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This very talented robotic leg learned to walk all by itself

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a robotic limb capable of walking without preprogrammed knowledge of the task. It’s an impressive feat that could help future robots navigate the world independently. The post This very talented robotic leg learned to walk all by itself appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Robot, University Of Southern California, Emerging Tech, Reseach


M:Bility Conference: Panel Talks Factors Fueling Future of AV Industry

At AutoWorld’s M:Bility conference in Dearborn, MI, this week, a wide variety of topics pertaining to the mobility industry and the development of driverless technology were covered in keynote and panel discussions, including mapping and sensors, artificial intelligence, automotive data, mobility-as-a-service, electrification, and 5G connectivity.However, running through all topics was a measure of caution as industry insiders worked to adjust expectations as to when fully autonomous (or nearly...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Innovation, Gm, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Boeing, Valeo, Bility


Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


Toyota Among Investors Backing Airbiquity With $15M for Vehicle Tech

Airbiquity, a Seattle-based developer of connected vehicle systems powering navigation, entertainment, and other software in cars, has raised $15 million in new financing from three Japanese automotive corporations, the company announced Monday.The investors that participated in the equity funding round are Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM), and Toyota Tsusho Corp, which supports Toyota Motor’s automobile business, including the integration of Internet-connected technologies and device...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Cars, Trends, Tech, Vc, Automotive, United States, AT&T, Autos, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Seattle


FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help

With Sergio Marchionne gone, most assumed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would swiftly enact the late CEO’s plan to convince another automaker to partner with the company. Until recently, FCA was viewed as a dinosaur within the industry — limping along since its Fiat acquisition with a lineup of unpopular European imports and oversized American vehicles that couldn’t possibly endure […] The post FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Dodge, Auto Sales, Car Sales, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley


Our Exclusive Interview With the Design Team Behind the Fiat Centoventi All-Electric Concept

From a bumper that displays messages to interchangeable seats, the concept has something for everyone Celebrating the brand’s 120th anniversary and its first concept car in 16 years, Fiat unveiled the electric Concept Centoventi (Concept 120) at the Geneva International Motor Show this week. The vehicle, the next-generation Panda, could arrive as early as 2021. Klaus Busse, the head of design for Europe brands at FCA, says, “It …
Tags: Europe, Design, Cars, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Fiat, Mobility, Concept Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Geneva International Motor Show, Fiat Panda, Klaus Busse, Concept Centoventi, Customizability


Steering Lyft’s IPO: What Investors Will Weigh During the Roadshow

Much has been said about Lyft’s early lead over Uber in the “horserace” to become the first ride-hailing app company to go public. But now that San Francisco-based Lyft has filed its 276-page IPO prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, potential investors can focus on much more detailed considerations as they decide whether to make bets on the smaller of the two U.S. ride-hailing leaders. Lyft’s IPO roadshow, during which it will make pitches to stock market investors and a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Wall Street, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Regulations, IPOs, Vc, Software


Volkswagen offers a couple of cool scooter designs for zipping around town

Volkswagen has unveiled a pair of nifty scooter concepts for zipping around town. The sleeker Cityskater can reach speeds of 12 mph and has a range of 9 miles, while the heftier Streetmate can hit 28 mph and go for 21 miles. The post Volkswagen offers a couple of cool scooter designs for zipping around town appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, Scooters, Mobility, Volkswagen, Cityskater


Volkswagen offers a pair of cool scooter designs for zipping around town

Volkswagen has unveiled a pair of nifty scooter concepts for zipping around town. The sleeker Cityskater can reach speeds of 12 mph and has a range of 9 miles, while the heftier Streetmate can hit 28 mph and go for 21 miles. The post Volkswagen offers a pair of cool scooter designs for zipping around town appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, Scooters, Mobility, Volkswagen, Cityskater


SXSW Startups: Migo

Migo shows options for getting around Austin. The Forrest Four-Cast: March 3, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Transportation and Delivery, which will pitch at 9:30 am Saturday, March 9, Migo is the free app for discovering the be...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Microsoft, Startup, Austin, Netflix, Innovation, Mobility, Tripadvisor, Seattle, Warren Buffet, Expedia, Sxsw, Denver Post, Amazon Now


Carmera, Toyota Research Institute Zoom Ahead on AV Mapping Project

Carmera, the maker of dynamic, real-time, high-definition maps for use in mobility applications, announced today that it has entered into a commercial partnership with Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, the carmaker’s division focused on the development of autonomous vehicle technologies. The monetary value of the partnership was not disclosed.The two companies will collaborate on a proof-of-concept project to develop “camera-based automation of HD maps” for urban and surface roads...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Mobility, Toyota, Detroit, National blog main, New York blog main, Seattle blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories


