Rivian R1T first reviews are in: A quick, quiet electric truck made for exploring nature

The first Rivian EV is here: Say hello to the R1T electric truck. With a $73,000 starting price for the “launch edition,” the R1T is going up against other luxury EV brands like Tesla and GMC’s Hummer EV. The Tesla ...

iOS 15 elevates Apple Maps with 3D graphics

London, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco are practically glowing in the updated Apple Maps app. With iOS 15 released earlier this month, those cities got a 3D update with major landmarks digitally reconstructed in vivid, eye-popping detail. ...

Ford to replace windshield, re-glue glass roof on Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E owners should take in their cars to fix a dangerous issue with the windshields and panoramic glass roofs in the new electric vehicles. There are two new recalls for the EV from the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

Unagi Model Eleven e-scooter warns about stop signs, people in the way

Unagi’s new electric scooter can tell you when you’re approaching a stop sign or a giant pothole. Unveiled Thursday at a conference called Micromobility America near San Francisco, the Model Eleven (a follow-up to the original Model One) is an ...

Bored in the parking lot? Android Auto just added games.

Like Tesla, Google is letting you play video games on your car’s screen. If you have Android Auto, you’ve been able to connect your non-iPhone to your car’s display to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and music while using Google Maps ...

FedEx uses autonomous trucks for first time on delivery route

That truck driving down the interstate might not have a flesh-and-blood driver. On Wednesday FedEx announced its first autonomously-driven Class 8 truck delivery route (“Class 8 truck” is an industry term for what many Americans call a “semi-trailer truck”). Working ...

Check out Bell's flying taxi concept before its Smithsonian debut

We might not have flying cars overhead (yet), but the concept for one will be on public view later this year. The Bell Nexus autonomous air taxi will be displayed at the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C., ...

Lucid Air Dream Edition demolishes EV range expectations

Count ’em: 520 miles. Enough to travel from San Francisco to San Diego, with enough charge left over to look for parking. That’s the range the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially tracked Thursday for the long-awaited Lucid Air Dream Edition ...

Indonesia's capital relocation plan 'still on,' Jokowi says

JAKARTA — President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday said the government will proceed with its $32 billion plan to relocate Indonesia’s capital city from Jakarta to the island of Borneo, while the strongest candidate to succeed him so far ...

Waymo robo-taxi starts picking up passengers in San Francisco

Just when you thought there were too many self-driving cars being tested on the streets of San Francisco, get ready for even more, but with passengers. Alphabet-owned self-driving company, Waymo, on Tuesday became the first taxi operator to offer autonomous ...

Your next Lyft ride could be the Wienermobile

Brace yourself. The iconic Wienermobile could pick you up when you request a Lyft this week. Hot dog maker Oscar Mayer’s distinct wiener-shaped vehicle is available on the Lyft app this week, but only for a select few in ...

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Electric vehicles are cutting the cord. The Genesis GV60, the first electric car from Hyundai’s luxury car line, is capable of wireless charging, the Korean company announced last week. The compact SUV was revealed Thursday, and with it came ...

Judge strikes down law classifying Uber, Lyft drivers as contractors

The fate of California’s Prop. 22 is uncertain yet again. On Friday, a Superior Court judge out of Alameda County called the measure that exempts ride-share and delivery workers from being paid and treated as employees unconstitutional. Judge Frank ...

Tesla's Cybertruck made a cameo at AI Day. Kind of.

Spotted: Tesla’s cyberpunk Cybertruck out in the wild. Or so it seemed. The triangular metal truck made an appearance while Tesla employees went deep into “four dimensional vector spaces” and “neural network training” at the company’s very technical AI Day ...

Elon Musk reveals plans to unleash a humanoid Tesla Bot

Tesla CEO Elon Musk ended a deeply technical AI Day event with a head-turning announcement: a humanoid robot. After a dancing human dressed as a robot moved off stage at Thursday’s invitation-only event in Palo Alto, California, Musk introduced Tesla ...

US to limit some Chinese airlines to 40% passenger capacity

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday said it will limit some flights from Chinese carriers to 40% passenger capacity for four weeks after the Chinese government imposed similar limits on four United Airlines flights. China told ...

E-scooters make their NYC debut in the Bronx

Welcome to New York! The city’s been waiting…for what feels like forever for rentable electric scooters to arrive. Tuesday is finally the day when the biggest city in America allows the battery-powered two-wheelers onto roads. Lime, Bird, and Veo are ...

I drove a hydrogen fuel cell electric car. EVs make more sense.

My hands were starting to go numb, something that tends not to happen when I’m refueling my car in July. As I pulled helplessly on the frozen nozzle connected to my loaner 2021 Toyota Mirai, I looked around the San ...

