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GM’s Pam Fletcher is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to talk about how to build a startup

GM might be best known for the millions of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC-branded vehicles it designs, produces, finances and sells each year. But it also has a burgeoning incubator, where a team of 600 employees are working to develop 20 new businesses with a total addressable market of about $1.3 trillion. A few of the first startup fruits have already come to bear, including OnStar Guardian, OnStar Insurance, GM Defense and most recently, BrightDrop — the commercial electric vehicle deliv...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Linkedin, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mary Barra, Gm, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Fast Company, Nasdaq, Onstar


Just 72 hours left to save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

So much can happen in 72 hours, and it’s easy to get distracted — especially when you’re building a startup in the fast lane that is mobility tech. But listen up: you have just 72 hours left to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9. Don’t let “busy” distract you. Buy your pass to Mobility 2021 before the price increase goes into effect on Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 pm (PT). Why should you attend TC Sessions: Mobility 2021? It’s where you can tap into the latest trends, reg...
Tags: TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Automation, Reid Hoffman, Video On Demand, Fitbit, Robotics, Science and Technology, Sap


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Announcing the Agenda for TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

TC Sessions: Mobility is back and we’re excited to give you the first look at who is coming to the main stage and what we plan to talk about. The event will be virtual, but never fear, we will bring you the same informative panels and provocative one-on-one interviews and networking you’re used to. The new format has provided one massive benefit: democratizing access. If you’re a startup or investor, you can listen in, network and connect with other participants here in Silicon Valley. Plus, you...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Australia, China, Africa, Articles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ceo, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive


The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Tamika Butler, Remix’s Tiffany Chu and Revel’s Frank Reig to discuss how to balance equitability and profitability at TC Sessions Mobility

The race among mobility startups to become profitable by controlling market share has produced a string of bad results for cities and the people living in the them. City officials and agencies learned from those early deployments of ride-hailing and shared scooter services and have since pushed back with new rules and tighter control over which companies can operate. This correction has prompted established companies to change how they do business and fueled a new crop of startups, all promising...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, Remix, California, New York City, America, San Francisco, Brands, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Mit, Cities, Automotive


The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Before jump into micromobbin’ and the rest, I wanted to point you to another Extra Crunch piece, this time a deep dive into second-life batteries. As Aria Alamalh...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Verizon, London, Washington, Mexico, China, Germany, Berlin, India, New York City, Tech, Bloomberg, Vienna


Uber spins out delivery robot startup as Serve Robotics

Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, has officially spun out as an independent company called Serve Robotics. TechCrunch reported in January that a deal was being shopped to investors. Serve Robotics, a name taken from the autonomous sidewalk delivery bot that was developed and piloted by Postmates X, has raised seed funding in a round led by venture capital firm Neo. Other investors included Uber as well as Lee Jaco...
Tags: TC, Uber, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, San Francisco Bay, Postmates, Anki, Bastian Lehmann, Lime, Aurora, Vancouver Canada, ATG, Dara Khosrowshahi, Kashani


The Station: Lucid Motors, Joby Aviation take the SPAC path and Sergey Brin’s airship ambitions

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. In last week’s newsletter, I described some of the changes coming to TechCrunch’s transportation coverage, including “market maps.” These articles, which run will always run in...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, London, Pinterest, Montana, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Automotive, Vw, Ford


Watch first footage of Joby’s all-electric VTOL aircraft in flight

California-based Joby Aviation has released the first footage of its zero-emissions aircraft in flight, zipping through the sky at speeds of up to 200 mph.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, Flying Cars, Vtol, Joby, Flying Taxis, Evtol, Joby Aviation


Uber planning to spin out Postmates’ delivery robot arm

Another Uber spinout is in the works. Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year for $2.65 billion, is seeking investors in its bid to become a separate company, according to several people familiar with the plans. The startup is being referred to as Serve Robotics, a nod to the yellow and black-emblazoned autonomous sidewalk delivery bot that was developed and piloted by Postmates X. The Serve robot, which recently partnered with Pink Dot S...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Postmates, Lime, West Hollywood, Aurora, ATG, GrubHub, Dara Khosrowshahi, Kashani, Aurora Innovation, Pink Dot


The Station: Uber’s 2020 evolution and QuantumScape’s big breakthrough

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. This year has delivered turmoil, volatility and pain along with some unexpected bright spots, a flood of M&A deals, venture raises and of course, SPACs. In the next few edition...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Stanford, China, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford


Toyota Invests ¥43 Billion Into Flying Vehicles

Automotive manufacturer Toyota has announced that they will be investing ¥43 billion ($390 million) in the US startup known as Joby Aviation, who has developed a “flying taxi” capable of taking off vertically and without the need of a runway. Flying vehicles are apparently being seen as an attractive form of travel due to the […]
Tags: Japan, Usa, Technology, Money, Cars, US, Toyota, Anime, Joby Aviation


Toyota eyes the skies with $394M boost for flying-taxi maker Joby

Toyota has shown it's serious about flying taxis with a $394 million investment in California-based Joby Aviation, which is working on an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Tags: News, California, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Flying Car, Emerging Tech, Joby, Flying Taxi, Joby Aviation


Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that will in part benefit from strategic partner Toyota’s vehicle manufacturing experience. This brings the total number of funding in Joby Aviation to $720 million, an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, China, Tech, Companies, Automotive, Aviation, Toyota, Airbus, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Intel Capital, Federal Aviation Administration, Santa Cruz, Vtol


Toyota AI Ventures launches $100M fund to invest in robotics and autonomous tech

Toyota AI Ventures, a subsidiary of Toyota Research Institute, has a new $100 million fund that will focus on finding and investing in early-stage robotics and autonomous technology startups. This second fund, aptly dubbed Fund II, brings the firm’s total assets under management to more than $200 million. “The growing interest in automated systems has created great opportunities to improve human lives using AI and next-generation mobility technology,” said Dr. Gill Pratt, chief executive o...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Gill Pratt, Toyota Research Institute, Adler, TRI, NAUTO, Intuition Robotics, Toyota AI Ventures, Jim Adler, May Mobility, Joby Aviation


Electric ‘flying taxi’ with ‘numerous propellers’ given boost by Toyota

Toyota, JetBlue, and Intel have invested $100M in an electric "flying taxi" being developed by California-based Joby Aviation. The five-seat vehicle is described as "an exotic-looking white aircraft with numerous propellers." The post Electric ‘flying taxi’ with ‘numerous propellers’ given boost by Toyota appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: California, Cars, Trends, Intel, Drones, Toyota, Flying Car, Vtol, Emerging Tech, Electric Plane, Flying Taxi, Joby Aviation, Toyota JetBlue



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