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Sequoia-backed NEXT gets $97M as investment in logistics heats up

Despite its “unsexy” reputation, the logistics industry is attracting massive investment from venture capitalists. With a fresh $97 million in Series C funding, NEXT joins a fleet of heavily funded logistics platforms, including Flexport, Huochebang and Convoy. The company, which connects shippers and carriers through an online marketplace, raised the capital from Brookfield Ventures, with participation from Sequoia Capital and logistics solutions provider GLP. NEXT declined to disclose the valu...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, California, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Online Marketplace, Logistics, Sequoia Capital, Driver, Flexport, Yan, Lynwood California, Lidia Yan, Omar Hamoui, Recent Funding


Wag founders ditch dogs for bikes with $37 million in funding

Wag founders Jonathan and Joshua Viner are leaving dogs behind for bikes. Wheels, the Viner brothers’ new electric bike-share startup, is announcing $37 million in funding from Tenaya Capital, Bullpen Capital, Naval Ravikant and others. The Viner brothers departed dog-walking startup Wag last year to start a fund focused on consumer startups. The departures came after Josh Viner was replaced as Wag CEO by Hilary Schneider, a former Yahoo executive. Now, the brothers are moving on from the fun...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Yahoo, Tech, San Diego, WAG, Bike Share, Wheels, Southern California, Jonathan, Viner, Gaslamp, Marco McCottry, Hilary Schneider, Josh Viner


It's time to play driver exoneration Bingo

Actually, it is played on the news every day.
Tags: Transportation, News


Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work

Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The feature calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, and free car upgrades. Uber confirms to TechCrunch that Rewards will roll out to the entire US soon but n...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Mobile, Ecommerce, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Southeast Asia, US, San Francisco, Tech, New Jersey, Eta, Uberpool, Loyalty Programs, Western Massachusetts


Tesla’s interchangeable travel-pod system shows modularity in transportation

If any company had to build something as outlandish as a pod system with a fixed electric powertrain platform and an interchangeable upper pod based on use, it would probably be Tesla (or maybe we could count this Mercedes Benz concept too). Designed as a part of his thesis project, Fábio Martins’ conceptual Tesla Pod system is pretty intriguing, and especially makes sense, given that Musk is launching the Boring Tunnel project that will only work with a handful of cars that are compatible with ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Tesla, Platform, Automotive, Public, Pod, Commercial, Private, Popular, Musk, Random, Mercedes Benz, Fábio Martins


BNEF: 50% of new cars sold will be electric by 2040

I'm not sure if this is encouraging or depressingly unambitious.
Tags: Transportation, News, BNEF


How LA Metro might close the funding gap for the Gold Line foothill extension to Pomona and beyond

In order to squeeze enough funding to construct the foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Azusa to Pomona, LA Metro has proposed skimming regional dollars slated for bus improvements and siphoning transportation dollars from cities along the route. The funding plan was approved Thursday by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction Committee, despite strong objections raised by representatives from San Dimas and Claremont, who said Metro should pay for the...
Tags: Transportation, News, White House, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Warner, Local News, Authority, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, Valley, Montclair, Azusa, Claremont


Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Scooters, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Scooters, Lime, Self Driving Cars, Uber Jump


Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters. I'm told that this team will actually live in Uber's @jump_rides group. @UberATG will continue to focus on self-driving cars — Chris Anderson (...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Jump, Electric Bikes, Chris Anderson, Electric Scooters, ATG, Nick Foley, Micromobility Robotics, New Mobilities


Metro seeks public input for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, which would link the Valley and the Westside

Transportation officials will hold a community meeting in the San Fernando Valley to present updated concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, designed to ease traffic on the nation’s busiest freeway. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now conducting a story to evaluate multiple options of high-capacity transit alternatives between the San Fernando Valley and Westside, along the 405 Freeway used by about 400,000 drivers every day. The study will look into ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, San Fernando Valley, West LA, Sepulveda Pass, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard, Sepulveda Transit Corridor, Valley Westside, Westside LAX


Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words

Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details were not disclosed. The startup’s novel addressing system isn’t the whole story. The ability to integrate what3words into voice assistants is what has piqued the interest and investment from Sony and others. “what3words have solved the considerable problem of entering a precise location into...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Sony, Automotive Industry, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, TomTom, Cabify, Sony Corporation, What3words, Toshimoto Mitomo


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead team of 1,000-plus engineers

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Lipkovitz’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team doubled in size in the last year. It also follo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Eisar’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team, doubled in size in the last year. It also follows ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Flash, the stealthy e-scooter and ‘micro-mobility’ startup from Delivery Hero founder, raises €55M Series A

Flash, the stealthy mobility startup from Delivery Hero and Team Europe founder Lukasz Gadowski, is de-cloaking today, with news that the Berlin-based company has raised a whopping €55 million in Series A funding. Despite rumours that multiple VC firms would be involved, the bulk of the new funding comes from Target Global via its mobility fund, which led this round and was already an existing backer of Flash. Others participating in Flash’s Series A include Idinvest Partners, Signals Venture...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Facebook, Europe, China, Berlin, Tech, Spain, Mexico City, Portugal, Switzerland, Bird, Accel, Atomico


Copenhagen residents are torn over Denmark's proposed 'Silicon Valley'

The Danish government is building nine artificial islands known as Holmene off the coast of Hvidovre.The 33 million square feet of new land will house 380 businesses and 170 acres of parkland, creating 30,000 new jobs. Local residents fear this project will alienate the middle class while disrupting traffic and public transportation systems in nearby Copenhagen. None In 1997, I lived in San Bruno, just north of what has been referred to as Silicon Valley since 1971. While the term originally de...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Politics, Technology, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Innovation, Urban Planning, Denmark, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Pacific, Golden Gate Bridge, Baltic Sea, San Francisco Bay, Public Spaces


Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric

Ford’s legendary and popular F-Series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to “future-proof” the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion. Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, announced the news at a press conference in Detroit. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, he specified that there will be both pure/battery electric and hybrid options — they a...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Detroit, Mustang, Detroit Free Press, Jim Hackett, Jim Farley Ford, Rivian


We need walkable, wheelable, scooterable and strollable cities, and what we are getting is more sprawl

Fewer people are walking and more people are voting with their gas pedal.
Tags: Transportation, News


The sheer joy (and simplicity) of not buying gas

Drivers of traditional "ICE" cars often underestimate the convenience of going electric.
Tags: Transportation, News


E-scooters, dockless bicycles gaining foothold in Southern California as LA County drops orders to remove them

Like Uber and Lyft before them, the latest Silicon Valley startups also showed up uninvited, dropping electric scooters, battery-powered bicycles and other dockless, micro-mobile rentals onto streets and sidewalks of Southern California. The guerrilla marketing strategy aimed at busting the monopoly of the single-passenger car created multiple battlefronts in today’s “Scooter Wars,” sending some cities to the courts claiming they are a nuisance and an eyesore, and others writing regulations that...
Tags: Transportation, News, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Bird, Silicon Valley, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Monrovia, Southern California, West Hollywood, Pomona


Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding

Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from earlier backers Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. That puts its total funding, in less than year’s time, at $75 million. (We’d separately reported on its $25 million Series B round last February. It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Europe, Yosemite, Australia, Tech, Austin, Automotive, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Aviva, Bay Area, Greenspring Associates, Cavin, Altos Ventures


Giant Ram 3500 "breaks the sound barrier" for power and intimidation

It has a front end higher than me, but anyone with a drivers licence can just walk into the dealer and buy one.
Tags: Transportation, News