Tesla's Autopilot under investigation by the feds

Tesla’s Autopilot is under investigation by the federal government. In a report filed late last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it’s looking into 11 Tesla crashes involving first responder vehicles that parked and marked the road ...

Thai Airways posts first profit in pandemic thanks to restructure

BANGKOK — Thai Airways International reported a net profit in the first half of 2021, its first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, thanks to a restructure of its business as part of a rehabilitation plan, although uncertainty still clouds ...

Lamborghini’s Countach is a futuristic hybrid that hits 220 mph

Lamborghini’s latest hybrid is a seriously limited edition callback to the 1980s. The reimagined Countach, unveiled in Monterey, California on Friday, is the Italian carmaker’s second hybrid. Its drivetrain and performance borrows heavily from the Sián supercar, which was introduced ...

Just like EVs, electric bicycles could come with tax credits to lower prices

E-bike can mean more than just “electric bicycle.” The “Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment” — or E-BIKE — Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate last month. A companion bill, also called the E-BIKE Act, was brought to ...

Cathay Pacific says not out of woods despite smaller loss

HONG KONG — Cathay Pacific Airways remains wary of the impact of travel restrictions and the fast-spreading coronavirus delta variant on the carrier’s revival, despite posting a smaller first-half loss on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s flagship carrier, which has slashed ...

Audi's Skysphere concept convertible features retractable steering wheel

Audi is ditching the steering wheel. On Friday in Pebble Beach, as part of California’s Monterey Car Week, Audi will unveil its electric two-seater convertible concept car. Called the Skysphere, the sporty idea is not only battery-powered but Level 4-autonomous ...

Biden's $1tn infrastructure bill wins Senate approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday, a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joining to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone ...

Tesla's fine print officially pushes Cybertruck production back to 2022

A look at the fine print on the Tesla website confirms that its futuristic Cybertruck will need more time before delivery. The electric light-duty truck prototype was unveiled in Nov. 2019 and was supposed to go into production by ...

Uber, Lyft prices keep climbing to new highs, report finds

Opening the Uber and Lyft ride-hailing apps can be shocking these days. If you haven’t requested a ride since before the pandemic, you’ll notice much higher prices for the same rides. Based on data collected by analytics firm Rakuten, ...

Ford F-150 Lightning has a secret desk space

As the concept of “work from home” expands everywhere, the latest workplace is the driver’s seat of your truck, because the recently announced electric Ford F-150 Lightning truck has a hidden workspace. The first electric truck from Ford made ...

Lyft discounts its monthly Pink ride-share subscription with annual pass

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Arctic opening: How the Northern Sea Route will reshape the world

TOKYO — Since the Age of Discovery, humans have explored the world’s sea routes, but there is still one of the “Seven Seas” that has yet to be conquered: the Arctic Ocean. The Northern Sea Route that passes through ...

Tesla bumps up Model S price

Tesla prices just went up again — this time for the Model S. Earlier this week, the long-range Model S went from $84,990 to $89,990 — a $5,000 increase. The dual motor EV has 405 miles of range on ...

Bird will slow your e-scooter down in high-pedestrian areas like schools

Riding a Bird e-scooter through a busy pedestrian area? You could be automatically slowed down. On Wednesday, Bird announced the launch of its new Community Safety Zones, geofenced areas of high-pedestrian activity clearly marked in the app’s map. If ...

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'Potential hijack' under way off UAE coast: UK maritime trade agency

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US airlines fly high while virus drag keeps Japan carriers low

TOKYO – A massive loss reported by Japan Airlines on Tuesday brought into sharp relief the industry’s lopsided recovery, with U.S. carriers bouncing back quickly and Japanese and European peers continuing to bleed red ink. Their divergent fortunes could ...

Take a sneak peek at Ford F-150 Lightning’s flashy dashboard screen

Ford’s F-150 Lightning pickup truck will display more than just how much charge is left on an electric battery. Inside, the digital experience on the 15-inch screen front and center of the electric truck will liven up charging, lighting, and ...

ANA 'nearly over the worst' of COVID downturn: exec

TOKYO — ANA Holdings on Friday posted a net loss of 51.1 billion yen ($466 million) for the April to June quarter, more than halving its 108.8 billion net loss for the same period in 2020, thanks to cost-cutting ...

Tesla AI Day to be held on August 19, Elon Musk says

Tesla is having an event called Tesla AI Day on August 19, company CEO Elon Musk has announced. Tesla had a Tesla Autonomy Day in 2019, and Tesla Battery Day in 2020, but it never had an event solely ...

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