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Uber’s self-driving unit valued at $7.25 billion in new investment: Reuters

Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering. Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that the investment values its Advanced Technologies Group, which works to develop autonomous driving technology, at $7.25 billion. SoftBank will invest $333 million from its $100 billion Vision Fund, while Toyota Motor ...
Tags: Uber, Softbank, Trends, United States, Toyota, Pittsburgh, Reuters, General Motors Co, SoftBank Group Corp, Tempe, Toyota Motor Corp, Uber Technologies Inc, Committee on Foreign Investment, ATG, Tempe Arizona, CFIUS


Uber’s Fatal Accident and the Future of Autonomous Cars

Any sufficiently disruptive technology brings risk before it brings promise. On Sunday, March 18, 2018, an Uber Volvo XC90 in autonomous mode, with a safety driver as backup, hit and killed a 49-year-old Tempe, Arizona, woman, Elaine Herzberg. The NTSB is investigating. No doubt you’ve heard that last year, an Uber in Tempe, Arizona, operating ...
Tags: Uber, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Car, Ntsb, Tempe Arizona, Uber Volvo, Elaine Herzberg


Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the public markets, Lyft stock has faded back down towards its IPO price as some investors grow more concerned over the company’s path to profitability (or lack ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Wall Street, New York City, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Getty Images, Chicago, Austin


Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. An email subscription is coming! This week, we’re shoving as much transportation news, tidbits and insights in here as possible in ho...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Elon Musk, Florida, Wtf, New York, Indonesia, California, Boston, Singapore, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Tech, Earnest


Photographer remembers Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington with a sold-out exhibition in Burbank

Just before Southern California rock band Linkin Park’s landmark debut album “Hybrid Theory” was released in 2000, musician and photographer Jim Louvau had met vocalist Chester Bennington when their bands played a gig together at The Mason Jar in Louvau’s and Bennington’s hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. The pair became fast friends and later, as Louvau balanced being in a band with his passion for photography, Bennington became one of his favorite subjects to capture. “It was always a joke between...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, LBC, Chester, Linkin Park, Scott Weiland, Southern California, San Pedro, Concerts, PHOENIX Arizona, Bennington, Burbank, Chester Bennington


Why most pro athletes — including Mike Trout — are worth every penny of their big money salaries

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has succeeded as a low-key player in a low-key market, and he obviously has decided the stability and the lifestyle were worth agreeing to a 12-year, $426.5 million deal now and staying in Orange County, rather than waiting for 2020 and shooting for a $500 million-plus contract. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG) Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is greeted by teammate Mike Trout as he returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in a 2017...
Tags: Business, Jobs, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Orange County, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Forbes


Angels’ Peter Bourjos hopes to revive career where it began, thanks to new swing

“It’s honestly the best spring I probably ever had,” Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos said. “I put in a lot of work with (hitting coaches Jeremy Reed and Shawn Wooten). I was pretty nervous coming in. I knew the stuff was right. It’s one thing to know it’s right and another thing to apply it.” (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Angels’ Peter Bourjos stretches before a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Ross, St Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Phoenix, Reed, Padres, GLENDALE Ariz


Uber’s self-driving car unit was burning $20 million a month

Uber thought it would have 75,000 autonomous vehicles on the roads this year and be operating driverless taxi services in 13 cities by 2022, according to court documents unsealed last week. To reach those ambitious goals, the ride-sharing company, which hopes to go public later this year, was spending $20 million a month on developing self-driving technologies.  The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is w...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Travis Kalanick, Anthony, Otto, Tempe Arizona, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Brian McClendon, Eric Meyhofer, John Bares


Angels top prospect Jo Adell earning admirers in first big league camp

Jo Adell #59 of the Los Angeles Angels against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning during a MLB spring training baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Jo Adell #59 of the Los Angeles Angels against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning during a MLB spring training baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Bp, Giants, Hall of Fame, Cincinnati Reds, Los-angeles-angels, Mark Trumbo, BURLINGTON Iowa, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout


Uber won't face criminal charges after its robo-car ran into and killed woman crossing street

Prosecutors mull complaint against the 'safety' driver, tho Last year, one of Uber's self-driving cars operating in autonomous mode hit and killed Elaine Herzberg as she walked a bicycle across a road at night in Tempe, Arizona. The deadly crash, which took place last March, is believed to be the first pedestrian death attributable to autonomous vehicle.…
Tags: Software, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Uber won't face criminal charges after its robo-car killed woman crossing street

Prosecutors mull complaint against the 'safety' driver, tho This month last year, one of Uber's self-driving cars operating in autonomous mode hit and killed Elaine Herzberg as she walked a bicycle across a road at night in Tempe, Arizona. The deadly crash is believed to be the first pedestrian death attributable to autonomous vehicle.…
Tags: Software, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Uber’s off the hook for its self-driving car’s fatal accident — but what about human drivers?

