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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #1

Dear readers, Startup Digest has changed its newsletter management platform. For us as curators, it m
Issue #1  •  March 30  •  view online
Mobility & Transportation
Mobility & Transportation
Insight into all things transportation and mobility, covering driverless vehicles, trends in public transportation, the rise of cycling, ride- and car-share, smart city developments, ITS, and more.
Dear readers,
Startup Digest has changed its newsletter management platform. For us as curators, it makes it easier to edit the weekly digest and we hope you like the new look and feel. Instead of “Issue #88” we start over at “Issue #1” to mark the occasion. 
As always, have fun reading the articles!
Best,
Timo, Manuel and James

FROM THE IDEA IN YOUR HEAD, TO THE APP IN YOUR HAND.

Builder by Engineer.ai is a Human-Assisted-AI platform that enables everyone to build bespoke software in a simple, user friendly and mindful way that transcends the need for traditional know-how. Everyone should be empowered to unlock their true potential to be a builder, irrespective of what they know, what they have and what they are afraid of. Builder, the “online assembly line” for software development, is a collision of intelligent automation, ideas, and human talent that allows you to build any tech project transparently.

ExxonMobil Robotics Pitch Competition ($60,000 + Pilot)

BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
Daimler, BMW Reach a Deal to Merge Car-Sharing Units - Bloomberg

Ola plans to acquire Ridlr to boost real-time tracking technology | Business Standard News

Transport for London explores algorithm-powered buses | PublicTechnology.net

Dockless bike, scooter companies invited to sign responsibility pledge

Global electric vehicles battery market to reach $93.94 billion by 2026

Alibaba’s car vending machine in China gives free test drives to people with good credit scores - The Verge

Daimler Teams With Google Quantum Computers for Automotive Applications - The Drive

Xconomy: Five Unlikely Competitors in the Race for Driverless Cars

Designing for an unthinkable mobility future – Transport Futures
When working on mobility futures projects, or indeed any type of strategy work, it is critical to consider the target audience for the messaging associated with your outlook on the future. Often, it…
Curators
Timo Hoffmann, Manuel Heckmann, James Gleave

MyGalileoApp Competition

Bring space to your smartphone and win €100,000 by developing an Android and iOS app. The MyGalileoApp Competition is ON!🛰😎Develop an innovative app that uses the Galileo satellites’ positioning accuracy & commercially launch your solution! Gather a team or go solo & design & develop an app that will #UseGalileo. And the best part? Meet & work hand in hand with our amazing mentors and the 1st place winner gets €100,000! You can find everything you need to know at http://gsa.europa.eu/mygalileoapp. Don't wait until the last minute and make sure you register your app proposals on time! Deadline: March 28.
Techstars Startup Digest Mobility & Transportation is curated by:
Timo Hoffmann Timo Hoffmann
timo.hoffmann@startupdigestmail.com
Manuel Heckmann Manuel Heckmann - COO & Co-Founder
manuel.heckmann@startupdigestmail.com
James Gleave James Gleave
james.gleave@startupdigestmail.com
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