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Equity shot: What’s going on with Tesla’s stock price?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is the first Equity Shot in what feels like a long time, so, let me explain. Most of the time Equity comes out on Friday. It’s a mix of news and chat and venture happenings. It’s fun! But, sometimes, a topic comes up that demands more immediate attention. That’s what happened today as we stared at Tesla’s share price wondering what in the hell was going on....
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Podcasts, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Equity, Chris, Danny, Equity podcast


Autonomous yard trucking startup Outrider comes out of stealth with $53 million in funding

The 400,000 distribution yards located in the U.S. are critical hubs for the supply chain. Now one startup is aiming to make the yard truck — the centerpiece of the distribution yard — more efficient, safer and cleaner, with an autonomous system. Outrider, a Golden, Colo. startup previously known as Azevtec, came out of stealth Wednesday to announce that it has raised $53 million in seed and Series A funding rounds led by NEA and 8VC. Outrider is also backed by Koch Disruptive Technologies, ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Texas, Technology, Colorado, Trailer, Tech, Automotive, United States, Vehicles, Transport, Trucks, Smith, Nea, Self-driving Car, Andrew Smith


Jaguar Land Rover’s Project Vector is a self-driving pod that focuses on zero emissions/accidents

Joining the ranks of companies like Toyota, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, and many more, Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its hitherto secret Project Vector, a self-driving pod that aims to usher the company into the future of mobility and achieve its goal of reaching Destination Zero. What is Destination Zero, you ask? “Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Automotive, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Coventry, Autonomous Car, Self Driving Car, Vector, Ralf Speth, Project Vector, Jaguar Land Rover 's Project Vector, Toyota Honda Volvo Volkswagen


Women in Sports: How Female Racers Are Changing Car Racing Forever

For the majority of history, motor sports have been thought of as a man’s sport. Little room was ever given for women to try and take part in it. Comparisons are often made of the greatest men in racing, but why is there such little conversation about female racers? To understand why there is so little history and what the future may hold for women in racing, we have to take a look at the past and see how it has led to the brave women of racing today. The Past Back in the early days of motor r...
Tags: Career, Berlin, Angels, Success, Automotive, Paris, Belgium, Michael Schumacher, Lifehacks, Le Mans, Camille, Levitt, Senna, Danica Patrick, Maria Teresa, Danika Patrick


The Ferrari GT Cross concept integrates the company’s racing DNA with SUV-design

The Ferrari GT Cross isn’t just a large, red SUV with the raging-horse logo on its front. It isn’t a Lamborghini Urus or Maserati Levante-styled SUV that dilutes their respective brands’ DNA to build something more conservative. It’s every bit a Ferrari. Styled as a raised coupe in the spirit of a classic GT Ferrari, the Ferrari GT Cross concept from Jean-Louis Bui (you may remember his Citroen SUV concept from a couple of years back) stays every bit true to the evergreen Ferrari racecar. The SU...
Tags: Transportation, Design, SUV, Automotive, Ferrari, Jean Louis Bui, Coupe, Maserati Levante, GT Cross, Ferrari GT Cross, Jean Louis BuiThis


The Polestar 1K is a self-driving robocar concept that really looks down upon human drivers!

Meet the Polestar 1K, a concept that went from design-challenge to fully-detailed concept prototype. The Polestar 1K’s journey started on Instagram as a part of the Polestar Inktober Challenge. Designer Fabian Breës took it upon himself to reinterpret the automobile company’s simple, almost architectural form language into something aggressively racy.The Polestar 1K is a racing car no doubt, but without a driver. Its Speed Racer-inspired aesthetic doesn’t include a cockpit, is developed entirely...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Instagram, Automotive, Polestar, 1K, Fabian Breës


The Station: Lucid Motors spy shot and the birth of an AV startup

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. Hello again — or perhaps for the first time. This is Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch and your host here at The Station. This weekly newsletter will also be posted as an article after the weekend — that’s what you’re reading now. To get it first, subscribe for free. Please note that there will be not be a ne...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Uber, Elon Musk, New York, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Nigeria, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ceo, Cta


