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Your next tire change could be performed by a robot

Waiting in a service station waiting room purgatory one day, Victor Darolfi had a simple thought. “I sat at America’s Tires for three hours and thought, hey, we use robots to put tires on at the factory,” the founder explains. “Why don’t we bring robots into the service industry?” The notion was the first seed behind RoboTire, the Bay Area-based robotics company, which the former Spark Robotics CEO founded in October 2018. Now ready to come out of stealth as part of the latest batch of Y Comb...
Tags: Transportation, Y Combinator, America, Tech, Automotive, Robotics, Mitsubishi, Detroit, Bay Area, BRIDGESTONE, Toole, San Carlos Calif, Robotire, Victor Darolfi, Spark Robotics, Darolfi

Hot Wheels made two remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck toys

Hot Wheels will ship you a Cybertruck long before Tesla is likely to make any deliveries on their electric retro-future wheeled trapezoid: The toy maker just unveiled two different RC Cybertruck models, including a 1:64 scale model at just $20, and a much larger 1:10 scale version for $400. These are available to pre-order now, but like most of Tesla’s cars, just because they’re introduced doesn’t mean you can go out and buy one immediately. They’re set to ship in time for the holidays, howev...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Toys, Metal, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Sport, Canada, Automotive, United States, Mobility, Engineers, EVs, Hot Wheels, Mattel

Coconut Oil Could Be the Next Disastrous Biofuel

In the Philippines, the coconut tree is called the tree of life due to its many uses and central role in the country’s economy. In Luzon, the most populated island in the country, coconut farms flush with green coconuts can be found on the coast, on top of hills, and in valleys alongside creeks and rivers. The…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Science, Philippines, Biofuels, Luzon

Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced €50 million ($54 million at today’s exchange rate) in funding at the time, and the C round has now grown to €87 million ($94 million) thanks to new lead investor DB Schenker, a German logistics company with operations all over the world. This round also includes participation by Mitsui Sumitomo Ins...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Transportation, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Prototypes, Vehicles, Helicopters, Aircraft, Aviation, Robotics, Aerospace, John Deere, Geely

A Bentley 6 in 1 limited-edition stroller that grows with your child!

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this Bentley stroller trike is “Woah! This baby is going to have some serious swag!” and unlike other strollers that have a short life span, this one transforms into a pedal-powered bike so the baby can continue having some serious swag. The Bentley stroller trike is an innovative 6-1 model that was created in collaboration with Posh Baby and Kids.This limited-edition bike is from the Bentley centennial collection and there are only 570 units. Just...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Lifestyle, Automotive, Toddlers, Limited Edition, Baby, Bentley, Continental, Product Design, Baby Stroller, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Bentley 100 Year Anniversary, Bentley Bike, Bentley Stroller, Bentley Trike

$13.7 million grant for LAX will bolster security

Los Angeles International Airport officials said this week the $13.7 million it will receive from the U.S. Department of Transportation for “perimeter fence installation” will fund part of its planned Secured Area Access Post project. The SAAP is designed to provide a secure access point to the Airport Operations Area on the west side of LAX. According to the project website, a new SAAP is needed on the west side of the airport to replace a security facility that has been taken out of service an...
Tags: Transportation, Business, News, Airports, La, Sport, Soccer, United States, Delta, Lax, U S Department of Transportation, Los Angeles International Airport, Elaine Chao, LA Trump, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze

LA getting 155 zero-emission buses in next 2 years

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will receive the first of 155 zero-emission buses starting in March as part of what city officials have called the largest purchase of such vehicles in U.S. history. “The clean transportation revolution is not a distant dream, it’s happening on Los Angeles’ streets right now,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Seeing these zero-emission buses rolling down our roads in the years ahead will bring us one step closer to realizing our vision of cleaner air, lower...
Tags: Transportation, Business, News, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Leed Platinum, Garcetti, Bonin, City of Industry, Seleta Reynolds, Mike Bonin

Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders, makers and leaders across the startup ecosystem. It’s a day-long deep dive dedicated to current and evolving mobility and transportation tech. Think autonomous vehicles, micromobility, AI-based mobility applications, battery tech and so much more. Hold up. Don’t have a ticket yet? Buy your early-bird pass right here and save $100. In addition to taking in all ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Technology, California, Entrepreneurship, Events, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Private Equity, San Jose, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, SAN JOSE Calif, CrunchMatch

City declares climate emergency, actually means it and does something

Bristol's airport expansion gets cancelled in a shocking act of doing something meaningful to go carbon neutral.
Tags: Transportation, News, Bristol

Tortoise co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko is bringing autonomous scooters to TC Sessions: Mobility

