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Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities

Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to a company that wants to own, or at least be a part of, every way people move from Point A to Point B, whether it’s cars, bikes, scooters or even public transit. This new version of Lyft’s app, which allows users to request a shared car, find a scooter or bike, as well as see nearby public transit options, is only available in th...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Tech, Transit, Automotive, Ford, North America, Denver, Carsharing, Santa Monica, Valencia Street, Santa Monica Calif

Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities

Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, is expanding a partnership with Uber that gives users access to rideshare-ready vehicles. The program, which launched as a pilot in May 2017 in San Francisco, is now available to Getaround customers  in Los Angeles and San Diego. Two more cities, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. will soon follow, Getaround co-founder and CEO Sam Zaid told TechCrunch. Getaround’s carsharing platform is design...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Washington, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Automotive, Philadelphia, Getaround, Toyota Motor Corporation, Zaid, Sam Zaid, San Diego Two, TechCrunch Getaround

Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019

Volvo Trucks released teaser images Wednesday of the electric trucks it plans to bring to California next year as part of a demonstration project, the latest truck manufacturer to publicize its electric plans in the state. The attraction to California is no accident. The state has set aggressive targets to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions, particularly those generated from tailpipes. Daimler Trucks North America said in July it would begin testing 20 fully electric heavy- and medi...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, UPS, Automotive, Long Beach, Truck, Nevada, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, California Air Resources Board, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Freightliner

Stratim, formerly known as valet startup Zirx, sues co-founder for theft

Stratim, the mobility services company formerly known as Zirx, is suing its co-founder and now-former COO Shmulik Fishman for breach of fiduciary duties, civil conversion, criminal conversion, theft, criminal mischief, deception, unjust enrichment and fraud. The lawsuit’s co-plaintiff is Adesa, a subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, which acquired Stratim earlier this year. Stratim powers fleet management for more than 50 companies, including BMW (DriveNow), General Motors (Maven), Ford (Chariot)...
Tags: TC, Transportation, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Toyota, Zirx, Fishman, Shmulik Fishman, Sean Behr, Mobility Services, ADESA, Stratim, KAR Auction Services, BMW DriveNow General Motors Maven Ford Chariot

Audi names interim chief Bram Schot CEO

Audi has a new CEO. Bram Schot was just named the car company’s chief executive after serving in that role on an interim basis since June. He was appointed to the spot after  then-CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Germany on charges surrounding the emissions scandal. The CEO appointment takes effect on January 1, 2019. Schot was previously on the Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing for Audi. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011 as an overseer of strategic procjects in Group ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Automotive, Vw, Audi, Volkswagen Group, Rupert Stadler, Bram Schot, Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing, VW Commercial Vehicles Schot

Elon Musk’s plans for 2019 might include a Tesla pickup truck prototype

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has floated the idea for an all-electric pickup truck numerous times in the past two years. Now, he’s back at it, this time with a teaser that Tesla might have a prototype to unveil in 2019. Musk mentioned on Twitter the desire to produce a pickup truck way back in April 2017, before the first Model 3 sedans had been handed over to customers and the CEO had entered production hell. At the time, Musk tweeted that a pickup truck would be unveiled in 18 to 24 months. That ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, La Auto Show, North America, Pickup Truck, Tesla Model S, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Fremont California, Electric Truck, Rivian, Rivian Rivian

The Pininfarina Battista: Italy’s most powerful car ever

When you create a car that literally is made to stand at the pinnacle of your legacy, you give it a special christening. Pininfarina has unveiled their most powerful automobile yet. Named after the person who began it all, the car (which was referred to as Project PF0 until now) is being called Pininfarina Battista, after the company’s founder, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina.The Battista seals Pininfarina’s reputation as one of the leading automotive design studios in the world. It’s touted to be Italy...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Design, US, Automotive, Luxury, Italy, Pininfarina, Battista, Rimac, Hypercar, Automobili Pininfarina, Battista Pinin Farina, Pininfarina Battista

Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK Innovation as well as China’s CATL. Daimler’s $22.8 billion budget for lithium-ion batteries is just part of its multi-billion effort to launch 130 electric ...
Tags: Transportation, China, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, Reno Nevada, LG Chem, Mercedes Benz Cars, EQC, Chargepoint, Hybrid Vehicle, Kamenz Germany

