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Uber self-driving car kills a pedestrian in Arizona

In what is believed to be the first fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a self-driving car, an autonomous Uber vehicle hit and killed an unnamed victim in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night. So far few details have emerged, but Tempe police and Uber both confirmed the incident. According to the Tempe PD, the self-driving Uber did have a driver ...

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No salary for Elon Musk for the next 10 years

Tesla’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, will not receive a salary for the next 10 years under a new compensation plan that should be approved by shareholders in March. That said, he could still end up being the richest man on the planet at the end of those 10 years. That will depend on whether or not Tesla is profitable. ...

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5 cars that saved their manufacturer

Manufacturers experience a wide range of ups and downs over the years, but very few every reach a point where their very survival is questioned. Others are not so lucky, though. The difference between success and bankruptcy often depends on a single model, a vehicle so well designed that it manages to pull an automaker out of trouble all by ...

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AUTO NEWS: End of Formula E in Montreal

Formula E

The controversy surrounding the arrival of a second edition of Formula E on the island of Montreal has been put to rest after the new mayor of the city, Valerie Plante, announced yesterday that the electrified race will not be back in 2018. According to Ms. Plante, Formula E was a financial fiasco for Montreal while causing a wide range ...

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More gasoline vehicles in California by 2040

EV

California intends to ban gasoline vehicles from its roads starting in 2040 according to the American publication Bloomberg. Only electric or hydrogen vehicles that emit no polluting emissions will be allowed on California roads. The project will be tabled in January by Phil Ting, a state democrat who believes that the delay leaves enough time for the development of electric ...

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