On the floor in the New York Auto Show this week, Genesis showed its cute little Mint concept, an electric two-seater with a very shortened sedan body. However, the Hyundai luxury arm has no plans to put the adorable thing into production – perhaps because, as we learned this week, getting world-changing technology into the market, taking a lot of elbow fat. Elon Musk & # 39; s Boring Company is slowly making the necessary paperwork to make DC the Baltimore Loop concept a real living thing. Uber is rounding off the money it needs to develop self-driving cars. "Flying taxi" engineers are trying to get their concepts past now-nervous aviation regulators. All try!
Also this week: Ice riders drive some help from the room, and Lyft blames bad brakes for an ebike failure. It's been a week. Let's get you caught.
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Boring Company's East Coast "Loop" mass = transit project takes a small step toward reality with the release of a 500-page draft Environmental Assessment Report, the most detailed overview of Musk's plans for the tunneling tech company. yet.
Damage reports strengthens Motivate, the lift-owned bicycle operator, to remove their electric bikes from the service in New York, Washington, DC, and the Bay Area bummer for the users who clamored to use the popular, faster cycles.
Uber Autonome Technologies Group Autonomous Vehicle Builder gets a new investment of $ 1 billion and its own board, right at the time of Ubers IPO.
Reps for the Initial "Flying Taxi" industrial building electric vertical launch and landing of aircraft concern FAA's grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX can slow approval for their new technology.
How sensed satellites can help scientists keep the ice carists safe, even as climate change warms the roads.
Sweet SUV Debut of the Week
At the New York Auto Show this week, the dominant trend seemed to be cute, compact SUVs. Kia showed the case doors, punny HabaNiro; Mazda presented its one-time diesel-powered crossover, CX-5; Subaru showed their updated Outback (new roof rack! Weekend warriors are delighted!); Mercedes-Benz's elegant, electric EQC 1886 edition had its debut; And the place, the smallest Hyundai crossover yet, had its moment in the sun. But the biggest small SUV debut may have been the Lincoln Corsair, a stylishly designed SUV that comes with 24-way adjustable seats (?!), And may turn out to be a star in the school assembly line.
Number of scooter share trips taken last year, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. There are 2 million more trips than Americans took on station-based bike races and 29.5 million more than they did on dockless bike rents. We love to share scooters! The NACTO data also indicates that scooter riders are more in joyrides-highest rideship is on Fridays and weekends, rather than commuting time.
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Elon Musk continues negotiations with the SEC over contempt fee. Meanwhile, four members of Tesla's board can leave for the next two years during a corporate governance shakeup.
Also in Tesla: The car manufacturer publishes its first impact report, and shows how many resources the company uses to build its products. 19659006] Audi says it will use lidar sensors from Mountain View startup Aeva to help their self-driving cars "see."
Take a closer look at the Tesla competitor Nikola Motors two new electric trucks (also the electric jet ski). [19659006
Byton loses a founder.
A study suggests that ebike tours can replace car journeys – and conclude that climate-friendly cities should consider creating economic incentives to buy them.
Chicago insurance scammers sweep 100 Mercedes-Benz from Car2Go.
Choose your mode: You can now reserve a bike-part bike in the Lift app.
The public transit wiz b on the way to rescue the New York City subway, may end tensions with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo .
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