Softbank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion

Softbank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a technology platform aimed monetizing parking lots. And ParkJockey, which was founded in 2013, is already using that capital to scale up. Along with the Softbank investment news, ParkJockey also announced that it was acquiring two of the largest parking operators in North America. The startup, with help from Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Capital and debt financing from Owl Rock, said it h...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Softbank, Automotive, Parking, North America, Abu Dhabi, SoftBank Group, Mubadala Capital, Miami Herald Miami, ParkJockey, Citizens Parking Inc, Owl Rock, Imperial Parking Corporation a North

Automotive Roundup: Renault-Nissan, FCA, Waymo, VW, Uber & Lyft

Welcome to brandchannel‘s first Automotive Roundup, a recurring column that will highlight news, developments and trends in the marketing and advertising of cars, SUVs, trucks and the industry’s latest technologies, including autonomous driving. In today’s edition, we look at the troubles at the top for Nissan-Renault, Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new assembly plant in Detroit, Waymo’s next step on its self-driving journey, Volkswagen’s vast remake, and auto-sales prospects for this year and 2019...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Japan, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, General Motors, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Bmw, Volkswagen

Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident? Learn How to Calculate Your Pain and Suffering Damages

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be dealing with broken bones, back problems, and other issues that put you out of work for months or even years. Thankfully, you may be able to receive compensation from the responsible party. While the amounts given for medical bills [...] The post Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident? Learn How to Calculate Your Pain and Suffering Damages appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Automotive, Adoption

Curtiss-Wright Introduces Electronic Twist Throttle

Leveraging historic know-how into modern solutions Christchurch, U.K. – Wednesday 5 December, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has today announced the launch of the WM-D10, an electronic twist throttle solution that is ideal for motorcycle applications. Twist Throttle In 1904, Curtiss-Wright’s Read more… The post Curtiss-Wright Introduces Electronic Twist Throttle appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Seo, Automotive, Curtiss Wright, News Trends, Christchurch U K

Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar

Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent something new with the e-tron. The German car company stuck a competent electric powertrain in an SUV, and, in the process, created a fantastic vehicle that should resonate with shoppers. The Audi e-tron is the new benchmark in electric cars. Some EVs are larger, faster and have a longer range, while some ...
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Oman, Jaguar, Epa, Abu Dhabi, Audi, Environmental Protection Agency, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Pike

If Bumblebee were a two-wheeler

Commissioned by Boneheart for a custom motorbike lottery, deBolex decided to reinvent the Yamaha MT-10, a bike with a future-forward, aggressive body, giving it a custom makeover with a new style that looks parts retro, parts, American Muscle, with a flavor that is reminiscent of Bumblebee from the Transformers.Stripping the original MT-10 of its aggressive body parts, the deBolex team replaced them with a more subdued, yet equally alluring body-job, comprising custom aluminum panels. The front ...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, Yamaha, Alcantara, Custom, DeBolex, Boneheart, MT 10

The Gentleman’s e-Unicycle

If you’ve started to see those one-wheeled scooter designs zipping around your neighborhood, you know they all seem to fall into the “futuristic” category… but not everyone wants to look like they’re filming scenes for Back to the Future. Designed with this notion in mind, the ESCIS unicycle harkens back to a bygone automotive era. The vintage look is achieved by a glossy monocoque shell, pinstripe tires, and chrome detailing throughout. Finishing touches like a faux fuel cap, leather/denim sadd...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Kos, Scooter, Product Design, Unicycle, Custom Electric Unicycle, ESCIS, Konstantin Kos

The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption. The focus has always been more skewed toward the product experience and product features and defining […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Automotive, Brand Experience, Digital Business, Promoted, Consumer Mobility, Customer Experience Ecosystem, data management platforms (DMPs, Mobile Application Platforms

INNOCEAN Releases New Automotive Configurators via Instagram Stories and Interactive Website