Uber‘s been let off the hook by prosecutors in a case involving one of the company’s autonomous test cars that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year, reports Reuters. However, the back-up driver behind the wheel will likely be referred to local police for further investigation, and that could potentially see him face charges of vehicular manslaughter for the accidental killing of Elaine Herzberg. The news should serve to advance our thinking on one of the biggest questions we’v...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Reuters, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Arizona Prosecutor Says Uber Not Criminally Liable In Fatal Self-Driving Crash

Uber is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company's self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. "The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter made public that there was 'no basis for criminal liability' for Uber, but that the back-up driver, Rafaela Vasquez, should be referred to the Tempe police for additional investigation," reports Reuters. From the report: Vasquez, the Uber back-up driver, could face charges ...
Tags: Tech, Arizona, Hulu, Voice, Reuters, National Transportation Safety Board, Tempe, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Yavapai County, Maricopa, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg, Rafaela Vasquez, June Vasquez


Prosecutors find Uber not criminally liable in 2018 Arizona self-driving crash that killed a pedestrian

Yavapai County prosecutors said today that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year when one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The autonomous SUV, which had a backup driver behind the wheel, collided with Elaine Herzberg while she was walking across the street. She later died as a result of her injuries. After the crash, Uber suspended its self-driving test program on public roads for nine months. In a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney, pro...
Tags: Auto, Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Polk, Tempe, Yavapai County, Vasquez, Maricopa County, Sheila Polk, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg


Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Angels collect 16 hits, outlast Royals 10-7

Angels starting pitcher Forrest Snow throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s Cactus League game against the Kansas City Royals in Tempe, Ariz. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) TEMPE, AZ – MARCH 01: Matt Thaiss #85 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits for a throw from teammate Forrest Snow #70 as Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals gets back to first base during a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rangers, Mlb, Royals, Harper, Los Angeles Angels, Ross, Kansas City Royals, Jerez, Morgan, Jonathan Lucroy, Tempe


Dorm-room-inspired hotels

If your college years were the best of your life and you’d love to relive those fond memories, there’s a way to do that without having to sign up for another four years of school — some hotel lines are mimicking the uber-cool feel of college dorm rooms for your nostalgic pleasure. But these are no hostels or college-kid bunking situations, and there’s no cafeteria food, inconsiderate roommates, or communal showers — they are luxurious and cool. If you’re ready to bring back your glory days in...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, New York City, US, Accommodation, Amsterdam, Ada, Columbia, Stockholm, Accommodations, All, Fika, Times Square, Berkeley California, Richmond Virginia


Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy supports rules intended to prevent high-tech sign stealing

TEMPE, Ariz. — Every once in a while, when Jonathan Lucroy is behind the plate, he’ll sense that something is off. Perhaps it’s what he hears from the dugout, or just the way a hitter reacts to a pitch, but it makes him suspicious that someone is stealing signs. And not the acceptable way, either. “I am a big fan of playing the game on the field,” Lucroy said. “If you get signs from the pitcher on the field, or see what he’s throwing out of his glove with a runner on second, that’s on-field stuf...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Jonathan Lucroy, Lucroy, Simmons, Tempe Ariz, Tempe Arizona, Brad Ausmus, Andrelton Simmons, Matt Harvey, Albert Pujols


Photos: Los Angeles Angels defeat the San Francisco Giants 10-3 Spring Training

Taylor Ward #3 of the Los Angeles Angels high fives teammates after hitting a grand slam against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning during a MLB spring training baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels during a MLB spring training baseball game at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birming...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Local News, Los Angeles Angels, Tempe Arizona, Albert Pujols, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Photos And Videos, Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star News SCNG, Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star News, Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star, Arte Moreno, Taylor Ward


