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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Tech giants and automakers form Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) group to explore the impact of self-driving cars on human jobs   —  A crisis in labor is brewing, and the big AV companies are on it  —  Driverless vehicles could eliminate millions of jobs in the future …
Jun 19, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lidar startup Luminar says Volvo is making a “substantial” investment in the company and buying its lidar sensors   —  Luminar will supply lidar sensors to the Swedish auto giant  —  Lidar startup Luminar is on a bit of a hot streak.  After announcing a major deal with Toyota …
Jun 14, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft redesigns its app for the first time in three years to emphasize shared rides and public transport, available to everyone by the end of June   —  ‘This is to put shared rides front and center’  —  Lyft's app for riders is getting a fresh new look, with a greater emphasis put on shared rides and public transportation.
Jun 7, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo announces deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62K minivans to its upcoming robotaxi service and begins discussions on selling self-driving cars to people   —  Google spinoff orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans  —  The size of Waymo's fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans just got radically bigger.
May 31, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber's new in-app emergency button that lets riders call 911 assistance goes live across the US   —  Dial 911 directly from the app  —  In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app, in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation.
May 29, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says it will open an Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on its Uber Elevate flying taxis project, will spend €20 million over five years   —  S'envoler  —  Uber's plan to fill the skies above cities with swarms of electric-powered flying taxis is getting its own dedicated laboratory.
May 24, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft says it will spend $100M on a network of driver support centers, where they can get low-cost oil changes, basic vehicle maintenance, and car washes   —  Lyft driver “hubs” include discounted car washes and oil changes, as well as clean bathrooms  —  Lyft announced today plans …
May 23, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
An inside look at how Waymo collaborates with researchers from Google Brain in using AI, deep learning, and neural nets for its driverless vehicles   —  The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?  —  Right now, a minivan with no one behind the steering wheel …
May 10, 2018, 6:15 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Amazon partners with GM and Volvo to launch in-car package delivery service for Prime subscribers in 37 cities in the US   —  New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US  —  Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door …
Apr 24, 2018, 7:30 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber details tech that uses GPS data and 3D maps to substantially improve the location accuracy in urban environments where traditional GPS is inaccurate   —  GPS can't see through tall buildings, so Uber set out to fix the problem using 3D maps, probability, and math
Apr 22, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context

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