Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere

In the spring of 2018, Jeri Baker began to get a lot of phone calls. Electric scooter-share companies like Bird, Lime, and Spin had moved their two-wheeled vehicles onto the street corners of...

Trump is mad some automakers want to make cleaner cars

President Donald Trump is reportedly “enraged” that Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, and Honda struck a deal with California to steadily reduce the amount of pollution emitted by their new cars, according to...

Instacart unveils new benefits for contractors: Insurance, student loan debt assistance, and more

Instacart today announced a series of new benefits intended to address criticism of its independent contractor policies. Starting September 3, the San Francisco-based company will roll out perks that include workplace injury coverage,...

Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of the data used to train the algorithms underpinning its cars: The...

Netflix’s Hyperdrive Is American Ninja Warrior for Cars

For contestants on American Ninja Warrior, failure usually comes with a splash. Fall from the salmon ladder or let go on the spinning log, and you’re bound for the pool of water below....

The Drako Motors GTE is Silicon Valley’s latest crack at electric cars

There are a number of aspiring electric vehicle startups in and around Silicon Valley, but very few have shipped actual cars, let alone established a steady business. A new startup called...

World’s biggest bike garage is obviously in the Netherlands, because the car is king...

Today, I was nearly killed no less than three times while biking from my apartment in Brooklyn to my office in Lower Manhattan. But don’t worry! This is pretty normal for...

Starship Technologies raises $40 million for autonomous delivery robots

It’s anticipated that the autonomous delivery robots market will be worth $34 billion by 2024, up from $11.9 billion in 2018. Some analysts predict that by then, in cities around the world, thousands...

Zendrive raises $37 million to encourage good driving behaviors with AI

Why should defensive drivers settle for roughly the same monthly insurance premiums as their less responsible, more aggressive peers? That niggling question motivated Google and Facebook veteran Jonathan Matus to found Zendrive, a...

The world’s on fire, and Aston Martin wants to build ‘lairs’ for cars

July was the hottest month on record. Here’s some good news for rich people, though: if your home is in danger of flooding from sea level rise, Aston Martin is now...

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