Photos: Rain shortens Los Angeles Angels Spring Training

Los Angeles Angels during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Brad Ausmus #12 of the Los Angeles Angels during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Angels grounds crew prepare the field after a rain storm during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Keith Birmingham...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles Angels, Jonathan Lucroy, Mike Trout, Tempe Arizona, Brad Ausmus, Albert Pujols, Justin Bour, Tempe Diablo Stadium, David Fletcher, Photos And Videos, Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star News SCNG, Keith Birmingham Pasadena Star News


Lime to remove bike rentals from Monrovia, CSUN campus

Lime will be ceasing its bikeshare programs in the city of Monrovia and on the campus of Cal State Northridge, according to a statement released by the company on Friday. Some 200 green-and-yellow Lime rental bikes scattered throughout Monrovia and the unincorporated area of south Monrovia will be removed by March 15, according to a memo released by Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi. Chi, who touted the program that began in March 2018 as a non-polluting approach to helping Monrovians get to the ...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, China, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Airbus, Disneyland, Local News, St Louis, Monrovia, Lime, Southern California, Northern California, CSU


Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over fatal Uber autonomous car accident

The family of Elaine Herzberg, the woman struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving prototypes, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Tempe, Arizona. They claim Herzberg jaywalked because she was confused by a brick pathway. The post Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over fatal Uber autonomous car accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg, Elaine Herzberg


Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over deadly Uber autonomous car accident

The family of Elaine Herzberg, the woman struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving prototypes, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city of Tempe, Arizona. They claim Herzberg jaywalked because she was confused by a brick pathway. The post Arizona city slammed with $10M lawsuit over deadly Uber autonomous car accident appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Tempe Arizona, Herzberg, Elaine Herzberg


MLB teams head to Spring Training (Video)

It's February, which means according to the sports calendar, MLB spring training is about to start. The players haven't reported yet, but the work involved in getting the teams ready has already started.The LA Angels held their Moving Day on January 26, and fans were invited to Angel Stadium for a free event as trucks were loaded with the team equipment for their camp in Tempe, Arizona.People may not realize all the work involved in getting an MLB clubhouse ready for the start of spring trainin...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Mlb, Oakland, Tempe Arizona, LA Angels, Spring Training, Michael James, Oriole Bird Raymond Rays, Swinging Friar Padres


Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto


A startup that's raised over $290 million to disrupt the car-insurance business using AI just hired a Progressive veteran for a new role

An insurance-technology company called Metromile that has raised more than $290 million created an executive role focused on managing its actuarial, insurance-product-management, and underwriting teams, Business Insider has learned. Jeff Briglia will be the company's first chief insurance officer. Briglia previously held roles at Progressive, Allstate, and Mercury Insurance. A car-insurance startup that has raised over $290 million hired a former insurance executive in a new role, Business In...
Tags: MetroMile, US, San Francisco, Trends, Preston, Cleveland, Allstate, Progressive, MassMutual, Tempe Arizona, Mercury Insurance, Jeff Briglia, Briglia, Progressive Allstate, Mercury Insurance A, Dan Preston Metromile


Police show video of fatally shot teen possessing fake gun

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police department is seeking to dispel rumors that officers planted a replica handgun on the body of a 14-year-old boy after he was fatally shot by an officer. Tempe, Arizona, police on Wednesday showed reporters new body camera footage showing an orange-tipped fake gun underneath the teen’s arm […]
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Pregnant Lyft Driver Stabbed to Death by Passenger in Arizona

Kristina Howato, a 39-year-old driver for the transportation company Lyft, was murdered by one of her passengers in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday. Authorities believe Howato was stabbed to death by 20-year-old Fabian Durazo with a kitchen knife. Durazo has reportedly admitted to the crime but hasn’t given any motive.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Murder, Science, Arizona, Ridesharing, Tempe Arizona, Durazo, Ridesharing Safety, Howato, Kristina Howato, Fabian Durazo


14-year-old running away with a replica gun fatally shot by an officer in Arizona

A 14-year-old boy in Tempe, Arizona holding a replica gun was shot and killed by a police officer as he ran down an alley.
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14-year-old with a replica gun fatally shot by an officer in Arizona

A 14-year-old boy in Tempe, Arizona holding a replica gun was shot and killed by a police officer as he ran down an alley.
Tags: News, Arizona, Stories, Tempe Arizona