mobility

Israeli startups: Grab your exhibit table in Startup Alley at TC Tel Aviv

Hey startups! TechCrunch is returning to Tel Aviv on 7 June, 2018 for its inaugural day-long conference at the Tel Aviv Convention Center. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever — f

Ford acquires Autonomic and TransLoc as it evolves its mobility business

Ford is acquiring Autonomic and TransLoc, two of its partners, in deals that will help its new mobility business take shape. The acquisitions follow Ford’s announcement at CES earlier this month

URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels

URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electric scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to promote scooter sharing on colleges campuses and other large residential developments. One

How cities can harness the good — and avoid the bad — of the new mobility movement

In late September, London made headlines when it stripped popular ride-hailing app Uber of its license to operate in the city. The wall-to-wall coverage that followed the decision was a sign, if any

Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

Over the past few months, CSAIL’s (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. It’s a nice little rollin

Spin raises $8 million as bike-sharing battle heats up in the US

Bike sharing has taken a turn in the U.S. The new mode is “dockless,” where companies distribute bikes around a city or campus to be rented per trip instead of dispensing them from one station. Th

LimeBike raises $12 million to roll out bike sharing without kiosks in the US

A startup called LimeBike has raised $12 million in venture funding to make Chinese-style bike sharing mainstream in the U.S. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, joined by IDG Ventures, DCM Ventures an

Ford’s new “hub” beneath the World Trade Center highlights a transportation future beyond cars

Ford opened a location that it’s calling the FordHub in the Westfield World Trade Center mall this week — but you won’t be able to buy any cars there. Instead, the location includes a l

Volvo creates a car sharing unit

Volvo announced that it’s joining other automakers in creating a business unit devoted to car sharing. The new shared mobility unit will be based on Sunfleet, a car sharing service that Volvo ha

URB-E’s newest foldable electric scooter cuts the price to $899

URB-E is a foldable electric scooter that first launched in prototype-form back at CES in January 2014. Last year we checked out a version that could carry an adult up to 20 miles at a speed of 15 MPH

Watch Plug and Play’s winter summit demo days here

Plug and Play, the international corporate innovation and venture capital firm, is holding its Winter Summit Demo Day this week in Silicon Valley. At the two-day event, dozens of startups that have c

Carmaker + ridesharing roundup

Auto manufacturers are realizing that the future of transportation is not going to be one person, one car. It’s going to be ridesharing, ridehailing and public transit — and these vehicles may

Whill raises $17.5M Series B for its high-tech motorized wheelchairs

Whill, a startup dedicated to building better wheelchairs and mobility devices, plans to enter the European market after raising a $17.5 million Series B. The round was led by Eight Road Ventures with

TechCrunch Tokyo 2012 Winner Whill’s Sleek Wheelchair Alternative Is Ready For Pre-Orders

Founded by former Sony, Olympus and Toyota engineers, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/15/whill-techcrunch-tokyo/">TechCrunch Tokyo 2012 grand prize winning</a> hardware startup <a target=

RIM Zeroes In On Separation Of Work And Play In BlackBerry OS 10: Will That Fly With The BYOD Generation?

On stage at CTIA's MobileCon keynote today, RIM's Jeff Gadway gave on on-stage demo of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. It emphasized that RIM's goal with BB10 is to provide something for

STAVI: Japan Gets New Mobility Robot

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/stavi.png" /> We've covered quite a few mobility robots from Japan <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/06/24/videos-mobile-robot-rod

Videos: Mobile robot RODEM

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/rodem.jpg" /> There's certainly no shortage of so-called <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/01/13/indoor-personal-mobility-robot-vi

Sanyo Katana Eclipse on the way, launches on Bell Mobility

The Sanyo Katana was just one of those phones that just stayed on the shelves for way longer than anyone expected. But why? Sure, it had some pretty well-marketed TTY features, but that’s nothin