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3Drens helps fleet operators use their vehicles more efficiently

3Drens’ IoT mobility management platform not only lets fleet operators track where their vehicles are, but also produces data that helps them make business decisions. The company began operating in Taiwan, where it is based, before expanding into Southeast Asia. Currently presenting at CES’ Taiwan Tech Arena, 3Drens is focused on the increased demand for logistics during COVID-19. For example, its tech can potentially be used to enable smaller e-commerce retailers to rent unused capacity on deli...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Ces, Taiwan, Mobility, Iot, CES 2021, 3Drens


Shares of Hyundai Motor Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20% on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday. The talks were first reported by the Kor...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Cnbc, Ioniq, Reuters, Hyundai Motor, Korea Exchange, Hyundai Motor Co


Shares of Hyundai Motors Co. climb more than 20% on potential EV deal with Apple

Hyundai Motor Company is downplaying reports that it is in talks with Apple to produce an autonomous electric vehicle, stating that discussions are still in the “early stage” and still undecided. But the news of a potential tie-up (however tentative) with Apple, which is known for keeping a tight lid on deals before they are announced, was enough to send shares of Hyundai Motor Company up more than 20% on the Korea Exchange during trading on Friday. The talks were first reported by the Kor...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Hyundai, Cnbc, Ioniq, Reuters, Hyundai Motor, Korea Exchange, Hyundai Motor Company, TechCrunch Apple


Auto Alliance Pitches Preferred U.S. Strategy: Government Money

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AAI) is proposing a national strategy for the United States it claims will help keep the country competitive. However, the AAI represents automakers, parts suppliers, and technology firms around the globe — making this more of a plea to U.S. policymakers and the industry to remain laser-focused on electrification, connectivity, and […] The post Auto Alliance Pitches Preferred U.S. Strategy: Government Money appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Taxes, Joe Biden, Industry, Infrastructure, United States, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Mobility, Lobbying, EVs, Industry News, Automotive News, AAI, News Blog


Report: Hyundai Embracing Subscription-based Features, Buying Boston Dynamics

Following reports that Hyundai Motor Company managed to purchase American engineering and robotics firm Boston Dynamics from Japanese financial conglomerate SoftBank for a cool $921 million, we’ve learned that the South Korean automaker has also fallen into embracing on-demand features. The trend, which is sweeping through the automotive industry to our dismay, basically involves manufacturers […] The post Report: Hyundai Embracing Subscription-based Features, Buying Boston Dynamics appeared fir...
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Softbank, Data, Editorials, Robots, Autos, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, Ownership, Ota, Avs


Driving Dystopias: GM Reportedly Rejoining the Insurance Racket With OnStar

General Motors is making moves to offer insurance plans under its data-focused OnStar connected services, which is convenient since the feature comes equipped on all new models the company sells inside North America. Participating customers will be required to allow the automaker to track their driving behavior in real-time. As a perk for handing over […] The post Driving Dystopias: GM Reportedly Rejoining the Insurance Racket With OnStar appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Insurance, General Motors, E-commerce, Gm, Autos, Mobility, North America, Onstar, News Blog, Big Tech, Right To Privacy, Driving Data, Driving Dystopia, Privcay


Greece’s Marathon Venture Capital completes first close for Fund II, reaching $47M

Marathon Venture Capital in Athens, Greece has completed the first closing of its second fund, reaching the €40m / $47M mark. Backing the new fund is the European Investment Fund, HDBI, as well as corporates, family offices and HNWIs around the world (plus many Greek founders). It plans to invest in Seed-stage startups from €1m to 1.5m initial tickets for 15-20% of equity. Team changes include Thaleia Misailidou being promoted to Principal, and Chris Gasteratos is promoted to Associate. Marat...
Tags: TC, Uber, Europe, New York, London, Money, Greece, Finance, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Investment, Athens, Venture Capital, Mitt Romney, Mobility


Yes, more and more young adults are living with their parents – but is that necessarily bad?

