Tesla's Cost-Cutting Layoffs and More This Week in Car News

Tesla's Cost-Cutting Layoffs and More This Week in Car News

Headlines Stories you might have missed from WIRED this week Flight Reminder of the Week This week marked 10 years since pilots Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after a bird strike knocked out both of the plane’s engines.

Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces

Aurora has said that it has not ruled out working with other automotive manufacturers on self-driving cars; it also has partnerships with Hyundai and EV startup Byton.

Ford's Shelby GT500 Is the Most Powerful Mustang Ever

Ford's Shelby GT500 Is the Most Powerful Mustang Ever

Unlike so many hulking, entirely American pony cars, this Mustang will look as good in the turns as on the straights. Translation: Unlike so many hulking, entirely American pony cars, this Mustang will look as good in the turns as on the straights.

Ford Axes its Chariot Shuttles, Proves Mobility Is Hard

Ford Axes its Chariot Shuttles, Proves Mobility Is Hard

When Chariot launched in 2014, it joined a wave of Uber-inspired "microtransit" tech companies hoping to disrupt transportation services by providing faster, more efficient options for riders sick of—and underserved by—traditional public transit.

Embrace a Fake Meat Future for Its Lesser-Known Benefits

Embrace a Fake Meat Future for Its Lesser-Known Benefits

The company aims to release it in two years.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to Climate ChangeTo get to true mass adoption, fake meat will need to compete favorably with the real thing on multiple fronts.

These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

These Professional Portraits of Animals Evoke Human Emotion

But what was most challenging during the Kingdom shoots was Ford's inability to direct the animals."Working with animals is different in the sense that I feel the power of a tiger or the intuitive nature of a horse," Ford says.

How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity

How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity

As the researcher who built ImageNet, a database that helps computers recognize images, she’s one of a tiny group of scientists—a group perhaps small enough to fit around a kitchen table—who are responsible for AI’s recent remarkable advances.That June, Li was serving as the chief AI scientist at Google Cloud and was on leave from her position as director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. But she was appearing in front of the committee because she was also the cofounder of a nonprofit focused on recruiting women and people of color to become builders of artificial intelligence.It was no surprise that the legislators sought her expertise that day.

Startups Flock to Turn Young Blood Into an Elixir of Youth

Startups Flock to Turn Young Blood Into an Elixir of Youth

The grisly experiments rejuvenated the aging mice, making them stronger and healthier, and introducing the 21st century’s longevity enthusiasts to the therapeutic potential of young blood.While much work remains to be done on how this regenerative process actually works, Stanford’s parabiosis studies have since inspired the creation of a handful of ambitious startups aimed at producing similarly dramatic effects in humans.

Riding With the Diplomatic Couriers Who Deliver America's Secret Mail

Riding With the Diplomatic Couriers Who Deliver America's Secret Mail

We’re on just one of thousands of such trips the service will execute this year as it delivers classified cargo, contained in tamper-proof orange pouches, to 270 US embassies and consulates around the world.The little-known, 100-year-old Diplomatic Courier Service works like your interoffice mail system, but on a planetary scale, with complex protocols and security measures that ensure the reliable transport of sensitive material by land, air, and sea.

Environmental Groups Slam Ford Over Clean Fuel Stance

Environmental Groups Slam Ford Over Clean Fuel Stance

Environmental groups on May 8 targeted Ford Motor Co. over its stance on the U.S. clean fuel standard, delivering a petition with 250,000 signatures urging the automaker to drop support for weaker emission rules.