This car-sized two-seater VTOL can take off and land directly in parking slots

The Onyx is the result of a pretty basic demand. The future of flying cars is clearly the VTOL, or the vertical take-off and landing vehicle, and when they do become a norm, they’ll need to follow a set framework to fit into a world that was dominated for a century by four-wheeler cars. For instance, taking a VTOL to the nearest supermarket would mean having to park it in the same car-park as any regular car. That’s why the Onyx is designed the way it is… to provide that seamless transition from...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Vtol, Onyx, Charles Bombardier, Imaginactive, Charles Champagne, Jorge Ciprian


TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry of the City “When we get excited about [a new form of transportation] that won’t scale,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, Washington, Oregon, US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, PSU, Columbus, Rhode Island, Trump


Getaround early investor sues car-sharing startup for $1.79 million

Getaround is getting around the courthouse. One of the car-sharing startup’s early investors, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, is suing the company, alleging fraud and unfair conduct. “Our client supported Getaround and Mr. Zaid from the very start, only to be swindled out of $1.785 million that went straight into the pockets of Mr. Zaid’s family and friends, as we allege,” Gaw | Poe LLP Partner Samuel Song said in a statement. “Our client deserved better than this from a person he had supported and trus...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Getaround, Zaid, Plaintiff, Gaw, Sam Zaid, Geoffrey Shmigelsky, Samuel Song, Getaround Director of Marketing Communications, Jacqueline Tanzella, Shmigelsky, Adam Kosmicki, Kosmicki, Tanzella


Proposed rule changes could make it easier to fly a drone at night and above crowds

If you’re a drone pilot, you know that FAA doesn’t allow flying drones above crowds or at night, unless you have a special waiver. But a new proposed could make it possible to fly drones at night and over crowds in the USA without the need for the waiver. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the […] The post Proposed rule changes could make it easier to fly a drone at night and above crowds appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Transportation, Photography, Usa, News, Drone, Drones, Faa, Night, Elaine Chao, Drone Rules


Portland releases final report on e-scooters, plans to bring them back in spring

(From the report) The Portland Bureau of Transportation says last summer’s Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program was such a success they plan to bring them back for a one-year pilot program this spring. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Here’s the announcement (emphases mine): The Portland Bureau of Transportation today released the 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report. Drawing on scooter use data, public opinion polling, staff observations and other sources, the report evaluates Portland’s ...
Tags: Transportation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Waterfront Park, Portland Bureau of Transportation, DHM Research, Eastbank Esplanade, Environmental Health, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, East Portland, Chloe Eudaly, Pedestrian Advisory Committee, BP Headlines


Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records

You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial aviation industry. Amadeus is one of the largest reservation systems, serving customers of Air France, British Airways, Icelandair, and Qantas and more. And each reservation system has to be able to talk to each other through the global distrib...
Tags: Security, Transportation, Business, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Spokesperson, Pgp, Hack, Qantas, Facial Recognition, Signal, Airline, American-airlines, Amadeus, IATA


Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy to change passenger records

You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial aviation industry. Amadeus is one of the largest reservation systems, serving customers of Air France, British Airways, Icelandair, and Qantas and more. And each reservation system has to be able to talk to each other through the global distrib...
Tags: Security, Transportation, Business, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Spokesperson, Pgp, Hack, Qantas, Facial Recognition, Signal, Airline, American-airlines, Amadeus, IATA


E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city impound lots, the BBC reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Technology, China, Bbc, Scooters, Hacks, Bird, Dmca, Lime, Cory Doctorow, E Scooter, Dmca Takedown


Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO

Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. Aicha Evans, Intel’s now-former chief strategy officer, is joining Zoox as CEO and member of the Board of Directors on February 26. “I’m thrilled to join Zoox and challenge the status quo with an autonomous mobility system built from the ground up,” Evans said in a press release. “Mobility is approaching a major inflection point, and Zoox has set itse...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Board of Directors, Evans, Self-driving Cars, Cpuc, California Public Utilities Commission, Zoox, Tim Kentley Klay, Jesse Levinson, Aicha Evans Intel, Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service