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World carbon pollution falls 17% during pandemic peak

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:00

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The world cut its daily carbon dioxide emissions by 17% at the peak of the pandemic shutdown last month, a new study found. In their study of carbon dioxide emissions during the coronavirus pandemic, an international team of scientists calculated that pollution levels are heading back up — and for the year will end up between 4% and 7% lower than 2019 levels. For a week in April, the United States cut its carbon dioxide levels by about one-third.

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Tesla shareholder lawsuit stalls while trying to stop Elon Musk from tweeting

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:45

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A Delaware judge has denied a request by attorneys for Tesla shareholders to pursue a lawsuit seeking to prevent CEO Elon Musk from using his personal Twitter account to disseminate information regarding the electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer. Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III ruled Tuesday that shareholder attorneys had not demonstrated a sufficient reason for him to allow the state court lawsuit to proceed. The SEC sought to hold Musk in contempt of court after he tweeted in Febr

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GM Super Cruise is evolving into Ultra Cruise, for hands-off city driving

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:09

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GM has a "big team" working on an advanced version of its hands-free driving assistance system, Super Cruise, that will expand its capability beyond highways and apply it to city streets, the automaker's vice president of global product development Doug Parks said Tuesday. GM is also continuing to improve its existing Super Cruise product, Parks said during a webcasted interview at Citi’s 2020 Car of the Future Symposium. "As we continue to ratchet up Super Cruise, we continue to add capabili

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Autoblog is Live: Playing Forza Horizon 4

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 18:50

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We're playing F1 2019 today.

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Watch as U.S. auto industry springs back to life after lockdown

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 16:56

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The Detroit Three automakers and their suppliers began restarting assembly lines on Monday after a two-month coronavirus lockdown in a slow revival of a sector that employs nearly 1 million people in the United States. On a chilly and damp Monday morning, hundreds of workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobile's (FCA) truck plant in Warren, Michigan began lining up before 4 a.m. to start the 5 a.m. shift. "I'm a little nervous," said Larry Smith, 53, of New Baltimore, who works on wheel alignment away

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