Free Autonomous Ride-Sharing in Las Vegas

Motional and Lyft have teamed up to offer Las Vegas patrons an autonomous ride-hail experience.

Lyft divested its autonomous vehicle unit in 2021, but has continued to invest in ways to incorporate the technology.

Free rides continue this year, with drivers behind the wheel just in case.  The full driverless ride is on track to become available in 2023.


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Ford Redeploys Resources to Compete in the EV Market

The race for dominance in the EV market demands a new strategy and realignment of operations.

Ford has started on a new trajectory that involves controlling costs in its gas-powered vehicle division and injecting capital into its EV division to speed up expansion. The article describes the company’s reallocation of resources and its impact on the size and skills of the workforce.


Video Spotlight: Ford Motor Company Cutting 3,000 Jobs in Bid to Lower Costs (August 22, 2022, […]

Hands-Free Charging Stations Make EV Ownership More Accessible

Ford is developing a robot charging station as a hands-free charging solution for electric and autonomous vehicles.

The hands-free charging solution is especially attractive to disabled electric vehicle drivers who can operate the charging with a smartphone from inside the car or leave the car with the robots to charge up their vehicle.


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This post is based on the Next Green Car article,

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Self-Serve Stores Moving to Small Towns

Self-serve stores are becoming more commonplace. We shared in an earlier post that Amazon Go was one of the first implementations of this concept.

Amazon has continued to expand the self-serve store concept in several Whole Food stores utilizing its “Just Walk Out” technology.

Amazon isn’t alone. A variety of companies are offering the technology to create a self-serve store. However, most of these stores or applications are in larger cities.

One problem many small towns face is a lack of […]

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