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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #36

Happy New Year! Let's get this Startup Digest going again. As always: feel free to contact us for any
Issue #36  •  January 8  •  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.
Happy New Year!
Let’s get this Startup Digest going again. As always: feel free to contact us for any feedback or link to interesting stories for the digest.
Have a good start into 2019!
Timo, James and Manuel


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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.
Citi Bike's Better Angels

Fair lands $385 million investment led by SoftBank

How Big Tech Is Tackling Auto & Mobility
Emerging trends in the auto and mobility space are transforming the way vehicles are designed and how people interact with them. CB Insights took a look at how the US’ biggest tech companies are capitalizing on these changes.
Continental Develops Global 5G-Hybrid-V2X Solution and Wins First Series Project

Honda's Autonomous Work Vehicles Are Coming To Make Humans Redundant

Volkswagen buys Volvo's connected car unit for $122 million

Audi's self-driving unit partners with Luminar

This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task – TechCrunch

Kia Motors Unveils Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving System

Vancouver tech startup scores part in EU driverless transit experiment

Nairobi’s reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city’s act.   •   Share

Korean harbors brace for 4th industrial revolution

Singapore public can resolve motor accidents disputes online from year-end

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 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
Manuel Heckmann Manuel Heckmann - COO & Co-Founder
James Gleave James Gleave
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