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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Google's self-driving car team is hiring executives as it prepares to spin out from Alphabet's X   —  The company also expects “significant growth in both team size and geographical footprint” as it graduates from Alphabet's moonshot shop.  —  Google's self-driving project …
Dec 11, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Michigan just became the first state to pass comprehensive self-driving regulations   —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills that regulate the testing, development and eventually the sale of self-driving cars.  —  Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed four bills into law on Friday …
Dec 9, 2016, 11:55 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber partners with GM's car-sharing service, Maven, for a 90-day car rental pilot program for drivers in San Francisco   —  The pilot program with Maven, which looks a lot like Lyft's partnership with Maven, will only be available in San Francisco for 90 days.
Nov 1, 2016, 4:43 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Lyft's CMO, Kira Wampler, and VP of comms, Brandon McCormick, are leaving; ex-Pandora exec Melissa Waters replaces Wampler, Raj Kapoor joins as CSO   —  Lyft's CMO Kira Wampler and VP of comms Brandon McCormick are leaving as Raj Kapoor and Melissa Waters arrive.
Oct 20, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon halt sales and replacements of Galaxy Note7 amid reports of newer models catching fire   —  The move follows several incidents, including one smoking phone that caused a Southwest flight to be canceled.  —  Shawn Minter via The Verge
Oct 9, 2016, 11:40 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
BMW, Toyota, and insurance provider Allianz invest undisclosed amount in self-driving tech startup Nauto and will share safety data with each other   —  As part of the investment and partnerships, the automakers are now sharing safety information with each other.
Oct 7, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft, on the firm's self-driving vision: semi-autonomous cars on fixed routes by 2017, fully autonomous fleets by 2022   —  Expect to see semi-autonomous vehicles driving on fixed routes by 2017 in a subscription model.
Sep 18, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Filing reveals Didi Chuxing is worth $33.8B following Foxconn's new $119.9M investment in the company   —  Didi says the two companies are exploring opportunities for cooperation but as yet have no concrete plans.  —  Foxconn Technology Group has joined the growing portfolio of international companies …
Sep 8, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Lyft recently sought $9B for buyout after GM expressed interest in acquiring the company but received no bids even after lowering its asking price   —  It failed to find another buyer after GM expressed interest in acquiring the company.  —  Lyft may have run out of options.
Aug 19, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Ford plans fleet of fully autonomous cars operating in a riding-hailing service by 2021; CEO says self-driving cars as a service to become main revenue source   —  The company has invested in four startups as part of that effort.  —  Ford is finally taking the plunge and setting a date …
Aug 16, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context

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