Frenemies: BMW and Daimler Team Up on Mobility, Remain Foes in the Showroom

As the marketplace evolves and the rise of “mobility” threatens to lock laggard automakers out of new revenue streams, old rivals are coming together to get out ahead of the competition. Take BMW and Daimler, for example. The German companies, normally embroiled in high-end sales combat, have cosied up to each other in recent years. […] The post Frenemies: BMW and Daimler Team Up on Mobility, Remain Foes in the Showroom appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Mobility, Bmw, Daimler, Joint Ventures, Daimler AG, Corporate Partnerships, News Blog, Reach Now, Share Now


Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Michael Lim

Working to update the ways cities' roadways function Co-founder of LA-based Xtelligent, Michael Lim is working to connect tomorrow’s smart cars with existing city infrastructure—streetlights, pre-existing transportation options, and more. With some 99% of US roadway intersections still functioning with ’70s-era regulation, Lim is hoping to help cities develop strategies for current-day and future mobility using tech-forward, updated approaches. As one of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, La, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Mobility, Lim, Mercedes Benz, City Planning, Michael Lim, Summit LA, Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows, Xtelligent, Xtelligent Michael Lim


Spatial.ai’s Geosocial Datasets Capture a Community’s Personality

Even with all that we’ve learned since 2016 about weak protections on consumer data privacy in the United States, people still love social media and reveal a ton of personal information in the course of all that posting, sharing, and liking.The insights gleaned from the wealth of social media data are fueling a number of new companies that use them to help their clients with decision-making. One such company is Cincinnati-based Spatial.ai, a startup that did a 2016 stint in the Techstars Detroi...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whole Foods, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Ford, Innovation, Mobility


GM Finds a New Boss for Maven

Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […] The post GM Finds a New Boss for Maven appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Carsharing, Maven, Steyn, News Blog, Julia Steyn, Sigal Cordeiro


Zoba raises $3 million to help mobility companies predict demand

Scooter-share, bike-share and ride-hailing are quickly becoming staple commodities in cities all over the world. As companies in those respective spaces try to improve their economics, Zoba is aiming to contribute to those goals by predicting demand for scooters, bikes and, eventually, rides in particular areas. To support Zoba’s mission, the company has raised $3 million seed round led by CRV with participation from Founder Collective, Mark Cuban and others. Using spatial analytics, Zoba aim...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Mobility, Brennan, CRV, Izhar Armony, Dan Brennan, Zoba, CRV General Partner


Menlo Ventures Devotes New $500M Fund to Mid-Stage Growth Companies

Menlo Ventures, like many other Silicon Valley venture capital firms, has at times looked for big returns from spotting early-stage companies with great promise. But as it launches a new $500 million fund, it plans to hunt for companies that are further along, and seem poised to take off on a growth curve.Those early-growth stage companies can suffer from a funding gap, because many venture capital firms are pouring money instead into either fledgling startups or late-stage companies that need ...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Mobility, Marketplaces, Financing, Investor, Matt Murphy


Detroit Urban Solutions Seeks to Amplify the Regional Tech Ecosystem

TechTown Detroit, Wayne State University, and NextEnergy have formed a new consortium to advance the Motor City’s tech ecosystem and apply new innovations to tough civic challenges.Called Detroit Urban Solutions, the consortium will focus primarily on mobility, digital health, civic, and smart city technologies. We called Paul Riser Jr., who is stepping down from his position overseeing technology-based entrepreneurship at TechTown to lead Detroit Urban Solutions, to find out more.“The collabor...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Mobility, Detroit, Smart Cities, Brookings Institution, Digital Health, Civic Technology, Motor City, Wayne State University, National blog main


A Manifesto for… Freedom?

While your author is normally very wary of manifestos, especially those originating from Europe, an automotive missive from France captured his attention. It contained all the right ingredients: personal autonomy (ie – freedom), affordability, and most important of all, deregulation. It was a manifesto of freedom, penned by Citroën. I’m yours, comrade — er, camarade! Promising […] The post A Manifesto for… Freedom? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, France, Autos, Mobility, Carsharing, Citroën, News Blog, PSA Group, Citroen Ami One Concept


Modern Times Spell Trouble for Mom-and-pop Auto Dealers

When I was a lad, there were two family-owned and operated dealerships within walking distance of my home. Upon reaching driving age, one had already closed while the other began adding storefronts in different towns. It now has three locations, ensuring a meaty inheritance and lifelong job security for several members of my graduating class. […] The post Modern Times Spell Trouble for Mom-and-pop Auto Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Stats, Autos, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Auto Sales, News Blog, Dealer News, Car Dealer, Auto Dealerships, Modern Times Spell Trouble


