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Lee Iacocca, the auto industry titan who saved Chrysler from bankruptcy and launched the Ford Mustang, has died. Here’s a look at his incredible life and career

President Jimmy Carter signs the Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Act of 1979, which gave Chrysler $1.5 billion in federal loans after Iacocca petitioned the US government for assistance. The money would help save the struggling automaker from bankruptcy. Iacocca also set about cutting production costs, revamping operations and creating a …

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Tesla’s Model 3 has been the best-selling EV in the US this year by a huge margin

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Tesla‘s Model 3 sedan was the best-selling electric vehicle in the US during the first half of 2019, according to estimates from the electric-vehicle website InsideEVs. The website estimates that Tesla sold 67,650 Model 3s in the US through June, over seven times the sales generated by …

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Self-driving car startup Drive.ai is reportedly shutting down after acquisition talks with Apple fell through

Drive.ai self-driving carDrive.ai press kit Self-driving car startup Drive.ai is shutting down and laying off 90 employees, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The move comes after acquisition talks with Apple reportedly fell through. Five former Drive.ai engineers have changed their LinkedIn profiles to say they’re now working at Apple, according …

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How Europe’s best-funded driverless car startup is turning its underdog status into a strength against Uber and Google

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A 19-year-old injured five TSA agents at a Phoenix airport in a ‘brazen physical attack’

City of Phoenix, azfamily/YouTube Five Transportation Security Administration officers were injured after a man barreled through security at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, according to a TSA statement.  The man, who police have identified as 19-year-old Tyrese Garner, is accused of trying to rush through security on Tuesday around 9:45 a.m. …

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Some of New York’s busiest subway stations flooded after a rainstorm, and commuters were furious

TwitterTwitter Rain on Thursday plagued the evening commute for millions of New York City straphangers. Floodwater inundated many stations, including Grand Central, causing train delays. For decades, the MTA let drains clog with debris and is only now beginning to undo the mess. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. …

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I drove a $108,000 BMW X7 to find out if the largest BMW ever built is worth the price – here’s the verdict

I tested out some the BMW X7’s more exotic technologies for an episode of Cars Insider’s “Real Reviews.” They were a mixed bag, and you can watch the whole thing here. I also tested BMW’s suite of driver-assist features, and those technologies worked as advertised, although the X7 is certainly …

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