INNOCEAN Worldwide Americas launched two new, first-to-market online tools for Genesis Motor America, to make the luxury car shopping experience easier and also more fun. In conjunction with the launch of the new Genesis G70—Innocean redesigned the website and took the best gaming technologies and the fastest-growing tool on a social media site, Instagram Stories, and created two new automotive “configurators.” The first-to-market web-based Automotive Real-Time 3D Configurator can on...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Seattle, Hyundai Genesis, Innocean, Instagram Stories, Gloria J, Genesis Motor America, INNOCEAN Worldwide Americas, MediaMonks Acme Digital Content and Digital Giant, Digital Giant

Waymo launches self-driving car service Waymo One

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project owned by parent company Alphabet, is launching a commercial robotaxi service in the Phoenix area dubbed Waymo One. This milestone, for the company and nascent self-driving technology industry, comes with caveats. The Waymo One self-driving car service, and accompanying app, won’t be available to just anyone. And for now, the company says it will have Waymo-trained test drivers behind the wheel (even though the company already has driverless vehicles ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Alphabet, John Krafcik, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, Gilbert, Chandler, Waymo, Chandler Tempe Mesa, Phoenix Waymo

Faraday Future furloughs more employees as cash woes continue

For a company with such a forward looking name, the road ahead has been looking pretty bleak for Faraday Future. Debts, fleeing executives and payroll delays have clouded the last year of the automaker’s history — with ultimately very little to show for it. Faraday took to Twitter today to note the latest in its continued slide brought on by a “financial crisis.” Due to a cashing crunch, the car maker will be furloughing employees — at least 250, according to The Verge. That’s a fairly signi...
Tags: Tech, Automotive, Faraday, Faraday Future, Evergrande, Evergrande Health

1907’s world’s fastest motorbike gets the revamp of the century

A hundred and eleven years after their founder Glenn Curtiss developed his legendary land-speed record-breaking V8 bike in 1907, the people at Curtiss Motorcycles (formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles before they rebranded their image) redesigned it for the modern age. Called the Hera, this absolute stunner of an e-bike is all set to make its debut in 2020, and these are the first production-ready images.The Hera bases itself almost entirely on the layout of the original V8, but replaces th...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, Hera, Glenn Curtiss, Confederate Motorcycles, Curtiss Motorcycles, E bike

BMW and M&C Saatchi Milan Recreate the Monza Race Track in the Sahara Desert to Launch the New BMW X5

With a 5793 meter long circuit through the sands and rocks of the Sahara, Monza’s historic race track comes to life in the heart of the desert.More than 40 people, including engineers, surveyors, technicians and racers, have worked hard to faithfully reproduce a life-size replica of every turn, every straight, every chicane, using the original track’s turning circles and distances. This monumental effort reflects the spirit of the campaign’s concept “Volere e Potere” (or “Know you can”), culmina...
Tags: Europe, Advertising, Automotive, Utopia, Bmw, Sahara Desert, Khalid, Federico, Monza, Stefano, Saatchi, Vincenzo, Merzouga, Alessandra, M&c Saatchi, Barbara Pusca

Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

Audi, the Germany luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest 14 billion euros ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on future transportation technologies such as electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. These investments, made through 2023, will include spending on property, factories and equipment as well as research and development. Audi’s total projected expenditure for the 5-year planning period will be 40 billion euros ($45.6 billion), the company...
Tags: Transportation, Germany, America, Tech, Automotive, Volkswagen, Audi, Volkswagen Group, VW Group, Scott Keogh, Digital Services, Bram Schot, Board of Management of Audi Audi

Be Prepared this Winter with this DIY Winter Roadside Emergency Kit

This time of year can be a very dangerous time for road travel, especially if you live in a state that gets a lot of snow and seriously hazardous road conditions. With weather, you never know what to expect, so I find it best to always be prepared for anything. As the seasons change, I The post appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Travel, Winter, Diy, Automotive, Adoption, Emergency, Roadside

#GrinchTakeover for UNhappy Honda Days: Q&A With AVP Susie Rossick

‘Tis the season of advertising clutter, and Honda has come up with yet another new way to try to break through the holiday-marketing deluge to accomplish its objectives. Honda enlisted the green star of the new movie Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch to launch its annual Happy Honda Days campaign in disruptive style, with the (ultimately) lovable monster “stealing” the sales event in a TV ad that broke November 18 by “closing” Honda dealerships and not allowing Happy Honda Days to unfold. The Grinch also ...
Tags: Advertising, US, Automotive, Espn, Grinch, Honda, Los Angeles Auto Show, Universal Studios, Seuss, Honda Civic, Brand Collaborators, Illumination, 5 Questions, Rossick, Susie Rossick, GrinchTakeover

