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Upstarts & downfalls

Brash Silicon Valley upstarts see the auto industry as ripe for disruption. The industry is slow to change, they say, and they argue it's time to rethink the ways in which vehicles are powered, sold and owned.

Safety-minded Volvo takes some chances

Volvo hopes so as it takes bold steps to re-establish itself as more than a niche brand for staid college professors and safety-obsessed parents.

Tesla temporarily halts Model 3 output, again

Tesla is temporarily stopping production of the Model 3 sedan for the second time this year -- this time to "improve automation," the company said.

Uber agrees to expanded FTC settlement over 2016 hack

After admitting to covering up a widespread hack that compromised the personal data of 57 million customers in 2016, Uber has agreed to an expanded settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Lidar startup says it can mass-produce cost-effective sensors

One year after making its public debut, lidar startup Luminar is tackling the persistent problem of efficiently mass-producing automotive-grade sensors.

Experts: Education key to safe use of Autopilot

Critics say drivers are unaware of the limitations of driver assistance systems such as Tesla's Autopilot.

'Bankwuptcy' watch: Will Tesla make it through?

Investors are losing confidence in the company's ability to ramp up production of the Model 3.

NLRB files amended complaint against Tesla, schedules hearing

The National Labor Relations Board found merit to complaints levied by Tesla factory workers against the automaker, the UAW said, and the case has been scheduled to go before a judge in June.

Chinese startup SF Motors targets U.S. with first premium EV

The automaker says it will start preorders for the luxury SF5 electric crossover by the end of the year and begin deliveries in 2019.

Uber won't renew California license to test AVs

UPDATED: 3/27/18 6:16 pm ET - adds statement

Uber will not renew its permit to test self-driving cars in California following the fatal crash involving one of its vehicles in Tempe, Ariz.

Nvidia develops virtual testing platform for self-driving cars

UPDATED: 3/27/18 2:27 pm ET - adds details

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the company has developed a virtual simulation platform for manufacturers to test self-driving technology. The system will be available to Nvidia's partners this fall.

Self-driving testers pause to rethink after fatality

UPDATED: 3:08 pm US ET - Interview timing clarified

The death of an Arizona woman was 'uncomfortably soon in the history of automated driving,' said one analyst.

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry to collaborate on technical architecture

Jaguar Land Rover and Canadian technology company BlackBerry will work together to develop a new software architecture for the automaker's next-generation vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry to collaborate on technical architecture

Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry will work together to develop a new software architecture for the automaker's next-generation vehicles.

Uber self-driving car video shows operator was distracted before fatal crash

Video taken from onboard cameras in a fatal self-driving car crash shows the operator did not have his eyes on the road and the pedestrian was visible for at least a second before the crash occurred.

Uber self-driving car video shows operator was distracted before fatal crash

Video taken from onboard cameras in a fatal self-driving car crash shows the operator did not have his eyes on the road and the pedestrian was visible for at least a second before the crash occurred.

VOLVO: Poised for big year of growth and change

Matthew Haiken, chairman of the Volvo Retail Advisory Board, says Volvo Cars' rising tide should lift all boats, especially those of its U.S. dealers.

Uber vehicle in autonomous mode kills pedestrian in Ariz.; pilot programs suspended

UPDATED: 3/19/18 6:54 pm ET -- adds details

An Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode in Tempe, Ariz., struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street Sunday night. Uber has suspended pilots in all cities following the deadly accident.

Uber halts AV tests in Toronto after company's driverless car kills pedestrian in Ariz.

Uber has voluntarily stopped testing autonomous vehicles in Toronto after one of the ride-hailing service's driverless vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz.

Volvo dealers worried about subscription models

Volvo's new subscription service and its plans for its Lynk & CO brand to sell vehicles directly to consumers have stirred unrest among the Swedish automaker's approximately 300 U.S. dealers.

UAW vs. Tesla: It's on

UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.

Quick Shift: Waymo launches driverless rides in Arizona

We're wrapping up at SXSW and looking forward to the next autonomous vehicle industry event ... in two weeks.

Magna to invest $200M in Lyft to speed self-driving tech

UPDATED: 3/15/18 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close

Ride-hailing startup Lyft is adding Magna to its long list of investors and partners to deploy and accelerate self-driving technology.

Magna investing $200M in Lyft to speed self-driving tech

UPDATED: 03/15/2018 1:12 pm ET -- Adds kit details

Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with Canadian auto parts giant Magna International to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project.

Tesla targeted by new UAW complaint with U.S. labor board

Tesla is facing another complaint from the UAW over allegations that it retaliated against workers involved in unionizing efforts at its factory in Fremont, Calif.


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