Beijing Auto Show postponed due to coronavirus

China’s annual auto show in Beijing has been postponed because of novel coronavirus, as the number of cases of people infected surpass 71,000. The Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which was scheduled to begin April 21, is the latest high-profile event that has been either cancelled or postponed over concerns of coronavirus. A new date will be announced in the future, organizers said on the official event website. Earlier this month, MWC canceled its event in Barcelona, which was supp...
Tags: TC, Asia, Finance, China, Tech, Barcelona, Beijing, Automotive, New York Times, Credit Suisse, Shanghai, Financial Services, Communist Party, Republic of China, Credit Suisse Group AG, Beijing Auto Show


3-wheeled electric truck doubles as a sweet tiny camper

The worlds of electric vehicles and tiny campers have collided to bring us the Elektro Frosch — a tiny, three-wheeled electric pickup truck that has a fold-out camper. The cute little “Electric Frog” campers have everything you need to enjoy a minimalist outdoor excursion, including a camper that sleeps two and a large tarp that pulls out from the vehicle to cover the cooking and dining space. Designed by the German company Elektro Frosch, the electric truck comes in two sizes: the Big and the ...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Tent, Electric Cars, Post-format-gallery, Electric Truck, Camper Design, Tiny Campers, Electric Vans, Electric Campers, Elektro Frosch


MotoRefi raises $8.6 million to bring its auto refinancing platform to the masses

Americans are saddled with $1.2 trillion in auto loans, according to data collected by the Federal Reserve. And while that debt can be refinanced, even U.S. car owners who know it’s an option face a complicated task. MotoRefi, a new fintech startup that was born out of QED Investors in 2017, says it has developed an auto refinancing platform that handles the entire process, from rooting out the best rates to paying off the old lender and re-titling the vehicle. Now, the company is preparing to s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Automotive, Credit Karma, Bennett, U S, Holt, Kevin Bennett, Rachel Holt, Accomplice, CUNA Mutual Group, Link Ventures, Rob Chaplinsky, Recent Funding, MotoRefi


Gardena is Shelbyville all over again at event celebrating ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Jeff Bucknum, stunt driver on the film Ford Vs. Ferarri, talks to the media at Carroll Shelby Enterprises in Gardena on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Car enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the home video release of Ford Vs. Ferarri. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Car legends and car enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the home video release of Ford Vs. Ferarri at Carroll Shelby Enterprises in Gardena on Saturday, February 15, 2020. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)...
Tags: Business, News, France, Matt Damon, Cars, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Automotive, Soccer, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Christian Bale, Honda, Local News


The Gruzovikus is an ‘intelligent’ freightliner truck that transports cargo without a driver

Without context, if you looked at the Gruzovikus, your first instinct would be to wonder why its cockpit is so slim. You’d then notice that the Gruzovikus has no doors… or windows. The Gruzovikus doesn’t need a driver, because it IS the driver. Designed by Art Lebedev Studio, this freight-carrying semi-truck comes with an incredibly slim profile, and is fully autonomous i.e., it doesn’t need a driver operating it, even remotely.The lack of a designer really informs the Gruzovikus’ design proce...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Autonomous, Automotive, Lebedev, Art Lebedev Studio, Robots/Drones, Semi-truck, Gruzovikus, Self-driven


Tesla locks in stock surge with $2B offering at $767 per share

Tesla has priced its secondary common stock offering at $767, a 4.6% discount from Thursday’s share price close, according to a securities filing Friday. Tesla said in the filing it will sell 2.65 million shares at that discounted price to raise more than $2 billion. Lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, have the option to buy an additional 397,500 shares in the offering. Tesla shares closed at $804 on Thursday. The share price opened lowered Friday, jumped as high at $812.97 an...
Tags: Security, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Economy, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Morgan Stanley, Stock, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S


MINI Launches All-New Cooper SE with Music Festival Activation

Iconic car brand MINI recently introduced its all-new, all-electric MINI Cooper SE by partnering with bicoastal creative agency Pereira O’Dell to create a three-day electronic music festival at Coyo Taco’s Wynwood Arts district location in Miami. Musicians performed on a refurbished shipping container, which hosted the car on the inside and boasted a stage for performers on top. The entire concert promoted the theme “MINI Goes Electric,” which ties into the car and featured music, with a select ...
Tags: Advertising, Kanye West, Automotive, Miami, Montreal, Mini, Tomorrowland, Migos, Patrick, Trak, Pereira O'Dell, Coyo Taco, Gloria J, David Dave, Macklovitch, Wynwood Arts