When the Pew Research Center recently reported that the proportion of 18-to-29-year-old Americans who live with their parents has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps you saw some of the breathless headlines hyping how it's higher than at any time since the Great Depression.From my perspective, the real story here is less alarming than you might think. And it's actually quite a bit more interesting than the sound bite summary. For 30 years I've been studying 18-to-29-year-olds, an age...
Tags: Family, Money, Parenting, Children, Mexico, China, India, Youth, United States, Paris, Innovation, Mobility, Pew Research Center, Miles, Lene, Italy Japan


5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

Travis VanderZanden Contributor Share on Twitter Travis VanderZanden is the founder and CEO of Bird. Four years ago, shared e-scooters didn’t exist. Today, they’re on track to surpass half a billion rides globally by 2021, far outpacing early growth in the carbon-heavy ride-hailing industry founded by Uber in 2009. That’s a dramatic shift in urban transportation by any measure, and it prompts a simple but important question: H...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, Column, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Ukraine, Atlantic, United States, Sharing Economy


Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division to a startup run by former Uber, Tesla, and Google executives and backed by Amazon

Uber Uber is in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division, ATG, to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, TechCrunch reported Friday. ATG has been hobbled by a deadly crash, infighting, and unreliable tech — leading investors to lose patience and sparking rumors the company would try to offload the struggling unit. Despite a previous $7.25 billion valuation, ATG was facing an upcoming investment round that would have valued it at less than that, according to TechCrunch, as Uber has doub...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Phoenix, Aurora, ATG


BMW Considers Joint Mobility Venture With Daimler

Despite every manufacturer on the planet eager to inject mobility services into the business, the array of programs that encompasses has yet to establish itself as a reliable source of revenue. Frankly, the whole thing seems like a gigantic money pit for the industry made worse by how loosely the term is defined. Customer data […] The post BMW Considers Joint Mobility Venture With Daimler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mobility, Bmw, Daimler, Joint Ventures, Daimler AG, BMW Group, News Blog, Mobility Services


How to Use a Foam Roller Before and After a Workout

Foam rollers aren’t magic, but they can be handy for certain pre- and post-exercise movements. Here are the two main ways to use yours.Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Massage, Mobility, Recovery, Lifehacks


Tesla has increased the price of its “Full Self-Driving” option to $10,000

Tesla has made good on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s promise to boost the price of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software upgrade option, increasing it to $10,000 following the start of the staged rollout of a beta version of the software update last week. This boosts the price of the package $2,000 from its price before today, and it has steadily increased since last May. The FSD option has been available as an optional add-on to complement Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance technology, even ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Automation, Transport, Mobility, Robotics, Driver, Hyperloop, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, Musk


COVID-19 didn't end driving, but mobility experts say it could spell the demise of rush hour

"Now we have control over the cadence of our work," Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz said. "Do we need to honor a rush-hour system if it's proven to be not necessary anymore?" AP Photo/David J. Phillip Travel and commuting nosedived in March when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the US. Business Insider spoke with two mobility experts, Gary Hallgren of Arity, and Meera Joshi of Sam Schwartz, about how the pandemic has changed commuting.  Driving has dropped by as much as 70%, but as it's sta...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, US, Trends, Traffic, Brooklyn, United States, Manhattan, Autos, Commuting, Mobility, Joshi, Alex Davies, Ignition, Sam Schwartz, Kristen Lee


Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s e-bike goes on sale in France, its first European market

Gogoro announced today that its Eeyo 1s is now available for sale in France, the smart electric bike’s first European market. Another model, the Eeyo 1, will launch over the next few months in France, Belgium, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In France, the Eeyo 1s can be purchased through Fnac, Darty or, in Paris, Les Cyclistes Branchés. The Eeyo 1s is priced at €4699 including VAT, while the the Eeyo 1 will be priced at €4599, also including VAT. The weight of Eeyo...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, France, Tech, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Paris, Mobility, Gogoro, Horace Luke, Electric Bike, e-Bike, Taiwan Gogoro


Faraday Future plans to go public through a SPAC deal

Faraday Future, the electric vehicle startup with a messy and complicated past, is planning to go public through a special-purchase acquisition company (SPAC) deal. The company’s chief executive Carsten Breitfeld told Reuters that the company is working on a reverse merger with a SPAC and “will be able to announce something hopefully quite soon.” Breitfeld, formerly the co-founder of Chinese EV startup Byton, declined to give more information about who Faraday is talking to or when the deal will...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Faraday, Faraday Future, Reuters, Leeco, SPAC, Automotive News, Jia Yueting, Jia


