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CA Judge grants preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees

California Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman has granted a preliminary injunction forcing Uber and Lyft to reclassify its drivers as employees. This order is set to go into effect in ten days. “The Court is under no illusion that implementation of its injunction will be costly,” Judge Schulman wrote in the order. “There can be no question that in order for Defendants to comply with A.B. 5, they will have to change the nature of their business practices in significant ways, such as by hiring...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Abc, California, Court, San Francisco, Tech, Superior Court, AB, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman, California Superior Court, Dynamex


SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Hyundai to bring three new EVs to market under spin-off brand Ioniq

Hyundai has launched a dedicated EV brand called Ioniq with plans to bring three all-electric vehicles to market over the next four years. The Ioniq brand is part of the Korean automaker’s broader strategy to sell 1 million battery electric vehicles — and take a 10% share of the EV market — by 2025. If the Ioniq name sounds familiar, it’s because it already exists. In 2016, Hyundai introduced the Ioniq, a hatchback that came in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions. The Korean automaker i...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Frankfurt, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Hyundai, Ioniq, GMP Hyundai


Dockless scooter, bike companies get 3-month reprieve from stricter regulations in LA

Los Angeles’ cavalcade of dockless scooters and bikes will avoid stricter requirements, including new fees and a requirement for locks, at least until the end of the year while the Los Angeles Department of Transportation irons out several key regulations for the fledgling industry. The Los Angeles City Council’s transportation committee technically approved a series of proposed regulations by the LADOT this week, but it delayed the rollout until Dec. 31 and sent the toughest rules back to the d...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, North America, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Spin, Lime, Metro, Valley, LA County, San Fernando Valley


Judge says Uber, Lyft preliminary injunction ruling to come in ‘a matter of days’

California Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman heard arguments from Uber and Lyft, as well as lawyers representing the people of California, regarding the request for a preliminary injunction that seeks to force Uber and Lyft to immediately reclassify their drivers as employees. Schulman did not make a ruling today but said we could all likely expect one to come within a matter of days, rather than weeks. In the hearing, Schulman expressed how hard it is to determine the impact of a pre...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Abc, California, San Francisco, Tech, Oakland, Gig Economy, Superior Court, AB, Goldberg, Uber Lyft, Los Angeles San Diego, Xavier Becerra, Schulman


Cadillac reveals Lyriq, its all-electric SUV flagship loaded with luxury and tech

GM unveiled Thursday the Cadillac Lyriq, an all-electric crossover dripping in luxury, tech-forward touches and promising more than 300 miles of range that aims to propel the brand into a new electrified era. That new era for Cadillac will have to wait though. The company said the Lyriq will go into production in the U.S. in late 2022, more than two years after its reveal date. The Cadillac Lyriq will be a global product, meaning it will be headed to China as well. Production in China will be...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Dc, Northeast Ohio, Cadillac, Lordstown, Lordstown Ohio, Buick Cadillac Chevrolet, LG Chem, Cadillac Lyriq, Lyriq, Ultium


Uber picks up Autocab to push into places its own app doesn’t go

Uber has bought UK based Autocab, which sells SaaS to the taxi and private hire vehicle industry, with the aim of expanding the utility of its own platform by linking users who open its app in places where it doesn’t offer trips to local providers who do. No acquisition price has been disclosed and Uber declined to comment on the terms of the deal. Autocab has a SaaS presence in 20 countries globally at this stage, according to an Uber spokeswoman. We’ve asked whether it will be closing a mar...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, London, United Kingdom, SaaS, Oxford, Manchester, Gm, Colchester, Ipswich, Taxi Apps


Uber and Lyft face new lawsuit from CA Labor Commissioner

Uber and Lyft are both facing another lawsuit from the office of the California Labor Commissioner alleging wage theft. Filed today, the suits argue both Uber and Lyft are misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors and aim to enforce the labor practices set forth by AB 5. “The Uber and Lyft business model rests on the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors,” California Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower said in a statement. “This leaves workers without pro...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Abc, Sacramento, Tech, Gig Economy, AB, California Labor, Uber Lyft, Transport Workers Union, Dynamex, John Samuelsen, California Labor Commissioner, Superior Court of Los