Funds for Richard’s Rainwater, New CPRIT Executive, & More TX Tech

—Pinpoint, an Austin startup that makes analytics tool to measure software engineering’s contribution to businesses, has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Other investors include Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital, and Cherubic Ventures. The new money brings Pinpoint’s total funding to $16.5 million.—A Texas-based startup will be among the participants at the Hatch Pitch competition at South By Southwes...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Microsoft, China, Cancer, Cherubic Ventures, Funding, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Investment, Sustainability, People, Palo Alto, Vc, Commercialization


General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles

Last November, the world learned that both General Motors and Ford planned to enter the field of two-wheeled transportation as part of their new identity as “mobility” companies. Ford chose to purchase electric scooter startup Spin, whereas GM wanted to mass produce two e-bikes intended for direct sale. However, not much was known about the actual […] The post General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Electric Bicycles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Scooters, Gm, Autos, Mobility, E-bikes, News Blog, eBikes, Arīv


Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows: Alisyn Malek

May Mobility uses autonomous technology and a community-driven approach COO and co-founder of May Mobility, Alisyn Malek is another of the 10 inventive and optimistic Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows at Summit LA. Currently based in Detroit, Malek is working with autonomous technology—an industry in which she has a rich history in—to tackle mobility issues facing communities. An engineer by trade, she is using a community-driven approach to broaden …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Tech, Mobility, Summit, Mercedes Benz, May Mobility, Alisyn Malek, Summit LA, Summit Fellowships, Mercedes-Benz EQ Fellows, Detroit Malek


May Mobility Snags $22M Investment, Will Expand to New Cities in ’19

May Mobility, an Ann Arbor, MI-based startup developing self-driving shuttles, today announced that it has raised a $22 million Series A funding round. The company has raised approximately $33.5 million since its inception in 2017.The new investment was co-led by Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners, with participation from LG Technology Ventures, Thayer Ventures, and return investors BMW i Ventures, Maven Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and Y Combinator. According to a press releas...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Mobility, Bmw, Detroit, Series A, Ann Arbor, Thayer Ventures, National blog main, New York blog main


Roundup: Riser Leaving TechTown, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Akron, and Central State University....
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Debbie Dingell, Wayne State University, Central State University, John Dingell, National blog main


Roundup: Riser’s New Role, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—[Clarification, 2/11/19, 9:31 p.m.; see below.] Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Un...
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Debbie Dingell, Wayne State University, Central State University, John Dingell, National blog main


French Auto Supplier Valeo Moves Toward Mobility with New Innovations

Although the timeline for getting fully driverless cars on the road is in flux, the mobility industry is moving along at a rapid clip. Yet another huge investment in the sector was announced this week when Aurora Innovations, based in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, scored more than half a billion dollars from a group of backers led by Silicon Valley’s Sequoia Capital.Aurora’s co-founders are what Sequoia’s Carl Eschenbach described as a “self-driving dream team” of roboticists and engineers, inc...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Uber, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc, Sensors, Innovation, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Sequoia Capital, Detroit


Boston Tech Watch: Scooters, Toast, Mimecast, AtScale, Acquia & More

An HQ moves eastward. B2B branches into B2C. Acquisitions abound. And VC funds keep rolling in. Read on for more details on technology news in Boston this week.—Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has filed an ordinance to license and regulate micro-mobility businesses like scooter-sharing startups Bird and Lime. The proposal, which still needs approval from the City Council, would let the transportation commissioner limit the number and type of “small vehicles” available in the city as well as the nu...
Tags: Deals, London, Video Games, Boston, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Trends, Startup, Tech, Atlanta, Data, E-mail, Malware, Cybersecurity, Vc, Electric Scooter


Maven Boss Out at GM, Reports Claim

Julia Steyn, head of General Motors’ Maven mobility brand, is reportedly leaving the company. Stayn joined GM in 2012, starting out as the automaker’s vice president of corporate development and global mergers and acquisitions, then switching to the company’s urban mobility unit and Maven three years ago. Maven, if you’re not aware, is a GM-owned […] The post Maven Boss Out at GM, Reports Claim appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Mobility, Maven, News Blog, Julia Steyn, General Motors Maven, Julia Stayn, Stayn


Roundup: Erie Hack, MedHealth Summit, PlanetM, DTX Detroit, WMU

Now that the holidays are over—heck, January is almost over—Michigan’s innovation hubs are hard at work. Here is a selection of recent tech news from around the state:—Do you wonder what the deal is with driverless cars? Do you have questions as a consumer about safety, technology, or cost? The University of Michigan will host an online “teach out” about these topics, and more, pertaining to autonomous vehicles. Enrollment opens on Feb. 4, and the class will be offered on Coursera between Feb. ...
Tags: Startups, Roundup, Entrepreneurship, Trends, It, Software, Innovation, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, Coursera, University Of Michigan, Mcity, International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, Western Michigan University, National blog main