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GM’s Cruise Automation autonomous-driving subsidiary is about to grow

Cruise Automation will get $14 million from parent General Motors for a new R&D facility, and will add more than 1,100 jobs. GM bought the autonomous-car startup last year, and is now testing cars in three cities.
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UberRush will soon be no more, as service cannabalized business

It looks as though Uber wants to forget about UberRush in the same way we have. On May 8, Quartz reports, Uber plans to more or less shut down the courier service, or at the very least, reposition the service.
Business

Uber gets to stay in Italy a bit longer, court rules

Last Friday, a court in the European country decided to officially ban the ridesharing app, finding that it engaged in unfair competition with traditional transportation offerings (taxis). But now, that decision is being appealed.
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Elon Musk confirms Tesla Semi truck launch in September, 8 electric vehicles now in the works

Tesla's master plan, as revealed so far, has eight different models in the works at various stages. From the Model 3 due out later this year to the Model Y, Roadster, Semi, Minibus, and Pickup truck, Tesla is holding specifics close.
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Apple just got permission to test its self-driving cars in California

California's Department of Motor Vehicles decided to grant Apple an autonomous vehicle testing permit on Friday, allowing the iEmpire to use California's public highways in testing self-driving technology.
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Here's what Dodge meant when it said the Challenger Demon was banned from drag racing

The 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon was supposedly banned from NHRA drag racing, but that's not quite case. The NHRA will let owners race this 840-horsepower muscle car, provided they add certain safety equipment.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Samsung problems, Charlize Theron, ‘PIN’ cracking, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…
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Conservatism be damned, the New York Auto Show was a celebration of extremes

The 2017 New York Auto Show has come and gone, and the theme of this year’s event was automotive excess. Whether it was high-horsepower muscle cars, extreme EVs, or SUVs with tank treads, we’re counting down our favorites rides from the…
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Tesla semi truck reveal in September, pickup truck in 18 to 24 months, Musk says

The Tesla electric semi truck will be unveiled in September, with a pickup truck following in 18 to 24 months, says Elon Musk. Both vehicles present major engineering challenges for Tesla.
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Boy, 8, learns to drive via YouTube tutorials before tootling off to McDonald’s

An eight-year-old boy used YouTube tutorials to learn how to drive before taking his little sister to McDonald's in the family car. Everyone who saw him drive past said he appeared to be a supreme driver.
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Buick’s renaissance continues with a sharper, more elegant Enclave

Buick has introduced the new 2018 Enclave at the New York Auto Show. The second-generation model gets a sharper design, and it inaugurates a luxury-oriented sub-brand named Avenir that will help Buick move upscale.
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Jeep’s Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee is a rolling monument to horsepower

Jeep has stuffed Dodge's supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine under the Grand Cherokee's hood. Engineers managed to retain the V8's 707-horsepower rating, and the Grand Cherokee's on-demand four-wheel drive system.