Maniv Mobility General Partner Olaf Sakkers is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility

In case you haven’t heard, TC Sessions: Mobility is back for second year. This one-day event, which will be held May 14 in San Jose, promises to feature some of best and brightest engineers, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, all of whom are vying to be a part of this new age of transportation. Attendees of TC Sessions: Mobility can expect interviews with founders, investors and inventors, demos of the latest tech, breakout sessions, dozens of startup exhibits and opportun...
Tags: TC, Israel, Tech, Spain, Automotive, United States, San Jose, Mobility, Bmw, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Shell, Carsharing, Hailo, Renault


Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Unveil a Two-Part Collaboration

The brands team up for a custom G63 and a 59-foot Tirranna performance boat, on show at the Miami International Boat show Debuting this week, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing‘s on- and off-land vehicles are an aesthetic pairing rooted in attention to detail and unprecedented power. The brands’ 12th collaboration to date, the one-of-one G63 and 59’ Tirranna were unveiled at the 2020 Miami International Boat …
Tags: Design, Cars, Automotive, Luxury, Boats, Miami, Mercedes-benz, SUVs, Amg, Mercedes AMG, Miami International Boat Show, G-wagen, Cigarette Racing, G63, G-wagon, Boat Design


A trauma surgeon redesigned the age-old car-jack to make it much safer to use

The CrossJack’s birth has a remarkable story to it. Invented by James Flippin, a trauma surgeon, the CrossJack came as an instinct to make life better… a trait doctors and designers both share with equal passion. Flippin was a young surgeon, tending to a trauma case where a man was gravely injured after a car fell off its jack and onto him. Flippin had to eventually deliver tragic news to the man’s family, and given that it was his first time delivering news of this nature, it impacted him pro...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Shop, Product Design, Flippin, Car Jack, Crossjack, James Flippin, Scissor Jack, James FlippinClick, Edgard Cremieu Javal, Joseph Jack Lafrance Interestingly, James Flippin Founder of CrossJack


Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2B through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company


Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2 billion through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company


Dial-an-Uber lets users talk to an actual human to hail a ride

Uber is piloting a new feature aimed at older adults that will let customers dial a 1-800 number and speak to an actual human being to hail a ride. The move isn’t just a departure from its app roots. It’s another sign that Uber is trying to transform into a transportation company that serves a larger customer base. The dial-an-Uber feature was “designed with older adults in mind” though anyone preferring conversational support will benefit from this pilot, the company said. The feature was bu...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Sms, Automotive, Arizona, Transport, Driver, Eta


Karma Automotive to lay off 60 more workers at California headquarters

Karma Automotive is laying off 60 workers at its Irvine, Calif., headquarters, just three months after cutting 200 workers, according to documents filed with the California Employment Development Department. The Chinese-backed California-based startup filed the notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires employers to alert the state of mass layoffs. The WARN report was updated Wednesday. The Orange County Register was first to report the layoffs. A Karma...
Tags: TC, California, China, Cars, Tech, Karma, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Henrik Fisker, Fisker, Moreno Valley, Orange County Register, Irvine, Irvine Calif, Wanxiang, Karma Automotive


The X-Scooter LOM solves vehicular congestion by just making mobility smaller

In almost every other industry, progress is always followed by adoption. Vinyls were followed by Cassettes, which were then dethroned by CDs, MP3 files, and finally online streaming. Progress leads to adoption, leads to optimization, followed by evolution, and then more progress. It’s a healthy cycle that allows technology and innovation to constantly provide a better experience to its end-user. Somehow that growth-cycle hasn’t seemed to make its dent in the automotive industry. We’re still, a...
Tags: Deals, Japan, Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Panasonic, Electric, Shop, Product Design, Lom, Glafit, X-Scooter, Safety Stability and Sustainability Your


