Good morning from Quick Shift, where we're recovering from a Michigan loss in college basketball's big dance. We hear coach John Beilein is a big fan of mobility news. — Katie Burke
Taking a break from building cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter for the second day in a row, but this time he wasn't there to make jokes. Following a report from The Information detailing how Musk had taken over production duties from vice president of engineering Doug Field, the executive fired back, saying it was his job to focus on what's "most critical." When asked by the outlet for an interview, Musk replied that he needed to "build cars."
Remember the Waymo/Honda partnership? A new Bloomberg profile of Waymo CEO John Krafcik includes details on the stalled partnership between the self-driving software company and Honda. According to the article, the companies have been working together on a potential delivery service and may be co-engineering a driverless vehicle.
- The EPA confirms it will ease emissions standards.
- The NLRB files an amended complaint against Tesla.
- San Francisco fends off a scooter invasion.
- Washington, D.C., is considering following New York and Chicago in taxing Uber and Lyft rides, while Seattle officials are mulling setting a minimum base pay to boost driver wages.
- This random Tesla owner is cool if they die in an Autopilot-related crash.
- Think no one uses QR codes anymore? Think again.
- San Jose launches effort to boost manufacturing jobs.
- Want to see a bad photo of the Tesla Semi truck in the wild?
- Truckers take on Trump over electronic surveillance rules.