Month: March 2022

9:18 AM ET Audi and Porsche owner Volkswagen is likely to give the green light for the two brands to make their entry into motor racing’s Formula One at a meeting next week, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. “We will hopefully be able to communicate our intention to enter into Formula
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The growing demand for electric vehicles is upending the automotive supply chain at a time when it was already stressed by the coronavirus pandemic, rising material prices and semiconductor shortages. The industry’s push for new technologies and solutions is enormous, and R&D work is underway around the industry. During 2019 and 2020, the world’s top
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TOKYO — Electric vehicles are finally finding traction as sales and investment plans rapidly expand. But automakers say EVs will really take off with the arrival of solid-state batteries. The next-generation power packs promise safety, cost, weight and performance improvements over today’s lithium ion batteries. And crucially, they could spur wider EV adoption in popular
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Porsche is looking to advance itself in the world of in-vehicle entertainment — at least at its in-house playground in Southern California. It’s now offering a virtual reality gaming experience — for passengers, not drivers — at its Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. The program, created in collaboration with the tech startup Holoride is
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11:30 AM ET Formula One cars will race under the lights down the Las Vegas strip in 2023 as part of a new event on the championship calendar, joining Austin and Miami as U.S. host venues. Las Vegas will hosts its event on a Saturday night in November, a rarity in an F1 calendar featuring
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11:42 AM ET The all-female W Series will have 10 races on the Formula support schedule this season, two more than originally scheduled, after announcing on Wednesday opening and closing double-headers in Miami in May and Mexico in October. This year will be the series’ third season, with Britain’s Jamie Chadwick chasing her third crown
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A German court has awarded a Tesla Model 3 owner €69,000 ($76,800) in compensation after deciding that the car’s optional autonomous driving technology didn’t live up to the marketing promise. According to German publication the Spiegel, the Darmstadt Regional Court heard how the plaintiff had ordered his German-spec Model 3 with the optional Full Self
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5:06 AM ET Former motor sport boss Max Mosley died of a gunshot wound in the bedroom of his London home last May after being told his cancer was terminal, an inquest heard on Tuesday. His family had said at the time that the 81-year-old, who was one of the most influential figures in F1
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WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will review whether startup technology firm Pony.ai complied with government reporting requirements for driverless crashes. Earlier this month, Pony.ai agreed to issue a recall for some versions of its autonomous driving system software after an October crash in California. The recall covered three vehicles that
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