Category archives for: Transportation

Scooter Share Start-up Bird Lays Off 5% Of Employees

Electric scooter startup Bird has laid off between four to five percent of its workforce. That comes out to about 40 people of its ~900-employee workforce. This comes shortly after Lyft laid off up to 50 employees in its bikes and scooters division. “As we establish local service centers and deeper roots in cities where […]

PSA Will Return To The US And Canada With The Peugeot Line

  After exiting the U.S. market in 1991, PSA Group is coming back with the It’s core brand- Peugeot. The French auto conglomerate will reintroduce Peugeot vehicles as part of a 10-year plan to sell cars again in North America, CEO Carlos Tavares said in Paris on Tuesday. They will originally be sourced from Europe […]

VW Plans To Drop Nearly $2 Billion In Ford Self-Driving Car Unit

Volkswagen Group is preparing to invest up to $1.7 billion in a self-driving joint venture centered on Ford Motor’s Argo AI unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources with knowledge of the discussions. VW is preparing to invest $600 million as an equity investment in Argo, the newspaper said, with each company owning […]

UAW Sues GM To Keep Plants Open

The United Auto Workers union sued General Motors on Tuesday, claiming the company’s plan to shutter three auto plants violates the union’s labor contract. The lawsuit, filed in the Northern District of Ohio, asks the court to order GM to reverse its decision to close plants in Baltimore; Lordstown, Ohio; and Warren, Michigan. It also […]

GMC Adds New Rugged Looks And Features For Acadia’s 2020 Revamp

As part of its 2020 model year refresh, GMC’s midsize Acadia crossover gains three engine options and three additional gears for its automatic transmission. It also gains an AT4 variant — the brawny-lux GMC sub-brand introduced on the 2019 GMC Sierra pickup, though a modest suspension lift isn’t a part of this AT4’s package. While […]

Robot Delivery Firm Nuro Announces Hugh Investment By SoftBank

Nuro is one of the very few companies being allowed to operating fully driverless vehicles on public roads today and they have just gotten and they have just hiit the big time. Nuro has is getting a big boost from SoftBank. The Japanese firm’s Vision Fund just put $940 million into driverless delivery vehicle startup. […]

Toyota Adds Android Auto, Apple Carplay, And Amazon Alexa Compatibility To 2020 Lineup

Toyota‘s new 2020 lineup includes, for the first time, a variety of models that support both Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto along with Amazon Alexa. The new models include the 2020 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra. Last year’s Avalon supported CarPlay, but not Android Auto. The two technologies are comparable, letting the driver sync their […]

Ram Ups Its Half Ton Cargo Game With New Multi-Function Tailgate

Ram just announced a new “multifunction tailgate” for its 2019 Ram 1500, and it is thoroughly odd. Not only does the tailgate fold down like normal, but it also splits into two unequally-sized pieces, which can each swing out. In the heavy-duty truck world, the torque wars are in full-swing, but in the half-ton truck […]

Accura To Celebrate 30 Of Performance With The NSX At Chicago Auto Show

Acura is marking 30 years since the shot heard ‘round the automotive world — the 1989 global debut of the first-generation Acura NSX. The first mid-engine exotic without a European pedigree, NSX was a low slung, super light, high-revving machine sporting the world’s first all-aluminum monocoque, titanium connecting rods, a VTEC valvetrain and levels of […]

Micro-Mobility Startup OjO Debuts A New Style Of E-Scooter Share

New micro-mobility startup OjO is now preparing to roll out their sit-down electric scooter sharing platform in the US. With operations beginning in Austin, Texas, OjO’s new take on scooter sharing could signal a shift in the industry. Functionally, OjO’s scooter sharing model will be similar to those of Bird, Lime and other electric scooter […]

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