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Self-driving cars take on the streets of Hamburg

April 20, 2019 |

Five electric Volkswagen cars fitted with the latest in autonomous technology are now driving a section of Hamburg’s streets. – RSS Channel – World

Florida man arrested for burglarizing cars in jail parking lot moments after being released

April 7, 2019 |

Florida man arrested for burglarizing cars in jail parking lot moments after being releasedMichael Lewis had just been released after being arrested on grand theft charges when he allegedly began stealing from cars in the jail parking lot.

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Tesla deliveries fall sharply in the first quarter, especially for its highest-margin cars

April 4, 2019 |

Electric-car maker Tesla Inc. delivered sharply fewer vehicles to customers in the first three months of the year, raising questions about the strength of demand for its product lines as it ramps up assembly of the newest sedan.

The Palo Alto company said Wednesday that it delivered about 63,000…

L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Murder Suspect Activated Car’s Child-Safety Locks

March 31, 2019 |

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was found dead Friday, and police say a mistake over her Uber ride may have led to her death. “We believe that she simply mistakenly got into this particular car thinking it was an Uber ride,” said Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook. The…

Tesla Is Betting It Can Sell Cars Online, Without a Test Drive

March 4, 2019 |

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest strategic shift will be one of his biggest challenges: persuading mainstream consumers to purchase cars online the way they buy books or clothes. US Business


Inside Singapore’s push into self-driving cars

February 28, 2019 |

It may look like a giant robotic bug but the MooAV could be the car of the future. – RSS Channel – World

California Inc.: Who needs insurance in the age of self-driving cars?

February 25, 2019 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Remember Jeffrey Skilling? He’s the former Enron chief executive whose scheming helped…

L.A. Times – Business

A new generation of flying cars is taking to the air. But without the cars

February 24, 2019 |

For a booming postwar America, spilling out onto vast suburban tracts and enthralled with the possibilities of new technology, the flying car was an intriguing chimera.

Attach the wings and propeller of a plane to the body of a car and drivers might pull out of their garage, motor to an open area…

L.A. Times – Business

Self-driving cars could end auto insurance as we know it

February 19, 2019 |

Dan Peate, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Southern California, was thinking of buying a Tesla Model X a few years ago — until he called his insurance company and found out how much his premiums would rise.

“They quoted me $ 10,000 a year,” Peate recalled.

For all the concern over accidents…

L.A. Times – Business

Sneaker grails: Find out which sneakers cost more than cars

February 14, 2019 |

Sneakerheads call them “Holy Grails”: the most coveted and seldom-seen treasures, akin to that Last Supper tableware that medieval knights never tracked down.

A grail list is highly subjective, but one way to measure rarity is by price. Some are one-of-a-kind creations never intended to be worn….

L.A. Times – Business