Micro Machines Are the Latest '80s Toy Line Back From the Dead

If you were a kid in the early ‘90s, watching Home Alone probably brings up fond memories of a toy line you haven’t seen in 30 years. Although a huge hit when first released, Micro Machines eventually disappeared from store shelves, but in 2020 the tiny toy cars are being resurrected with a new line that includes an…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Automotive, Hasbro, Toy Fair, Wicked Cool Toys, Micro Machines, Jazwares, Toy Fair 2020, Super Van City


The Airbus MAVERIC aircraft’s unique design helps reduce drag while providing more cabin space

Before we address the Airbus MAVERIC’s unique blended-wing form, let’s take a minute to appreciate Airbus’s abbreviation skills and the fact that MAVERIC stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.Unveiled at this year’s Singapore Air Show, the Airbus MAVERIC features an almost singular form where the main body and wings blend into each other, rather than being visually distinct forms. This blended-wing design, according to Airbus, significantly he...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Singapore, Automotive, Airbus, Airplane, Jean Brice Dumont, Blended-wing Body, BWB, MAVERIC


This Rooftop Microphone Alerts Drivers to Emergency Sirens Long Before They Can Hear Them

In many parts of the country pulling over and making room for an approaching emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on is the law, but that’s assuming you can hear or see it coming, which isn’t always easy when you’re behind the wheel. A new device promises to not only listen for emergency vehicles, but also let…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Research, Automotive, Microphones, Fraunhofer Institute


5 Future Transportation Trends That Will Change the Way We Travel

Big changes may soon happen to our roads, seas, and skies. Driverless cars, air taxis, and passenger pods capable of transferring people at speeds of 600 mph or more are bound to make travel faster and safer in the years ahead. These future transportation trends can change the way we commute and travel. With new innovation comes lots of debate on how technology will impact us and the world around us. There are also tons of safety concerns, regulatory decisions, and ethical questions that will ne...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, UPS, Automotive, Volkswagen, Lifehacks, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Tesla Audi Uber, Small Aircraft Transportation System


Hyundai taps EV startup Canoo to develop electric vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group said it will jointly develop an electric vehicle platform with Los Angeles-based startup Canoo, the latest startup tapped by the automaker as part of an $87 billion push to invest in electrification and other future technologies. The electric vehicle platform will be based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design, according to the agreement that was announced Tuesday. The platform will be used for future Hyundai and Kia electric vehicles as well as the automaker group’s so...
Tags: Transportation, UK, Los Angeles, Tech, Companies, Automotive, United Kingdom, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Car, Faraday Future, Kia Motors, Albert Biermann, Hyundai Motor


The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup

The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sidewalk delivery bot back to life. The secretive startup called Cartken was formed in fall 2019 after Google shuttered an internal program to develop a delivery robot — a move that was prompted by the tech giant’s decision to scale back efforts to compete with Amazon in shopping. Unlike Amazon, which acquired r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Technology, California, Linkedin, Tech, Walmart, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, X, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Google Shopping


Tesla driver in fatal 2018 crash had reported 'Autopilot' problems before, NTSB finds

A Tesla driver in California died in a March 2018 crash while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents made public Tuesday that Walter Huang, the 38-year-old Apple software engineer killed by his Tesla, previously reported that on prior trips his car steered away from the highway by itself. Huang was driving his Tesla Model X in Mountain View using autopilot feature at about 70 mph when the car crashed into a safety ...
Tags: Post, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Reuters, Ntsb, David Shepardson, Huang, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Walter Huang


Aptiv’s self-driving cars have given 100,000 paid rides on the Lyft app

What started out as a temporary pilot project to test a robotaxi service in Las Vegas has turned into a multi-year partnership between self-driving software company Aptiv and Lyft and a new milestone that suggests the operation is ramping up. The companies announced Tuesday that they’ve given 100,000 paid rides in Aptiv’s self-driving vehicles via the Lyft app. “To our knowledge this is the largest open-to-the-public commercial pilot,” Aptiv Autonomous Mobility President Karl Iagnemma said...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Technology, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Las Vegas, Bmw, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, Consumer Electronics Show, Karl Iagnemma, Kelman, Las Vegas Clark County