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The Station: Restructuring ripples and the next investor darling of the EV era

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, your cen

May Mobility aims for fully driverless autonomous shuttles by 2023

May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous ride-hail and shuttle startup, says its most recent round — a $111 million Series C — will help it get to driver-out operations in 2023. To advanc

May Mobility to intro wheelchair-accessible autonomous shuttles

Autonomous ride-hail and shuttle startup May Mobility is partnering with wheelchair-accessible van manufacturer BraunAbility to modify its fleet of Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS (S-AM) vehicles to include

Daily Crunch: Corporate management startup Ramp doubles its valuation to $8.1B with new financing

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Bridgestone takes minority stake in May Mobility

Tire-making giant Bridgestone has taken a minority stake in May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous shuttle startup, marking yet another investment into an autonomous vehicle startup. Bridgestone ha

Via’s Tiffany Chu on the importance of govtech for planning mobility ecosystems

We sat down with Chu to discuss govtech, why cities must be proactive about new forms of mobility, and how the private and public sectors can come together to create a comprehensive mobility system.

All the tech that went into turning Columbus, Ohio, into a ‘Smart City’

The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a Smart City Challenge in 2015, which asked mid-sized cities across the country to come up with ideas for novel smart transportation systems that would u

See what’s new from Wejo, CMC, iMerit, Plus, oVice & Michigan at TechCrunch’s mobility event

We’re in the final run-up to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9, and the great stuff just keeps on coming. We’ve stacked the one-day agenda with plenty of programming to keep you engaged, inform

May Mobility’s Edwin Olson and Nina Grooms Lee and Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler on validating your startup idea

Read on for highlights from our chat with Olson, Grooms Lee and Adler, or watch a recording of the full session, including our live pitch-off.

Toyota AI Ventures and May Mobility will talk the future of the transportation industry on Extra Crunch Live

Besides a passion for progress in the mobility space, what do Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler, May Mobility’s Nina Grooms Lee and May’s Edwin Olson have in common? All three of them ar

Top mobility VCs on the risks and rewards in partnering with giants like Amazon

At our recent TechCrunch Mobility event, we spoke with Amy Gu, the founder and managing partner of Hemi Ventures, Olaf Sakkers, a founding partner at Maniv Mobility and Reilly Brennan, the founding ge

Startups Weekly: US VCs eye European startups

In this week's newsletter: Vroom nabs $254M, the Away scandal and "inevitable takedown of a female CEO" and American investment overseas.

Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

May Mobility, a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Toyota Motor Corp. The funding, which comes

Top mobility VCs discuss their current investment strategies

The mobility industry is rapidly shifting to readjust for an electric and autonomous future. Automotive companies are increasingly looking outside the manufacturing sector to fuel growth, and companie

Who will own the future of transportation?

Autonomous vehicles are often painted as a utopian-like technology that will transform parking lots into parks and eliminate traffic fatalities — a number that reached 1.35 million globally in 2018.

May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing

Where May Mobility’s self-driving shuttles might show up next

May Mobility might be operating low-speed self-driving shuttles in three U.S. cities, but its founders don’t view this as just another startup racing to deploy autonomous vehicle technology. The

72 hours left on early-bird savings for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

We’re totally stoked to see all of you at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10 in San Jose, Calif. That’s slightly less than a month away, and if you want to save on the price of admission, you n

Populus AI CEO, co-founder Regina Clewlow at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Behind all those on-demand shuttles, ride-hailing vehicles, dockless scooters, bikes and someday even autonomous cars is data. A lot of data. Numerous startups have popped up and several large, establ

May Mobility COO and co-founder Alisyn Malek at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Even as the giants of the autonomous vehicle industry were setting ambitious timelines for their robotaxi deployments, May Mobility was already hitting the streets. The startup launched its first low-
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