Transportation

  • The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Don’t Expect To Pay That Price

    Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomberg is quoting a Tesla spokesperson who confirmed the starting price. At that price, the car will retail at a price point slightly higher than the average car sells for in the States. It will retail… Read More

  • Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend

    Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend

    Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing their hourly pay. The city expects roughly 300,000 visitors to begin pouring in this weekend for the Super Bowl and that means a very real increase in traffic and Uber ride requests. Uber… Read More

  • Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars Crunch Network

    Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars

    From George Orwell predicting the overwhelming reach of television in 1984 to the video phone calls in Back to the Future, it seems that technology often imitates pop culture. Nowhere could that be truer than with the new developments in self-driving vehicles. These self-driving vehicles won’t just change the way we look at transportation. They will shift people’s behavior in a… Read More

  • Gett Adds £6 Couriers To Its On-Demand Cab Service In London

    Gett Adds £6 Couriers To Its On-Demand Cab Service In London

    As Uber continues to raise ever more funding to drive its on-demand transportation app into more categories and countries, one of its smaller, regional cab-hailing rivals is quietly expanding into its own adjacent services: Gett, a startup with service in 50 cities globally whose app can be used to hail black cabs in London, is today adding a courier service, starting in the UK capital. For… Read More

  • One Sidecar, Up With A Twist Crunch Network

    One Sidecar, Up With A Twist

    I’m old enough that when someone says Sidecar, I immediately think of Cointreau, lemon juice and cognac, shaken and served up. What’s remarkable to me is that the folks at GM, one of the country’s most venerable industrial enterprises, heard “Sidecar” and instead saw an interesting enough opportunity to find $39 million in cash to buy a shuttered company. Read More

  • Security And Privacy Standards Are Critical To The Success Of Connected Cars Crunch Network

    Security And Privacy Standards Are Critical To The Success Of Connected Cars

    The automotive industry is rapidly evolving to transform the car from a simple mode of transport to a personalized information hub: There will be an estimated 220 million connected cars on the road globally by 2020. Each of those cars will be equipped with more than 200 sensors, more than double the number of sensors in connected cars on the road today. Read More

  • MIT Spinout Insurify Raises $2 Million To Replace Human Insurance Agents With A Robot

    MIT Spinout Insurify Raises $2 Million To Replace Human Insurance Agents With A Robot

    Insurify, a startup out of MIT, today announced the launch of Evia (Expert Virtual Insurance Agent), an artificially intelligent virtual insurance agent that aims to find you better car insurance using a photo of your license plate. The company recently pulled in $2 million in seed from Rationalwave Capital Partners to create EVIA and launch its robo-agent platform. “We barely have time… Read More

  • UberRUSH Now Delivers The Same Day From Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Other Big Retail Stores

    UberRUSH Now Delivers The Same Day From Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Other Big Retail Stores

    UberRUSH, Uber’s merchant delivery service, will now ship purchases within a few hours from household retail names like Nordstrom and 1800Flowers. It typically takes, at least, a few days for deliveries to arrive at your doorstep from most online retailers, but Uber introduced a private API that can integrate into the shopping experience of these bigger companies with the aim to get… Read More

  • Travel Planner Platform GoEuro Finally Gets France’s SNCF On Board

    Travel Planner Platform GoEuro Finally Gets France’s SNCF On Board

    A notable development for European multimodal travel planning platform GoEuro which has finally signed France’s national rail carrier, SNCF — with co-founder Naren Shaam dubbing this a “major milestone” for the startup still fresh from a $45M Series B funding round last December, led by Goldman Sachs. Read More

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