Andrew J. Hawkins

The Verge

@andyjayhawk

  • Currently a reporter at The Verge, focusing on transportation, ride-sharing, Hyperloop, aviation, and much more
  • Previously a politics writer at The New York Daily News
  • Loves to write about how we move through space and time
Boeing under increased scrutiny as new details surface about approval of crashed jet

Mar 18

The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is probing the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft after new reports raised questions about the FAA’s reliance on the aircraft manufacturer during its certification pro…

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Deadly Boeing crashes raise questions about airplane automation

Mar 15

Two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, a variant of the world’s most popular jetliner, crashed within six months of each other. It’s a stunning rate of failure that raises questions about the airplane’s automated systems. Preliminary data from the first crash, Lion Air F…

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Electric scooter charging is a cutthroat business, and Lime wants to fix that

Mar 15

Lime is testing a new feature that allows its workforce of “juicers” to reserve a scooter before scooping it up for charging. In this way, juicers can claim a scooter before arriving at its location. Previously, collecting scooters for charging (which Lime ca…

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Watch this supercut of Elon Musk unveiling Tesla’s new Model Y

Mar 15

Elon Musk took the stage at the Tesla Design Studio outside Los Angeles on Thursday evening to unveil the company’s fifth production car: a compact SUV called the Model Y. Here’s a supercut of the event.

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Tesla Model Y preorders are now live

Mar 15

Tesla is now taking preorders on its website for its newly unveiled Model Y, an all-electric crossover SUV and the company’s fifth electric car. You can preorder all versions of the Model Y except the standard range, which won’t be available until 2021.

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Tesla Model Y announced: release set for 2020, price starts at $39,000

Mar 15

This is the Tesla Model Y, the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV due out in 2020. It has a range of 300 miles, seating for seven, is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It’s Elon Musk’s fifth car ever to hit the road, and the company’s sec…

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Here’s how to watch the Tesla Model Y reveal

Mar 14

On March 14th, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take the stage to unveil the Model Y, an all-electric crossover SUV and the automaker’s fifth vehicle since its founding in 2003. And unless you are one of the lucky few to score an invite to the exclusive event, chance…

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Nuro’s robot delivery cars are coming to Houston, Texas

Mar 14

Two grocery stores in the fast-growing city of Houston, Texas, will be getting a new robot delivery service courtesy of Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers. The service is an expansion of the partnership between Nuro and grocery …

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Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk’s fifth electric car is a compact SUV

Mar 14

Here’s everything you need to know about the Tesla Model Y: a compact SUV, or crossover, that will serve as a companion vehicle to the Model 3. The car was first unveiled in 2019 and will begin production in late 2020.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 862,500 cars amid emissions probe

Mar 13

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said that it will recall nearly 865,000 vehicles that do not meet US emissions standards, after settling claims that it manufactured vehicles that emitted more pollution than legally allowed.

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The US grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets involved in two deadly crashes

Mar 13

President Trump said that the US would ban all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 jets from flying, following nearly every country that has ordered the airplane grounded since the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.

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Pilots complained about autopilot issues with Boeing jets involved in two deadly crashes

Mar 13

The airplane’s nose can tilt down suddenly during takeoff, pilots aren’t being adequately trained on the autopilot system, and the operations manual is “criminally insufficient.” These are the complaints of US pilots in incident reports involving Boeing’s 737…

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Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel project in Las Vegas clears its first hurdle

Mar 12

Elon Musk’s plan to build express-route tunnels in Las Vegas received its first approval Tuesday, after the board of directors for the city’s Convention and Visitors Authority voted to green light Musk’s Boring Company for a multi-million dollar people-mover …

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Uber settles driver classification lawsuit for $20 million

Mar 12

The fight over the classification of ride-sharing drivers as independent contractors appears to be over after Uber announced that it settled a pair of long-gestating lawsuits for $20 million. The resolution is a boon to Uber, which is preparing its initial pu…

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Pressure mounts on US as more countries ground Boeing 737 jets involved in deadly crashes

Mar 12



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The CDC is studying electric scooter injuries for the first time

Mar 8

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is examining the rise of injuries related to shareable electric scooters, according to CNBC. The study was launched at the request of the Public Health and Transportation departments in Austin, Texas, where…

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How Bird plans to blanket the world with electric scooters without going bankrupt

Mar 7

Bird is outsourcing the scooter-sharing business to aspiring entrepreneurs in countries outside the US and Europe. In this way Bird can inspire the creation of new scooter companies that won’t directly compete with its own service, as well as orchestrate the …

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Piëch Automotive claims its electric supercar runs on a completely new type of battery

Mar 5

Electric car startup Piëch Automotive, named for legendary Volkswagen executive (and grandson of the founder of Porsche) Ferdinand Piëch, arrived at the Geneva Motor Show this week with an electric supercar and an interesting story to tell. According to the c…

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Audi’s new Q4 E-tron is a smaller electric SUV with great range

Mar 5

Audi unveiled the next vehicle in its all-electric lineup: the Q4 E-tron SUV. Smaller than the regular E-tron, the compact Q4 still packs a nice punch, with 280 miles of range, twin electric motors, and a total power output of 225 kW. But it won’t be hitting …

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All of the cars, concepts, and wild ideas from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mar 5

Every year, the Geneva Motor Show proves to be one of the flashiest, most outrageous car shows that take place around the world — and 2019 is no exception.

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