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Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

Rapid changes in the shipping industry has caught the attention of investors who are starting to pour large sums of money into the industry. And likely for good reason: as a future where trucks are run autonomously becomes ever clearer, the sensors and software behind that is going to have to be …

Internet of Things

Europcar adds Goldcar to its low cost leisure line-up

The traditional car hire sector is under pressure from new models of car usage and ownership, but there is still life in the old dog yet.<p>Paris-listed …

Sweden

Volkswagen Autoeuropa nets parts savings with Ultimaker 3D printers

As for the returns on investment, Volkswagen Autoeuropa estimates that it saved $160,000 in 2016 with $200,000 expected in 2017 via Ultimaker 3D …

Volkswagen

Walmart tests using store staff for last-mile deliveries

Walmart today says it has begun testing using store employees to make last mile deliveries for online orders in select markets. The idea is an expansion on the retailer’s recently launched 2-day shipping program, which lets customers order from over 2 million online items for fast delivery without …

eCommerce

PE-backed car auction player Mychebao receives $74m

Chinese second-hand car online auction platform Mychebao, which is backed by several PE investors including PAG Asia Capital, has raised another …

Venture Capital

Finally, Honda Electrifies Its Cub, Introduces EV-Cub (Don’t Ask Production Date)

<b>Published on</b> June 15th, 2017 | <i>by Nicolas Zart</i><p>0<p>June 15th, 2017 by <b>Nicolas Zart</b><p>If you’ve been to Japan, or in certain parts of Asia, you will have seen …

LISNR and PILOT join Jaguar Land Rover incubator

Jaguar Land Rover has brought two new startups into its Portland Tech Incubator: LISNR and PILOT Automotive Labs. Previous cohorts at the incubator have ranged from parking apps to drones; these two continue to build on JLR’s creative approach to the automotive future.<p>LISNR uses ultrasonic audio to …

Trucks

Trucker Path just lined up $30 million in debt to lend to the truckers on its platform

Trucker Path, a three-year-old, Mountain View-based platform that helps connect drivers, brokers, shippers, and carriers, has just lined up $30 million in debt funding so it can start loaning some of those truckers money right after they deliver their freight.<p>It’s seemingly a win-win. It means …

Startups

Scandals may have knocked $10 billion off Uber's value, a report says

Share prices of Uber's private stock have dropped about 15 percent to the mid-to-high $30s range amid a slew of bad press, The Information reported …

Uber

‘Amazon for car dealers’ raises $6m round led by Gobi Partners

Photo credit: Carsome.Carsome, a used car marketplace based in Malaysia, plans to enter more markets in Southeast Asia after raising US$6 million in …

Volkswagen’s MOIA Acquires Split Finland Oy

Volkswagen Group's firm MOIA, focused on the emerging new mobility sector, is acquiring the pioneering Finland-based software firm Split Finland …

CarFirst raises hefty investment from Frontier Car Group

CarFirst, a platform for instantly selling used cars, has just raised an investment from the international investor Frontier Car Group. Founded in …

Startups

How open source software will drive the future of auto innovations

Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal.<p>As these companies become software-driven, open source will become a staple to drive innovation faster and more reliably. Today’s cloud is …

Open Source Software

Continental unveils collaboration with Baidu on autonomous cars

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Auto supplier Continental AG on Wednesday signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese Internet company Baidu to develop autonomous and connected cars.<p>In a statement, Continental said both partners intend to develop technologies, products and business models that will …

Baidu

Intel predicts a $7 trillion self-driving future

Over half a million lives will be part of the ‘passenger economy’<p>The race to be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles is on among carmakers, emerging startups, and tech giants. Amid this constant news cycle of deals and drama, the purpose of all of it can get lost — or at least a bit muddied. …

Transportation

Lyft finally releases a diversity report

Lyft just released its first-ever diversity report, a couple of months after Uber released its first one. Lyft, which committed to releasing a report last June, says it will continue to release reports annually.<p>Here are some high-level stats. Lyft is 63 percent white, 19 percent Asian, 6 percent …

Diversity

Yandex.Taxi unveils driverless car prototype

Yandex.Taxi, the on-demand transportation service of the Russian Internet search giant Yandex, has unveiled the prototype of its autonomous car …

Transportation

Robot parking valet introduced at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

A new automated parking valet designed by a French startup allows greater ease and efficiency in airport parking.<p>31 May 2017<p>Download as PDF<p>Enjoy this …

Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation

21 hours ago<p>Complex indoor environments such as airports and shopping malls can be a nightmare to find your way around. And while Google is eyeing …

Aviation

​Walmart's drone delivery plan includes blockchain tech

Walmart's patent application reveals plans for a drone delivery service that uses blockchain technology to ensure that packages are dropped off in …

Drones

How Uber is growth hacking in Spain despite regulatory roadblocks

Taxi drivers in Spain are protesting against ride-hailing apps Uber and Cabify today, holding strikes in multiple cities and a protest march in the capital. Early reports suggest 20,000 protestors took to the streets in Madrid.<p>Meanwhile, both companies are continuing to recruit drivers — using …

Uber

El 'ridesharing' mueve más de 300 millones de euros anuales en España

El sector de los vehículos compartidos ingresó 311,84 millones de euros en nuestro país a lo largo de 2016 (y este año superará los 356 millones).<p>A …

How Can Telematics Support the Improvement of Road Safety?

A recent RAC report mirrors these statistics, revealing that motorists in the UK remain particularly concerned about road safety, citing illegal and …

Internet of Things

Thai ride-hailer aims to be the hyperlocal alternative to Grab and Uber

Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Photo credit: Clay Gilliland.Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing space looks more saturated by the day. With the likes of Grab and …

Uber

Google's concept car ... operating system

At Google I/O, the company showed off it concept version of Android for cars -- no smartphone necessary.

Google

Roborace autonomous car takes a lap in Paris

At the Formula E Paris ePrix over the weekend, the driverless Roborace navigated a lap of the 1.9 km course all by itself — all 14 turns.<p>The autonomous car uses five lidar sensors, two radar sensors, 18 ultrasonic sensors, two optical speed sensors, six AI cameras and satellite positioning …

Transportation

Uber walks away from Otto trademark

With a litigation deadline in the Waymo v. Uber case, the company has enough going on.<p>At the heart of Uber's litigation with Waymo is another …

Uber

FCA Delivering Additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo’s Self-driving Program

FCA US announced today that Waymo will add 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand its self-driving program. FCA previously delivered 100 …

Transportation

Gett in advanced talks to buy Juno for $250M as Uber rivals consolidate

As Uber continues to work through its many layers of turmoil as a business, its smaller rivals are seizing the moment and consolidating to double down on their own ambitions in transportation-on-demand. Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Gett — the taxi-hailing service backed by $300 million …

Uber

Oxbotica to conduct autonomous car trials between Oxford and London

Oxbotica, Oxford-based Artificial Intelligence company bringing driverless cars to the streets of the UK, announced that it will conduct trial with …