GM’s Cruise unit to deploy robotaxis in Dubai from 2023

DETROIT — General Motors’ majority owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary said on Monday it plans to begin deploying its robotaxis in Dubai beginning in 2023, in a deal that signals the company is more confident about launching its first commercial service in San Francisco before then.

Dubai’s Road and Transit Authority and Cruise said in a joint statement that Cruise will deploy a limited number of its purpose-built Cruise Origin vehicles in the emirate in 2023, making Dubai the first city outside the United States where Cruise will operate. By 2030, Cruise and Dubai’s transit authority said they plan to

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Biden to meet with auto executives on painful chip shortage

General Motors employees work on the assembly line at Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Clarence E. Brown has experienced union strikes, plant shutdowns and layoffs due to parts shortages during his 47 years working for General Motors.

But Brown, president of a United Auto Workers local chapter in Kansas, describes the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage that’s costing automakers billions and forcing massive temporary layoffs as more “disappointing” than previous work stoppages, because he feels it could have been avoided.

“I’m not a corporate multibillionaire, but it doesn’t take a rocket

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Tesla Raises Prices Again

  • Tesla has raised prices for the fourth time in four months.
  • The move happened late last week, the same week word came that customers were experiencing delays of some models.
  • The company plans to post 2021 Q1 financial results April 26, 2021.

    If you have been paying to attention to Tesla’s website you might have noticed the automaker has raised prices for the fourth time in four months, this latest time the same week customers have been experiencing delays of their new Teslas.

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    Biden praises South Korean battery maker deal as win for U.S. electric vehicle push

    President Joe Biden during remarks on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 7, 2021.

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    President Joe Biden on Sunday declared the settlement between two Korean battery makers a victory for U.S. efforts to build a strong supply chain for electric vehicles in order to create clean energy jobs and curb climate change.

    The settlement over a trade secrets dispute between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation will allow two plants in Georgia to move forward with plans to produce

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    Helena City Commission to consider electric transportation on city streets, trails | Local

    So the city only prohibits the use of automobiles on trails, and any effort to block the use of e-bikes in the South Hills would require a fairly extensive process to rewrite city code.

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    Southern California-based “micro-mobility” company Bird is planning on bringing its dockless e-scooters to Helena.

    Also under consideration will be the use of e-scooters. Bird, a California-based “shared micro-mobility” company, hopes to bring its rentable, dockless e-scooters to Helena as early as this spring.

    Bird scooters, along with those of many other companies, are commonly

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    China’s Huawei to invest $1 billion on auto technology it claims surpasses Tesla

    Huawei Technologies Co. plans to invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena.

    Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology has already surpassed Tesla’s in some ways, for instance by allowing cars to cruise for more than 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) without human intervention, Rotating Chairman Eric Xu told analysts in Shenzhen on Monday.

    The Chinese telecom giant will partner with three automakers initially to make self-driving cars that carry the Huawei name as a sub-brand, said Xu, one of three executives who take turns to fill

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