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Quick Shift: Tesla's workplace practices under investigation
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California's Division of Occupational Health and Safety said Wednesday it was investigating the automaker over allegations of workplace hazards and misreporting injuries.

Quick Shift: The other fight between Detroit and California
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The EPA's decision to roll back emissions standards could pose an engineering problem for Detroit automakers and health problems for Californians.

Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny
Ryan Beene |

Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.

Ford launches shuttle service for nonemergency medical appointments
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Patients can schedule pickup and drop-off times up to 30 days in advance of a nonemergency medical appointment. A driver will pick them up from their home or nursing facility and transport them to the hospital and back.

Quick Shift: Toyota touts new talking cars
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Toyota's cars will start talking to one another in 2021 using short-range communications technology.

TomTom Q1 earnings up as sales to automakers rise 42%
Toby Sterling |

TomTom, the Dutch navigation and mapping company, reported better-than-expected first-quarter core earnings, despite a decline in sales.

Toyota readies 'talking' vehicles for 2021
David Shepardson |

Toyota plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.

Quick Shift: New study tackles high cost of parking
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Inrix, the transportation analytics company, found that drivers spend $3,000 a year on average finding a place to put their vehicle.

Hitachi, Clarion have pipeline of parking advances
Jim Henry |

Hitachi, Clarion are working on self-parking innovations beyond what's only now reaching the market.

Hyundai Mobis taps first non-Korean leader to drive autonomous investment
Hans Greimel | @hansgreimel |

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis wants to leapfrog from fast follower to leader in autonomous driving technologies by 2025, and is preparing to infuse its division with more expertise and money.

Nissan, partner eye early 2020s robotaxi rollout
Naoto Okamura |

To work through the technical challenges of getting into the robotaxi business, Nissan has partnered with the Japanese gaming and communications company DeNA.

Quick Shift: Tesla, NTSB face off in war of words
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Tesla and the National Transportation Safety Board had a very public you're-fired-no-I-quit moment this week.

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