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Source: Global News

Brampton family leaves for Ethiopia to find remains of 6 family members lost in plane crash

Sunday 08:59 GMT

A Brampton family has left for Ethiopia in hopes of finding the remains of six family members who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash last Sunday.

Manant said he is planning on going to Ethiopia for two days, where he will visit the crash site and get whatever remains he can, though a report on Saturday indicated that identification of some remains may take up to six months. “After that, I plan on going to India for the final rituals of my parents and … my sister, brother-in-law and my two nieces,” he said.

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Source: Fox News

Self-driving cars begin transporting groceries to Texas homes

Sunday 19:04 GMT

Two Kroger markets in Houston are rolling out a self-driving car program, in which orders can be placed online and delivered right to your home without a driver.

The company aims to roll out its unmanned driverless R1 delivery vehicles in Texas within the next few weeks, but in the meantime, it'll use a Toyota Prius fleet. "Initially, we are going to start delivering with our self-driving Prius vehicles, so these are passenger vehicles just like regular Priuses that we've added sensing and computing to so they can drive themselves," Nuro co-founder and president Dave Ferguson told ABC13.

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Source: BBC

What's next for Boeing after 737 grounding?

Monday 16:21 GMT

Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 Max jets have left the plane maker rushing to restore confidence in the safety of its fastest-selling fleet.

Teal Group aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said although the current 737 Max fleet is relatively small "the future revenue stream is enormously important" to Boeing. Each plane on order was priced at between $45-50m, Mr Aboulafia said, and Boeing has "taken deposits worth a small portion of many of the orders received".

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Source: Common Domain

Elon Musk reportedly calls on all Tesla workers to help with end-of-quarter delivery crush

Friday 12:40 GMT

Elon Musk says delivering new cars to customers should be every Tesla worker’s “primary priority” through the end of March, according to a new report. Business Insider late Thursday published what it said was an internal email from Tesla’s chief executive, with a subject line of “Vehicle Delivery Help Needed!,” that urged employees to pitch in to help clear “a massive wave of deliveries . . .

Musk reportedly said the delivery backup is a one-time perfect logistical storm, caused by a “massive increase in delivery volume” in China and Europe, along with supplier issues that have only recently been resolved.

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Source: Reuters

Boeing makes safety change, Indonesian airline cancels order

Today 08:04 GMT

Indonesian airline Garuda said on Friday it would cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, citing concerns over passenger confidence, as Boeing tried to quell safety worries by making a previously optional cockpit warning light compulsory.

National carrier Garuda is the first airline to publicly announce plans to scrap an order since a total of 346 people were killed in 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, leading the world’s entire fleet of the aircraft to be grounded.


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