Uber

8th June 2022

Uber Gives UN Food Delivery Platform for Ukraine Relief

Uber has upped its market charm offensive by supplying agents for the United Nations a bespoke version of its home delivery platform for mercy missions in war-torn Ukraine. The...

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12th April 2022

Uber Adds 50,000 US Drivers with Flywheel Deal

Uber plans to radically boost its US nationwide ride-hailing service by teaming up with Flywheel Technologies, a provider of e-hailing booking and smartphone app connection, boasting 50,000 additional drivers....

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4th April 2022

Weekly Brief: Green Strife in Oil Crisis as Uber Makes Peace

US President Joe Biden announced the largest release of oil reserves in history last week, putting one million additional barrels of crude on the market every day for the...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th February 2022

Weekly Brief: Ups-and-Downs Persist for Driverless Tech

Self-driving cars were supposed to be a star at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics; instead, they’re a side note. Last year the Chinese government allowed Baidu to launch its...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th January 2022

Industry Voices: What can Blockchain do for the Automotive Industry?

Opinion piece by Jonas Lundqvist, CEO at Haidrun. Ask people about blockchain and most will associate it with Bitcoin, crypto currencies and data mining. Of course, they are not...

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2nd December 2021

Commercial Fleets Driving EV Take-Up

The invasion has begun; it’s massive, and it promises to be unrelenting. The popularity of EVs is getting to the point where they’re taking over one of the last...

By Eric Volkman

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24th August 2021

Didi Ditches European Mobility Expansion Plans

Under fire ride-hailing company Didi has abandoned its expansionist plans to launch into the European market, reports the BBC. According to an insider, the broadcaster says the Uber rival...

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23rd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Unconnected Cars Come into their Own Amid Semiconductor Crisis

The global shortage of semiconductors continued to wreak havoc across the automotive industry last week. Semiconductors, which enable technology like in-dash infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems, have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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2nd August 2021

Weekly Brief: Start-Up or Up-Start? Nikola a Warning to EV Over-Reachers

The US Department of Justice has charged Nikola founder and former CEO and chairman Trevor Milton with two counts of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud. The...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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12th July 2021

Weekly Brief: Vegas AV Gamble while German Big 3 get Burned

Self-driving start-up Halo will launch a commercial driverless car service in Las Vegas this year. Unlike Waymo’s service in Phoenix or Baidu’s Apollo Go service in Beijing, Halo plans...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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14th June 2021

Weekly Brief: AI Approach Gives Waabi a Driverless Edge

Self-driving car start-up Waabi came out of stealth mode with a bang last week. The Toronto company announced a $83.5M Series A financing round led by Khosla Ventures. Uber...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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7th June 2021

Weekly Brief: Race for AV Dominance in California Hots Up

Cruise got the greenlight to launch California’s first pilot program of a fully driverless taxi service for the general public. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says that Cruise...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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