Mercedes-Benz Parent Company to Operate Self Driving Cars with Uber

  • Emma Sandler
  • January 31, 2017
Despite the #deleteuber backlash occurring on social media this week, Uber continues business as usual with its announcement today that it has partnered with German automaker Daimler. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz (which announced its own partnership with car2go just yesterday), plans to introduce and operate its own self-driving cars on Uber’s ridesharing network. […]

Mobility Startup Driver Watchdog Gears Up For Production, Gen 2 Development

  • Diana Asatryan
  • January 31, 2017
Mobility startups, although operating in many different sectors, all share one common goal: to make driving safer. Driver Watchdog, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based smart-driving startup, will join that pipeline in May, releasing its first batch — 200 units — of its smart driving safety device. The product can notify up to five contacts in case of an emergency, such as a […]

California Just Added 396 Tesla Batteries to Its Power Grid

  • Emma Sandler
  • January 31, 2017
After a devastating methane leak in California last year, officials realized they needed a more reliable solution to addressing power demands at peak times. Tesla, the third wife of Elon Musk (as SpaceX is his seventh child), won a contract to provide a solution through lithium-ion batteries, which are capable of powering roughly 15,000 homes […]

Car2go Partners with Mercedes Benz

  • Emma Sandler
  • January 30, 2017
Car2go announced today that it is partnering with Mercedes-Benz to add Mercedes CLA sedans and GLA crossovers to its lineup. A ride-sharing service like Zipcar, car2go claims to be the world’s largest flexible car-sharing service, with 2.2 million members. However, until now riders only had access to two-seat cars, making a group outing or anything requiring more […]

City in France To Use Smart City Technology To Enhance Urban Transportation

  • Emma Sandler
  • January 30, 2017
Belfort, France, a city about 500 km southeast of Paris, is partnering with Tata Consultancy Services and Gfi Informatique to use data analytics to optimize urban bus transportation. The endeavor is a collaboration between the city’s Board of Public Transportation, Gfi Informatique and TCS to support Belfort’s smart city strategy, per a statement, and will […]
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