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Look who's talking. Toyota said it will roll out vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity in its lineup starting in 2021, allowing cars to "talk" to one another using dedicated short-range communications technology. The move is intended to increase vehicle safety and urge other automakers to deploy similar technology as a V2V federal mandate stalls in Washington.
Fighting words. After the Center for Investigative Reporting released a report detailing how Tesla misidentified injuries at its Fremont, Calif., factory to help its accident reporting numbers, the automaker shot back with a blog post, calling the outlet "an extremist organization" and claiming it was working with the UAW.
- Tesla should take a page out of Waze's playbook.
- Should automakers be allowed to investigate crashes involving their own vehicles?
- What Elon Musk could learn from the early days of General Motors.
- The dangers of series automation.
- San Francisco orders dockless scooter companies to cease and desist.
- Ford Motor Co.'s autonomous delivery partner Domino's introduces pizza delivery "hot spots."
- Here is the flying car transit system concept we've all been waiting for.
- This Carnegie Mellon robotics professor has some strong words for autonomous vehicle companies testing irresponsibly.
- Some Chevy Bolts getting a whole new battery pack.
- Virginia Tech test track includes rural road simulation.