Unagi, the iPhone of scooters, now has a subscription service

Unagi, the portable and design-forward electric scooter company that made a splash with celebs and pop stars, has launched a subscription service. The service, called Unagi All-Access, will be offered in New York City and Los Angeles. The company said it plans to expand to additional markets as it gathers customer feedback and refines the service. Customers will be able to choose from two plans. There will be pay-as-you-go monthly plan that costs $39 per month and a discounted annual plan for $3...
Tags: Transportation, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Scooters, UC Berkeley, Unagi, Hyman, VOI, Haas Business School, David Hyman Unagi


Southwest Has Decided Not to Sanitize Your Seat Belt as Frequently

Southwest Airlines is reportedly scaling back its sanitation efforts between flights, with flight crew being told that sanitizing seat beats and armrests will not be part of this process. The airline said the new policy is focused on “optimizing” staff and shifting heavy cleaning to evenings.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Flights, Southwest Airlines, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Jump bikes are now on the Lime app and heading to more cities

Three months ago, Jump’s bright red bikes and scooters had disappeared from city streets after Uber unloaded the micromobility company to Lime as part of a complex $170 million fundraising round. When the Jump bikes were finally spotted it was in a recycling yard, where more than 20,000 of them laid in piles, awaiting their demise. The Jump brand wasn’t erased completely. New, unused Lime bikes were tucked away in storage. Lime has started to add those Jump bikes to cities like Denver, London...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Tech, Jump, TechCrunch, Lime, Rochester Minnesota, Lime Lime, Denver London Paris Seattle, Lime apps Lime


ChargePoint raises $127M as electric vehicle adoption grows among fleet operators

Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint raised $127 million in funding in a bid to expand its platform for businesses and fleets in North America and Europe. A mix of existing investors from the oil and gas, utilities and venture industries added to the round, including American Electric Power, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision and Quantum Energy Partners. This latest addition, which was an extension of its Series H round, pushes ChargePoint’s total funding to $660 million. The c...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, Chargepoint, Pasquale Romano, Rivian, GM Ford Nissan Volvo


Virgin Orbit to fly 11 satellites for NASA on second orbital launch demo later this year

Virgin Orbit’s first attempt at an orbital launch demo may not have gone entirely to plan (the LauncherOne rocket released as planned but its flight was cut short just after that), but it has booked a payload for its next try – 11 science satellites selected by NASA and primarily designed and built by U.S. universities. Virgin says that it will fly this second launch demo, complete with its cargo, sometime “before the end of the year.” After the first attempt was cut short prior to the planne...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Tech, Nasa, United States, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Aircraft, Virgin, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Virgin Orbit, LauncherOne


PITCH DECK LIBRARY: Search through over 150 pitch decks that startups including Uber, Postmates, and Airbnb used to raise millions

Startups convince investors to fund their ideas using pitch decks — presentations that combine slideshows with storytelling. Business Insider regularly seeks out and publishes these decks to give readers an inside look at how successful companies persuaded investors to fund them. For the first time, these decks have been combined into a single, searchable library that you can explore below. The more than 150 decks show companies at different stages in their quests for funding. Some are from co...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Healthcare, Airbnb, Fintech, Business Insider, America Europe, Middle East Our


Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

Virgin Galactic is making strides towards its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 – faster than the average cruising speed of around Mach 2 that the original Concorde achieved. This concept design comes alongside a new partnership for Virgin Galactic, by way ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Aircraft, Concorde, Virgin, Aviation, Rolls Royce, Aerospace, Mach, xB


The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before we get into all the mobility news and analysis of the week I wanted to flag an upcoming event that might be of interest to the budding entrepreneurs out there. TC Disrupt, that BIG annual...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, New York, Indonesia, Washington, China, Germany, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, San Francisco, Tesla, Walmart