E-scooter startup Neuron Mobility adds $12M to its Series A for expansion in Australia and New Zealand

Neuron Mobility, a Singapore-based e-scooter rental startup, announced today that it has added $12 million to its Series A. Led by Square Peg, an Australian venture capital firm and GSR Ventures, this increases the round’s new total to $30.5 million. The company, which operates in Australia and New Zealand in addition to Southeast Asian markets, first announced its Series A in December 2019. Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Australia, Singapore, Tech, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Brisbane, Mobility, ANZ, Lime, Wang, Southeast Asian


Mobileye signs driver-assistance deal with Geely, one of China’s largest privately-held auto makers

Mobileye’s computer vision technology will be used in a new premium electric vehicle called Zero Concept from Geely Auto Group, one of China’s largest privately-held automobile manufacturers. Mobileye’s owner Intel made the announcement today at the Beijing Auto Show. Zero Concept is produced by Lynk & Co., the brand formed as a joint venture between Geely Auto and Volvo Car Group, and uses Mobileye’s SuperVision driving-assistance system. Intel also announced that Mobileye and Geely Auto hav...
Tags: TC, China, Israel, Tech, General Motors, Intel, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, EVs, Geely, Mobileye, Geely Auto, Volvo Car Group, Amnon Shashua, Lynk Co


Virtual Mobility startup pitch night applications open

TechCrunch is on the hunt to feature 10 early-stage mobility startups at our virtual TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 pitch night. The pitch-off event, originally set for May, will now be held October 5th – the evening before Mobility 2020.  The top five companies from pitch night will take the stage at the main event with industry heavy hitters like  Boris Sofman of Waymo and Nancy Sun of Ike to Trucks VC’s Reilly Brennan. Now we are shining a light on game changing startups – hardware and software b...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Cars, Tech, Mobility, Reilly Brennan, Waymo, Boris Sofman, TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, Nancy Sun of Ike


Return of the Revels

Revel—the moped-sharing company which has blessed major cities with fleets of lightweight, cheap, zero-emissions minibikes but also cursed them with a brigade of untrained scooter jockeys—has returned to New York City’s streets this morning after three fatal crashes halted service in July. Whereas people over 21 with…Read more...
Tags: Science, NYC, New York City, Scooters, Mobility, Revel


Kymeta raises $85.2 million led by Bill Gates to speed growth of its satellite-cellular antenna tech

Global communications startup Kymeta has raised a new $85.2 million funding round, led by Bill Gates . The Redmond-based company has developed a new type of smart, powered flat panel antenna that can be used to to vastly improve satellite and cellular connection signal strength. Kymeta’s new funding is intended to help it continue with new product development efforts, and also to speed the commercialization of its technology. Since its debut in 2015, Kymeta has productized its technology an...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Science, Defense, Earth, Broadband, Telecommunications, Bill Gates, Mobility, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Public Safety, Kymeta, Redmond, Recent Funding


Investors Reilly Brennan, Amy Gu and Olaf Sakkers coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

The mobility sector has been abuzz with activity in the past decade from the rise of ride-hailing and the sudden explosion of shared electric scooters and bikes to the pursuit to commercialize moonshots like automated vehicles and flying cars. At the center of this evolving industry are the investors, who are tapped into a range of startups from early to growth stages. TechCrunch simply couldn’t hold an event on mobility without hearing from the people who are hunting for the best opportunities ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Stanford, Israel, Tech, Automotive, Mobility, Stanford University, Gu, Valeo, Brennan, Silicon Valley Business Journal, School of Engineering, Bryan Salesky, Cognata, Olaf Sakkers


Despite a difficult Q2 2020, Lyft and Uber reiterate profit promises

Lyft is sticking to its previous target to hit quarterly adjusted profitability by the fourth period of 2021, a milestone it says it can achieve even with fewer rides. The company reiterated its quarterly adjusted profit target timeline — a milestone based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — during its second-quarter earnings call yesterday. Upholding the target in this uncertain era of COVID-19 is newsworthy on its own. But what caught our attention was Lyft’s cl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Earnings, Mobility, Logan Green, Ride Hailing, EBITDA, Brian Roberts Lyft, COVID-19


