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    • A Smartphone App to Relieve Your Car-Buying Agony

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    These days, you can book plane tickets, buy appliances, pay for college, even schedule surgery with a few swipes and keystrokes on a smartphone.

    "A Smartphone App to Relieve Your Car-Buying Agony" is from the August 10, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Tesla Reports Uptick in Model 3 Output, but Falls Short of Musk’s Goal

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Tesla said Tuesday that it had produced almost 10,000 Model 3 electric cars in the first three months of 2018, a significant increase from the fourth quarter of last year but still short of the goal that investors hoped the company would reach.

    "Tesla Reports Uptick in Model 3 Output, but Falls Short of Musk’s Goal" is from the April 03, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Tesla’s Self-Driving Tech Cleared in Crash Inquiry

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
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    Eight months after a fatal crash involving a Tesla Motors car operating in a computer-assisted mode, federal auto-safety regulators said their investigation of the car found no defects in the system that caused the crash and said Tesla’s Autopilot-enabled vehicles did not need to be recalled.

    "Tesla’s Self-Driving Tech Cleared in Crash Inquiry" is from the January 19, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s Grail, Remains a Costly Pursuit

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    The electric-car maker said Wednesday that it lost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in the fourth quarter as it scrambled to root out glitches from its manufacturing operations and ramp up production of its highly anticipated Model 3 sedan.

    "Tesla Model 3, Elon Musk’s Grail, Remains a Costly Pursuit" is from the February 07, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Archie Montgomery
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Tesla has aimed to reinvent the automobile and the way electricity is generated for homes. With those efforts still in progress, it is setting out on another quest: to remake the multibillion-dollar trucking industry.

    "Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks" is from the November 17, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Archie Montgomery.

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    • Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    For years, as China emerged as the world’s largest producer of automobiles, American car companies have wondered when a Chinese manufacturer would try to enter the U.S. market.

    "Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States" is from the January 15, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Toyota and Mazda Will Build a $1.6 Billion Plant in Alabama

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Five months after announcing that they would reward some U.S. city with a $1.6 billion car plant and 4,000 jobs, Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor said Wednesday that they had a winner: Huntsville, Alabama.

    "Toyota and Mazda Will Build a $1.6 Billion Plant in Alabama" is from the January 10, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Update NAFTA, Don’t Scrap It, GM Chief Advises Trump

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    General Motors’ chief executive urged the Trump administration on Tuesday not to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement and said any changes in the pact should account for the effect on U.S. automakers and workers.

    "Update NAFTA, Don’t Scrap It, GM Chief Advises Trump" is from the January 16, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Ford, Criticized by Trump, Cancels Plans to Build Mexican Plant

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In a stunning reversal, Ford Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, said Tuesday that it would scrap plans to build a small-car assembly plant in Mexico that Trump has repeatedly criticized.

    "Ford, Criticized by Trump, Cancels Plans to Build Mexican Plant" is from the January 03, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Fiat Chrysler to Spend $1 Billion to Modernize Michigan Plant

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that it planned to spend $1 billion to move production of heavy-duty pickup trucks from Mexico to a factory in Michigan, where it will add 2,500 jobs as a result.

    "Fiat Chrysler to Spend $1 Billion to Modernize Michigan Plant" is from the January 11, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car

    • By: Neal Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    How do you create a map showing every road in the United States, with the precise location of every stop sign, all the lane markings, every exit ramp and every traffic light — and update it in real time as traffic is rerouted around construction and accidents?

    "Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car" is from the March 02, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Intel to Team With Delphi and Mobileye for Self-Driving Cars

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
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    "Intel to Team With Delphi and Mobileye for Self-Driving Cars" is from the September 28, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Pedestrian Deaths Rose in States Where Pot Is Legal, a Study Finds

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents have reached levels not seen in years, and a safety group has sought to explain why. It has identified several possible causes, like digital distractions and an increase in driving. Now it has added another: marijuana.

    "Pedestrian Deaths Rose in States Where Pot Is Legal, a Study Finds" is from the February 28, 2018 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Water out the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Water out the Tailpipe: A New Class of Electric Car Gains Traction" is from the July 21, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

    • By: Christina Anderson, Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    One of the big unknowns about self-driving cars is how human drivers will react once they can hand off the tasks of steering, braking and avoiding obstacles to a combination of unseen sensors, software and computer chips under the hood.

    "Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars" is from the December 11, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Christina Anderson and Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • U.S. Auto Sales, After Recession and Recovery, Are in Retreat

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For seven years, the steadily expanding auto industry has helped drive the U.S. economy forward, racking up billions in profit and paying workers hefty bonuses, all while consumers flocked to dealerships and drove sales to record heights.

    "U.S. Auto Sales, After Recession and Recovery, Are in Retreat" is from the May 03, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • From Automakers, Voice Recognition That Works Better

    • By: Neal Boudette, Nick Wingfield
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Voice control systems have been in cars for more than a decade, and great strides have been made in the technology’s ability to understand human speech. But many people still find these systems too unreliable, or annoying, to use for more than the most simple tasks, like “Call Mom.”

    "From Automakers, Voice Recognition That Works Better" is from the January 05, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal Boudette and Nick Wingfield and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Delphi and Mobileye to Produce System for Self-Driving Cars

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Delphi and Mobileye to Produce System for Self-Driving Cars" is from the August 23, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Fatal Tesla Crash Raises New Questions About Autopilot System

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In the fall of 2016, Tesla beamed new software over the air to cars on the road in the United States and elsewhere that added safeguards to its Autopilot system to prevent drivers from looking away from the road or keeping their hands off the steering wheel for long periods of time.

    "Fatal Tesla Crash Raises New Questions About Autopilot System" is from the March 31, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Ford Chief Outlines Investment Shift Away From Passenger Cars

    • By: Neal E. Boudette
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Car buyers want SUVs and trucks today. Automakers are feeling pressure to make the electric and self-driving vehicles that may define tomorrow.

    "Ford Chief Outlines Investment Shift Away From Passenger Cars" is from the October 03, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neal E. Boudette and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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