Lyft expands its rental business with Sixt partnership

Lyft continues to expand beyond its core ride-hailing business into bikes, scooters, transit and now rental cars. The company said Thursday that it’s taking Lyft Rentals, a pilot program that launched in December, and expanding it through a partnership with Sixt. Lyft Rentals initially gave folks in Los Angeles and San Francisco the ability to rent vehicles through its app, which might be traditionally used to hail a ride or grab a shared scooter. The pilot was successful enough to warrant an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Customers, Automotive, Hertz, Car Rental, Sixt, Seattle Lyft, Las Vegas Miami, United States Lyft, Lyft Rentals, Sixt Lyft Rentals


Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado -based startup working on creating a supersonic passenger jet to continue and dramatically advance the legacy of the original Concorde, has signed on Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for its Overture commercial aircraft. Boom is getting very close to actually beginning to fly its XB-1, a subscale demonstrator aircraft that will test and prove out many of the technologies that will be used to bring Overture to life. This isn’t the first time Boom and R...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, New York, London, Colorado, Tech, Aircraft, Concorde, Aviation, Olympus, Rolls-royce, Engines, Aerospace, Royce, Boom Supersonic


Elon Musk says Tesla is open to licensing Autopilot, supplying powertrains and batteries to other automakers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk noted on Twitter on Tuesday night that the automaker would be “open to licensing software and supplying powertrains & batteries” to other automakers. Musk added that that would even include Autopilot, the advanced driver assistance software that Tesla offers to provide intelligent cruise control in a number of different driving scenarios. Musk was addressing a Teslerati article about how German automakers are looking to close the technology gap between themselves and Te...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Transport, Volkswagen, Sustainable Energy, GreenTech, Electric Car, Chairman, Hyperloop


China now accounts for nearly one-quarter of Tesla revenue

Tesla has been counting on China to maintain its sales momentum, and it seems to be on track with the plan. In the three months ended June 30, the automaker’s revenue in China climbed 102.9% year-over-year to $1.4 billion, according to its latest SEC filing. That means China now makes up 23.3% of Tesla’s total revenues of $6 billion in the quarter, compared to just about 11% in the same period a year before. To increase affordability for Chinese consumers, Tesla inked a 50-year lease from the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, China, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, SEC, COVID


Metro deploys first zero-emission bus for G Line in San Fernando Valley

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday, July 27, deployed the first electric bus for the G Line, with 40 zero-emission buses planned to be added to the formerly named Orange Line by the end of the year. “We’re finally, after years and years and years of talking about it, we have zero-emission buses that will now be running on this line,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We know zero-emission vehicles are more quiet, they obviously are a lot less polluting,” he said. “An...
Tags: Transportation, News, Washington, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Eric Garcetti, Metro, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Top Stories LADN, Paul Krekorian, Krekorian, LA Metro Red Line, Phillip Washington


BMW to sell all-electric versions of its 5 Series sedan and X1 SUV

BMW said it will offer the all-electric versions of X1 compact SUV and the 5 Series as part of the German automaker’s plans to have 25 electrified models in its portfolio by 2023. BMW didn’t say exactly when an all-electric X1 or 5 Series might be available (TechCrunch reached out and will update if we get an answer). The all-electric drive train will be one of four options to buyers of the BMW X1 and BMW 5 Series vehicles. The sedan and SUV are also available as a plug-in hybrid as well as dies...
Tags: Transportation, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Epa, Bmw, BMW Group, Gran Coupe


The Station: Winners and losers in Paris, Rivian sets a delivery date, Waymo and FCA deepen ties

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. It’s that whacky time of year when the heavens open and earnings fall from the sky, giving us precious insight into publicly traded companies. Over at TechCrunch we closely follow startups; we ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Florida, Texas, London, China, Berlin, Israel, Los Angeles, Tech, General Motors, Tesla


Ford to use Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robots to map their manufacturing facilities

