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Tesla’s board is about to get a lot smaller

Tesla is cutting its board down by more than 36 percent to seven directors by 2020, a move that includes the loss of some CEO Elon Musk’s early advisers and allies, according to regulator filings posted Friday. Longtime board member Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice, who joined two years ago as an independent director, will not seek re-election this year. Their terms will expire at the upcoming annual meeting. The board said in the proxy filing that it doesn’t plan to fill their seats. The ...
Tags: Automotive, Transportation, Antonio Gracias, Board Member, Ceo, Chairman, Elon Musk, Hyperloop, Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Partner, SpaceX, Steve Jurvetson, Tesla, Transport, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Extinction Rebellion stages youth protest at Heathrow airport

Activists born after 1990 gather at key roundabout to highlight dangers of climate changeExtinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlightYouth activists have taken the Extinction Rebellion protests to Heathrow on the fifth day of action, demonstrating beside the main roundabout on the road to the airport.The activists, all born after 1990, unfurled a banner asking: “Are we the the last generation?” as dozens of police prevented them from blocking the road. The protesters said they...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Attenborough, Bristol Continue, Extinction Rebellion, Oscar Idoe


Pinterest prices IPO above range

Pinterest priced shares of its stock, “PINS,” above its anticipated range on Wednesday evening, CNBC reports. The company will sell 75 million shares of Class A common stock at $19 apiece in an offering that will attract $1.4 billion in new capital for the visual search engine. The NYSE-listed business had planned to sell its shares at between $15 to $17 and didn’t increase the size of its planned offering prior to Wednesday’s pricing. Valued at $12.3 billion in 2017, the initial public offer...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, Wall Street, San Francisco, Tech, Companies, Transport, Venture Capital, Search Engine, Silicon Valley, Kim, Andreessen Horowitz


Helium balloons blamed for hundreds of train delays

Network Rail says balloons tangled in overhead wires cause £1m of disruption a yearRail passengers who have ridden out a year of disruption through timetable meltdowns, strikes and seasonal weather have been warned of another factor causing delays: balloons on the line.Network Rail said there was a growing problem from helium-filled balloons, which it blamed for causing hundreds of train delays annually at a cost to taxpayers of about £1m. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Network Rail


'Don’t let go': helium balloons blamed for hundreds of train delays

Network Rail says balloons tangled in overhead wires cause disruption and can be fatalRail passengers who have ridden out a year of disruption through timetable meltdowns, strikes and seasonal weather have been warned of another factor causing delay: balloons on the line.Network Rail said there was a growing problem from helium-filled balloons, which it blamed for causing hundreds of train delays annually at a cost to the taxpayer of about £1m. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Network Rail


Climate activists chain themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn's house

London protesters have also blocked four road junctions and disrupted trainsClimate activists have chained themselves outside Jeremy Corbyn’s house in the latest escalation of the civil disobedience protests that have been blocking road junctions and iconic landmarks in the capital since Monday.At about 2pm four protesters – including one local Labour councillor – arrived at the Labour leader’s north London street and chained and glued themselves to the fence outside his home. Corbyn did not app...
Tags: Politics, London, Protest, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Labour, Transport, Rail transport, Edinburgh, Environmental Activism, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Extinction Rebellion


Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China

Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology on public roads. The expansion marks the fifth market where Aptiv has set up R&D, testing or operational facilities. Aptiv has autonomous driving operations in Boston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Singapore. But China is perhaps its most ambitious endeavor yet. Aptiv has never had any AV operations in China,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, China, Boston, Singapore, Tech, Automotive, United States, Automation, President, Shanghai, Transport, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars


Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth over $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first line is capable of producing the material to supply the equivalent of 50 megawatts of lithium ion batteries, according to Sila Nano’s chief executive officer Gene Berdichevsky. That ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, California, Chief executive officer, Tech, Smart, Transport, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Siemens, Energy Storage, Mercedes Benz, General Electric, Daimler, Sutter Hill Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners


