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Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide scores permit to test driverless cars in San Jose –

WeRide, the Chinese autonomous vehicle startup that recently raised $310 million, has received a permit to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Jose, California. WeRide is the seventh company, following AutoX, Baidu, Cruise, Nuro Waymo and Zoox, to receive a driverless testing permit. In the early days of autonomous vehicle development, testing permits […] → Read More

ntel’s Mobileye teams with Udelv to launch 35,000 driverless delivery vehicles by 2028 –

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is ratcheting up its autonomous vehicle ambitions and getting into delivery. The company said Monday it struck a deal with Udelv to supply its self-driving system to thousands of purpose-built autonomous delivery vehicles. The companies said they plan to put more than 35,000 autonomous vehicles dubbed Transporters on city streets by 2028. […] → Read More

The Station: The biggest SPAC ever and reading the micromobility permit tea leaves –

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. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from […] → Read More

Cruise strikes deal to launch robotaxi service in Dubai –

Cruise has expanded its robotaxi ambitions beyond San Francisco. The autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Microsoft and Honda, has struck a deal to launch a robotaxi service in Dubai in 2023. The robotaxi service in Dubai will use the Cruise Origin, the all-electric shuttle-like vehicle that has […] → Read More

Joby Aviation’s JoeBen Bevirt and Reid Hoffman to talk about building a startup, the future of flight and SPACs –

Joby Aviation founder JoeBen Bevirt has spent more than a decade developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft — an effort that was largely shrouded in secrecy until January 2020 when the company announced a $590 million Series C round of funding that was led by Toyota Motor Corporation (that round later expanded […] → Read More

GM idles more North American plants as chip shortage drags on –

General Motors is idling more plants and extending shutdowns at other facilities in North America due to a continued shortage of semiconductor chips that are used to control myriad operations in vehicles, including the infotainment, power steering and brake systems. In an update Thursday, GM indicated that eight assembly plants are affected by the temporary […] → Read More

How founders can avoid blind spots and make better decisions with EchoVC’s Eghosa Omoigui –

Building and maintaining a successful startup requires founders to see the entire playing field. Without that clear view, founders risk missteps when it comes to hiring, raising funds, launching a product or making an acquisition. Essentially, any big decision can end in disaster if a founder loses perspective or lacks self- and situational awareness. Eghosa […] → Read More

GM to build an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup with more than 400 miles of range –

GM is adding an electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck to its lineup, as the automaker pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. GM President Mark Reuss said Tuesday that the Chevrolet Silverado electric full-size pickup will be based on the automaker’s Ultium battery platform and will have an estimated range of […] → Read More

The Station: Argo AI plots its fundraising course and Waymo changes leadership –

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. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from […] → Read More

Remote-controlled forklifts have arrived in France, courtesy of Phantom Auto –

Global logistics company Geodis has tapped startup Phantom Auto to help it deploy forklifts that can be controlled remotely by human operators located hundreds, and even thousands, of miles away. The aim is to use the technology to reduce operator fatigue — and the injuries that can occur as a result — as well as […] → Read More

ChargerHelp raises $2.75M to keep EV chargers working –

The coming wave of electric vehicles will require more than thousands of installed charging stations. In addition to being built, they also need to work — and today, that isn’t happening. If a station doesn’t send out an error or a driver doesn’t report an issue, network providers might never know there’s even a problem. […] → Read More

The Station: Breaking down TuSimple’s S-1 –

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. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station. A few items before we jump into the news. Rebecca Bellan, who started writing for TechCrunch earlier this month, […] → Read More

Porsche adds the all-electric Taycan to its subscription program –

Porsche has added its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan sports sedan, to its subscription and short-term rental program as part of a broader expansion that aims to build a new customer base of U.S. owners. The German automaker said Thursday it is also expanding the Porsche Drive subscription and rental programs to five more cities […] → Read More

Baton raises $10.5M to create ‘drop zones,’ where truckers can hand off freight –

In the trucking industry, “dwell and detention” times are the enemies of efficiency, profits and drivers. More than two billion hours are lost each year due to dwell —the time spent at a distribution yard or facility — and detention — the gap between when unloading or loading is supposed to begin and when it […] → Read More

Investors feed the meter for curb management startup Automotus –

The curbside is being squeezed as the number of commercial vehicle operators and gig economy workers battle over this increasingly scarce real estate — a problem that has been compounded by an uptick in on-demand delivery services fueled by the pandemic. A number of startups such as Coord and curbflow have popped up in recent […] → Read More

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple files to go public –

TuSimple, the self-driving truck company that is backed by a diverse consortium of strategic investors, including Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business The Traton Group, Navistar, Goodyear, and freight company U.S. Xpress, filed Tuesday for an initial public offering. TuSimple is taking the traditional path to going public, a departure from the recent trend — particularly among […] → Read More

QuantumScape’s share sale to fund solid-state battery production roils its market value –

QuantumScape has issued a share offering to pay for an expanded pilot production line for its solid-state batteries just months after it became a publicly traded company via a reverse merger. QuantumScape said in a regulatory filing that the net proceeds from its sale of 13 million shares, — along with an additional 1.95 million […] → Read More

The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point […] → Read More

Ford to build some F-150 trucks without certain parts due to global chip shortage –

Ford said Thursday that some some Ford F-150 pickup trucks and Edge crossover without certain electronic modules due to a twofold punch of a global semiconductor shortage and a lack of parts caused a winter storm. Ford said it will build and hold the vehicles for a number of weeks, then ship the vehicles to […] → Read More

Rivian to install more than 10,000 EV chargers by end of 2023 –

Rivian, the EV startup backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and T. Rowe Price, plans to building out a network of more than 10,000 chargers by the end of 2023 in a network aimed at quickly powering its electric vehicle models on highways and at further afield locations next to hiking and mountain biking trailheads and […] → Read More