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This Week in Transportation News: 11 Stories You Need to See
Saturday, December 16, 2023

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy auto and transport industry press releases from PR Newswire, including a coast-to-coast EV charging network and an autonomous military prototype vehicle.

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the auto and transportation industries stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

    1. Pilot Travel Centers LLC, General Motors and EVgo Make Convenient,
       Accessible Charging a Reality with Opening of First Stations in
       Coast-to-Coast EV Charging Network"EV drivers are eager for a better
       charging experience and to have more charging locations along America's
       most traveled corridors. These new charging locations and the many more
       to come, will be critical for improving range confidence," said Adam
       Wright, Pilot Travel Centers LLC chief executive officer.

    2. Honda to Debut All-New Global EV Series at CES 2024Toward its global goal
       to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by
       2050, Honda will introduce 30 new EVs globally by 2030 with a global
       sales volume of 2 million units.

    3. Kodiak Launches its First Autonomous Military Prototype VehicleThe Kodiak
       Driver-equipped vehicle is designed to handle complex military
       environments, diverse operational conditions, and areas with degraded
       GPS, as well as off-road variables like rocks, dust, mud, and water. The
       Kodiak Driver also provides the Army the ability to remotely operate
       vehicles when necessary.

    4. Toyota Shares Progress on Environmental Sustainability Targets in 2023
       North American Report"The 2023 report serves as a reflection of our
       current state, showing that we have made progress in some important and
       key areas, like Carbon and Biodiversity, and we expect things to
       accelerate as we move into the 2nd half of the 2030 Agenda," said Kevin
       Butt, director of Environmental Sustainability, Toyota Motor North
       America.

    5. GasBuddy Reveals Naughtiest and Nicest Holiday Driving CitiesGasBuddy, a
       PDI company, today released the results of its annual aggressive holiday
       driving study, revealing that U.S. drivers are up to 48% more aggressive
       on the roads during the holiday season.

    6. Lucid Air Model Line Updates Offer Customers More Freedom with the Power
       of Choice and Greater Flexibility"By listening to owners and prospective
       customers, I'm delighted that we can now provide such compelling choices.
       For example, it's now possible to order an Air Pure with massaging seats
       or even an Air Grand Touring with a metal roof," said Peter Rawlinson,
       CEO and CTO of Lucid.

    7. Guardian Agriculture becomes first eVTOL manufacturer to begin commercial
       operationsGuardian recently began operating four of its aviation-grade
       eVTOL aircraft, spraying crops in the Salinas Valley region of
       California. Guardian's eVTOLs spray crops more efficiently, sustainably,
       and safely than traditional crop-dusters or ground-based equipment.

    8. AM Batteries Closes $30M Series B led by Toyota Ventures to Accelerate
       the Commercialization of its Dry Battery Electrode TechnologyWith
       additional backing from top-tier strategic and financial investors, the
       company's dry electrode battery manufacturing technology reduces CO2
       emissions, speeds the battery manufacturing process, and reduces cost for
       an expanding global EV market.

    9. Gracenote Launches Advanced Automotive Data Platform Enabling Innovative
       Cross-Media Experiences in Connected CarsGracenote Nexus Auto(SM) works
       with Android Automotive OS (AAOS) and other popular auto operating
       systems enabling car brands to simplify integration with their
       infotainment offerings, reduce development time and deliver the
       content-first interfaces consumers want.

    10. Polaris Slingshot's New 2024 Model Year Lineup Delivers Extraordinary
        Driving Experiences & One-of-a-Kind On-Road AdventuresWith an open
        cockpit, three-wheels, and bold, head-turning style, Slingshot serves as
        the ultimate platform for self-expression - driven by a diverse
        community of riders who dare to be different.

    11. RTX's Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo achieve first 100% SAF flight
        with PT6C-67C-powered AW139 helicopterThe 75-minute flight and ground
        tests, which took place at Leonardo's facility in Cascina Costa di
        Samarate, Italy, evaluated engine performance at multiple power
        variations and demonstrated no significant differences in the response
        to the new fuel compared with the use of Jet A1 fuel.

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