TechCrunch Sessions Mobility is gearing up to be a lit event. The one-day event, taking place May 14 in San Jose, has just added Dmitry Shevelenko, co-founder and president of an automatic repositioning startup for micromobility vehicles. Yes, that means we’ll be having autonomous scooters rolling around on stage. #2020 Tortoise, which recently received approval to deploy its tech in San Jose, is looking to become an operating system of sorts for micromobility vehicles. Just how Android is...
Tags: Android, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Phones, Transport, Sharing Economy, Bird, San Jose, Self-driving Cars, Operating System, TechCrunch, Coo, Micromobility, Bicycle Sharing

Jaguar Land Rover’s Project Vector is a self-driving pod that focuses on zero emissions/accidents

Joining the ranks of companies like Toyota, Honda, Volvo, Volkswagen, and many more, Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its hitherto secret Project Vector, a self-driving pod that aims to usher the company into the future of mobility and achieve its goal of reaching Destination Zero. What is Destination Zero, you ask? “Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Automotive, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Land Rover, Coventry, Autonomous Car, Self Driving Car, Vector, Ralf Speth, Project Vector, Jaguar Land Rover 's Project Vector, Toyota Honda Volvo Volkswagen

Why electric cars won't save us: It takes years to pay off the upfront carbon emissions

This is not an attack on electric cars; it's a rage against all cars.
Tags: Transportation, News

The Ferrari GT Cross concept integrates the company’s racing DNA with SUV-design

The Ferrari GT Cross isn’t just a large, red SUV with the raging-horse logo on its front. It isn’t a Lamborghini Urus or Maserati Levante-styled SUV that dilutes their respective brands’ DNA to build something more conservative. It’s every bit a Ferrari. Styled as a raised coupe in the spirit of a classic GT Ferrari, the Ferrari GT Cross concept from Jean-Louis Bui (you may remember his Citroen SUV concept from a couple of years back) stays every bit true to the evergreen Ferrari racecar. The SU...
Tags: Transportation, Design, SUV, Automotive, Ferrari, Jean Louis Bui, Coupe, Maserati Levante, GT Cross, Ferrari GT Cross, Jean Louis BuiThis

From ‘Junk Bond King’ To Abramoff Pal, Trump’s Pardon List Dredges Swamp

Blago’s not the only one off the hook Tuesday. In addition to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s commutation, President Donald Trump used his pardon power on several less-than-savory characters, including an infamous ‘80s investor known as the “junk bond king.” The king, Michael Milken, was convicted decades ago of securities fraud, and his allies have tried ever since to secure a presidential pardon. Milken was fined $600 million and spent 22 months in prison for what Bloomberg News call...
Tags: Transportation, New York, London, News, Obama, Navy, Scotland, White House, New York City, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Treasury, General Services Administration, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch

Study finds that owning a car is bad for your health

We all knew that, but this study is randomized.
Tags: Transportation, News

Cameron Whitten: Why I’m running for Metro District 5

Cameron Whitten.(Photo: Whitten For Oregon) This post was written by Cameron Whitten. You might also be interested in a similar post from another candidate in this race, Chris Smith. “As a street kid, I didn’t have the money to afford my own housing, let alone a car or bus fare.” My journey to becoming a lifelong cyclist is a unique one. As a child, my home life was filled with emotional and physical abuse. The pain I experienced at a young age felt like a crushing weight on my aspirati...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North, East Coast, Metro, Chris Smith, Election 2020, Portland State University, CRC, St Johns, North Portland

Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint study is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two companies that covers exploration of the potential deployment of air taxi services in some of the cities in the region. This is the first step in a partnership that could eventually result in actually running test flights and ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Germany, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Infrastructure, Aircraft, Dubai, Aviation, Electricity, Food Delivery, Aerospace, MOU, Chris Yeo

Airbus proposes blended wing body planes that reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

But would you want to sit in a plane with no windows?
Tags: Transportation, News, Airbus

Gojek reportedly buys 4.3% stake in Indonesian taxi company Blue Bird

Gojek has paid $30 million to take a minority stake in Blue Bird, one of the largest taxi operators in Indonesia, according to Bloomberg, which first reported that the deal was in progress last month. Gojek’s stake in Blue Bird is worth $30 million. The taxi operator’s holding company disclosed in a regulatory filing earlier this month that it had sold 108 million shares of Blue Bird at 3,800 rupiahs (about 28 cents) to an undisclosed buyer. The company already offered reservations for Blue B...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, On-demand, Ride Hailing, Gojek, Blue Bird

The Polestar 1K is a self-driving robocar concept that really looks down upon human drivers!

