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The Station: Lime scoots towards profitability, a framework for AVs, and another electric vehicle SPAC

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 folks, 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. Let’s get right to it. Companies tried to pack in the news before the Thanksgiving holiday, which means we have a lot to um, digest. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, UK, Milan, Colorado, Indonesia, Washington, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Atlanta, Barcelona, Indiana, Intel


Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet

Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel subsidiary Mobileye with lidar for its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The deal, announced Friday, will see a rising star paired with a company that has long dominated the automotive industry. While the supplier agreement is nowhere near the scale of Mobileye’s core computer vision business, it is an important collaboration that extends beyond a few pilot prog...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Intel, Automotive, Volvo, Daimler, Russell, Mobileye, LUMINAR, Austin Russell, Dubai Tel Aviv Paris China, Daegu City South Korea Mobileye, Mobileye CEO Ammon Shashua


Arrival becomes latest electric vehicle startup to test the public markets with a SPAC

Arrival has gone from stealthy electric vehicle startup to prospective public company in a span of a year. The UK-based company, which operated in relative secrecy for several years until January when it announced a $110 million investment from Hyundai and Kia, said Wednesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company CIIG Merger Corp. Arrival was already considered one of the UK’s most valuable startups before Wednesday’s SPAC merger announcement.  This deal, which when ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, UK, US, Tech, Automotive, Nasdaq, Hyundai, Kia, Faraday Future, Fisker, SPAC, Rock Hill South Carolina, Chargepoint, LUMINAR, Abelson


Transportation on the ballot, Softbank parks its money in REEF and Tesla Tequila arrives

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. 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. What.A.Week. Shall we dig in? Email me anytime at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer up opinions or tips. You can also send a direct message to me at Twitter — @kirstenk...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, UK, Indonesia, California, Washington, China, Germany, Massachusetts, Softbank, Tech, Information, Tesla


The Station: Transportation on the ballot, SoftBank parks its money in REEF and Tesla Tequila arrives

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. 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. What.A.Week. Shall we dig in? Email me anytime at [email protected] to share thoughts or criticisms, or offer up opinions or tips. You also can send a direct message to me on Twitter — @kir...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Uber, Indonesia, California, Washington, China, Germany, Massachusetts, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, United States, Porsche, Gm


Lidar startup Aeva to go public via $2.1 billion SPAC merger

Aeva, a Mountain View, Calif.-based lidar company started by two former Apple engineers and backed by Porsche SE, is merging with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp., with a post-deal market valuation of $2.1 billion. The deal with InterPrivate, which is led by private equity investor Ahmed Fattouh, is expected to close by early 2021. Aeva is the latest company to eschew the traditional IPO path and go public via a SPAC merger. It’s also the third lidar company,...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Vw, Porsche, Lockheed Martin, New York Stock Exchange, Lidar, SPAC, VW Group, Mountain View Calif, ADAS, LUMINAR, Aeva, Soroush Salehian, Mina Rezk


The Station: Waymo makes its safety case, AV partnerships abound and the rising cost of FSD

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. 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. It was a busy week in the world of transportation, particularly around automated vehicle technology. Let’s get to it. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, opinions o...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, New York, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands


The Station: Waymo makes it safety case, AV partnerships abound and the rising cost of FSD

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. 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. It was a busy week in the world of transportation, particularly around automated vehicle technology. Let’s get to it. Email me anytime at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, of...
Tags: TC, Uber, Twitter, Europe, New York, London, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Brooklyn, Electric Vehicles, Netherlands, Arizona, Gm


Daily Crunch: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal

Under Armour gives up on one of its big acquisitions, Uber Eats faces complaints over its free delivery policy for Black restaurants and Facebook takes another step to limit QAnon-related content. This is your Daily Crunch for October 30, 2020. The big story: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal Five years after Under Armour acquired MyFitnessPal for $475 million, it’s selling the diet- and exercise-tracking app to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million. It’s also shutting dow...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Uber, India, New York City, Tech, Eu, Aol, Black, Daimler, Under Armour, Myfitnesspal, Armour, Francisco Partners


Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways

Daimler’s trucks division has invested in lidar developer Luminar as part of a broader partnership to produce autonomous trucks capable of navigating highways without a human driver behind the wheel. The deal, which comes just days after Daimler and Waymo announced plans to work together to build an autonomous version of the Freightliner Cascadia truck, is the latest action by the German manufacturer to move away from robotaxis and shared mobility and instead focus on how automated vehicle...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Volvo, Lidar, Daimler, SPAC, Daimler Trucks, Russell, Gores, Freightliner Cascadia, TORC, LUMINAR, Austin Russell, Autonomous Trucks


Adobe Photoshop gets new AI smarts with neural filters, sky replacement and more

Adobe is betting big on its Sensei AI platform, and so it’s probably no surprise that the company also continues to build more AI-powered features into its flagship Photoshop applications. At its MAX conference, Adobe today announced a handful of new AI features for Photoshop, with Sky Replacement being the most obvious example. Other new AI-driven features include new so-called “Neural Filters” that are essentially the next-generation of Photoshop filters and new and improved tools for selec...
Tags: Adobe, Tech, Nvidia, LUMINAR


This AI-Powered Sky Replacement Tool Is Smart Enough to Change Reflections Too

There are lots of valid reasons to raise concerns over the capabilities of AI-powered image editing tools, but if you’re a professional pixel pusher, there are just as many reasons to be excited about them too, as Skylum Software demonstrates with its new image editing software, Luminar AI that does automated sky…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Tools, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Software, Photo Editing, LUMINAR, Skylum Software, Luminar Ai, Sky Ai


Insider Transportation: SpaceX makes 'final attempt' to clear out Texas villagers for its rocket resort, Rivian's 6-figure salaries, and Luminar's bet on lidar

SpaceX has now made what it calls a final attempt to take over the last dozen or so houses that remain outside its possession in Boca Chica, Texas. Reuters For more than a year now, SpaceX has been trying to clear residents out of Boca Chica, the beachside Texas village where Elon Musk has decided to build a "resort" for launching rockets to orbit, the moon, and Mars. But not everybody wants to give up their home, and SpaceX has now made what it calls a final attempt to take over the last d...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Trends, Tesla, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Amg, Reuters, Russell, Alex Davies, Boca Chica


Where are all the self-driving cars we were promised?

Did you know Aaron Jefferson, VP of Product at self-driving tech company Luminar, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Check out his session: What’s needed to get safe self-driving cars on the road? here. When it comes to self-driving vehicles, we’ve been promised a lot in recent years. They are supposed to rescue us from the monotony of tedious driving. They are supposed to make our roads safer. They are supposed to be here already, but they’re not. In the past year, the challenging reality of get...
Tags: Startups, Shift, Aaron Jefferson, LUMINAR


Two-click photo editing? Skylum Luminar teases A.I. photo app

Luminar AI can correct skin or enhance skies instantly
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Photo Editing, LUMINAR, Skylum, Skylum Luminar


Reid Hoffman, Zynga’s Mark Pincus aim to raise $600M for tech-focused SPAC

Reinvent Technology Partners, a new special purpose acquisition company formed by famed investor and serial entrepreneur Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and veteran hedge fund manager Michael Thompson, filed Monday for a $600 million initial public offering. The SPAC was formed by Hoffman, Pincus and Thompson, formerly of BHR Capital, with the intention of merging with a technology company. Thompson will be director, CEO and CFO. Hoffman and Pincus are co-lead directors. The company p...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Finance, Linkedin, Tech, Netflix, Zynga, Reid Hoffman, Mark Pincus, Thompson, Nyse, SPAC, Hoffman, Pincus, Velodyne Lidar, Michael Thompson


The Station: Luminar takes the SPAC path and Voyage lifts the hood on its next-gen robotaxi

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 and 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. I’ll skip the typical wind up and get right to things this week. We’ve got SPACs, venture deals and micromobility news along with a peek at one AV company’s newest vehicle. I wanted to mention o...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Bono, Senate, China, Berlin, New York City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive


