In California, little robot cars will deliver pizza, groceries medicine as a paid service in 2020

  Nuro has an official stamp of approval to start its paid delivery service with autonomous vehicles, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. “Issuing the first deployment permit is a significant milestone in the evolution of autonomous vehicles in California,” said Steve Gordon, DMV director, in a statement. The deliveries will start inContinue reading “In California, little robot cars will deliver pizza, groceries medicine as a paid service in 2020”

Ford’s head of electric vehicles throws shade at Tesla, saying the new Mustang Mach-E’s ‘roof doesn’

  Ford’s electric-vehicles czar took a thinly veiled swipe at Tesla in an Autoblog interview published Friday, alluding to a string of issues reported by owners in recent years. Darren Palmer, who’s helmed the automaker’s EV catch-up efforts since 2017, spoke to Autoblog about the new Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s first battery-powered car. It’s entering anContinue reading “Ford’s head of electric vehicles throws shade at Tesla, saying the new Mustang Mach-E’s ‘roof doesn’”

Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber Advanced Technologies Group, just a week after announcing plans to acquire the self-driving subsidiary, according to a source familiar with the post-merger integration plans. Uber ATG Toronto, which employs about 50 people where the subsidiary conducted its research andContinue reading “Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab”

Where Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative

There’s a narrative that the tech industry’s future lies in Texas and Florida. That tech workers and executives — sick of California’s oppressive policies and sky-high real estate costs — are moving en masse to Miami and Austin this year. That these cities are building dominant talent foundations that will persist for years due toContinue reading “Where Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative”

Mortgage Rates Hit 15th Record Low This Year

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular long-term commitment after marriage, fell to a record low of 2.67%, according to Freddie Mac. That’s 1) the 15th record low this year and 2) the lowest since Freddie started tracking ~50 years ago. FYI: Freddie Mac is a government-sponsored mortgage investor. To calculate the average rate, it compiles rates extendedContinue reading “Mortgage Rates Hit 15th Record Low This Year”

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is the electric race car of the future

Jaguar on Wednesday unveiled a new concept car for the “Gran Turismo” video game, specifically the seventh edition of the popular racing sim that’s set for launch in 2021 for the Sony PlayStation 5. The new concept is called the Vision Gran Turismo SV, and it’s an evolution of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept Jaguar unveiled in 2019Continue reading “Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo SV is the electric race car of the future”

Armored Ferrari 458 Speciale Shrugs Off Bullets Without Shedding Speed

Outwardly, nothing about this Ferrari 458 Speciale is amiss. It is the incredibly desirable, high-performance, and lightweight predecessor to the 488 Pista and whatever insane(r) performance variant Maranello has cooking up for today’s F8 Tributo. However, if you were to, say, try shooting at this specific 458 Speciale with the intent of harming its occupants (and you’re not packing, say,Continue reading “Armored Ferrari 458 Speciale Shrugs Off Bullets Without Shedding Speed”