Traffic Costs Trucking $50B, Apple Hires Tesla Engineer & German Carmakers Now Worry About Musk

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TrafficCongested Roads Run Up Trucking Costs Almost $50 Billion

Traffic congestion on highways drove operational costs for trucking up by more than $49.6 billion in 2014, according to analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute released on April 19. The research group said its findings also reveal the impact of congestion costs on a per-truck basis– with an average increased cost of…

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AppleWheelApple Hires Tesla Engineer to Head Car Project, Report Says

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. hired former Tesla Motors Inc. vice president of vehicle engineering Chris Porritt to work on “special projects” related to the tech giant’s electric car initiative, website Electrek reported today, without saying where it got the information. Porritt would become Apple’s most…

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MuskGerman Automakers Who Once Laughed off Elon Musk Are Now Starting to Worry

It wasn’t long ago when the German car industry was still laughing out loud about Elon Musk and his Tesla Motors electric car company. The proud makers of the world’s top-selling luxury brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche could not fathom how a small-time, loss-making upstart from California could ever…

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