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Hyundai takes minority stake in self-driving car startup Aurora
TechCrunch

Hyundai Motor Group has invested in Aurora, the latest sign that the scope of the year-old partnership between the automaker and self-driving car startup has expanded. Aurora and Hyundai didn’t disclose terms of the investment. However, picking part new detai… more…

Only 48 hours left for early-bird tickets to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019
TechCrunch

If you’re wild about anything and everything related to mobility and transportation, you do not want to miss the TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 conference in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. If you’re also wild about saving money, then synchronize your Apple watches … more…

72 hours left on early-bird savings for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019
TechCrunch

We’re totally stoked to see all of you at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10 in San Jose, Calif. That’s slightly less than a month away, and if you want to save on the price of admission, you need to play beat the clock. Early-bird pricing ends on Friday, … more…

Racing’s not just for rich guys—a look at the American grassroots scene
Ars Technica

96mph lawnmowers and vintage Maserati engines in ice buggies? Why not. more…

Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs for suspension issue
Reuters

Ford Motor Co said Wednesday it is recalling 1.2 million Explorer sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential suspension defect that could lead to a reduction in steering control. more…

14 cities around the world that are better for pedestrians than people with cars
Insider.com

When traveling, it's common to find cities that have restricted — or completely banned — cars in certain areas. INSIDER rounded up some of these destinations, where visitors can have a better experience when walking, biking, and even riding a boat through the… more…

Ford issues 4 safety recalls covering more than 1.2 million vehicles - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Clickondetroit.com

Ford issues 4 safety recalls covering more than 1.2 million vehicles WDIV ClickOnDetroit Ford Motor Company issues three safety recalls for North America and another one in Canada. View full coverage on Google News more…

Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning
Readwrite.com

The increased digitization and tendency to automate complex manufacturing processes have dredged up technologies that date back to the 70s. Digital Twin is one of those disruptive technologies that went through multiple advancements and made colossal headway … more…

Miller Lite has built a working video game controller in a beer can
Thetakeout.com

In the annals of modern engineering, mankind has achieved one stunning feat after the next. We’ve put humans on the moon, and more than the once. Self-driving motor vehicles are bound to become part of everyday life before too long. The average human lifespan… more…

Two speeding cops crash into one another at intersection, killing 84-year-old woman in nearby car
Boingboing.net

The AP obtained footage from a security camera showing two speeding Chicago police vehicles, lightbars on, crashing into one another and then into a third car idling nearby. The driver of that vehicle, an 84-year-old retired teacher, was killed in the collisi… more…

A deep dive into stalkerware's creepy marketing, illegal privacy invasions, and terrible security
Boingboing.net

Stalkerware -- spyware sold to people as a means of keeping tabs on their romantic partners, kids, employees, etc -- is a dumpster fire of terrible security (compounded by absentee management ), sleazy business practices, and gross marketing targeted at abusi… more…

Ford safety recalls: What you need to know about affected SUVs, vans, and pickups
Fastcompany.com

The Ford recall, announced Wednesday, will affect select Explorers, F-150s and even school buses and ambulances. Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday three separate vehicle safety recalls across North America, and another in Canada. Here’s what you need to … more…

Countries with longer copyright terms have access to fewer books (pay attention, Canada!)
Boingboing.net

Rebecca Giblin ( previously ) writes, "We've just dropped a new study we've been working on for a year. You know how it keeps being claimed that we need longer copyrights because nobody will invest in making works available if they're in the public domain? He… more…

New York Assembly Approves Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
Huffpost.com

The state Assembly passed a bill for expanded access to licenses, but the "Green Light" legislation faces resistance in the state Senate. more…

En el coche autónomo, la unión hace la fuerza: así son las seis grandes alianzas automovilísticas que aspiran a ser referencia mundial
Xataka.com

El coche autónomo es un proyecto que requiere una inversión enorme. Hasta tal punto, que muchos fabricantes de coches han decidido juntarse con otras marcas para formar alianzas y compartir tecnología con el propósito de acelerar la adopción del coche autónom… more…

Ford recalls over a million Explorer SUVs over potential suspension failure issues
ABC News

Ford recalls over a million Explorer SUVs over potential suspension failure issues more…

'I heard a buzz and a bang': Inside the NYC building during chopper crash
ABC News

People inside the building on Seventh Avenue where a helicopter crashed on the roof said that they weren't immediately sure of what was going on, but decided to get out. more…

Pre-hiring pot tests banned in Nevada
ABC News

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 132 banning most pre-hiring weed tests. more…

Ford's 2020 Explorer and Escape expected to lead explosion of new car models
USA Today

Ford is launching a long line of new car models, starting with the Escape and Explorer in 2020. Ford could see a $2 billion profit with this move. more…

Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants may soon be a reality in New York
Democratandchronicle.com

The bill has support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but its fate is uncertain in the Democrat-led Senate. more…