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California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

November 16, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/business/energy-environment/pge-stoc…

After its stock plummeted over its possible role in California’s deadly wildfires, the state’s largest utility won back some investor confidence on Friday after its chief regulator offered a backstop.

Audi’s Autonomous Driving Cup: A Big Deal For Small Cars

Audi’s Autonomous Driving Cup: A Big Deal For Small Cars

By Rene Tellers, 2025AD.com

November 13, 2018

https://www.2025ad.com/the-week-in-ad/2018-11/audi-autonomous-driving-c…

Audi prepares for its Autonomous Driving Cup, Uber ends its wound licking, and Waymo defends its driverless tests against skepticism: read our weekly analysis of the most important news in automated driving!

EDITORIAL: Pickel Is A Ratepayer Advocate Who Doesn't Relish Advocacy

EDITORIAL: Pickel Is A Ratepayer Advocate Who Doesn't Relish Advocacy

By Editorial Board, LOS ANGELES TIMES

November 1, 2018

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-ratepayer-advocate-pick…

Suspicious of Los Department of Water and Power rate hikes and frustrated that the city-owned utility was treated like a political football, residents in 2011 voted to create a ratepayer advocate.

Google Spinoff To Test Truly Driverless Cars In California

Google Spinoff To Test Truly Driverless Cars In California

By Micahel Liedtke, ASSOCIATED PRESS

October 30, 2018

https://apnews.com/877c2fcbd21d4fa2874412797d7696e2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies.