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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #53

This issues features updates on electric vehicles, autonomous, rideshare safety, transportation desig
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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 issues features updates on electric vehicles, autonomous, rideshare safety, transportation design, and traffic management.

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Tesla May Soon Have a Battery That Can Last a Million Miles | WIRED
Earlier this month, a group of battery researchers at Dalhousie University, which has an exclusive agreement with Tesla, published a paper in The Journal of the Electrochemical Society describing a lithium-ion battery that “should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1 million miles” while losing less than 10 percent of its energy capacity during its lifetime.
Fiat Chrysler to test vehicle-to-grid technology with 700-car fleet - Reuters

Uber has an entire unit for following up on rides gone bad. They say it leaves unfit drivers on the road. - The Washington Post

Shanghai seizes chance to showcase future mobility with robo-taxi trials | South China Morning Post

People Are Already Reporting Collisions With Tesla’s Driverless Smart Summon Feature - The Drive

The Best and Worst U.S. Places to Live Car-Free - CityLab

Electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive LLC got a big boost from one of its investors on Thursday when Amazon.com announced it was ordering 100,000 electric delivery vans.

California’s transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) will begin to save the state money by as early as 2030, according to a study by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis).

Today, about 300 e-buses trundle along US roads, operated by transit agencies in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. Now, an obscure provision in a national defense bill could threaten the (admittedly slow) progress of e-buses in America.
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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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