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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #47

Dear subscribers, as you may have noted there has been a little break publishing this digest. Sorry a
Issue #47  •  June 25  •  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 subscribers,
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Timo, James and Manuel

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Several EU member states, vehicle manufacturers and service providers, have announced the start of a 12-month proof of concept designed to improve road safety by sharing data generated by vehicles and infrastructure between countries and manufacturers.

Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for self-driving

Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovía bans cars every Sunday, and people love it

Can High-Speed Rail Foes Stop a Texas Bullet Train?

Motus Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund and business accelerator investing in early stage businesses is launching a Smart World Innovation Fund that is also targeting the transportation domain.

GM Cruise has raised another $1.15 billion in new equity from a group of investors that includes T. Rowe Price Associates, Honda, SoftBank Vision Fund and its parent company GM, as the self-driving vehicle company pushes to launch a commercial autonomous ride-hailing service this year. 
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Tesla’s Deep Learning at Scale: Using Billions of Miles to Train Neural Networks

Uber, Google, IBM, and others join Urban Computing Foundation to create tools for 'cities of tomorrow'

Waymo’s self-driving cars are now available on Lyft’s app in Phoenix

A5: Germany is opening its first e-highway for trucks

Bird is now selling its electric scooters directly to consumers

Ford’s Way to Finish Driverless Deliveries: Package-Carrying Robots

China’s Robocars Are Being Lapped By Their U.S. Competitors

Bike lanes need barriers, not just paint

The Technological Culture of Ethical Transportation

Congestion Pricing Should Use Apps, Not Cameras

The California Legislature Is Getting Played by Micromobility Companies

Quadric.io raises $15M to build a plug-and-play supercomputer for autonomous systems

Citroen exec says autonomous driving and electrification will create design revolution

Essential Stats For Justifying And Comparing Self-Driving Cars To Humans At The Wheel

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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
Alyssa Haerle Alyssa Haerle - Director of Transit Development, Circuit Transit - Alyssa is a zero emissions mobility professional based in Los Angeles, CA. At Circuit, she works with public and private transit customers to design complimentary, eco-friendly transit solutions in the first/last mile space.
alyssa.haerle@startupdigestmail.com
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