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Télécom ParisTech crea una cátedra sobre el coche conectado y la ciberseguridad

Se trata de una cátedra de investigación y docencia de cinco años lanzada en unión con Nokia, Renault, Thales, Valeo y Wavestone.<p><b>Télécom ParisTech ha</b> …

$47 billion has been invested into ridesharing startups — here are 10 other things that money could buy

1/10<p>The entire GDP of Tanzania<p>The $47 billion invested into ridesharing startups matches Tanzania’s $47.43 billion GDP for 2016. Tanzania is home to over 55 million people and sits as the 84th largest economy in the world.<p>2/10<p>Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP Semiconductors<p>Qualcomm announced its intent …

Venture Capital

Toyota’s future EV battery tech could enable much longer trips

The switchover to an electric vehicle (EV) future is bound to happen, with increased sales and companies like Volvo committing to hybrid models in the next couple of years. One of the things still holding back widespread adoption of the technology, however, is the low range the current crop of EV …

Electric Vehicles

Spin brings its pick-up-anywhere bike sharing to South San Francisco

Spin, the bike-sharing service that lets you pick up and drop off a bike anywhere in a city, is coming to South San Francisco.<p>The company’s dockless bike-sharing service made its debut in Seattle last week, and is now spinning its way down south to the Bay Area.<p>“We are in close talks with them and …

San Mateo County

Nauto Raises $159 Million, Expansion Of Autonomous Vehicle Data Platform Coming

<b>Published on</b> July 25th, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>July 25th, 2017 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The Palo Alto–based firm Nauto, which retrofits vehicle fleets with networked …

Driverless Cars

Lyft's 'Taco Mode' brings riders to closest Taco Bell

Some Lyft customers will soon notice something different in the app: Taco Mode.<p>The ridesharing company and fast food giant -- whose customers overlap a great deal, both companies said -- are teaming up to drive hungry passengers to the nearest Taco Bell for a free taco on route to their final …

Taco Bell

Lyft announces its own fleet of driverless cars

There may be no need to tip you Lyft driver in Boston later this year — because there may no be a driver.<p>The ride-hailing company said Friday it will …

Transportation

Navya To Deploy 2 Driverless Shuttles This Autumn To Ferry University Of Michigan Students

<b>Published on</b> July 20th, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>July 20th, 2017 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Two of Navya’s driverless multi-passenger shuttles will be deployed this …

Volkswagen ID EV hopes to undercut Tesla Model 3 by up to $8,000

The automaker's chief strategist is optimistic about the ID's cost, but we're still years away from it becoming reality.<p>As electric vehicles get larger batteries and longer ranges, costs will slowly start coming down. Volkswagen thinks its first long-range EV will be able to absolutely <i>trounce</i> the …

Electric Vehicles

Ford reportedly approached to buy California EV startup

According to a report in Automotive News, California electric vehicle startup Lucid approached Ford about an acquisition while raising Series D funding.<p>California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors suggested an acquisition by Ford, according to an article in Automotive News. The bid for a …

Electric Vehicles

Roborace DevBot learns during laps in NYC

The sleek, low-slung driverless Roborace car was on display in New York City for the Formula E races this weekend, but it was the workhorse DevBot that took to the track. You can recognize DevBot by its bubble-like cockpit, where a human sits ready to take the wheel if the autonomous car needs a …

Motorsport

Luxurious Camper Pod Inspired By The New MINI Car

The concept design project showcases how the automotive brand can fit into the luxury camping market<p>The release of a bulkier, more off-road MINI …

Interior Design

Dear United: Autonomous cars will pull you out of your seat

In 1930, over fifteen years after the first commercial flight, approximately 6,000 people were flying. Just four years later, the industry experienced a 75 fold increase and was up over 450K passengers. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, nearly 1 billion passengers boarded US …

Airlines

eMotorWerks Takes EV Charging To Next Level With New Peer-To-Peer EV Charging Network

<b>Published on</b> July 12th, 2017 | <i>by Kyle Field</i><p>0<p>July 12th, 2017 by <b>Kyle Field</b><p>eMotorWerks has announced a new strategic partnership with the Share&Charge …

Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute. The automaker has strategically positioned itself as an ROI rather than strategic-focused fund — …

Venture Capital

Audi-owned Silvercar expanding to Seattle airport as it seeks to disrupt the car rental industry

Silvercar, an Austin-based company that is looking to disrupt the car rental business, is coming to Seattle.<p>On July 31, Silvercar will launch its …

Ola, India's Largest Ride-Hailing Service, Plans International Expansion

Reader joshtops writes: <i>Indian ride-hailing company Ola, which operates in over 100 cities in the local country, is eyeing international expansion,</i> …

Alphabet has dismissed three of its four patent infringement claims against Uber

Alphabet still claims the designs infringe on its patents.<p>Alphabet’s self-driving arm has dismissed three out of four of its patent infringement claims against Uber in its lawsuit alleging the ride-hail company misappropriated its self-driving trade secrets.<p>While Uber sees this as a small victory …

Uber

TomTom and Cisco partner to create ‘next generation’ traffic monitoring tech

Network tech titan Cisco is working with TomTom to research and develop what the two are calling an “ultra-fast lane level traffic technology” that supports autonomous driving.<p>Cisco already operates in the connected transport realm, offering a range of sensors, controllers, and routers that connect …

Internet of Things

Loco2 sold to Voyages SNCF

Voyages SNCF has bought UK-based pan-European rail booking service Loco2 for an undisclosed sum.<p>Loco2 will continue to operate as a standalone brand …

Startups

Moovit wants to use its crowdsourced mapping data to transform public transportation

Since launching five years ago, Moovit has quietly developed a powerful mapping tool for public transportation that is used by millions globally.<p>Now the company is preparing to take its next big step by leveraging the community of mappers who helped build its service. To do that, Moovit has opened …

Transit

How the electric car became the future of transportation

The potential of electric cars is greater now than ever before.<p>Traditional automakers including General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler AG, and others are all investing heavily in electric vehicles. And Tesla, of course, has built an entire business on battery-powered cars.<p>But electric automobiles are …

Electric Vehicles

Private Mobility Services Need To Share Their Data. Here's How.

If ride-hailing companies want to act like public buses, cities will need their numbers to make policy decisions.<p>The ride-hailing service Lyft recently attracted headlines—and some ridicule—when it launched Lyft Shuttle, a service in San Francisco with fixed routes and pickup locations. As many …

Uber

'Ford GoBike' Sharing Launches Today In San Francisco, East Bay

As we reported last month, the Bay Area Bike Share program is rebranding to Ford GoBike and adds 2,000 bikes to San Francisco and 1,500 bikes to the …

San Francisco

This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars

Anyone who's been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point.<p>Cargo is a new startup that promises to provide those random items you'd be happy to have mid-ride — and, more importantly, offer another source of income for …

Uber

Continental rolls into BMW's self-driving consortium

Continental said on Tuesday it has joined the self-driving consortium led by BMW, created to accelerate the development of autonomous systems for vehicles.<p>The addition of Continental fills the consortium with everything it needs to develop a fully operational self-driving car. The German company is …

Transportation

Hellobike Raises Series B+ Round From EV Start-Up WM Motor

WM Motor, an electric vehicle start-up founded by the former China head of Volvo Car Corporation, has made a strategic investment in Hellobike, a …

Post kündigt den nächsten Elektro-Lieferwagen an

Rund 2500 Streetscooter sind schon für die Post auf deutschen Straßen unterwegs. Für ein weiteres Modell kooperiert das Unternehmen jetzt mit dem …

Uber ATG upgrades its autonomous truck test fleet with new tech

Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group has a new version of its testing transport truck for autonomous tech. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning LiDAR array, which is something never used previously on any of the former Otto’s test trucks.<p>The Uber ATG …

Uber

Faraday Future climbs Pikes Peak 23 seconds faster than Tesla Model S

Oh, great, now there's going to be a rivalry.<p>Pikes Peak isn't your average shakedown test-track. It's long, it's complex and it's dangerous. But Faraday Future went there nevertheless, and it walked away with a record.<p>Faraday Future's FF 91 blazed through the 12.42-mile track in 11 minutes, 25.083 …

Autos