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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.

Automotive News Breaking

Aston Martin CEO Palmer to leave, paper says 2020-05-24 13:54:27A shake-up of Aston Martin's management team will lead to the departure of CEO Andy Palmer, the Financial Times reported.

Hertz's road to Chapter 11 2020-05-24 12:18:37Other car-rental companies are suffering through the same COVID-19 drought, but Hertz’s own past decisions and hard luck made it vulnerable at t

How one Ford dealer navigated a COVID-19 outbreak 2020-05-24 00:00:01Five confirmed cases of COVID-19 were connected to Mel Hambelton Ford in Wichita, Kan. The dealership increased distancing and cleaning, and it inform

With head start, Toyota takes ramp-up slowly 2020-05-24 00:00:01The company said it would take its time to make sure production restarted May 11 in a safe manner. At its pickup plant in San Antonio, workers returni

Mercedes' U.S. HQ staff will stay home all 2020-05-24 00:00:01The German automaker's metro-Atlanta headquarters emptied in mid-March as schools closed and Georgia went into lockdown.

Jaguar Land Rover said to seek U.K. virus 2020-05-23 09:51:58Jaguar Land Rover is seeking temporary funding, tax breaks, research grants and other subsidies, which could bring the total value of the state suppor

Key Mexican state for VW, Audi hits brakes 2020-05-23 07:40:47In an official decree issued on Friday night, the Puebla state government said its decision would remain in place until sanitary and safety conditions

Changes in auto retail, wholesale to stick around 2020-05-23 00:00:01The coronavirus pandemic will continue to accelerate the shift to digital for auto retail and wholesale. That's about the only certainty in the month

Incentives shift seen as demand rebounds 2020-05-23 00:00:01Automakers are expected to offer consumers more straight discounts and targeted deals going into the summer selling season after 0 percent deals shran

Electric pickups were a tough sell in the 2020-05-23 00:00:01The Chevy S-10 Electric and Ford Ranger EV were limited in speed and range, and hauling capability was diminished by heavy battery packs. Both lasted

Calif. store manager files COVID suit alleging he 2020-05-22 17:47:26Part of the former general sales manager's suit alleges that he was terminated because he complained that Rusnak/Audi Pasadena wasn't taking COVID-1

Michigan floods continue to impact Northwood, Dow 2020-05-22 16:02:23Chemical giant Dow Inc., in Midland, Mich., said "business continuity plans are in place to ensure customer needs are met."

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale to Star in Remake of 2020-05-22 16:39:34You probably already know the film C’était un Rendez-Vous (“It Was a Date”), which has been passed around online forever

Wait, Kramer Drove an Experimental Chevrolet on “Seinfeld”? 2020-05-22 14:57:16It’s no secret that Jerry Seinfeld is a car enthusiast. In fact, his namesake television show includes numerous nods to his automotive interests

Are Car Sales About to Bounce Back In 2020-05-22 13:23:08People who used to rely on public transit and ride-sharing, the ones who in the past said they don’t want or need their own car, are reaching an

Rolls-Royce Sells a Handbuilt Toy Cullinan SUV for 2020-05-22 12:18:27Ever since long-term paramour Arbitrage Ken traded his plastic-fantastic Dreamvette for a bespoke Roll-Royce Phantom several years back, Bel-Air Barbi

More Mini Prices: 2020 Mini Countryman Adds Cheaper 2020-05-22 10:30:57The Mini Hardtop Oxford Edition brings some of the model’s most desirable features to a low-cost trim. Now, Mini is offering the value-oriented

Mazda’s RX-Vision GT3 Is the Off-Limits Rotary Sports 2020-05-22 09:28:30The Mazda RX-Vision concept is just too good a design to exist merely as a static object, a concept car without a future out on the road. Its long nos

Future Cars: 2021 and Beyond 2020-05-22 04:00:19They may be out of favor right now, but traditional three-box cars will never go away. To make sure, automakers around the world are pouring enormous

Hey, Mercedes Is Making Upgrades To Its MBUX 2020-05-22 04:00:02Mercedes-Benz is continuing its drive to upgrade its MBUX platform—the brains of its in car suite of features and services. The never-ending end

What’s New On the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 2020-05-22 04:00:02The current-generation Mazda CX-9 has been around since 2016, and it represented a critical step forward for the automaker. Based on the SkyActiv plat

2020 BMW X3 vs. Lincoln Corsair: Which Compact 2020-05-21 18:15:44Lincoln has been on its SUV game lately—good thing, too, because increasingly, it’s their only game, with the MKZ sedan’s looming de

Best Memorial Day Car Deals for 2020: Huge 2020-05-21 15:45:05We’re experts on a lot here at MotorTrend, but when it comes to data-driven analyses on the best new car deals, we leave it to the pros at Intel

Best Memorial Day SUV Deals for 2020: Sport 2020-05-21 15:05:44Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and summer is arguably the best time for an ambitious family road trip or the off-road adventur

