Tag: Transportation

Spotify Finally Gets Into Hardware With ‘Car Thing’

Spotify’s core business is music streaming, and while the company is more or less at the top of their game right now, music industry veteran Jimmy Iovine has pointed out in the past that companies such as Spotify are too reliant on streaming to make money, and that is apparently dangerous. Advertising This is because […]

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Alphabet’s Wing will kick off Helsinki drone deliveries in summer 2019

Alphabet X Labs graduate Wing announced late last year that it’d soon begin piloting autonomous deliveries in Helsinki, Finland, and in a blog post this morning, it laid out a detailed roadmap. Wing says that in the coming weeks, it’ll deploy a small fleet of drones in the city’s Vuosaari district, where they’ll ferry provisions […]

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Amazon leads $575 million investment in food delivery network Deliveroo

London-headquartered food delivery company Deliveroo has raised $575 million in a series G round of funding led by Amazon, with participation from T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Greenoaks. This takes the company’s total funding to more than $1.5 billion since its inception in 2012. Though the company hasn’t revealed a valuation […]

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NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot was enabled during fatal Model 3 crash

(Reuters) — Tesla’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal U.S. crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The NTSB’s preliminary report said the driver engaged Autopilot about 10 seconds […]

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Triumph Is Now Developing An Electric Motorcycle As Well

With iconic motorcycle companies like Harley Davidson working on electric motorcycles, it was only a matter of time before Triumph jumped on the bandwagon as well. The popular British motorcycle maker has announced that it’s also working on an electric motorcycle. Triumph has teamed up with Williams Engineering for this purpose. Advertising The TE-1 project […]

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Amazon adopts multi-pronged approach to meet growing delivery demand

U.S. retail giant Walmart grabbed headlines this week when it revealed that it’s introducing free next-day delivery in a handful of cities, with plans to extend the service to around three-quarters of the U.S. population by the end of 2019. The move, while undoubtedly welcomed by millions of consumers across the country, highlights the pressure […]

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Short-term markets are putting Uber in trouble

With post-IPO Uber hitting its lowest valuation since July 2015 and shares dropping almost $8 to $37.10, from the IPO price of $45, it is clear that investors believe Uber was overvalued at its float. Considering that Uber priced shares at the lower end of the scale expected by analysts pre-float, this comes as an […]

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Hypergiant uses satellites and AI to mine oil and gas data

A new space race is afoot, and it’s all about big data and AI. Hypergiant, a startup that launched just over a year ago, intends to win it — or at least part of it — by creating “a vertically integrated geospatial intelligence and infrastructure capability” that Fortune 500 companies and large government agencies can […]

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Uber now reminds riders to check for cyclists before opening their door

Ever heard of the Dutch Reach? It has been described as a behavioral “nudge” that encourages riders to open the nearest car door with their far hand — usually their left hand — so they automatically swivel their body, positioning their head and shoulders such that they’re looking past the rearview mirror. This way, they’re […]

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Uber now lets premium riders opt out of conversations with drivers

Uber has evolved beyond recognition since its debut in San Francisco back in 2011, with the company now offering everything from food delivery services to an AI-infused platform for truckers. Its core urban mobility offering for consumers has also expanded into all manner of services, covering car-sharing, scooters, bikes, and more. It’s easy to forget […]

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Uber’s Movement Speeds feature offers hourly street-level traffic data

In 2017, ride-hailing conglomerate Uber launched Movement, a tool intended to help local leaders, urban planners, and communities make civil engineering decisions using data collected from Uber users’ 15 million trips a day across over seven hundred cities. Today, Uber further invested in this effort with Uber Movement Speeds, a new module which provides traffic […]

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