10:22 PM ET Associated Press POMONA, Calif. — Brittany Force took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Force had a 3.661-second run at 333.91 mph in the final qualifying session, giving her 33 career No. 1 qualifiers. She drove
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Self-driving technology company Aurora Innovation Inc. affirmed it remains on pace to launch a commercial trucking business by late next year and a robotaxi service by late 2024. Advances in lidar sensors, expansion of business partnerships and the maturation of its autonomous-driving technology have made it possible to project the start of a commercial trucking
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PARIS — Renault Group could split off its electric and internal combustion drivetrain activities into two “dedicated entities,” CEO Luca de Meo said, as the automaker targets a 100 percent full-electric lineup in Europe by 2030.  Full-electric activities and technologies would be concentrated within France, while combustion engines, hybrids and transmissions would be built outside
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The Italian government approved almost 8 billion euros ($9 billion) in aid to shield consumers and companies from soaring energy prices that are weighing on the economic outlook, including 1 billion euros for the automotive industry. Some 6 billion euros were allocated for energy aid, Prime Minister Mario Draghi told reporters on Friday. Draghi’s administration
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10:26 PM ET Associated Press POMONA, Calif. — Robert Hight topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Hight, a three-time season champion, had a 3.882-second run at 330.89 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro SS. If it holds up Saturday, it would give Hight
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WASHINGTON — General Motors and its self-driving technology unit Cruise, in a long expected move, formally petitioned U.S. regulators for permission to build and deploy a self-driving vehicle that does not need human controls. Cruise said in a blog post on Friday it sought permission to deploy the Cruise Origin that does not need features
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TURIN — Stellantis will sell its 20,000-square-meter office space in the historical Lingotto complex in Turin to a software company to further reduce the automaker’s real estate costs. The building, which has a test track on its roof, was designed by renown French-born Italian architect Giacomo Mattè-Trucco. It served as a factory and headquarters to
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