UK Pay-Per-Mile Insurer Raises $400K, Looks to Autonomous Vehicles

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 6, 2017
A startup called By Miles — a pay-per-mile insurance app — plans to launch in the United Kingdom by yearend, after raising more than $400,000 in seed funding in June from Jaguar’s InMotion Ventures and investment firm Hambro Perks Ltd., Mobility Finance has learned. By Miles, which recently rebranded from Just Miles, is a London-based, metered insurance provider and […]

Uber Adds New Tech to Self-Driving Trucks [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 4, 2017
In 2016, self-driving truck startup Otto joined forces with Uber‘s self-driving unit Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), and Uber has now released a video showing the upgraded trucks being driven on highways around San Francisco. The new model features an updated technology stack, including a 64 channel spinning lidar array, which is something never used previously […]

How a Supreme Court Case Could Transform AV Ownership

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 30, 2017
The Supreme Court may be in temporary recess, but a recent decision, yielded on May 30 in a patent case, may have reverberating effects for years to come. The case, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., centered on a dispute about the exhaustion doctrine in patent law, in which the Court held that after the […]

GM Considers Using Dealerships for Its Own Fleet Management

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
During an “office hours” conference call for analysts and institutional investors earlier this week, Chuck Stevens, chief financial officer of General Motors, indicated that the OEM was looking into utilizing its dealership network as fleet managers for autonomous vehicle services. The discussion followed the recent announcement from Waymo that it was partnering with Avis Budget Group, when Stevens […]

How Avis-Waymo Partnership Will Impact the Future of AVs

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
Earlier this week two national car rental agencies partnered up with two of the biggest tech companies in the United States, potentially marking a definitive change in the autonomous vehicle market. On Monday, Avis Budget Group and Waymo said they would be non-exclusive partners in Phoenix, Ariz., where Waymo is currently testing self-driving vehicles through its […]
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