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The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup

The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sidewalk delivery bot back to life. The secretive startup called Cartken was formed […]

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

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, […]

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Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next

Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under the tech giant’s moonshot factory X. Project Chauffeur — popularly know as […]

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Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a $2B valuation

Report: Self-driving car startup Aurora is raising capital at a B valuation Early last year, LinkedIn co-founder and prolific venture capital investor Reid Hoffman called Chris Urmson “the Henry Ford of autonomous vehicles (AV).” The vote of confidence and big check from Hoffman, coupled with a team of deeply knowledgable AV entrepreneurs, has […]

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China’s Byton is sending its electric SUV prototypes to the U.S.

China’s Byton is sending its electric SUV prototypes to the U.S. Byton, the new China-based automaker founded by former BMW and Infiniti executives, has produced the first 10 prototypes of its tech-centric all-electric SUV and some of them will be in the U.S. before the end of the year, company president and co-founder […]

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