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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #2

This week we have a larger than usual selection of articles out of the mobility & transportation
Issue #2  •  April 6  •  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.
This week we have a larger than usual selection of articles out of the mobility & transportation domain. We hope you like it. Feel free to give us feedback!
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.
Blockchain + Urban Mobility: Exploring the Potential of the Tech World’s Next Big Thing

The Future of Mobility 3.0

Tech company coalition aims to defend self-driving cars over road deaths

Why a Car Company Is Looking to the Skies: A Glimpse into Ford’s Drone Research

Alphabet’s moonshot chief: Regulating driverless cars demands testing the “smarts” of the systems - MIT Technology Review

BMW says electric car mass production not viable until 2020 | Reuters

Alphabet will operate 20,000 Jaguar cars in a driverless ride-hail service - Recode

How The Humble Bicycle Can Save Our Cities

Monrovia, California partners with Lyft, LimeBike to provide affordable transportation around city

Google's Waymo denies 'masterplan' to harvest data from driverless cars

How Volkswagen Walked Away From a Near-Fatal Crash - Bloomberg

Behavior-based car insurance platform Root Insurance raised $51 million | VentureBeat

Airbnb for cars is here. And the rental car giants are not happy. - The Washington Post

Cities’ backlash against big tech is only starting – EURACTIV.com

TransPod wants to attract $50 million for its own version of hyperloop technology, designed to ferry passengers at speeds of more than 1,000 kilometers (622 miles) an hour.

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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