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1st SpaceX passenger: 'I choose to go to the moon!'
SpaceX announced on Monday night that its first moonshot passenger will be Yusaku Maezawa, a billionaire estimated by Forbes to be the 18th-richest person in Japan. "I choose to go to the moon!" said the 42-year-old Maezawa, who founded Japan's largest online fashion mall and is worth almost $3 billion. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:21:00 -0400
EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW on Dieselgate anniversary
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said BMW, Daimler and VW are suspected of agreeing "not to compete against each other on the development and roll-out" of anti-pollution systems for petrol and diesel passenger cars. "If proven, this collusion may have denied consumers the opportunity to buy less polluting cars, despite the technology being available to the manufacturers," she added. The probe lands three years to the day after shock revelations following a United States investigation that VW installed software in millions of its diesel vehicles around the world to cheat emissions tests.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:41:03 -0400
Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive
Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart. Under a deal with web giant Google, the Renault-led group -- the world's largest auto alliance by sales volume -- will begin incorporating the most widespread operating system into its vehicle dashboards starting from 2021. "The main objective is to offer (drivers) the same experience in their cars as smartphone users have on their devices," the French-Japanese alliance's business development chief Hadi Zablit told AFP.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 03:50:32 -0400
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