jeng alex

42 Flips | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | @jengalex | Keep up with jeng alex on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jeng alex”

THE DRIVERLESS TAXI REPORT -- How automakers, shared mobility services and tech companies are ushering in a post-driver world

So far, the race has been brutal, as companies jockey for position by spending billions to acquire/invest in companies that will help make a driverless taxi service a reality. Uber recently took the pole position by launching a pilot self-driving taxi service (with a driver still behind the wheel) …

Google Maps gets hands-free navigation at last

Google has quietly updated its Maps application for Android with support for a much-requested new feature — ‘Ok Google’ commands. This is a pretty big deal as it means that users no longer have to tap the microphone icon before speaking when driving.<p>Once the update has been installed on their …

Q&A: The data your car collects and who can use it

DETROIT (AP) — Your car knows more about you than you think.<p>Newer cars that connect to the internet can collect vast amounts of data about drivers, …

Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh

Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.<p>The announcement comes a year-and-a-half after Uber hired dozens of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics center to develop the …

Ford Mobility to acquire Chariot shuttle service, launch GoBike sharing in San Francisco

Latest Reviews

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

The world’s first public self-driving taxi service hits Singapore roads today

The world’s first public trial of a self-driving car service has officially launched in Singapore today, as U.S. autonomous car startup NuTonomy beats Uber to the punch by a matter of days.<p>Founded out of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2013, NuTonomy is an MIT spin-off that specializes in self-driving …

MIT spinout NuTonomy just beat Uber to launch the world’s first self-driving taxi

Uber has taken the plaudits for its audacious plan to deploy driverless cars as soon as this month, but the U.S. giant has been beaten to the punch for actually introducing autonomous vehicles by a far lower-profile company that is working on the other side of the world in Singapore.<p>NuTonomy, a …

Uber targets Ola in India after losing to Didi in China

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Didi Chuxing’s acquisition of Uber’s China business last week reshapes the landscape in Asia’s growing ride-hailing sector, and leaves India’s Ola more vulnerable to attack by Uber in its $12 billion home market.<p>Four months ago, Ola executives met with Didi hoping the Chinese firm would …

Transportation

How Uber Manages Drivers Without Technically Managing Drivers

The popular car service is using apps to tell the people behind the wheel what to do. Welcome to the era of algorithmic management.<p>If Uber exerts too much control over its drivers, it risks providing evidence to the many lawyers who accuse the company of treating its independent contractors as …

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>Startup veteran …

Carmakers Embrace Mobility As A Service

The future of selling cars is bleak. At least that’s what the leading car makers seem to believe, because they are frantically gobbling up alternative mobility businesses.<p>The latest move came as Daimler AG, the company that owns Mercedes-Benz, bought 60% of Hailo. As the clever name suggests, Hailo …

General Motors

6 Business Basics for Startup Success

Vision isn't enough. Six back-to-basics business strategies can help entrepreneurs achieve long-term success.

Lyft hits record 13.9M monthly rides, sees 5X quarterly growth in Concierge rides

Lyft is seeing record ridership, including an all-time high of 13.9 million rides during July, first reported by Recode and confirmed by TechCrunch via sources familiar with the matter. In addition to the total ride increase, along with a new record for monthly active riders of over 3 million, Lyft …

Reliable Tech News

Breaking News<p>SA’s Sun Exchange & Kenya’s Pawame Named In Disrupt 100 Index...<p>June 29, 2018<p>The Sun Exchange, the global buy-to-lease solar …

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab

Go-Jek, the on-demand motorbike taxi service that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed $550 million in new funding, a source close to the company told TechCrunch. The deal values Go-Jek at $1.3 billion (post-money) and could be announced as soon as this week, we understand.<p>Go-Jek did not …

South-east Asia

Gogoro brings on-demand scooter rentals to Berlin

The electric scooter maker continues to make inroads in Europe.<p>Taiwan-based electric scooter company Gogoro is expanding its reach and business model. Today it announced a partnership with Coup (a subsidiary of automotive-parts supplier Bosch) to bring 200 on-demand rental scooters to Berlin.<p>The …

China's Transit Elevated Bus Concept now a reality - Truck & Bus News

/ news.cn | August 03, 2016 16:13<p>Transit Elevated Bus finishes first test<p>In 2010, a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) concept was made to decongest traffic …

Uber's Surrender to Didi Shows the Steep Odds U.S. Tech Faces in China

If Uber couldn’t make it in China after doing almost everything right—hiring local, cozing up to governments, earmarking billions for the fight—can …

[蔡玉玲] Uber 模式在大陸真的合法了嗎?

編按:中國中央人民政府交通運輸部於在上週四(2016年7月28日)通過了「網絡預約出租汽車經營服務管理暫行辦法」(以下簡稱為網約車、暫行辦法)。對此,前行政院政務委員蔡玉玲稍早於個人臉書發表對此專法的看法。經過數位時代編輯台邀請,分享給讀者參考。這幾天,筆者一直被問到對這議題的看法,也看了很多報導, …

China regulator says Didi, Uber deal will need Mofcom approval

BEIJING (Reuters) - A merger between Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing and the China unit of U.S. rival Uber could face its first hiccup after China’s commerce ministry (Mofcom) said on Tuesday it had not received a necessary application to allow the deal to go ahead.<p>People walk out of the …

How These Entrepreneurs Are Living the Startup Life 24/7

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you occasionally get nostalgic for college - missing its around-the-clock access to homework help and social outlets -- or if you're tired of the lonely business owner's life, you may be captivated by the idea of living with a group of …

From the expert: How to write a business plan that works

Tom Chalmers sits down with David Bateman, author of “Business Plans That Get Investment,” to talk about the do’s and don’ts …

Uber和滴滴結盟創造雙贏,「反Uber聯盟」卻該緊張了

Uber昨(1)日證實退出中國市場,旗下中國業務將併入中國最大叫車服務滴滴出行,結束這場2年來的低價割喉戰。Uber和滴滴從敵人變盟友,除了改寫自己的全球布局,又將如何影響其他叫車服務?<br>(圖說:滴滴出行於1日宣布接手Uber中國業務。圖片來源:數位時代。)Uber退出中國市場,減少支出、瞄準IPO過 …

【是優步不是污步】小黃若註定被淘汰,政府該降低民生衝擊而非專拿Uber開鍘

Uber said to make $500M investment in global mapping

How much is it worth to Uber to reduce its dependence on Google Maps? Try half a billion dollars.<p>That is how much the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company is getting ready to invest in an ambitious global mapping project, the Financial Times reports Sunday. In addition to weaning itself off …

Delphi, Singapore launch test of self-driving taxis

August 1 (Reuters) - Delphi Automotive Plc will launch a small test fleet of automated taxis in Singapore next year, aiming to ferry passengers around a city district in one of the first real-world tests of automated rides on demand, the company said on Monday.<p>An autonomous car from Delphi departs …