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Recent authored articles

Startup Rivian built around lean-manufacturing mindset

To launch his tradition-breaking auto company, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe is leaning on a proven industry culture.

Rivian ready to reveal first products in L.A.

UPDATED: 10/22/18 3:10 pm ET - corrected

The suburban Detroit electric-vehicle aspirant Rivian Automotive, spearheaded by car geek and MIT graduate RJ Scaringe, will show its first two models next month.

Autos may lose grip on radio frequency

The Federal Communications Commission may re-evaluate the auto industry's claim to spectrum that enables wireless vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut

Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.

Volvo CEO fine-tuning after transformation

With the redesigned and, now, American-made S60 sedan hitting dealership lots in the coming months and the V60 wagon arriving early next year, the company's product lineup is nearly completely refreshed.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

DOT, NHTSA roll out latest AV testing guidance

The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out the latest installment of its autonomous-vehicle policy guidance, pledging to review motor vehicle safety standards and streamline the testing of self-driving cars.

Who wears a white hat?

Sometimes the tricky world of white-hat hacking gets mixed up in the minefield that is global politics, and it can get messy.

Servicio autónomo de transportación confronta a trabajadores y gobierno en Ohio

La controversia enfrenta a la Transport Workers Union of America y sus 850 miembros de Columbus con grupos de transportistas públicos y privados. El temor es que los vehículos autónomos roban trabajos.

In Columbus, a showdown over shuttles

The controversy pits the Transport Workers Union of America and its 850 Columbus members against an array of public and private transportation groups.

We visit an upstart lidar maker in our season finale

In “Rainbow Road,” the Season 3 finale of Automotive News' “Futurismo” podcast, host Shiraz Ahmed journeys to Orlando to see how one company, lidar startup Luminar Technologies, is preparing for the next chapter of the autonomous vehicle age.

Volvo to open employee training center in S.C.

UPDATED: 8/24/18 4:17 pm ET - adds details

One of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the U.S. plans a training center — Volvo Cars University — in South Carolina, with a focus on technical and service training, and career development for employees.

When self-driving cars come to small towns

In “Going Home,” the seventh episode of Season 3 of “Futurismo,” we talk with Saginaw city leaders about the role advanced transportation technologies will play in the future of small-town America.

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