrier and a delivery van, as the automaker seeks an edge over rivals such as Alphabet's Waymo and Deutsche Post in shaping the...

BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles
Joseph White |

BMW plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing AV systems, the automaker's r&d chief said.


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