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Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility

Lyft is adding Chrysler Pacificas to its AV fleet and opening a new dedicated self-driving test facility Lyft has another year of building out its autonomous driving program under its belt, and the ride-hailing company has been expanding its testing steadily throughout 2019. The company says that it’s now driving four times […]

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Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo

Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo Ed Niedermeyer Contributor Share on Twitter Ed Niedermeyer is an author, columnist and co-host of The Autonocast. His book, Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors, was released in August 2019. “Congrats! This car is all yours, with no one up front,” the pop-up notification […]

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Waymo expands self-driving services to include B2B car parts delivery trial

Waymo expands self-driving services to include B2B car parts delivery trial Self-driving vehicle technology company Waymo has expanding its business relationship with automotive retail company AutoNation, the companies announced today. The new extension builds on the existing partnership between Waymo and AutoNation, which began as a way for Waymo to service its […]

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Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company

Bird’s chief legal & policy officer is leaving the company Bird, the $2.5 billion electric scooter business, is losing its chief legal and policy officer. David Estrada, who was hired last year from Kitty Hawk, is joining another mobility company, SoftBank-backed Nuro. A spokesperson for Bird tells TechCrunch Estrada is leaving the […]

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Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way” Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Alphabet, sent an email to customers of its ride-hailing app that their next trip might not have a human safety driver behind the wheel, according to a copy of the email that was posted on […]

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Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride

Uber’s newest feature alerts drivers that pets will be joining the ride Uber is piloting a new feature that lets U.S. riders alert drivers that a pet will be coming along, the latest effort from the company to appeal to a broader audience and become to the one-stop shop for transportation, meals […]

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Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season Waymo is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad of sensors hold up during the region’s rainy season as […]

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Why startups ads are taking over the subway

Why startups ads are taking over the subway If you’re a New Yorker, one of the easiest ways to keep up-to-date on the latest consumer products — furniture, beauty products, mobile apps, you name it — is to hop on the subway. Even before you board, you may find yourself walking through […]

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China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

China’s Transsion and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa that recently confirmed its imminent IPO. Wapi Capital is the venture […]

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UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple

UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimple UPS said Thursday it has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck startup, TuSimple, just months after the two companies began testing the use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of minority investment, which was made by the company’s venture arm UPS […]

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