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Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a Bust

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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.

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Kentucky dealership fires lockdown protester New! 2020-05-29 15:48:32Neil Huffman Auto Group said it would not allow "hate or intolerance" after its employee hung an effigy of Gov. Andy Beshear outside the state Capit

FCA to offer buyouts at Canada minivan plant New! 2020-05-29 12:39:52With Fiat Chrysler's decision apparently final, executives from the union and automaker met Friday to discuss terms of the upcoming buyouts.

Ford Mustang Mach 1, after hiatus, revs up 2020-05-29 10:00:00The "track ready" Mach 1, last offered in 2004 and one of the most successful -- and revered -- special-edition, high-performance Mustang models, wi

ZF closes on Wabco acquisition 2020-05-29 09:50:14The deal, valued at more than $7 billion, demonstrates a prominent foray into commercial vehicles for ZF.

BMW struggles to cut 5,000 jobs, may increase 2020-05-29 09:46:10While BMW typically loses and replaces about 5,000 employees every year due to normal attrition, uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic has sl

Uber launches hourly ride booking option in some 2020-05-29 09:15:48Uber said it decided to expand the hourly feature to the U.S. after riders requested an option for extended trips during the pandemic to avoid exposur

Tesla shareholder wants Musk to drop his disdain 2020-05-29 08:33:39Tesla CEO Elon Musk has opposed paying for traditional advertising and criticized other companies for spending on marketing rather than on improving t

GM plans to ramp up plants with dealers 2020-05-29 06:54:27GM said three U.S. factories building mid- and full-size pickups will operate on three shifts starting June 1. Three other factories that build crosso

Autoliv sees April sales tumble as pandemic hits 2020-05-29 06:34:53Autoliv said it sales in Europe fell 89 percent in April and plunged 96 percent in the Americas region as factories were shut. In China, sales rose 3

VW pumps another $2.3B into EV bet 2020-05-29 05:08:00VW is investing $2.33 billion to take control of a joint venture with JAC Motors and for a major stake in Guoxuan, a maker of EV batteries.

TrueCar to eliminate 219 jobs in restructuring 2020-05-28 18:03:42The cuts, prompted by the coronavirus outbreak and the end of a key partnership with USAA Federal Savings Bank, amount to more than 30 percent of the

FCA wants money back after overpaying 24,000 workers 2020-05-28 15:45:04The employees received on average $500 more than they were entitled to under the UAW's contract because of a federal economic relief program that inc


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