Lyft to let passengers round up their fare and donate the difference to charity
 Lyft is looking at one of its biggest potential opportunities to make up some ground on its rival Uber, given the latter company’s ongoing and worsening PR crisis. So it makes sense that Lyft would go even further in the opposite direction, with a new program that lets riders top off their fare to the nearest dollar, and donate the difference to one of a group of selected charities. The… Read More ...
Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash
 Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. Read More ...
Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona
 More bad news for Uber: one of the ride-hailing giant’s self-driving Volvo SUVs has been involved in a crash in Arizona — apparently leaving the vehicle flipped onto its side, and with damage to at least two other human-driven cars in the vicinity. Read More ...
Tesla Model 3 is ‘just a smaller, more affordable’ Model S, says Elon Musk
 The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it’s a “smaller model affordable versions of Model S” with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. The Model S is still going to be the leader in terms of it technological capabilities – so think more iPhone… Read More ...
Norway wants to create a tunnel for ships to pass through
Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to drill underground to alleviate traffic congestion. Norway wants to drill through hills for ships. Yes, big ships carrying cargo, tourists, or fish. And, no, it’s not because Norway has traffic congestion problem. The Stad Ship Tunnel, as it is being called, is meant to give ships, crew, and passengers a safer, and perhaps more … Continue reading...
Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EV’s
 Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, as evidenced by daily sightings of EV brands like Tesla, Prius, Bolt and Proterra on US roads. But two-wheeled EV’s are still a rare sight. The motorcycle industry has been much slower to put out all-electric and hybrid models relative to peers in automotive. Big brands like Harley, Honda and Ducati don’t have EV… Read More ...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule appeared first on Digital Trends....
The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod appeared first on Digital Trends.
ANA’s new C-3PO jet is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication
 Fancy paint jobs for airplanes are nothing novel, but few airlines ever really commit to making their jets look unique like Japan’s ANA. The air carrier’s latest custom craft is one of its Star Wars series of planes, commemorating everyone’s favorite golden protocol droid with a C-3PO yellow fuselage wrap, and interior decorating to match. The C-3PO ANA Jet follows R2-D2… Read More ...
ANA’s new C-3PO jet is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication
 Fancy paint jobs for airplanes are nothing novel, but few airlines ever really commit to making their jets look unique like Japan’s ANA. The air carrier’s latest custom craft is one of its Star Wars series of planes, commemorating everyone’s favorite golden protocol droid with a C-3PO yellow fuselage wrap, and interior decorating to match. The C-3PO ANA Jet follows R2-D2… Read More ...
U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports
New rules preventing plane passengers from taking large electronic devices into the cabin will go into effect this week for airlines flying to the U.S. from eight different countries. The post U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Apple’s New Video Editing App
Apple creates a new video editing app called Clips, large electronics are now banned from flights to the U.S. coming from 13 countries and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building full-size passenger pods. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business
 Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don’t use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup building an commercial passenger plane that runs on batteries and can handle flights under 300 miles. These short-haul trips make up 30 percent of all flights and a $26 billion market. Today Wright Electric gave its first preview to the… Read More ...
Uber details early steps to change culture, and ongoing COO search
 Uber held a special press call on Tuesday, hosted by board member Arianna Huffington and staffed with three of its highest ranking female staff, including North American operations lead Rachel Holt, Chief HR officer Liane Hornsey, and company comms lead Rachel Whetstone. The call was pretty clearly an attempt to counter message some of the negative press Uber has faced, specifically around… Read More ...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod
 In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation technologies announced a key move in its own progress towards that goal on Tuesday: It has begun construction on its first full scale passenger capsule, to be completed and revealed in 2018. The capsule’s not just being built to show that HTT can make it a… Read More ...
Nvidia partners with PACCAR on self-driving truck tech
 Nvidia’s already going deeper down the self-driving vehicle rabbit hole in partnership with Bosch, but it’s also moving further into autonomous trucking with a new partnership with PACCAR, one of the world’s largest makers of transport trucks. The PACCAR arrangement has already resulted in the production of one proof-of-concept vehicle, a Level 4 autonomous truck that uses… Read More ...
SpaceX successfully launches and deploys EchoStar XXIII satellite
 SpaceX launches an EchoStar communications satellite into orbit on Wednesday, completing a mission for its client on a second try, after the original launch on Tuesday was scrubbed due to weather conditions on the ground. The SpaceX mission put EchoStar’s XXIIII satellite into orbit 22,000 miles up, after a launch that occurred at 2 AM ET on Thursday. The EchoStar XXIII payload was a… Read More ...
Tesla to raise over $1 billion to help offset risk for Model 3 production
 Tesla is looking to raise a total of around $1.15 billion from stock and convertible senior notes as a way to help “further reduce any risks” that it’ll incur as it scales its business to handle its aggressive Model 3 production schedule, the company said on Wednesday. Tesla’s decision to pad out its balance sheet with more capital was anticipated by many analysts, and… Read More ...
Tesla to raise over $1 billion to help offset risk for Model 3 production
 Tesla is looking to raise a total of around $1.15 billion from stock and convertible senior notes as a way to help “further reduce any risks” that it’ll incur as it scales its business to handle its aggressive Model 3 production schedule, the company said on Wednesday. Tesla’s decision to pad out its balance sheet with more capital was anticipated by many analysts, and… Read More ...
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 US. Andreessen Horowitz led the round joined by IDG Ventures, DCM Ventures and other investors who declined to be named. In China, companies like MoBike and Ofo have raised massive amounts of venture capital and distributed tens of thousands of their GPS-enabled bikes in… Read More ...