The robots occupying our sidewalks

Haben Girma Contributor Share on Twitter Haben Girma is an internationally acclaimed disability justice lawyer and the author of the memoir, "Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law." The robot, shaped like a large cooler on wheels, zipped along somewhere ahead of me. My left hand clasped the smooth leather harness of my German shepherd guide dog. “Mylo, forward.” The speed of his four short legs complemented the ...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Opinion, Tech, Diversity, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Netflix, Mobility, Robotics, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Starship Technologies, Ackerman, Starship


How Moovit went from opportunity to a $900M exit in 8 years

Omar Téllez Contributor Share on Twitter Omar Téllez is a private investor in several tech companies based in LatAm and Silicon Valley. A member of Niantic’s executive team, he was previously president of Moovit. More posts by this contributor Top VCs Are Chasing Digital Companies In Latin America Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America In May 2020, Intel announced its purchase of Moovit, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Apps, Column, Entrepreneurship, Israel, Tech, Intel, Colombia, Automotive, Chile, M&a, Brazil


Working From Home: How to Optimize Your Wi-Fi and Improve Your Connection

The coronavirus has impacted businesses large and small. While stay-at-home policies are being lifted in some U.S. states, many companies have decided to continue to operate remotely. When safer-at-home policies were first introduced due to COVID-19, many people quickly set up work-at-home office spaces. But now that it seems many of us will be working at home longer than we thought, we’re finding our workspaces less than ideal. If small businesses are going to stay virtual—at least for a while—...
Tags: Sales, Nas, Wifi, Vpn, Mobility, Office Technology, Wireless Router, Netgear, Ac, Wi Fi, Rieva Lesonsky, Home-Based Business, Telecommuting & Home Office, Lesonsky, Doug Cheung


Working From Home: How to Optimize Your Wi-Fi and Improve Your Connection

The coronavirus has impacted businesses large and small. While stay-at-home policies are being lifted in some U.S. states, many companies have decided to continue to operate remotely. When safer-at-home policies were first introduced due to COVID-19, many people quickly set up work-at-home office spaces. But now that it seems many of us will be working at home longer than we thought, we’re finding our workspaces less than ideal. If small businesses are going to stay virtual—at least for a while—...
Tags: Sales, Nas, Wifi, Vpn, Mobility, Office Technology, Wireless Router, Netgear, Ac, Wi Fi, Rieva Lesonsky, Home-Based Business, Telecommuting & Home Office, Lesonsky, Doug Cheung


Tesla lowers the starting price of its Model Y electric SUV

Tesla has lowered the price of another vehicle. This time it’s the Model Y, an electric SUV the company started shipping in March. The long-range all-wheel drive version of the car is now listed with a purchase price of $49,990, or $3,000 less than what it was before. The car’s new pricing was first reported by Electrek over the weekend. In May, Tesla cut prices for several of its electric cars, including high-end vehicles like the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. The new pricing come...
Tags: TC, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Fiat Chrysler, Ford GM, Electrek, Tesla Model Y


Regulatory roadblocks are holding back Colombia’s tech and transportation industries

Daniel Rodriguez Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Rodriguez is CEO and co-founder of Picap, which has raised more than $7 million of venture capital for its mobility platform, which operates across eight Latin American countries. “You know we don’t drive down that road,” my father said. I had asked him why we never took the shortest path to the beach. Just eight years old, I was fascinated by maps and was questioning my fat...
Tags: Transportation, Column, South Korea, Opinion, Samsung, Tech, Renewable Energy, Policy, Colombia, Automotive, World Bank, Mobility, Lg, Financial Services, Latin America, Daniel Rodriguez


Volkswagen – and With It, Ford – Secures Self-driving Deal

U.S. self-driving startup Argo AI has completed a deal with Volkswagen AG on self-driving vehicle technology, fulfilling VW’s wishes for a secure and affordable source of gee-whiz gadgetry for future mobility solutions. The deal, valued at $2.6 billion, will see VW fork over a cool billion while folding its Autonomous Intelligent Driving team into Argo AI’s […] The post Volkswagen – and With It, Ford – Secures Self-driving Deal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Vw, Ford, Autos, Mobility, Volkswagen, Autonomous Cars, Partnerships, Volkswagen AG, Alliances, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles, Argo AI