#GOOGLE

Business

Michigan Proposes “CAV” Corridor

The future of where the rubber meets the road  
#Google #Ford #Waymo

Business

Dhivya Suryadevara Leaving GM

She became the first female CFO in GM’s history.
#Google #Ford #GeneralMotors

Business

Levandowski Sentenced for Stealing Robo-Car Data

The end of years of high and low drama
#tech #people #legal

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit
#Google #Toyota #Bosch

Quality

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications
#Daimler #Google #Waymo

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way
#Ford #Honda #Lexus

Hybrid

Updated Audi Q5 Gets New Face, Adds Tech

Highlights include OLED taillights and mild-hybrid power
#Audi #tech #Google

Business

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations
#europe #tech #americas

Business

Waymo Bumps External Funding to $3 Billion

New investments will go toward people, tech and operations
#Chrysler #Rowe #Google

Production

Going Back to Work—Safely, Honestly

Companies like Ford have created solid protocols to get things back up and running. But it depends on the honesty of everyone to work as intended.
#facilities #Google #Ford

Autonomous Vehicles

Cars Without Coffee: When A Vehicle Isn’t Driving Him, John Krafcik Takes the Porsche

Eleventh in a series. Yes, he knows about autonomous driving. But Waymo’s Krafcik loves cars you drive. And he’s also important in another way.
#Ford #Hyundai #people

Business

The Girl Behind Germany's 120-Year-Old Luxury Automaker

A few hints, it’s not Gertie and it rhymes with ladies
#Google #racing #europe

Business

Putting Computers to Work Against COVID-19

VW and Denso have teamed up with quantum computer specialist, D-Wave, to support medical researchers
#Daimler #tech #covid-19

Car/Ride Sharing

Three Distinct, Emerging Automaker Business Models

MaaS and robo-taxis, in conjunction with advancing automotive technology, could drastically change what it means to drive in the not-too-distant future.
#tech #BMW #Tesla

Design

Magna Makes Masks: And You Can, Too

Global supplier addresses critical need for protective masks—including instructions how you can make them at home
#Google #Magna

Production

Polestar Begins Making Sporty EV in China

New safety precautions implemented to protect against the coronavirus
#covid-19 #Polestar #Volvo

Business

Toyota Appoints Self-Driving-Car Guru to Board

James Kuffner has the knowhow and background to help transform the carmaker’s future
#asia #tech #people

Business

The Cost of Stealing Google's Autonomous Tech: $179 Million

Pioneering engineer files for bankruptcy and still faces criminal charges
#Google #Waymo #legal

Economics

Waymo Rounds Up Nearly $2.3 Billion

Sale marks a step toward independence and sustainability
#Google #Magna #Waymo

Batteries

Fastback EV Previews Polestar’s Design Direction

Sleek concept distances the fledgling brand away from its parent
#tech #sustainability #Polestar