Self-driving car companies’ first step to making money isn’t robotaxis

A WeRide robotaxi with health supplies heads to Liwan district on June 4, 2021, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Southern Metropolis Daily | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While governments may be wary of driverless cars, people want to buy the technology, and companies want to cash in. It’s a … Read more

The 2022 Audi RS 3 Is a Tiny Track Vixen That Wants to Have Fun

The sport sedan segment has dwindled quite a bit in the last decade. While we die-hards cherish these four-door deities, we are the exception, not the rule. Many sporty four-doors have been put out to pasture, replaced with fast but puzzling crossovers and SUVs. Photo: Lalita Chemello Audi refuses to quit the sporty sedan scene. … Read more

GM’s new concept car to revolutionize the brand for EVs

Buick Wildcat Concept Buick DETROIT— General Motors on Wednesday unveiled the Buick Wildcat, a new concept car designed to signal a revolutionary change for the brand, as it moves to offer only electric vehicles in North America by the end of this decade. The car reflects the future design and technological directions of the 119-year-old … Read more

Autoworker union accuses GM’s joint venture of denying access for organizing

Striking United Auto Workers members and supporters attend a speech by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders outside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on Sept. 25, 2019 in Detroit. Michael Wayland/CNBC DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union is accusing a new General Motors joint venture of denying access to workers to conduct a preliminary organizing vote. … Read more

Tesla’s Shanghai Plant Still Below Full Capacity. Tesla Stock Is Dropping.

Text size An aerial view of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images You’re here ‘s Shanghai factories are still not operating at full strength—but that’s not the only reason the EV company’s estimates still look too high. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported Tesla (ticker: TSLA) will continue to operate its Shanghai facility in a closed-loop setting … Read more

Never-before-seen meteor shower may light up Utah’s sky Monday

Infrared image of Comet SW3 taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in 2006. The comet has been breaking up since 1995, providing possible conditions for a meteor shower Monday evening. (NASA, JPL, Caltech) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Patience might pay off for stargazers Monday night, as a new meteor shower … Read more

BYU earns 21 bids to NCAA track and field nationals; SUU, UVU, Utah add 7 more

BYU javelin thrower Ashton Riner competes at the NCAA Championship’s West Preliminary Meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 26, 2022. The Cougars qualified 21 total athletes for the NCAA outdoor track and field national championships in Eugene, Oregon. (Nate Edwards, BYU Photo) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes PROVO — Plenty of standards were met and goals … Read more

Mars lander’s final selfie on red planet shows why its mission is ending

This is the last time we’ll ever see a selfie from NASA’s InSight lander on Mars. And judging by the amount of dust coating the lander’s solar panels, it’s easy to see why. (NASA, JPL-Caltech) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes PASADENA, Calif. — This is the last time we’ll ever see a selfie from NASA’s … Read more