Extinction Rebellion vows to disrupt London rail and tube lines

Climate protesters warn they will escalate action despite almost 300 arrests in capitalClimate change protesters, who police say have caused “serious disruption” affecting half a million people in London over the past two days, have said they are planning to escalate their protests to disrupt rail and tube lines.Thousands of people have taken part in the civil disobedience protests, blockading four landmarks in the capital in an attempt to force the government to take action on the escalating cl...
Tags: London, Protest, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Transport, Edinburgh, Green politics, Environmental Activism, Extinction Rebellion


Extinction Rebellion pledge to disrupt London rail and tube lines

Climate protesters warn they will escalate action despite almost 300 arrests at capital’s landmarksClimate change protesters, who police say have caused “serious disruption” affecting half a million people in London over the past two days, have said they are planning to escalate their protests to disrupt rail and tube lines.Thousands of people have taken part in the civil disobedience protests, blockading four landmarks in the capital in an attempt to force the government to take action on the e...
Tags: London, Protest, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Transport, Edinburgh, Green politics, Environmental Activism, Extinction Rebellion


Extinction Rebellion set to disrupt London rail and tube lines

Climate protesters warn they will escalate action after blockading capital landmarksClimate change protesters, who police say have caused “serious disruption” affecting half a million people in London over the past two days, have said they are planning to escalate their protests to disrupt rail and tube lines.Thousands or people have taken part in the civil disobedience protests, blockading four landmarks in the capital in an attempt to force the government to take action on the escalating clima...
Tags: London, Protest, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, UK News, World news, Transport, Edinburgh, Green politics, Environmental Activism, Extinction Rebellion


Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play

Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more Phoenix residents. The company, which spun out to become a business under Alphabet, launched a limited commercial robotaxi service called Waymo One in the Phoenix area in December. The Waymo One self-driving car service, and accompanying app, was only available to Phoenix residents who were part of its early rider program,...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Self-driving Cars, Self-driving Car, Alphabet, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, Chandler, Waymo


YC alum Keeper raises $1.6M to help gig workers pay taxes

Every year around this time, Uber drivers, Wag dog walkers, Bird scooter chargers, social media influencers and other gig economy workers face the unsightly challenge of paying their taxes. Companies like Uber and Lyft classify their drivers as independent contractors, which means you aren’t given any benefits and the company doesn’t withhold any of your taxes. This puts gig workers in a tough position come tax day, especially if they aren’t prepared to shell out big sums to the IRS. Ke...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Spotify, Craigslist, Finance, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tax, Sms, Chicago, United States, Transport, Venture Capital


Uber’s JUMP Bikes founder and Scoot’s SVP of Product are talking bikes and scooters at TC Sessions: Mobility

Micromobility — electric personal vehicles — has gone from being non-existent to ubiquitous across cities all over the world. Currently, we’re seeing micromobility take on the form of electric scooters and pedal-assist bikes. JUMP and Scoot operate in both of those categories. JUMP got its start as a pedal-assist bike-share startup, but has since evolved to handle electric scooters. And while Scoot’s first product from 2012 was an electric moped, it got its feet wet with bikes back in May 201...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Events, Tech, Transport, Bird, Scooter, Scoot, SAN JOSE Calif, SVP, Asset Management, Moped, Oliver Cameron, Jump Bikes, Ryan Rzepecki, TC Sessions: Mobility 2019


Virgin Trains and avoiding chaos | Letters

Iain Cameron Williams praises Richard Branson, but Robert Snape does not harbour such fond memories of his train service. Ian Pickles approves of the Guardian’s coverage of railway upgradesI was irritated to read Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary, state: “If Virgin disappears from the railway as Branson warns, it won’t be missed by taxpayers or passengers” (Branson makes £300m from Virgin’s rail franchise venture, 12 April).I, for one, will greatly miss Virgin Trains if it vanishes f...
Tags: Business, Money, UK News, Consumer affairs, US news, Transport, Rail transport, Virgin, Richard Branson, Rail Fares, Easter, Branson, Andy Mcdonald, Virgin Trains, Rail industry, Iain Cameron Williams


