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Amazon will spend nearly $1.5B in Q4 for one-day delivery initiative as shipping costs skyrocket – GeekWire

(GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Amazon is spending massively to increase capacity for its new one-day delivery initiative — and it’s cutting into the company’s profits. The company revealed Thursday that it will invest nearly $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter alone for its one-day shipping initiative, which is replacing the traditional 2-day core Amazon …

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Volvo’s First Electric Car Kicks Off a Plan to Cut Emissions

When Volvo decided a decade ago that it wanted to make a push on safety, the automaker created a plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries in its vehicles by 2020. Though it admitted earlier this year that the company wouldn’t get there—putting some blame on drivers’ “bad behavior”—today’s Volvos offer a bevy of innovative …

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Smart Summons from Tesla, Drones from UPS, and More Car News

Oh, Tesla—you always make it interesting. Last week, the electric carmaker rolled out a couple of very fun new updates, like “caraoke,” a sharper Automatic Lane Change feature, and in-car app upgrades. But nothing seemed to catch the attention of Tesla lovers—and haters—more than “Smart Summon,” a feature that allows drivers to beckon their empty …

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EVs Fire Up Pyroswitches to Cut Risk of Shock After a Crash

After more than a century of powering their wares with engines that produce hundreds of small, carefully controlled explosions each minute, the auto industry is moving toward a battery-driven future. But that doesn’t mean one without any helpful explosions. Last month, industry supplier Bosch revealed details on what it calls the pyrofuse, a new safety …

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Tesla, Elon Musk violated labor laws, judge rules – TechCrunch

Tesla broke national labor laws when it unfairly prevented workers from unionizing, an administrative law judge in California ruled Friday. The ruling, which will likely be appealed, was first reported by Bloomberg. Tesla has not responded to a request for comment. TechCrunch will update the article if Tesla responds. The automaker and CEO Elon Musk …

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Feds Say Boeing 737s Need to Be Better Designed for Humans

The two 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people and led to what is, so far, a six-month grounding of the jet, stemmed in part from Boeing’s failure to accurately anticipate how pilots would respond to a malfunctioning feature that pointed the jets toward the ground. That’s the key finding from a report the National …

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