Why Flying Drones Could Disrupt Mobility and Transportation Beyond COVID-19

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based startup, is using contactless drone delivery to transport COVID-19 test samples in r emote locations across five African countries. This is the first time that drones have been used to deliver COVID-19 test samples and medications, but could autonomous flying drones disrupt the transportation industry, beyond emergency humanitarian operations? However, to stay competitive, the company’s business and operational models must evolve to fully leverage air mobility.

Uber aims for 100% zero-emission transport by 2040

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Business Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Travel Dara Khosrowshahi Uber Uber GreenUber has today announced several new commitments, initiatives, and product expansions designed to address climate change. Read More.

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Uber acquires Routematch to make public transport ‘more accessible’

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Business Cloud Commerce Dev Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics category-/Travel/Bus & Rail Routematch UberUber has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta-based company that provides technology services to transit agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More.

Einride launches freight mobility platform for planning and emissions insights

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Einride, a Swedish startup that's building driverless electric trucks, has launched a new "intelligent" freight mobility platform for shippers and drivers. Business Enterprise Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Freight & Trucking Einride Freight Mobility Platform

How May Mobility’s autonomous shuttle ambitions backfired

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May Mobility, an apparent success story in the self-driving industry, suffered from overambition and technological limitations that cratered its business.

Micromobility : What does it mean for the future of transportation?

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How will micromobility co-exist with the traditional models of transportation? The post Micromobility : What does it mean for the future of transportation? Featured Internet of Things Startups Tech Trends Transportation & Logistics german Autolabs Lime micromobility Mobility smart mobility Transportation volkswagenHow will micromobility change the way we travel from point “A” to “B”?

Otto Motors raises $29 million to staff warehouses with autonomous mobile robots

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Otto Motors, a subsidiary of Clearpath Robotics that supplies autonomous mobile robots to manufacturing and logistics customers, has raised $29 million.

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Wilson Logistics will put Locomation’s autonomous driving tech in 1,000 trucks

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Volansi raises $50 million for high-speed autonomous delivery drones

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Lyft suspends service in California following order to reclassify contract drivers as employees

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Business Cloud Mobile Transportation app category-/Jobs & Education/Jobs/Job Listings Lyft ride hailing transportationLyft has suspended service in California following a judge's order that it must reclassify contract drivers as full-time employees. Read More.

Sea Machines raises $15 million for autonomous ship navigation

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TuSimple plans autonomous truck network backed by UPS

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TuSimple announced the launch of a nationwide -- and eventually global -- autonomous freight network that might someday transport goods in 48 U.S. AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Mobile Transportation ai artificial intelligence autonomous driving autonomous trucks category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Freight & Trucking delivery Freight ground transportation logistics machine learning self-driving trucks TuSimple

Aurora Labs raises $23 million to automatically detect bugs in car codebases

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Uber wins license battle in London, one of its biggest markets

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Business Mobile Transportation category-/Travel London UberUber has won its battle to operate in London, one of its biggest markets, after a judge found that the company had addressed safety concerns. Read More.

Idriverplus raises over $14.6 million for autonomous street cleaners and cars

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Arm unveils new chips for advanced driver assistance systems

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MIT task force predicts fully autonomous vehicles won’t arrive for ‘at least’ 10 years

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VanMoof raises $40 million as ebike sales surge

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Uber launches its Pass subscription across the U.S., minus California

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Business Mobile Transportation Uber Uber PassUber is launching its monthly Uber Pass subscription service across the U.S. after an extended test period, but California isn't on the launch list. Read More.

Waze launches lane guidance, trip suggestions, traffic alerts, and more

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Google launches Kartta Labs to recreate historical maps in 3D

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DeepMind claims its AI improved Google Maps travel time estimates by up to 50%

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AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile Transportation ai artificial intelligence DeepMind Google google maps machine learningAlphabet's DeepMind collaborated with Google to improve the quality of local traffic predictions. It says ETAs are now up to 50% more accurate than before.

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Lidar sensor manufacturer Ouster raises $42 million

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Uber for Business pilots coworker carpools to get people back to the office

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New York’s MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

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A prominent public transportation system has asked Apple to improve the iPhone's face-based unlocking system for public use. Business Mobile Security Transportation biometric security category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless coronavirus Covid-19 facial recognition iPhone masks metro MTA New York City unlocking

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Seattle greenlights minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers

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Autonomous vehicles should benefit those with disabilities, but progress remains slow

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Autonomous cars hold great promise for people living with disabilities, but carmakers need to prioritize those features in vehicle design. Read More.

Cruise’s AI enables driverless vehicles to navigate uncommon scenarios

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DuckieNet lets developers test autonomous vehicle systems using toy cars

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5G’s Release 16 is complete, but COVID-19 may push Release 17 to 2022

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Smooth teleoperator: The rise of the remote controller

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Mugshots from U.S. Customers and Border Protection database leaked onto the dark web, report finds

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AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile Security Transportation ai artificial intelligence audit category-/Law & Government facial recognition government machine learning Report U.S. An inspector general report found that a data breach last year resulted in at least 19 mugshots of people from a CBP database leaking onto the dark web. Read More.

Baidu debuts updated AI framework and voice platform, wireless earbuds

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Following Amazon’s FAA approval, Flytrex launches second Walmart drone delivery pilot

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DispatchTrack raises $144 million to optimize delivery routes with AI

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The utopian promise and dystopian potential of real-time detection of police, fire, and medical emergencies

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Lime is first company to roll out electric scooters as part of Seattle’s new mobility program

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Lime’s free-floating scooters cost $1 to unlock through its mobile app (for adults 18 and up) and 36 cents per minute to ride. The Seattle Department of Transportation has more information about rules of the road and where to park on its scooter share website.

Uber’s first SaaS partnership brings on-demand public transit to the Uber app

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Uber is further opening its platform to transit agencies with a partnership to bring on-demand public transport into the Uber app. Business Mobile Transportation category-/Business & Industrial category-/Travel Marin Transit UberRead More.

Amazon debuts new Ring products, including a mini home surveillance drone

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SmartHop’s AI tool matches small freight carriers with available loads

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AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation ai artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Freight & Trucking delivery Freight funding daily logistics machine learning SmartHopSmartHop, a startup leveraging AI to match small freight carriers with available loads, has secured $4.5 million in seed funding. Read More.

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Uber now lets U.S. riders book trips for $50 an hour

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Business Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Travel Uber Uber HourlyUber is introducing a new service that allows riders in the U.S. to book trips for $50 per hour up to a maximum of seven hours. Read More.

5GAA expects 5G-V2X basic car automation in 2024, cooperation in 2026

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Uber integrates with Cornershop to expand grocery deliveries across the Americas

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