Tag: coronavirus

Trump pardons Ex-Waymo and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski – Update

Anthony Levandowski, who stole data from Google relating to autonomous vehicle development before joining Uber, will no longer be subject to his 18 months prison sentence. UPDATE, 21 January 2021: Anthony Levandowski was issued an

Opening your car windows could reduce your COVID-19 risk

By now, we all know the basic coronavirus rules. Wear a mask, limit your exposure to other people and when you can’t, keep your distance, and … keep wearing your mask. We also learned at

Global semiconductor shortage threatens to further delay new car production

An international shortage of semiconductors has already forced some factories in Japan and the UK to pause vehicle production. A global semiconductor shortage – caused by the coronavirus crisis – is threatening to slam the

U.S. traffic deaths up despite coronavirus lockdowns as drivers took risks

DETROIT — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety

Renault to revive classic 4L and 5 city cars as electric vehicles – report

French brand to unveil reborn 4L and 5 as EVs this week, alongside three all-electric Alpines. Renault looks set to revive two classic city cars of its past with retro styling and all-electric power. According

All the COVID-19 border closures and restrictions around Australia in 2021

Do your homework and don’t get stranded on your next interstate road trip. Just when we thought we were in the clear from the dreaded coronavirus, it reared its ugly head again in New South

Federal Opposition leader says advancements in car safety saved his life

While most politicians seem focused on speed cameras, at least one prominent figure has given credit to improvements in car safety after a near-death crash last week. Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has attributed his

2021 Ram 1500 DT Series is go! Due in Australian showrooms this month

The Ram 1500 DT Series has received full compliance certification for Australia, meaning officially imported models meet factory standards, allowing local right-hand-drive re-manufacturing to start. Sales of US pick-ups in Australia are poised for a

This Week in Cars: the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen, and Global Parts Shortages

Now that 2020 is calendrically, if not thematically, behind us, we can take a final accounting of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the automotive industry last year. Year-end sales numbers showed auto sales

Tesla Model 3 electric car tops UK sales charts in December 2020

It’s the second time the Tesla Model 3 electric car has led the UK market in a given month, however it ranks outside of the Top 10 for the full year. The Tesla Model 3