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Goodyear Ventures, Porsche Ventures invest in virtual sensing company Tactile Mobility

Israeli startup Tactile Mobility uses existing vehicle sensor data to enable cars to “feel” the road in a way that generates insights about both the vehicle and the road via its cloud platform. On

Elon Musk rolls back newest ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta due to software issues

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company has temporarily pulled back the latest version of the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software less than a day after its release. “Seein

Top highlights from Xpeng’s 2021 Tech Day

Chinese smart electric vehicle startup Xpeng has announced a series of innovations that it says will help it craft  the mobility ecosystem of the future.  “Our exploration of more efficient, safer

Bolt Mobility launches in-app navigation for shared e-scooters

Bolt Mobility, a micromobility company co-founded by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, has launched an in-app navigation system for its e-scooters dubbed “MobilityOS.” To make this feature easy

Moves wants to reward gig workers with shares in Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub

Moves, a Toronto-based gig economy fintech startup, wants to reward gig workers with stocks from the companies for which they drive. The first version of the Moves Collective, as the startup’s n

Tesla has 150,000 cars using its safety score tool

Nearly 150,000 Tesla cars are using the company’s new “safety score,” a tool rolled out last month to determine whether owners can access the beta version of its “Full Self-Driving

Zoba wants to help micromobility companies get more rides, increase profitability

Micromobility companies that aim to turn a profit have to juggle running a tight ship, adhering to constantly shifting local  regulations and getting as many riders on vehicles as possible. Boston-ba

Xpeng-backed urban air mobility company, HT Aero, raises $500M

HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company that’s an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, has announced a $500 million Series A raise. The company will use the funds to ac

For second time, Lime announces adjusted EBITDA-profitable quarter

Shared micromobility operator Lime is on track for third quarter adjusted EBITDA profitability, marking this as the second profitable quarter in the company’s history, according to CEO Wayne Tin

Ford invests $316M to build electric power units at UK transmission facility

Ford Motor Company is investing $316 million (£230 million) to transform its Halewood, U.K. vehicle transmission facility into an electric power unit plant, making it Ford’s first EV component

Meet the startups changing mobility for emerging middle classes

In emerging economies, where spending billions to build public transit infrastructure can be out of reach, startups are using technology to meet the mobility needs of a rising urban middle class. Swvl

Rad Power Bikes founder Mike Radenbaugh on fueling the e-bike revolution

We sat down with Radenbaugh to talk about the e-bike revolution, diversifying the supply chain and building a product that's made for how people want to use it.

Bird nabs $150M, up from $40M, in vehicle financing from Apollo Investment Corp.

Shared micromobility operator Bird announced that it has secured commitments from Apollo Investment Corporation to raise its existing $40 million vehicle financing credit facility to $150 million. The

Hyundai Motor plans to develop its own chips

Hyundai Motor is the latest automaker to announce plans to develop its own semiconductor chips in order to reduce reliance on chipmakers, according to the company’s global chief operating office

E-mobility startup Swft raises $10M seed round to expand light-duty vehicle lineup

Electric mobility startup Swft has raised $10 million in seed funding that it will use to expand its light-duty vehicle offerings, grow its team and scale its inventory management and supply chain sys

Bird vehicles can now accurately detect sidewalk riding and slow riders to a stop

Shared micromobility operator Bird is getting on the scooter ADAS bandwagon. After three years of research, the company has finally launched new technology that can detect when a rider is scooting on

Russian tech giant Yandex expands Israeli footprint with acquisition of Wind’s Tel Aviv operations

Russian tech giant Yandex is expanding its mobility footprint in Israel with the acquisition of shared e-scooter company Wind’s Israeli operations. The two are not sharing the terms of the deal,

Tesla hosts festival at Berlin gigafactory to announce start of production by December

Tesla CEO Elon Musk threw a rager at the new Berlin gigafactory on Saturday — complete with bright lights, techno music, a Ferris wheel, carousel, arcade and vegetarian food trucks — to announce t

Elon Musk announces Tesla to move headquarters to Austin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would be moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas, a city that has recently seen a flood of tech companies and remote workers. Musk anno

Cruise plans to have ‘tens of thousands’ of Origin AVs on roads in coming years

Cruise expects to leap from a limited commercial robotaxi and delivery service that will start in earnest in 2022 to a business of “tens of thousands” of its purpose-built Origin AVs on th
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