Your guide to a wild week in Silicon Valley, where Palantir filed to go public, Salesforce cut jobs, and TikTok hangs in the balance

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. TikTok users are making memes about Microsoft potentially "saving" TikTok. @prettyboykope/@electroniccrafter/@blueboynv/TikTok Hello!So much for a quiet end to August. To recap:Palantir, Asana, Snowflake, and GoodRx filed to go public this week, among others. A judge ruled that Apple was justified in booting Fortnit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Bank Of America, Canada, SEC, Silicon Valley, Republican Party, University Of California Berkeley, William, App Store, Amex, Seattle


25-year-old Luminar CEO just sold the self-driving-car startup he founded in high school in a $3.4 billion deal

Autonomous vehicle sensor maker Luminar said Monday it was selling itself in a deal valued at $3.4 billion via a SPAC merger with Gores Metropoulos. Volvo and tech mogul Peter Thiel are also chipping in. The deal means that Luminar will become a public company, trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "LAZR." Luminar makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects to help self-driving cars sense their surroundings, at much cheaper rates than many of its competitors. The founder and CEO of L...
Tags: Amazon, Stanford, Trends, Peter Thiel, Nasdaq, Volvo, Lidar, Cnbc, SPAC, Russell, Russel, LUMINAR, Austin Russell, Zoox, Gores Metropoulos, Gores Metropoulos Volvo


Lidar startup Luminar to go public via $3.4 billion SPAC merger

Luminar, the lidar startup that burst onto the autonomous vehicle scene in April 2017 after operating for years in secrecy, is merging with special-purpose acquisition company Gores Metropoulos Inc., with a post-deal market valuation of $3.4 billion. Gores Metropoulos, which is listed on the Nasdaq exchange, is a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, the global investment firm founded in the late 1980s by Alec Gores. The SPAC merger comes j...
Tags: TC, Samsung, Tech, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Volvo, Lidar, Nick Woodman, SPAC, Russell, Thiel, The Gores Group, Alec Gores, LUMINAR, Austin Russell


Lucid Motors’ all-electric Air will have 32 sensors, including lidar to support hands-free highway driving

Lucid Motors is loading up its first electric vehicle with hardware — dozens of sensors, a driver monitoring system and an Ethernet-based architecture — for an advanced driver assistance system that aims to match and even surpass its rivals. There will be 32 sensors in all, according to Lucid, which has branded its advanced driver assistance system DreamDrive. The total number isn’t what matters. The type and location — and of course, the software — does. For now, Lucid is just providing de...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Silicon Valley, Volvo, Lucid, Lee, ADAS, LUMINAR, Eugene Lee, Lucid Motors, Lucid Air, Bosch Continental


The top 20 most valuable venture-backed AI companies, including Palantir, UiPath, and Databricks — valued at over $120 billion total (UBER, GOOG)

A list of the 20 most valuable venture-backed companies in artificial intelligence boasts a combined valuation of some $120 billion. Most of the list are privately-held startups; some of them — namely Waymo and Uber Advanced Technology Group — are subsidiaries of much larger companies, but that are said to be eyeing IPOs of their own. Investment remains robust despite an uncertain economy, a reflection of the great potential of AI innovation, analysts say.  Seven of the 20 make autonomous car ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Chicago, Google Docs, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Palantir, General Atlantic, General Catalyst, Databricks, Salesforce Ventures


The top 20 most valuable venture-backed AI companies, including Palantir, UiPath, and Databricks — valued at $120 billion total (UBER, GOOG)

A list of the 20 most valuable venture-backed companies in artificial intelligence boasts a combined valuation of some $120 billion. Most of the list are privately-held startups; some of them — namely Waymo and Uber Advanced Technology Group — are subsidiaries of much larger companies, but that are said to be eyeing IPOs of their own. Investment remains robust despite an uncertain economy, a reflection of the great potential of AI innovation, analysts say.  Seven of the 20 make autonomous car ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Uber, New York, Microsoft, Stanford, US, Trends, Chicago, Google Docs, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Palantir, General Atlantic, General Catalyst, Databricks


