Afternoon Coffee: NTSB Joins Tesla Crash Investigation, Alibaba Debuts Smart Car Technology

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The National Transportation Safety Board has become the second U.S. federal agency to investigate the May crash of a Tesla car operating in autopilot mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is already investigating the crash in Florida, but the NTSB announced July 10 it would also look into the incident that ended in the death of an Ohio man.

Alibaba recently debuted its smart car technology, the company’s YunOS operating system, in a SAIC Motor Corp. Roewe RX5 SUV model vehicle. Alibaba is also reportedly trying to certify its operating system for vehicles in the United States.

Lufthansa Cargo is talking to e-commerce companies like Alibaba and Amazon to “evaluate future cooperation” to generate additional business. A spokesperson for Lufthansa Cargo said the company was looking to serve new customers groups and offer new services and products.

Kroger, the supermarket chain company, will join other food retailers and sell only cage-free eggs in the future. The company announced its sustainability plans in a new report, which includes a commitment to more responsible sourcing in its supply chain.

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