GM Says Driverless Unit Cruise CEO Dan Ammann Will Leave

Cruise’s high-profile president, general engines‘ autonomous driving unit is leaving the company, car maker said thursday without giving reason. The director is Dan Ammann, a former investment banker from New Zealand. He stepped down as GM chief to take over Cruise At the beginning of 2019. Since then, as the magnitude of the technical challenge […]

Tom Cruise Talks to SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronauts in Orbit

Maverick called space. The Inspiration4 team spoke to actor Tom Cruise: Maverick was the call sign for his fighter pilot character in the 1986 movie “Top Gun.” Like the Top Gun character, the four astronauts in Earth orbit have their own call signs. Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who took the post, flew warplanes and already had […]

Venice and Cruise Ships: A Delicate Balance

There are two main proposals: to divert ships to Marghera, the lagoon’s main commercial port on the mainland, or to build a port outside the lagoon. A representative from the Venice Port Authority said the problem with Marghera was that “it’s not a commercial port for containers, it’s not built for passengers.” Also, because Marghera […]