How a Deal to Bring Autonomous Vehicles to Walt Disney World Blew Up

Walt Disney once mused that it’s “kind of fun to do the impossible,” so it’s likely the animation mogul would’ve been impressed by last year’s reports that fully-autonomous vehicles could soon be shuttling passengers around the amusement park in Florida that bears his name. Driverless cars are, after all, one of the…

A Southwest Flight Made an Emergency Landing After an In-Flight Case of Non-Consensual Footsie Got Out of Hand

If you’ve ever flown before, you know the feeling: as you hunt down your seat, you’re hoping and praying that the person next to you won’t be some weirdo who doesn’t understand the concept of personal space. Normally, we’re pretty lucky. But on Tuesday, a Southwest flight had to make an emergency landing because of…

Aftermarket Software Tuners SCT and Bully Dog Forced to Pay Significant EPA Penalty for Dirty Tunes

Derive Systems, parent company to popular aftermarket tuners Bully Dog and SCT, has been awarded a civil penalty of $300,000 for manufacturing and distributing over 363,000 products that violate the Clean Air Act. In addition to the penalty, Derive Systems will be forced to spend as much as $6.25 million in order to…

A Rep from the Largest U.S. Porsche Dealer May Have Skipped Town With $2.5 Million in Customer Deposits

Champion Porsche in Florida has made a name for itself as the largest Porsche dealer in the U.S., a reputation secured in part by the sales prowess of its ex-vice president of marketing, Shiraaz Sookralli. But Champion now finds itself at the center of a burgeoning scandal set off by Sookralli, who’s accused by his…

Goodyear CEO Learned About Deadly RV Tire Failures As Early As 2008, Court Docs Suggest 

U.S. regulators want to find out which Goodyear officials were involved in assessing a possible defect in an RV tire that’s linked to at least 10 deaths and dozens of injuries. Newly-released documents obtained by Jalopnik provide an answer for Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer: he personally approved settlements of cases…

When Tesla's Plant Lost Power for Two Days Because of Alleged Crane Operator 'Negligence'

Tesla has been feverishly trying to ramp up production in recent months of the Model 3 sedan at what’s, for now, its only assembly plant. CEO Elon Musk says plans for additional manufacturing facilities are forthcoming, and a lawsuit filed last week by the automaker underscores how crucial that is for Tesla’s…

Tesla Gigafactory Worker Allegedly Trafficking 'Significant Quantities' of Cartel Drugs, says Ex-Employee [Updated]

A former Tesla employee has filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging the automaker failed to disclose to shareholders that authorities had uncovered an alleged drug trafficking effort involving an employee at its Gigafactory plant in Nevada dealing “substantial”…

Tony Stewart To Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Family Of Racer Killed On Track

Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart has agreed to settle with the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. five weeks before the wrongful death lawsuit over Ward’s death was supposed to go to trial, reports ESPN. Ward died after being hit by Stewart’s car at a race during the Empire Super Sprints race at Canandaigua Speedway…

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