Good morning from Quick Shift. Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be launching a Tesla Roadster to Mars, and that's not even the day's top story. Read what's happening in the world of the future below. — Shiraz Ahmed
All-in on EVs: Porsche announced it will be doubling its investment in electrified powertrains, committing to spend about $7.5 billion by 2022. The Nissan brand and Infiniti will be adding six EVs to their lineups as well, and Nissan will be teaming with a Chinese partner to introduce 20 EVs into the Chinese market.
Waymo-Uber trial, Day 2: The trade-secret theft lawsuit that has Silicon Valley salivating has begun. Staff Reporter Katie Burke is in the courtroom and has the details on both companies' opening statements as well as Waymo CEO John Krafcik's testimony. Click here to read what happened yesterday.
- Buzzfeed takes us inside Tesla's Fremont factory to see how some workers are dealing with work-related injuries.
- Toyota is overhauling its revolutionary production process to survive in a new technology age.
- Uber tries to win back drivers' trust.
- A different take on removing the human element from driving.
- Chinese EV company Skio Matrix receives $159 million from IDG Capital.
- Broadcom ups the ante in its attempted forced acquisition of Qualcomm.
- The new Star Wars trailer hints at a galaxy far, far away for gearheads.
- A Tesla teardown video says the Model 3 is "built like a 1990s Kia."
- Embark's self-driving truck completes cross-country trip.
- Why China is winning the quantum computing race.
- Drones could soon deliver medical supplies in North Carolina.