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Planes Are Still Flying, but Covid-19 Recovery Will Be Tough

Air 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.Read More



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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.

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Marelli secures $1.2 billion in financing New! 2020-05-27 08:34:23The additional capital gives the supplier the flexibility to withstand an extended market downturn as the coronavirus pandemic has led to production s

U.S. distributor suspends plans to import Zotye vehicles New! 2020-05-27 08:02:55Zotye's financial struggles have been compounded by the coronavirus pandemic. Would-be distributor HAAH Automotive Holdings will now focus on efforts

Costly EVs confront harsh coronavirus reality New! 2020-05-27 07:51:05Automakers such as VW that have invested heavily in an electrified future face a test as they wait to see if their pre-pandemic plans to sell EVs at a

Renault-Nissan execs say efficiency push will create industry's New! 2020-05-27 05:11:27The automakers said they will create further efficiencies by extending commonization of vehicle platforms to upper bodies. They will also select a "m

Amazon in talks to buy autonomous vehicle startup New! 2020-05-26 23:29:57Other companies in the automotive and chip industries have also held talks with Zoox about a potential investment, sources told Bloomberg.

Ford halts van output at Kansas City plant 2020-05-26 18:47:33It's the third time since resuming output May 18 that the automaker has been forced to temporarily idle production at a plant after a worker was foun

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

France to help auto sector with measures worth 2020-05-26 12:36:45France will increase the state bonus for consumers buying electric cars to 7,000 euros ($7,680) from 6,000 euros as part of its aid to the country's

Mexico's auto industry restart gathers steam, but some 2020-05-26 12:32:50FCA began reopening two facilities in the central Mexican city of Toluca Tuesday after a gradual restart of its operations in the northern city o

McLaren to cut 1,200 jobs due to coronavirus 2020-05-26 09:23:35The cuts will impact jobs across the group's applied, automotive and racing businesses, the company said.

BMW supervisory board will reform itself to ease 2020-05-26 07:02:04Advisory companies representing BMW investors are demanding better oversight at the automaker, which has set aside $1.5 billion for an expected EU car


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