24 février 2018

Why Can't Uber Make Money?

Why Can't Uber Make Money? By any measure, Uber’s seven-year entrepreneurial journey has been extraordinary. No venture has ever raised more capital, grown as fast, operated more globally, reached as lofty a valuation -- or lost as much money as Uber. Last month, Uber reported a third-quarter loss of nearly $1.5 billion, bringing its 2017 year-to-date red ink to $3.2 billion. Losses of this magnitude are clearly not sustainable, and call for an explanation of why Uber has been unable to rein in ballooning costs and what it will need... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2018

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon Waymo is working on an autonomous taxi fleet, modeled after the pilot program it currently offers outside of Phoenix. The big difference here is that once fully launched, Waymo's service won't have a driver behind the wheel. Additionally, the company will up its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans from 100 to 500. As you'd imagine, the entire ride-hailing process will be handled via a mobile app. While the initial service area will be... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2017

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ?

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ? A successful test flight has been carried out on a prototype ‘flying car’ created by a company in Germany. The two-seater prototype, created by Munich-based firm Lilium, is capable of vertical take-off and landing and transitions to conventional wing-borne flight. Lilium hopes the vehicle could be used for urban air taxi services  One thing is sure : it is much easier to automate a flying car than a driving car ... so who will this race of driverless transportation ? ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving car platform

UK’s FiveAI gets $35M to build a taxi service powered by its own self-driving car platform The race is on for autonomous vehicle technology, and now a startup out of the U.K. is the latest to throw its hat into the ring to help build it. Cambridge-based FiveAI — a partner in the U.K.’s StreetWise self-driving project — has raised £14 million ($18 million) and £12.8 million ($17 million) in two tranches to fill out its plans for a two-part business in the world of self-driving services. First, FiveAI is building its own autonomous... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2017

Startup bringing driverless taxi service to Singapore

Startup bringing driverless taxi service to Singapore An exciting “driverless race” is underway among tech giants the United States: In recent months, Google, Uber, and Tesla have made headlines for developing self-driving taxis for big cities. But a comparatively small MIT spinout, nuTonomy, has entered the race somewhat under the radar. The startup is developing a fleet of driverless taxis to serve as a more convenient form of public transit while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the densely populated city-state of... [Lire la suite]
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08 septembre 2016

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore.     Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district, hoping to get feedback ahead of a planned full launch of the service in 2018. "This is really a moment in history that's going to change how cities are built, how we really look at our surroundings,"... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2016

Uber's First Official Self-Driving Test Car Hits the Road in Pittsburgh

It's been no real secret that Uber has had plans to get into the self-driving car game so it can ultimately eliminate its need for pesky meatbag drivers, and now its first prototype is hitting the road. Developed by the ride-sharing giant's Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh, the hybrid Ford Fusion has already made its first trips on public roads, entering into a technological race with other giants like Google and Tesla. Read more... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi

The MEGADRONE big enough to carry a passenger: Chinese firm says self-flying craft could be used as a smart autonomous taxi(Autonomous Vehicle) The all-electric vehicle has four arms with eight propellers at the end allowing it to travel up to 60mph Ehang says the 184 is autonomous, so all the passenger has to do is enter their final destination into an app FAA regulators have not approved the drone for human use in the US, but Ehang is hopeful they will do soon Cost is yet to be revealed and the company claims a commercial... [Lire la suite]