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Eric Holder to oversee Uber’s review of sexism allegations

Eric Holder to oversee Uber’s review of sexism allegations

Uber has brought on former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to oversee an independent review of the alleged sexism allegations made by a former employee of the company, CEO Travis Kalanick announced.

In an email to employees, Kalanick wrote that the company would conduct an independent review of the alleged issue, and Mr. Holder would oversee it.

On Sunday, former employee Susan Fowler, who started working at Uber in Nov. 2015 as a site reliability engineer, wrote in a blog post about her work experience and the accused the company of sexism.

GM reportedly planning to build & test thousands of self-driving cars

GM reportedly planning to build & test thousands of self-driving cars

American automobile giant General Motors Co.

Tesla’s primary focus continue to be on Model 3

Billionaire innovator Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is still working on an electric semi truck, but stressed that the company's primary focus for this year will continue to be on the Model 3.

With the electric semi truck dubbed "Tesla Semii," Tesla wants to appeal to a larger audience. If the company successfully manages to place an electric semi truck in the cargo industry, then the costs of shipping can be significantly decreased globally.

BMW will reportedly launch redesigned i3 electric vehicle in 2017

In a recent report (via Reuters), German publication Welt am Sonntag has disclosed that bigwig automaker BMW is planning to launch a redesigned next-generation BMW i3 electric vehicle in 2017.

According to the report, the redesigned i3 electric vehicle being planned by BMW for launch next year will boast an updated design of both its front and rear ends, and a longer range as compared to the previous i3 models.

Mobileye: Tesla allowed hands-free driving over Mobileye’s objections

In its filing with the U.S. Securities Commission on Friday, Israeli firm Mobileye - a company known for its vision systems for vehicles - accused its former partner Tesla Motors of allowing the drivers of its electric vehicles to drive hands-free while using the 'Autopilot' driving assistance system even despite Mobileye's objections.

Daimler may reportedly launch 6-9 “electric” models by 2024

According to a Reuters report, bigwig German car manufacturer Daimler plans to launch at least 6 - and, probably, 9 - "electric" models by the year 2024, to pose a potential challenge to electric vehicles manufactured by Tesla motors and other automakers.

The report -- based on the information shared by an unidentified source familiar with the proceedings at Daimler -- indicates that Daimler is pretty serious about its electric vehicle plans, which it has been talking about quite openly in recent times.