Luminar 4 uses AI to help you turn all your photos into masterpieces

For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isn’t like sitting down to play a video game. You aren’t there to have fun. You’re likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to make it ready to be shared, then you move on with satisfaction in a job well done.  If your image editing program is doing its job, your goal is to actually spend fewer hours using the software. That’s why it comes as good news when nature photography website NatureTTL calls the latest version o...
Tags: Post, News, Shop, LUMINAR, Skylum, Luminar Looks, Burst of Drama


Here’s a list of tech companies that the SBA says took PPP money

The U.S. Treasury Department released Monday a highly anticipated trove of data identifying every company that has received a loan of more than $150,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — a list that includes some of the hottest names in the tech startup world, including Bolt Mobility, Getaround, Luminar, Stackin, TuSimple and Velodyne. The data, which lists the names of companies that received small business loans over $150,000, was the result of a push for greater transparency around...
Tags: TC, Congress, Finance, Tech, Automotive, Bird, Morgan Stanley, PPP, Index Ventures, Citi, Trump, Small Business Administration, U S Treasury Department, SBA, LUMINAR, Y Combinator Research


Amazon's $1.2 billion deal to buy Zoox shows just how hard building a self-driving car still is —and why even more startups could become buyout targets (AMZN, UBER, WMT)

Amazon's deal to buy self-driving car startup Zoox could foreshadow more deals to come. Autonomous vehicle technology is proving to be much harder to develop than early enthusiasts predicted. It could take a decade or more and tens of billions of dollars for the industry to develop commercially viable robo-taxi services that are built around fully autonomous vehicles, industry experts told Business Insider. The time and investment is likely beyond what most venture firms were prepared for, and...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, Softbank, Trends, Intel, UPS, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Honda, Trucks, Shopify, Garcia, Aurora, Wal Mart, Daimler Trucks, Otto


Volvo Will Sell LIDAR-Equipped Self-Driving Cars To Customers By 2022

Volve says it'll start selling LIDAR-equipped cars in 2022, which the Swedish automaker says will be able to drive themselves on highways with no human intervention. The Verge reports: [M]ost LIDAR are ridiculously expensive, with the leading suppliers pricing theirs at around $75,000. But now, Volvo says it has found a LIDAR maker that can produce the sensors cheap enough to justify installing them on its consumer vehicles -- which it says will allow these cars to drive themselves. In 2018, Vol...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Volvo, Lidar, LUMINAR, Volve


Volvo to use Luminar’s lidar in production vehicles to unlock automated driving on highways

Volvo Cars will start producing vehicles in 2020 that are equipped with lidar and a perception stack — technology developed by Silicon Valley startup Luminar that the automaker will use to deploy an automated driving system for highways. For now, the lidar will be part of a hardware package that consumers can add as an option to their Volvo vehicle, starting with the second-generation XC90. Volvo will combine Luminar’s lidar with cameras, radar, software and back-up systems for functions such...
Tags: TC, Technology, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Green, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, Driver, Volvo, Laser, Iris, Lidar, TechCrunch, Cto


Luminar 3 Mac PC – Retouche Photo pour les Pros (gratuit)

Source : Luminar 3 Mac PC – Retouche Photo pour les Pros (gratuit) MaxiApple.com L’excellent logiciel de gestion et de retouche photo Luminar est actuellement offert pour Mac et PC Windows dans sa version 3 officielle et complète, il … The post Luminar 3 Mac PC – Retouche Photo pour les Pros (gratuit) appeared first on MaxiApple.com.
Tags: Mac, Seo, Photo, Applications, Alternatives, Macphun, Logiciels, MAC PC, LUMINAR, macOS


The best Adobe Lightroom alternatives for 2020

From well-designed apps like Luminar to pro tools like CaptureOne, here are the best Lightroom alternatives.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Other, Computing, Lightroom, Photo Editing, LUMINAR, Tier 4, RAW editor