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Andrew J. Hawkins

Andrew J. Hawkins

Transportation editor

Andrew is transportation editor at The Verge, He covers electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, public transit, policy, infrastructure, electric bikes, and the physical act of moving through space and time. Prior to this, he wrote about politics at City & State, Crain's New York Business and the New York Daily News. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and many different brands of peanut butter.

King of the Hammers is a little bit Mad Max, a little bit Blade Runner.

Emme Hall’s story this week captured the sweaty, gravel-strewn insanity of the annual off-road event, but it really needs to be seen to be believed. Here are some of the amazing images from this year’s King of the Hammers that were provided by a variety of photographers who clearly don’t mind a little bit of dirt on their lenses.


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Photo by Royce Rumsey/Optima Batteries
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Lucid keeping it flat like Rivian.

Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors says it expects to produce only 9,000 vehicles in 2024, which is very close to the number it made in 2023 (8,428). That’s similar to Rivian’s 2024 outlook, in which the company said it would make 57,000 electric trucks, SUVs, and vans — basically the same as 2023. Add to that Tesla CEO Elon Musk warning of sales growth slowdown in the coming months, and boy, you’ve got yourself a stew going.


Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids’ health

Fewer asthma attacks, less bronchitis, and healthier lives for millions of kids.

Uber Eats’ sidewalk delivery robots are coming to Japan.

The robots are expected to hit the sidewalks of Tokyo starting at the end of March, marking Uber’s first international expansion of its autonomous delivery service. The six-wheeled delivery robots are manufactured by Cartken, an Oakland-based AI company, and operations will be supervised by Mitsubishi Electric. Delivery robots are growing more popular, but they still require a team of human workers to make the system work.


Uber Eats sidewalk delivery robot
The robot is designed to avoid various obstacles, yield to pedestrians, and stop at traffic lights before crossing a road?
Image: Uber Eats
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