VOLVO IS IN the midst of a reincarnation. The Swedish automaker is leaving behind its former life as the maker of super safe, super boxy wagons, and embracing an existence dedicated to technological prowess, electric propulsion, and svelte design. So it was only a matter of time before the Swedish automaker...
Tesla will push back its Model 3 production estimates after delivering only 1,550 Model 3 cars in the final three months of last year. Tesla Inc.  (TSLA - Get Report) shares extended declines on Thursday after the luxury electric carmaker cautioned that deliveries of its flagship Model 3 will fall significantly short of estimates. The...
BAD PROBLEMS CAN beget good stuff. In Virginia last week, residents and local news crews freaked out when a new dynamic tolling system meant to reduce congestion started charging $40 for a nine-mile ride. Sure that's crazy, but give it a sec, transportation experts say: This kind of congestion pricing just...
BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful. "We just wanted to push a button and get a ride, and we wanted...
America’s largest beer maker will use all-electric trucks to make deliveries between breweries and wholesalers. Someone is going to have to break this news to the Clydesdales. Anheuser-Busch announced this week that it ordered up 40 all-electric semitrucks from automaker Tesla to handle high-volume deliveries from breweries to wholesalers. The pre-order...
‘Tis the season to pause and take stock. Have you been nice to the cars in your life? The automotive suppliers? The Uber drivers? How about the family? If you’ve got some making up to do, Jack Stewart has you covered, with seven last-minute gift ideas for the auto lover in...
THE GOOD PEOPLE of Denver, Colorado, have seen the self-driving trucks that deliver beer and those designed to get smashed. They have wooed Silicon Valley and welcomed big pot. Now they are getting a hyperloop. Well, not exactly a hyperloop. A hyperloop-inspired system. “It’s a meaningful distinction,” says Brogan BamBrogan(yup, his legal name), founder and CEO of...
SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic...
Uber has partnered with NASA to research air-traffic management, and will conduct tests of new aerial vehicles in Los Angeles. Ride-sharing — or should we say fly-sharing — vehicles could zoom through the skies of Los Angeles as soon as 2020. Uber unveiled today an agreement with NASA that advances the...
JAGUAR HAS WORKED hard over the last decade to build cars that buyers lust over, reinvent itself as a modern auto maker, and finally shake off its “old man sedan” image. Yes, the British car builder built the E-Type, the sexiest car ever, in the 60s. But then it bumbled...