Toyota Returns Home For The Holidays With Heartwarming New Ad

Toyotathon is back for its 39th year with a holiday spot that showcases a heartwarming homecoming. The 90-second “Home for the Holidays” spot premiered Wednesday night, November 28th, on NBC’s primetime Christmas in Rockefeller Center, with a throw from NBC’s TODAY Host Al Roker.In a multi-network approach, the 90-second spot also aired on the Wednesday night episode of CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, complete with a personalized throw from Corden, during the FOX Sports Thursday Night...
Tags: Nbc, Advertising, Fox, Automotive, Cbs, Michael Strahan, Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi, James Corden, Rockefeller Center, Corden, Ed Laukes, Gloria J, NBC Sunday Night Football, Christmas Commercials, Toyota Marketing Toyota Motor North America

The FedEx of the Future is Underwater

As the climate shifts and sea levels rise, so does the need for transportation that’s been adapted for changing landscape and seascapes. Designed with this in mind, the Berliner Logistics submarine concept aims to assist in last-mile deliveries of cargo. After intercepting packages or shipping containers at sea, the automated system of submarines would then travel through rivers to destination cities everywhere. With specialized docking stations and loading ports, the entire system can work auto...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Germany, Berlin, Automotive, Submarine, Product Design, Mohan, Srijith Mohan, Berliner Logistics, Opel Innovations

Cruise Automation taps GM president Dan Ammann as its new CEO

Cruise Automation, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, is getting a new CEO. The autonomous vehicle company, which was acquired by GM in 2016 and became subsidiary GM Cruise, has tapped Dan Ammann as CEO. Ammann will step down as GM’s president, a role he’s held since January 2014. Kyle Vogt, a Cruise co-founder who was CEO and also unofficially handled the chief technology officer position, is staying with the company. Vogt will now become president and CTO. The changes take effect Jan...
Tags: TC, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, General-motors, Cruise, Automotive, Mary Barra, Gm, Automotive Industry, Honda, Seattle, Cto, Dan, Kyle, Dan Ammann

Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck Is Star of Los Angeles Auto Show

The new Jeep Gladiator is already the hit of the Los Angeles Auto Show—before the event is even open to the general public. In a mashup that is surely made in heaven for many fans of Fiat Chrysler’s most popular brand, the company unveiled a new Jeep-branded, mid-size pickup truck in the press preview for the show, meant as another way to extend the Jeep franchise while complementing FCA’s Ram full-size pickup truck line. With sales of the new Gladiator—and its distinctive Jeep grill—the compan...
Tags: California, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, General Motors, Automotive, Porsche, Ford, Ram, Fca, Toyota, Lincoln, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, Honda, Los Angeles Auto Show

Europe’s ride-hailing companies aren’t scared of Uber

Uber is speeding toward a historic IPO next year that could value it as high as $120 billion, but that doesn’t scare its rivals that operate across Europe. Speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, Markus Villig — the CEO of $1 billion-valued Taxify — and Via CEO Daniel Ramot, whose company has expanded from Israel into Europe, North America and beyond, said they are not fazed by battling the U.S. ride-hailing goliath. Having raised over $170 million from investors including Didi Chuxing, ...
Tags: Uber, Europe, London, China, Berlin, Southeast Asia, Africa, Israel, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Taxify, Daimler, Europe North America, Russia China, New York Chicago

Lucas Di Grassi says human drivers are the real competitors for Roborace

As Roborace accelerates its plans to build an autonomous racing league, the company is finding that its toughest competition are still human drivers. In this version of the John Henry story, the humans clearly are still winning, but the robots are catching up. “We’re going to call it a singularity event when an autonomous racing car is faster than any racing driver,” says Lucas Di Grassi, Roborace’s chief executive and one of the world’s best Formula One racecar drivers. “We started the year ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Events, Automotive, Formula One, Nvidia, Virtual Reality, Self-driving Cars, Formula E, John Henry, Di Grassi, Lucas di Grassi, Roborace, Lucas Di Grassi Roborace, Nvidia Qualcomm Intel DiGrassi