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BorgWarner extends engine cam timing cooperation with GAC 2020-05-22 08:42:00BorgWarner says it partnered with Chinese OEM GAC Motor to introduce its next generation of variable cam timing actuators - intelligent cam torque act

SMMT calls for UK car showrooms to re-open 2020-05-22 07:34:00The UK automotive industry is calling on government to allow the country's 4,900-strong network of new car showrooms to re-open as a matter of urgenc

GM gradually restarts in Mexico as Lear readies 2020-05-22 07:31:00General Motors on Thursday said it was gradually restarting the transmission and engine lines at its Mexican facilities in Silao and Ramos Arizpe, whi

TrueCar extends dealer financial support into June 2020-05-22 07:05:00TrueCar is to continue financial payment relief for its dealer customers through June.

Trafficware launches ATMS 2.10 2020-05-22 06:52:00Cubic Corporation says Trafficware, which operates within its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, has released ATMS 2

Nissan considering 20,000 job cuts, mainly in Europe 2020-05-22 06:52:00Nissan Motor is considering cutting 20,000 jobs from its global workforce, focusing on Europe and developing countries, as it struggles to recover fro

Midlands Future Mobility starts AV trial route 2020-05-22 06:50:00Work has started on the 300km UK Midlands Future Mobility test environment, spanning from Coventry to Birmingham, which will see autono

Michelin CO2 reduction targets approved by SBTi 2020-05-22 06:49:00Michelin's CO2 emissions-reduction targets have been validated by Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

BYD delivers 20 electric buses to Montevideo 2020-05-22 04:52:00BYD and Uruguan distributor, Abriley, have delivered a fleet of 20 pure electric buses to CUTCSA, the country's largest urban public transport operat

Japan goes after Ghosn escape help 2020-05-21 12:28:00Japan said on Thursday it was working to secure the rapid extradition of two men arrested in the United States on charges of enabling the dramatic esc

Dacia Europe sales down in 2020 2020-05-21 09:47:00Romanian carmaker and Renault unit Dacia's sales in Europe dropped by 53% to 93,258 units in the first four months of this year, according to the Rom

Visteon gives VW new infotainment platform 2020-05-21 09:29:00Visteon is supplying a new infotainment platform for Volkswagen Group's (VW) new Nivus model for Brazil.

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2020 Honda Civic Type R, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2020-05-22 14:00:00We drove the 2020 Honda Civic Type R; the 2021 BMW 5-Series was spotted; and we took a look at the greatest car chase scenes of all time. It's the We

The other vehicle powered by Cadillac’s V16 engine 2020-05-22 13:19:00Cadillac attracted lots of attention — first in the autumn of 1929 and then again in the early winter of 2003 — when it unveiled automobil

Review update: 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport is 2020-05-22 11:52:00Among sporty sedans, the 2020 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport doesn’t make many starting lineups for drivers. That’s mostly a shame. Compared to ot

Mystery Porsche 917 Tribute patents show new “Gran 2020-05-22 11:45:00Patent drawings of what looked like a production version of Porsche's 917 Tribute from 2019 surfaced online last month. The drawings, which were disc

Mazda RX-Vision GT3, 2021 BMW 5-Series, 2021 Opel 2020-05-22 11:00:00Mazda unveiled a racing version of its stunning RX-Vision concept from 2015, but this one is for the virtual world only. The new race car is currently

New EV platform moves motors, suspension and steering 2020-05-22 10:00:00An Israeli startup by the name of REE Automotive has teamed up with KYB Corporation, a Japanese supplier specializing in suspension systems, to develo

2021 BMW 5-Series spy shots and video 2020-05-22 09:00:00The BMW 5-Series is currently into its seventh generation and the latest model will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle. In BMW tradition, t

Lexus won't race new twin-turbo V-8 in 2020 2020-05-22 08:00:00Lexus was all set to test a newly developed twin-turbocharged V-8 in an LC race car in the 2020 24 Hours of Nürburgring, but the automaker has pu

New Mazda RX-Vision GT3 ready to race in 2020-05-22 07:00:00Mazda on Thursday unveiled a virtual race car based on its rotary-powered RX-Vision sports car concept from 2015. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, th

2021 Opel Mokka spy shots 2020-05-22 06:00:00Opel engineers are out testing the next redesigned model post the brand’s sale by General Motors to France’s PSA Group in 2017. The model

Ferrari’s on-again, off-again love affair with the Indianapolis 2020-05-21 14:08:00With new rule changes in Formula 1, Ferrari has announced it would reassign budget and workforce toward a new sector of motorsports. Both IndyCar and

Jaguar Land Rover's SVO plans high-performance EVs 2020-05-21 13:00:00It's been a bit over five years since Jaguar Land Rover established Special Vehicle Operations, and during that time the in-house tuner and personali

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