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12/3/2021

Nissan has been working on an electric lunar rover, showcasing a prototype at the company's Futures event. The prototype's all-wheel-drive technology will be incorporated into some 2023 Nissan Ariya electric vehicles.

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Electrek
12/3/2021

Drivers traveling through the Turkey Lake service plaza on the Florida Turnpike will get an alert about their tread levels and tire pressure, thanks to a newly installed system. The WheelRight Tire Safety System is designed to curb accidents and blowouts.

12/3/2021

Amazon plans to replicate its US Delivery Service Partner program in Europe by partnering with small trucking businesses in France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain, according to a report by The Information. Amazon mostly relies on larger contractors to serve its European markets and started making ground deliveries using its own fleet in Germany in 2019.

12/3/2021

Just as dog breeds have their specialties, people also excel in some areas but not others, writes Wally Bock, who offers five analogies for being a leader of people.

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12/3/2021

Toll road traffic will continue to grow next year, with median tolled traffic expected to increase by 2% and revenue expected to rise by 4%, according to Moody's Investors Service. "The vast majority of our toll operator members have reported that traffic has returned, at least to pre pandemic 2019 levels, maybe not where they would have expected to be had there not been a pandemic, but at least above 2019 levels," said Pat Jones, CEO and executive director of IBTTA.

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The Bond Buyer
12/3/2021

The National Highways Authority of India may start collecting tolls along the Delhi Meerut Expressway next week. The expressway has been open since April, although tolls have not yet been charged.

12/3/2021

Net absorption for North American industrial real estate will total more than 507 million square feet by the end of this year -- a new record -- with 3.8% vacancy versus 4.9% at the end of 2020, according to a Cushman & Wakefield report. Rents will also break a record this year with an average increase of 8.5% over 2020, and the report predicts warehouse and industrial space availability will not surpass demand until 2023.

12/3/2021

A new agreement between the Texas border municipalities of McAllen, Mission and Granjeno and the US government provides funding to expand the Anzalduas International Bridge and open a second border crossing. The municipalities have donated land and property to the project in return for receiving the higher revenue expected from cargo trucks crossing the border.

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BorderReport
12/2/2021

Autonomous-vehicle startup Aurora will tap Amazon Web Services to assist with AV development. AWS will house and analyze data, complete driving simulations and help spur the development of Aurora's software stack.

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CNET
12/2/2021

Digital keys for are now available for some 2020 and 2022 BMWs on Samsung Galaxy S21 and Pixel 6 smartphones. Drivers can use their phones to lock and unlock their vehicles and start the engines.

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