TuSimple kicks off plan for a nationwide self-driving truck network with partners UPS, Xpress and McLane

Self-driving trucks startup TuSimple laid out a plan Wednesday to create a mapped network of shipping routes and terminals designed for autonomous trucking operations that will extend across the United States by 2024. UPS, which owns a minority stake in TuSimple, carrier U.S. Xpress, Penske Truck Leasing and Berkshire Hathaway’s grocery and food service supply ...

State-backed COVID-19 disinfo spreads faster and farther than local news outlets in 4 languages

Questionable stories on COVID-19 from state-backed outlets in Russia, China, Turkey and Iran are being shared more widely than reporting by major news organizations around the world, according to Oxford analysts. French, German, Spanish and English news sites see far less social engagement than these foreign-originated ones in their languages. The study is part of ...

Lack of pre-race test “not a huge disadvantage” for McLaren | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Lack of pre-race test “not a huge disadvantage” for McLaren • Hamilton apologised in writing – Marko • Vettel of more interest to Renault than Alonso Source: F1 Fanatic

Venmo begins piloting ‘Business Profiles’ for small sellers

Venmo is going after small businesses. The mobile-payments app announced today it’s piloting a new feature called Business Profiles, which offers small sellers and other sole proprietors the opportunity to have a more professional profile page on its platform. Sellers can share key business details like address, phone number, email, website and more. By adopting ...

Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger

Dish closes Boost Mobile purchase, following T-Mobile/Sprint merger
T-Mobile today announced that it has closed a deal that divests Sprint’s pre-paid businesses, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. The news finds Dish entering the wireless carrier game in earnest, courtesy of the $1.4 billion deal. The whole thing was, of course, a key part of T-Mobile’s bid to merge with Sprint. It was a ...

F1 Podcast: Austrian Grand Prix preview

Before he caught his plane to head to the circuit, Motorsport.com’s F1 Editor Jonathan Noble joined Autosport’s Alex Kalinauckas, Luke Smith and Jessica McFadyen to look at the key talking points ahead of the season-opening Grand Prix.Click on the Play icon below to listen in…   Read Also: First look inside the closed-door …Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com

The day Renault’s turbo engine finally came good at Dijon

Although it was a seismic day for the driver who became the first home winner of the French GP in 30 years, the race is perhaps best remembered for the battle for second place between Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux.Arnoux told GP Racing magazine: “Everyone remembers that duel. Somebody asked me recently: ‘Who won that ...

Social distancing to impact positioning of F1 marshals

The new 2020 season opener will take place this weekend in Austria, where people must stay one metre apart, and F1 has established a “biosphere” to try and keep all those working at the Austrian Grand Prix – and the seven races – safe.But the adapted marshalling locations will still provide the same visibility and ...

Ocon: "Everything was going against me" for F1 return

Ocon has not made an F1 start since the 2018 season finale in Abu Dhabi with Racing Point after being forced to spend last year on the sidelines in a reserve role with Mercedes.Having missed out on a seat at Renault for 2019 following the signing of Daniel Ricciardo, Ocon was picked up by the French manufacturer to ...

Red Bull junior Daruvala eyeing F1 race seat in 2021

A former member of the Force India driver academy, Daruvala was added to Red Bull’s roster of junior drivers in February on the back of his race-winning campaign in FIA Formula 3 last year.The Indian driver remained in title contention until the final round of the rebranded series in 2019, locked in battle with eventual ...