Gatwick drone attack could have been inside job, say police

Perpetrator was familiar with airport’s operations, according to BBC PanoramaThe drone attack that brought Gatwick airport to a standstill last December could have been an “inside job”, according to police, who said the perpetrator may have been operating the drone from within the airport.Sussex police told BBC Panorama that the fact an insider may have been behind the attack was “treated as a credible line of enquiry from the earliest stages of the police response”. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Crime, UK News, Bbc, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Transport policy, Business Travel, Gatwick Airport, Sussex, BBC Panorama, Drones (non-military


Easter travel plans face huge disruption due to railway closures

Network Rail advises passengers to plan ahead due to widespread engineering worksEaster holidaymakers are facing major disruption on the railways next weekend due to closures that will affect hundreds of thousands of passengers.Network Rail, which owns and operates the UK’s rail infrastructure, will carry out £100m of upgrades between Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April, including engineering work that will shut London’s Euston station. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, UK, London, Travel & leisure, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Easter, Network Rail


Equity Shot: A deep dive into the Uber S-1

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s time for another Equity Shot, a quick-take episode centered around a breaking news event. This time, as you already guessed, Kate Clark and I sat down to dig into the Uber S-1. It’s a huge, complex document, but we did our best to summarize what’s inside. First, we talked through yearly results, looking back a half-decade into Uber’s revenue growth. In t...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, Ipo, Softbank, Chief executive officer, Tech, Economy, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Travis Kalanick, Carsharing


Travis Kalanick stands to make billions from Uber’s IPO

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned from the company in 2017, still stands to make billions in the company’s intial public offering, expected in May. The ride-hailing giant dropped its S-1 this afternoon, confirming plans to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “Uber.” The company did not disclose the valuation it’s seeking, but is said to be planning to sell around $10 billion in stock. The filing highlights Uber’s key stockholders, including Kalanick, wh...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Uber, Business, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Softbank, Tech, United States, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Kalanick, Carsharing


Student tickets on sale now for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

The future of mobility can’t happen without cultivating the next generation of creative thinkers and makers. That’s why we’re inviting students with a passion for mobility-related tech to join us at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10 in San Jose, Calif. If you’re in high school or college, this is your chance to learn from and network with the top minds and influencers in mobility. Student tickets cost only $45 — saving you $250 over general admission. Apply here for a student ticket, and onc...
Tags: TC, Technology, California, Tech, Intel, Transport, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Ambassador, SAN JOSE Calif, Mobileye, Dave Ferguson, Amnon Shashua, Nuro, TC Sessions: Mobility 2019


Bird's European boss says Brexit is the 'elephant in the room' that's holding up the launch of electric scooters

US startup Bird rents out electric scooters for short city trips, and bills itself as a solution to urban congestion and pollution. It has raised $400 million to date and hit a valuation of $2 billion despite only launching in 2017. Like earlier generations of transport startups, such as Uber and bike-sharing firms, Bird is having to win approval from regulators on a city-by-city basis to place its electric scooters on streets. Business Insider spoke to Bird's most senior exec outside the US, ...
Tags: Google, Uber, Travis Vanderzanden, Europe, UK, London, California, France, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paris, Heathrow, Transport, Sydney, Citigroup


Didi steps up financial drive as it courts car leasing companies

Didi Chuxing is making a further push into the financial arena as it looks to diversify its business amid huge losses. We reported in January that the company, which controls a dominant slice of China’s ride-hailing market, released financial and insurance products targeting riders and drivers. Its service offering just broadened after the startup launched on Thursday an online financial system aimed at car leasing and fleet management companies. The move to carve out a product exclusively fo...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Internet, China, Tech, Beijing, Transport, Driver, Carsharing, Head, Ride Hailing, Didi, Didi Chuxing, Car Leasing, Xiaoyu Liu


Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Some of the first users of autonomous taxis are senior citizens living in a massive retirement community in Florida. It’s there, in a 40-square-mile area known as The Villages, that autonomous driving startup Voyage has planted its flag. Once the door-to-door self-driving taxi service is fully operational, all 125,000 residents will have the ability to summon a self-driving car to their doorstep using the Voyage mobile app. Voyage’s strategy to target retirement communities makes the startup,...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Cameron, Transport, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Voyage, Robotics, Udacity, TechCrunch


AA sounds safety warning over smart motorways

Removal of hard shoulder on hundreds of miles of road could endanger drivers, it saysThe AA has expressed safety concerns about a plan to remove the hard shoulder from hundreds of miles of motorway over the next six years.A network of so-called smart motorways will be without the traditional emergency lane, while emergency laybys will be closer together. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Technology, UK News, World news, Cities, Transport, Road Safety, Motoring, Road transport, Transport policy, Smart Cities


London prepares for launch of ultra-low emissions zone

Almost 1,000 people a year in London are hospitalised with asthma caused by pollutionLondon is preparing to enforce “world-leading” vehicle pollution restrictions from Monday as the capital attempts to clean up the toxic air blamed for thousands of premature deaths.The ultra-low emission zone, or Ulez, will launch at one minute past midnight, imposing a £12.50-a-day charge to drive into central London in all but the cleanest cars and vans. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Environment, UK News, Air Pollution, Transport, London politics, Road transport, Transport policy, Congestion charging


Preliminary crash report confirms Ethiopian 737 MAX pilots lost control despite following Boeing’s instructions

Ethiopia's Minister of Transport told a Thursday morning news conference in Addis Ababa that "the crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft."
Tags: News, Transport, Ethiopia, Boeing, Max, Addis Ababa, Boeing & Aerospace


Ola petitions Karnataka HC against State transport dept’s non-issuance of bike taxi license

Ola has petitioned the Karnataka High Court against the state Transport Department for not issuing license to operate bike taxis in the state, reports the Economic Times. This comes just a week after the state fined Ola Rs.15 lakh for operating bike taxis service. Ola’s petition sought on... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Transport, Ola, Karnataka, Economic Times, Transport Department, Karnataka High Court, Online Cab booking, Platform regulation


Uber may have left Southeast Asia but its APAC HQ remains in Singapore

Uber exited Southeast Asia last year after it sold its local business to Grab but it continues to remain in Singapore, where it has now opened a new regional HQ for Asia Pacific and is hiring for staff. The company — which is headed for IPO imminently — won’t be restarting its service, however, which puts it in a rather interesting position in Singapore. The writing has been on the wall for some time, though. TechCrunch reported last August that Uber was on a hiring spree in Singapore, and now t...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Asia Pacific, Transport, Commuting, Carsharing, Officer, Countries, Straits Times, APAC


Ford’s electrified vision for Europe includes its Mustang-inspired SUV and a lot of hybrids

Ford of Europe’s vision for electrification includes 16 vehicle models — eight of which will be on the road by the end of this year — the company announced at its Go Further event in Amsterdam. Those plans include a plug-in hybrid variant of its Kuga SUV, its Mustang-inspired crossover, and a commercial transit van. Ford’s European electrification strategy is in line with its plans for North America to focus largely on hybrids. For instance, in a separate event on Tuesday Ford took the wraps off...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, London, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Epa, North America, Environmental Protection Agency, Mustang, Plug-in Hybrid, Valencia Spain, Cologne Germany


Ford is bringing an electric Transit van to Europe by 2021

Ford plans to bring an electric Transit commercial van to the European market by 2021, as part of the automaker’s broader plan to electrify its global portfolio. The automaker announced the Transit EV, along with more than a dozen other electrified consumer-facing models that will be part of its European portfolio, at its Go Further event in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Ford didn’t provide many other details on the Transit van. And for now, the EV commercial van is only slated for Europe. Ford’s foc...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Germany, Cars, Tech, Transit, Automotive, United States, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Amsterdam, Transport, North America, Environmental Protection Agency, Mustang