Ford is going to employ two of Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ robots, which are four-legged, dog-like walking robots that weigh roughly 70 lbs each, to help them update the original engineering plans for one of the transmission manufacturing plans. The plants, Ford explains, have undergone any number of changes since their original construction, and it’s difficult to know if the plans they have match up with the reality of the plants as they exist today. The Spot robots, with their laser scanning an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Companies, Automotive, Ford, Robotics, Robot, Laser, Optics, Boston Dynamics, Imaging, Boston Dynamics Spot


Rivian to begin deliveries of electric pickup truck in June 2021

Rivian has started to run a pilot production line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, as the electric vehicle startup prepares to bring its pickup truck and SUV to market in summer 2021. In an email sent to prospective customers, Rivian said deliveries of its R1T electric pickup truck will begin in June 2021. Deliveries of the R1S electric SUV will start in August 2021. Rivian said in May that deliveries of the R1T and R1S would be pushed to 2021. It wasn’t clear — until today’s email — exact...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, Chrysler Corporation, Dodge Avenger, Normal Illinois, Diamond Star Motors, Rivian, Mitsubishi Eclipse Plymouth Laser, Amazon Rivian


Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits, delivering Bird a loss in a key market

American micromobility startups Lime along with European competitors Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared electric scooters in Paris, following a seven-month tender process that had as many as 16 companies vying for a spot. Paris is one of a handful of cities in the world that have become key battlegrounds over market share in the shared micromobility market. The permits are a critical win for Dott, Lime and Tier. It conversely represents a major loss for U.S.-based Bird,...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Paris, Bird, Lime, Anne Hidalgo, Dott, VOI, Dott Lime, Paris Bird, Bolt Comodule Spin Voi, Dott Tier


Tesla’s Megapack powers its small, but growing energy storage business

Tesla’s energy storage business picked up steam in the second quarter and even played a minor role in the company’s fourth consecutive quarter of profitability, according to earnings reported Wednesday. Commercial and residential energy storage sales as well as solar are still mere slices of Tesla’s overall business, which is largely dominated by automotive. However, second-quarter results show some promise for energy storage, particularly Megapack, the utility-scale energy storage product th...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Solarcity, Energy Storage, South Australia, GreenTech, Musk, Sunrun, Vivint Solar


Tesla picks Austin for its next US factory to build Cybertruck, Semi truck, Model Y

Tesla has picked a site near Austin for its next U.S. factory, a four to five-million-square foot $1.1 billion plant that will assemble the automaker’s futuristic Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi and the Model Y and Model 3 for sales to customers on the East Coast.  The decision announced Wednesday during the Tesla second-quarter earnings call marks the end of a fast and furious hunt for the best location — and accompanying incentives deal — for its next U.S. factory. Construction on the factory,...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Oklahoma, Musk, Gigafactory, Tulsa


Tesla picks Austin for its next U.S. factory to build Cybertruck, Semi truck, Model Y

Tesla has picked a site near Austin for its next U.S. factory, a 4- to 5-million square foot $1.1 billion plant that will assemble the automaker’s futuristic Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi and the Model Y and Model 3 for sales to customers on the East Coast.  The decision announced Wednesday during the Tesla second-quarter earnings call marks the end of a fast and furious hunt for the best location — and accompanying incentives deal — for its next U.S. factory. Construction on the factory, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Oklahoma, Musk, Gigafactory, Tulsa, Berlin Germany


Tesla stretches profit streak to four quarters, gains 6% in after-hours trading

Tesla extended its profitability streak to four quarters today, its longest period of profitability to date according to Q2 earnings it disclosed after the market closed. Tesla hit that profitability mark despite nearly flat quarter-over-quarter revenues — and a 5% drop compared to the same period last year — thanks to a reduction in operating expenses and an increase in regulatory credit revenue. The automaker reported that it earned $104 million million in net income, or $0.50 a share, comp...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Earnings, EBITDA, Yahoo Finance Tesla