First it was in-home deliveries, now Amazon wants to deliver goods directly to the trunk of your car. The ecommerce giant today announced a partnership with General Motors that will open up in-trunk deliveries
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (Didi) has officially opened for business in Mexico, one of Uber’s biggest strongholds globally. Didi is the market leader in China by some distance, swallowing
The transportation industry is ripe for advancement. With the addition of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, the industry might not be recognizable in 10 or 20 years. More connectivity means fully
(Reuters) — Lyft is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse
Drift today announced it has raised an additional $60 million to grow its conversational sales and marketing platform. To date, the maker of sales assistant Driftbot has raised a total of $107 million.
Online used car dealer Carvana, famous for its gargantuan automobile vending machines, has acquired Car360, a Mark Cuban-backed startup that offers computer vision and interactive 360-degree imagery technology
Tesla may not be in the roller coaster business, but it’s starting to feel like the company is strapped into one. The latest twist comes as Tesla issued a blistering statement that goes beyond denying
Road traffic accidents are a global issue, and the size of the problem is immense. According to the World Health Organization’s Global Status Report on Road Safety, 1.2 million people die on the roads
Elon Musk has a fairly consistent message for all the haters and doubters and gossips and journalists and investment bankers and analysts who think Tesla is about to hit a massive financial wall: In a
SpaceX could soon be one of the most valuable VC-based companies in the U.S., thanks to a new round of funding that would also give the net worth of founder Elon Musk a nice bump. According to Bloomberg,
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-scale system in Toulouse, France
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has delivered the first tubes to its research center in the southwest of France as it begins construction on its first Hyperloop network to carry people and freight.
Sweden-based Mapillary announced today that it has raised a new round of financing to accelerate its development of an independent mapping data system for autonomous vehicles. Mapillary creates a database
Artificial intelligence has long had to manage expectations of its potential benefits versus what it is capable of providing at any point in time. This tension slowed down the overall progress and benefits
(Reuters) – France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber for running an illegal taxi service, the EU top court ruled on Tuesday, dealing the Silicon
(Reuters) — Alphabet’s urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer,
Fledgling bike-share startup Mobike is to be acquired by Chinese ecommerce giant Meituan-Dianping. Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed, but local media reports have pegged the value of the
In recent weeks, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published Apple patent applications for several fascinating virtual reality concepts, but the latest one takes the cake: Apple has applied to a
(Reuters) — Singapore’s competition watchdog said it had reasonable grounds to suspect competition had been infringed by Uber’s deal to sell its Southeast Asia operations to rival ride-hailing firm Grab.
Guest The automotive industry is facing a new era of self-driving cars, the “Uber Effect,” and the decline of oil-dependent vehicles. For much of the 20th century, the car represented the modern frontier:
The French government unveiled a new strategic initiative today that seeks to make the country a world leader in artificial intelligence without compromising its notions of privacy and security. The outlined
Since Tesla was founded more than 14 years ago, the electric car company has run a nonstop gauntlet of doubters who believe its audacious plans are overblown hype. As Tesla rolled out new versions of cars,