Thursday, October 22, 2020

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

Even in the midst of a pandemic, never doubt the world’s ability to surprise. This week, we tracked some remarkable trends. Serious crashes are,...

Elon Musk Says Tesla Stock Is ‘Too High’—and It Quickly Falls

He’s at it again. Launching a Friday morning tweet-tear, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote, “Tesla stock price is too high imo .” Ask,...

Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World

One possibility is a greater acceptance of electric vehicles. “People are going to be really thinking about health. They're seeing that suddenly the streets...

Tesla Posts Another Profit as Musk Slams Virus Restrictions

Tesla on Wednesday reported its third consecutive quarterly profit, defying the projections of analysts who had expected the Covid-19 pandemic to drive the electric...

Planes Are Still Flying, but Covid-19 Recovery Will Be Tough

Over the past three months, Covid-19 has reduced air travel in the United States to the point where the fact of a nearly full...

Delivery Robots Aren't Ready—When They Could Be Needed Most

Starship and others building robots for sidewalks have faced criticism for operating there, where they compete with pedestrians and people in wheelchairs for space....

A Coronavirus Silver Lining: Less Driving, Fewer Crashes

For all the misery Covid-19 has wrought, the shelter-in-place orders imposed in the name of public health have yielded a few benefits, at least...

The Pandemic Could Be an Opportunity to Remake Cities

Last Tuesday, a Gemballa Mirage GT barrelled into a series of parked cars on a Manhattan street. The driver fled and was arrested. And...

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

The Parisian version of Octavia, it turns out, isn't all he'd hoped. “We screwed this one up,” Tumlin says. “The island is too narrow,...

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need It Most

Jason Young got up at 4am Friday. It was his daughter’s birthday, so he’d taken the early shift at the Giant Food grocery store...

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