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Lyft raising additional $500 million on top of recent $1 billion round

Lyft is seeking to raise an additional $500 million, over and above the $1 billion it raised in a round led by Alphabet venture arm CaptialG last month. The $500 million is an extension of that round, the company told Axios, and is not yet closed. But it should add to Lyft’s overall valuation once …

Venture Capital

Porsche Adopts Atheer's AR Platform to Connect Mechanics with Remote Experts

If you own a Porsche, there's a good chance you're interested in two things: speed and quality. Porsche Cars North America wants to extend that …

Augmented Reality

Powerbank

• Compact Design<br>• Integrated USB<br>• Integrated Apple lightning and detachable micro USB<br>• High efficiency circuitry to deliver maximum battery capacity<br>• Charge …

Powerbank

Uber wants to wipe out car sickness with bursts of air, vibrating seats

Uber’s all-in on self-driving cars. It makes sense. Built on the backs of its drivers, Uber’s future might very well be determined by whether or not it can replace them. Autonomous vehicles don’t get paid, don’t skip out on driving when they’re sick, and (probably) don’t film Travis Kalanick …

Travis Kalanick

HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn’t designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars.<p>So how are children supposed to go from one activity to the next when their parents are busy? Well, there’s carpools …

Startups

As car-share fleets grow, Stratim targets managing them

The way Stratim Founder and CEO Sean Behr sees the future, car-sharing and autonomous-drive vehicles will fill the roads as more people turn to …

Transportation

Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of Uber’s latest-generation self-driving test car, which features sensors and autonomous driving …

Transportation

Scientists Look at How Humans Drive in Self-Driving Cars

Almost half of Americans will hop in their cars for a Thanksgiving trip this year. But if you were being very precise—if you were a team of …

Transportation

Volkswagen To Invest $12B To Launch 40 EV Models In China By 2025

Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen AG has said it will invest over US$12 billion by 2020 with its Chinese partners to launch as many as 40 new …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon quietly launched an app called Relay to go after truck drivers

Amazon has quietly launched an app designed to help truck delivery drivers get in and out of warehouses faster.<p>The app, called Relay, rolled out late …

Amazon

Goldman: Automated trucks to cost U.S. economy 300k jobs per year

While Google’s Waymo company has taken center stage for bringing self-driving cars to roads, autonomous trucking may make it to the mainstream first.<p>Silicon Valley startups, technologists, and venture capitalists see great potential in the technology — even more than most traditional trucking …

Transportation

Shock as $140m bike-share startup on the verge of collapse – and its CEO has gone AWOL

One of China’s top bike-share startups is on the brink of collapse with wages unpaid, senior executives departing, its CEO missing in action, and its …

Startups

Bose sells its futuristic car suspension system to ClearMotion

ClearMotion, a startup that makes road-sensing technology, aims to bring Bose's secretive electromagnetic active car suspension system to a new generation of vehicles.<p>Bose is best known for its speakers and headphones, but it spent years quietly developing an electromagnetic active car suspension …

Transportation

VW regards China as a launchpad to transform future of e-mobility

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is coming to the fore in China's e-mobility drive with an ambitious plan to launch nearly 40 locally produced new …

Volkswagen

London buses to be powered by coffee grounds

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce pollution in the capital, London's buses are set to utilise a new source of fuel: coffee grounds. Thanks to a collaboration between Bio-Bean, Shell and Argent Energy, double deckers will be filled with a B20 biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee …

Sadiq Khan

Volvo’s Self-Driving Truck for Hub-to-Hub Transport

The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to …

Transportation

BYD Opening Electric Truck Factory In Canada, Cites Friendlier Environment For EVs Than US

<b>Published on</b> November 18th, 2017 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>0<p>November 18th, 2017 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The China-based electric vehicle manufacturer BYD will be opening its …

Electric Vehicles

Why Toyota, the Car Company, Now Wants to Be Known More as a ‘Mobility’ Company

Toyota sold just shy of 2.5 million vehicles in America last year, making the 80-year-old company the sales leader for the fifth year in a row among …

Advertising Industry

Tesla gives a peek at the supercharging rest stops it wants to build around the world

Tesla plans to build more than 10,000 electric cars per week by the end of 2018. Now, it’s trying to build enough stations to charge them. On Nov. 15, the company announced its two largest Supercharger stations in North America along popular two California routes in and out of Los Angeles.<p>Tesla is …

Los Angeles

Tesla's new 'Megachargers' will give its Semis power for 400 miles in 30 minutes

Tesla's new Semi trucks are slated to boast a range of up to 500 miles per charge — but powering up those batteries will still be important to the …

Car Tech

Tesla unveils its first electric Semi Truck and new version of Roadster fastest sports car

In a recent event held in California, a state of the US, Tesla has unveiled first of its kind ─ electric Semi-Truck, the next breakthrough in heavy …

Trucks

Michigan's Mcity AV Facility Receives $11M in Funding

Lots of attention is given to self-driving cars that are tested on public roads, and it's easy to understand why.<p>Autonomous vehicle systems gain …

Transportation

Roller-Sharing: Fast jeder dritte Elektroroller weltweit steht in Berlin

Als Hauke Feldvoss vor etwa drei Jahren mit zwei Freunden den Elektrorollerverleih Emio als Start-up gründete, hatte er dafür einen Job im Silicon …

Rideshare Startup Via Tapped to Launch First Ever On-Demand Public Transit System as Alternative to Bus Service in Two U.S. Cities

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington, Texas and West Sacramento, California have selected Via, the leading technology developer and …

Denver will test its own Hyperloop-inspired transport system

Colorado's Department of Transportation has teamed up with Arrivo to use Hyperloop-<i>ish</i> technology to connect the city of Denver. The partnership is looking at ways to use vacuum tubes to reduce congestion and create a local transport area that bridges distances far faster than at present.<p>Arrivo's …

Transportation

Lyft starts its long-awaited international expansion in December, beginning with Toronto

Lyft has long been a US-exclusive service, but not for much longer. Starting from December, residents of the greater Toronto Area and Hamilton will be able to use the popular Uber-alternative.<p>Torontonians will be able to order Lyft Plus, Lyft Premiere, Lyft Lux, and Lyft Lux SUV rides, as well as …

Uber

Siemens/Investment/ Electromobility: With an investment in ubitricity Siemens opts for innovative solutions for electromobility

<b>With an investment in ubitricity Siemens opts for innovative solutions for electromobility</b><p><b>Munich | Erlangen | Berlin, 14 November 2017. ubitricity</b></b> …

Innovation

Volvo’s parent company just bought a ‘flying car’ startup

But don’t expect to see a flying XC90 anytime soon<p>In another huge confidence boost for the nascent “flying car” industry, Volvo’s Chinese parent company announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Terrafugia, a startup founded by MIT engineers and MBA students.<p>News of the purchase …

Taxicabs

China’s Geely To Acquire US Flying Car Company Terrafugia

Chinese automotive manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the parent company of Volvo Cars, has agreed to acquire the operations and assets of …

China

Disrupting The Rail Industry: A Breakdown On Startup Driven Innovation

<b>Author</b> Maria Budzovych|<b>Design</b> Luca Nagy|<b>Executive Editor</b> Susi Wallner|<b>Copy Editor</b> David Prasser, Iryna Bursuk|<b>Web Development</b> Reza Rastgoo

Innovation