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Ride-hailing firm Careem enters India with Commut app purchase

DUBAI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates-based ride-hailing app Careem said on Monday it has acquired Commut, the Hyderabad-based mass transportation app.<p>FILE PHOTO: An employee shows the logo of ride-hailing company Careem on his mobile in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 17, 2017. …

West Bank

Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history | Ocius

<b>Solar Sailor Lake Macquarie is up for sale. This pioneering vessel is a hybrid boat that relies on LPG and solar and wind energy for …

Florida town is first in the world to test autonomous school shuttles

Buckle up<p>The southwestern Florida town of Babcock Ranch bills itself as the nation’s first solar-powered town. Now, it can add another big high-tech notch to its belt: The first city to test autonomously driving school shuttle buses.<p>This fall, the planned community has partnered with Transdev to …

Florida

Ford F-Vision Future Truck Concept Is An Electric, Autonomous Semi

The F-Vision concept reportedly draws inspiration from Marvel superheroes.<br>|

Marvel Super Heroes

France rolls out plan to triple cycling journeys

France plans to more than triple the share of cycling in transport with a multi-year plan to build better bike lanes, financial incentives for bicycle commuters and measures against bike theft, the government said.<p>Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said in a speech in Angers, western France, that …

Bike Lanes

Five startups to seek €1.4m through Ireland's first crowdfunding platform

Spark Crowdfunding, established earlier this year, allows investors to pump as little as €25 into early stage companies looking to raise funds, in …

Startups

Continental & MAN Present Concept Tire For Electric Trucks

EVs of the future will get proprietary tiresThe <b>MAN CitE</b>, unveiled at the 2018 IAA, was equipped with <b>Conti e.MotionPro</b> tires specifically designed for …

Tesla Model 3

World's first autonomous tram swings into action

The world's first autonomous tram entered operation last week, albeit as part of an initial demonstration showcasing its AI-powered driving …

Siemens

Why Alphabet Will Win the Driverless-Car Race

No other company can match the combination of technology, experience, and partnerships that Alphabet's Waymo has already forged.<p>Driverless cars are …

Autonomous Cars

A Lime scooter rider died in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on the opposite side of the country, a Lime rider …

Jerry Brown

Uber Is in Early Talks to Buy Europe's Deliveroo

Uber Technologies Inc. is in early talks to buy food-delivery company Deliveroo for several billion dollars, according to people familiar with the …

Deliveroo

Range anxiety: a thing of the past

<b>The journal of a prospective EV adopter, featuring the Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh during the European Mobility Week.</b><p>Thursday September 13. A red …

Knowledge Management

Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors, have all come together to back Lunewave, a startup developing new sensor technologies for autonomous vehicles.<p>The …

Autonomous Vehicle

Amazon introduces Echo Auto alongside refreshed Echo Dot, Plus, and Show

Article Contents<p>Today Amazon took the wraps off a tremendous pile of Echo and Alexa-related hardware. Chief among the standalone Echo devices are the …

Smart Homes

Dealerships Have a Place in the Mobility Revolution (Just Not as Dealerships)

One of the broader trends in the mobility space that we’re interested in — one might say obsessed with — is this theory that individual vehicle …

Los Angeles

Bird hits 10 million scooter rides

Bird just announced 10 million scooter rides since launching about one year ago. If this story sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Bird competitor Lime earlier today announced it surpassed 11.5 million rides across its shared bikes and scooters.<p>Bird, which launched last September in Santa …

San Francisco

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

At the 69 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling five new zero-emission vehicles:the I.D. BUZZ CARGO, ABT …

Volkswagen

Knight Foundation devotes $5.25 million to studying last-mile autonomous car service

Autonomous car technology is progressing at a rapid clip. Google spinoff Waymo’s fleet has racked up more than 8 million real-world miles, and Cruise, the driverless car division of General Motors, managed in one year to reduce its cars’ disengagements from once every 35 miles to once every …

Study Skills

MAN presents wide-ranging electric truck portfolio

MAN Truck & Bus has a whole range of electric commercial vehicles on display at the IAA in Hanover. Their portfolio includes the eTGE electric van, …

IAA

Audi partners with Amazon and Electrify America to help kickstart its EV ecosystem

Audi is partnering with e-commerce giant Amazon and VW Group unit Electrify America as the automaker prepares to deliver its first all-electric SUV to U.S. dealerships next year.<p>The Audi e-tron, which was unveiled Monday night in San Francisco, kicks off the German automaker’s electric vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

Daimler pours millions into electric bus company Proterra

Proterra has raised $155 million in a funding round co-led by Daimler and Tao Capital Partner, a deal that could transform the school bus market in North America.<p>Until now, Proterra has focused on producing electric buses for municipal, federal and commercial transit agencies. The company has …

Ford officially unveils Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric van

Ford has officially unveiled the production version of its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which goes on sale next year.<p>It was …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Frankfurt Testing Public Transit Trams for Package Deliveries

Many European cities have notoriously narrow streets and traffic congestion is a problem for delivery and courier services creating a myriad of …

Transit

Oklahoma City stores will deliver groceries with autonomous vehicles

Udelv will bring 10 of its vehicles to the area next year.<p>Next year, Oklahoma City residents will be able to have their groceries delivered to them by an autonomous vehicle. Udelv announced this week that a new partnership will bring its self-driving delivery vehicles to the city's largest local …

Autonomous Vehicle

Data company Scale releases massive self-driving dataset

<b>Data and artificial intelligence developer Scale has released a huge amount of data relating to self-driving vehicles.</b><p>The data provides annotation …

Autonomous Vehicle

Renault EZ-PRO concept revealed - pictures

DriveK presenta la App para la compra de vehículos con IA

El portal de la empresa MotorK para la configuración de vehículos nuevos, DriveK, ha presentado la aplicación móvil para encontrar el vehículo …

Audi testing $1,395 subscription program in Texas

Audi On Demand is a pilot car-sharing program that grants users access to short-term loans. When it comes to longer-term possession, that's where Audi Select might come in, provided it makes it out of the pilot phase.<p>Audi is currently experimenting with a pilot subscription service in Texas, …

Carsharing

Lyft hits a major milestone: 1 billion trips

But can the ride-hailing company keep up the pace?<p>Earlier this month, Lyft crossed a major milestone when it completed its 1 billionth trip. It took the company six years to reach that goal, which is around the same amount of time it took Uber to reach a billion rides. But unlike Uber, Lyft only …

Lyft

WayRay raises $80M at a $500M valuation led by Porsche for its holographic AR display tech

The large, legacy car industry has pinned a lot of hopes and dreams on innovative startups to build the next generation of automotive technology, and today the latest chapter in that story was revealed. WayRay, a Zurich-based developer of holographic augmented reality technology and hardware — used …

Automotive Industry