Showing posts with category "electric cars"

A secret weapon for self-driving car startups: Humans

Autobala ~~ Self-driving start-ups like Cruise and Pony.ai began testing unmanned vehicles in some parts of California last year. An additional feature is the human operator. James Penn, CEO of Pony.ai, told Reuters that there is no driver in the driver’s seat, but there is a safety operator in the passenger seat that “has a […]

August 23, 2021
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Tesla says Elon Musk’s 2020 compensation was nil

Reuters~Tesla says Elon Musk’s 2020 compensation was nil~ Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Friday Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s total compensation for 2020 was nil, compared to $23,760 in 2019. The electric-car maker also said in a regulatory filing that finance chief Zachary Kirkhorn’s total compensation was $46.6 million, versus the $21.2 million he got […]

August 14, 2021
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Electric-Vehicle powertrains set to disrupt auto industry’s pecking order

Asia.Nikkei ~ Electric-vehicle makers including Hyundai Motor and Stellantis have begun to look beyond their own development teams for powertrain systems — the throbbing heart that makes EVs go — in a trend that could reshape decades-old automotive supply chains. EV powertrains, called e-axles, combine motors, gearboxes and other drive components into one system that plays a […]

August 4, 2021
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