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Business news covering the automotive industry, from manufacturing to development.

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Mary Zappone

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Will light rail carry Houston into the future?

With the addition of two new lines and the lengthening of the Red Line, the MetroRail now covers 22 miles and reached 18.5 million boardings last year. | Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

September 19, 2017 - 1:19pm

High-speed rail moving fast despite attempts to derail the project

A rendering of the Japanese-style bullet train passing over a road in Texas. | Photo courtesy of Texas Central Railway. 

 

September 13, 2017 - 11:45am

In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Brenda Stoner

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Texas Legislature may finally have a different outcome for Tesla

For the time being, Tesla has galleries in Texas that showcase its vehicles, but the employees in the stores aren’t able to talk price or actual sale information. | Photo courtesy of Tesla.

April 10, 2017 - 10:16am

Austin: The Kitty Hawk of autonomous vehicles

Austin was home to the first time any car had completed a trip from start to finish on public roads without a test driver. Here, a legally blind man serves as a passenger in a self-driving car in Austin's Mueller neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

January 25, 2017 - 3:23pm

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

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