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Jury rigging the pandemic: Ford’s Powered Air Purifying Respirator

The United States is in a race to produce enough medical supplies and equipemnt to properly outfit our healthcare and other front line professionals. Many US corporations are stepping up to help. Ford has re-purposed parts of the F-150 to construct much needed Powered Air Purifying Respirators.

Jalopnik:

The job of a powered air-purifying respirator is ...

Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand  — and not ...

Rivian shuts down all facilities over COVID-19 pandemic concerns

Rivian, the buzzy electric vehicle startup that is backed by Amazon and Ford, is shutting down all of its facilities due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Rivian employs more than 2,000 workers across several locations, including its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., a factory in Normal, Ill. as well as operations ...

GM, Ford and FCA shutter all North American factories over coronavirus fears

Detroit’s big three automakers are to shut down all factories due to fears over the coronavirus. Details are still in the works and will be announced shortly. Over the last few days, United Auto Workers has been pushing the automakers to shut down their factories over concerns of worker safety. UAW President Rory Gamble sent ...

Techstars Detroit accelerator is shutting down

Techstars Detroit, the accelerator that has funded 54 startups in the past five years, is shutting down, TechCrunch has learned. In an email to supporters, Techstars Detroit managing director Ted Serbinski said the accelerator was not able to secure enough funding for 2020. “It’s clear the entire automotive mobility industry is tightening as sales slump ...

Inside Skip’s plan to appeal San Francisco’s scooter permit decision

Electric scooter operator Skip is gearing up to appeal San Francisco’s decision to deny the company a permit to operate in the city. When the Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the permit grantees in September, it came as a surprise to Skip, which had previously received a permit to operate as part of the city’s ...

Ford hopes this headless, two-legged robot will help solve automating last-50-feet delivery problem

01.10.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Ford announced it's the first company to buy Agility Robotics' Digit biped robot. The motor company hopes that the headless robot will help it solve the problem of automating the delivery of packages from the trunk of autonomous cars to consumers' do... ...

Workers at Spin, Ford’s e-scooter company, have unionized in San Francisco

Spin is a short-hire/e-scooter company -- one of those firms like Bird and Lime that fill city streets with future-ewaste vehicles that block wheelchairs. It's owned by Ford.

On Dec 5, workers at Spin's San Francisco office, voted to unionize, organized under Teamsters Local 665. The workers in the union those who recover and charge Spin ...

Here’s the math behind Telsa’s dumb Cybertruck vs F-150 tow test

A couple weeks back Tesla unveiled the its first pickup truck, called the Cybertruck. During its unveiling the company showed a ****-to-**** pull-off. Besides being a silly test, this particular demo was flawed in multiple ways, giving the Tesla a major advantage. Here’s the math to prove it. It’s likely Tesla will redo this test ...