This Week in Mobility Tech: Boeing 737 Max Planes Grounded; Tesla Flip Flops on Closing Stores

This Week in Mobility Tech: Boeing 737 Max Planes Grounded

Excerpts from our live weekly webcast on March 13th hosted by Ryan Gerardi on #GoodSamaritanDay

Boeing 737 Max Planes Grounded (CBS News)

The U.S. joined a growing list of countries in grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft, following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday March 10. President Trump announced the decision would take effect “immediately.”

The Ethiopia crash came just five months after a Indonesian Lion Air 737 Max plunged into the ocean under similar circumstances, killing 189 people.

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Tesla Flip Flops on Store Closings (The Verge)

Tesla has reversed its move to close stores, the company announced in a blog post. To keep those stores open, the company says it will raise the prices of Tesla vehicles by 3 percent worldwide on March 18th, except for the $35,000 Model 3, which will remain the same price.

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Ryan Gerardi is Chief Editor of AutoConverse Magazine and Executive Producer and Host of the AutoConverse Podcast and Live Weekly Broadcast. He is also Founder & CEO of AutoConversion with nearly 20 years experience in the automotive industry. Ryan concentrates his efforts today on exploring people, ideas, and technologies related to how we get around and how we are connected.