Meet the Polestar 1K, a concept that went from design-challenge to fully-detailed concept prototype. The Polestar 1K’s journey started on Instagram as a part of the Polestar Inktober Challenge. Designer Fabian Breës took it upon himself to reinterpret the automobile company’s simple, almost architectural form language into something aggressively racy.The Polestar 1K is a racing car no doubt, but without a driver. Its Speed Racer-inspired aesthetic doesn’t include a cockpit, is developed entirely...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Instagram, Automotive, Polestar, 1K, Fabian Breës

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more Starlink satellites but misses booster landing

SpaceX has launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites to orbit, marking its fifth overall launch of a group of 60 of the small spacecraft and its third this year alone. This launch brings the total constellation to 300 satellites for Starlink on orbit, extending SpaceX’s lead as the largest commercial satellite operator in the world. The Starlink project sees SpaceX deploying a constellation of small, low Earth orbit satellites that will work with one another in concert to delivery high-sp...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Earth, Broadband, Canada, United States, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway

Launch startup Rocket Lab has been awarded a contract to launch a CubeSat on behalf of NASA for the agency’s CAPSTONE experiment, with the ultimate aim of putting the CAPSTONE CubeSat into cislunar (in the region in between Earth and the Moon) orbit – the same orbit that NASA will eventually use for its Gateway Moon-orbiting space station. The launch is scheduled to take place in 2021. The CAPSTONE launch will take place at Rocket Lab’s new Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) facility at Wallops Fligh...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Virginia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Satellite, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Spaceport, Outer Space

The Gruzovikus is an ‘intelligent’ freightliner truck that transports cargo without a driver

Without context, if you looked at the Gruzovikus, your first instinct would be to wonder why its cockpit is so slim. You’d then notice that the Gruzovikus has no doors… or windows. The Gruzovikus doesn’t need a driver, because it IS the driver. Designed by Art Lebedev Studio, this freight-carrying semi-truck comes with an incredibly slim profile, and is fully autonomous i.e., it doesn’t need a driver operating it, even remotely.The lack of a designer really informs the Gruzovikus’ design proce...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Autonomous, Automotive, Lebedev, Art Lebedev Studio, Robots/Drones, Semi-truck, Gruzovikus, Self-driven

Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2B through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company

Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2 billion through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company

Dial-an-Uber lets users talk to an actual human to hail a ride

Uber is piloting a new feature aimed at older adults that will let customers dial a 1-800 number and speak to an actual human being to hail a ride. The move isn’t just a departure from its app roots. It’s another sign that Uber is trying to transform into a transportation company that serves a larger customer base. The dial-an-Uber feature was “designed with older adults in mind” though anyone preferring conversational support will benefit from this pilot, the company said. The feature was bu...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Sms, Automotive, Arizona, Transport, Driver, Eta

FAA’s proposed remote ID rules should make compliance easy

Jon Hegranes Contributor Share on Twitter Jon is the CEO and co-founder of Kittyhawk, the leading provider of unmanned software and airspace systems. More posts by this contributor Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery When Josh, my co-founder, and I founded Kittyhawk, we saw the need for a new way to aviate with the demands and opportunities that unmanned systems would c...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Tech, Nas, Policy, Washington Dc, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Josh, Jon, Kittyhawk, ASTM, NPRM, LAANC, National Airspace System NAS, Washington Dulles International Airport KIAD

Swiftmile is bringing advertising to micromobility

Swiftmile, the startup that wants to become the gas station for micromobility vehicles, is getting into advertising. Swiftmile already supplies cities and private operators with docks equipped to park and charge both scooters and e-bikes. Now, the company is starting to integrate digital displays that attach to its charging stations to provide public transit info, traffic alerts and, of course, ads. “It adds tremendous value because it’s a massive market,” Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche told TechC...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Verizon, Berlin, Tech, Austin, Verizon Media Group, Colin Roche, Swiftmile, Swiftmile Swiftmile

The Airbus MAVERIC aircraft’s unique design helps reduce drag while providing more cabin space

Before we address the Airbus MAVERIC’s unique blended-wing form, let’s take a minute to appreciate Airbus’s abbreviation skills and the fact that MAVERIC stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.Unveiled at this year’s Singapore Air Show, the Airbus MAVERIC features an almost singular form where the main body and wings blend into each other, rather than being visually distinct forms. This blended-wing design, according to Airbus, significantly he...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Singapore, Automotive, Airbus, Airplane, Jean Brice Dumont, Blended-wing Body, BWB, MAVERIC

MOTIV is a tiny, electric, autonomous vehicle with a race car heritage

Gordon Murray Designs try their hand at an urban commuter.
Tags: Transportation, News, Gordon Murray