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Uber to use self-driving cars in next few weeks (access required)

Uber passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. The high-tech ride-hailing company said Thursday that an unspecified number of autonomous Ford Fusions with ...

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Mack announces layoffs; 200 to be let go from Volvo’s Hagerstown plant (access required)

MACUNGIE, Pa. — Mack Trucks Inc. plans to lay off 400 people, or more than 20 percent of the work force at its Pennsylvania manufacturing facility. The Greensboro, North Carolina-based company cites weakened demand in Tuesday’s announcement. The layoffs take ...

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Volvo facility certified platinum

The Volvo Group’s powertrain development and manufacturing facility in Hagerstown was named a Superior Energy Performance Platinum-Certified Partner, the highest level in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program, Volvo announced. The Hagerstown facility improved energy performance by nearly 21 ...

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Hands off the wheel: Self-driving cars could save money, lives

WASHINGTON — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker. They do such ...

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Volvo’s Hagerstown workers help cut costs

HAGERSTOWN — It’s often said that if you really want to find ways to improve your business, ask an employee. At its Hagerstown plant, Volvo did ask — and the result is “significant savings,” according to company representatives. At the ...

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Volvo workers in Hagerstown make suggestions that improve business

HAGERSTOWN — It’s often said that if you really want to find ways to improve your business, ask an employee. At its Hagerstown plant, Volvo did ask — and the result is “significant savings,” according to company representatives. At the ...

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Volvo getting $19M from DOE’s SuperTruck program

HAGERSTOWN — Swedish truck maker Volvo AB says it’s getting $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help develop more fuel-efficient tractor-trailers. The company said Monday that the work will be done at its Hagerstown powertrain assembly plant, ...

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Volvo adding jobs at Hagerstown engine plant

HAGERSTOWN — Swedish truck maker Volvo says it expects to add at least 50 jobs at its Hagerstown engine-and-transmission plant. An executive made the announcement Wednesday at the plant’s 50th anniversary party. He says about 35 jobs will be created ...

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