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Accelerator

Boston

Techstars Joins U.S. Air Force to Launch Autonomous Tech Accelerator

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

With more government agencies taking an interest in the private sector and its innovations, Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. Techstars is the worldwide network…

Autonomous Vehicles

How Self-Driving Cars Could Help Manage Traffic Hassles

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

By now you’ve familiarized yourself with self-driving cars and other fast-growing technological innovations, but you seem not to know how effective they are, and perhaps why the world needs them. Autonomous cars are the true definition of top-notch technology put to practice, and it has…

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Accelerator

Detroit

Why Automotive Companies Should Work With Early-Stage Startups

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

The entire transportation industry is going through a historic change. Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement manufactured metal. At the Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, we have 10 corporate innovation partners…

Automotive

San Francisco

VW Electric Microbus Coming by 2022 Renewing VW Bus Obsession

By | Aug 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The United States has suffered from a VW bus obsession since the boxy little microbus became a symbol of freedom as a hippie van transporting people and their gear to concerts and anti-war rallies in the 1960’s. My parents had a VW Bus and…

Autonomous Vehicles

San Francisco

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

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Autonomous Vehicles

NYC

Robocar Is a Driverless Racing Machine Right Out of Tron

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The renowned automotive futurist and concept designer Daniel Simon, best known for his work on the popular movie Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, has designed a real version of his sci-fi cars for the race track. Roborace developed the world’s first driverless electric racing car and…

Automotive

San Francisco

Jaguar Land Rover and InMotion Give Lyft a Boost in Mobility Services

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the race for the autonomous vehicle, we’ve seen ride share UBER develop their version, Google’s Waymo is launching their beta rides for Arizona residents, and now Lyft is getting in the game with a little help from our neighbors across the pond. InMotion,…

Tips & How To’s

The Top Car Safety Tech and Apps to Keep You Safe on The Road

By | Mar 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

There’s a lot of hype around self-driving cars and their ability to prevent accidents, save lives and free up people’s time. And while their widespread use is still many decades away, not all American drivers are ready for the technological leap. Waymo has said their cars will…

Google

Here’s How Google’s Self-Driving Car Works

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Google has done it: they’ve meaningfully inserted themselves into the self-driving car discussion with their newly announced stand-alone company, Waymo. Uber is shaking in their boots, Tesla is hiding under a rock, and General Motors hasn’t come out of its room all afternoon. Now,…

Autonomous Vehicles

This Startup Uses Video Games to Program and Test Self-Driving Cars

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Self-driving cars have become the dark horse of the technology world. While just a few years ago people assumed this was a futuristic endeavor, the world has begun seeing autonomous vehicles in cities around the world. Unfortunately, the tech is not 100 percent perfected just…

Automotive

How Uber Is Disrupting Business With Machine Learning [Video]

By | Nov 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

With the company valued at over $62 billion and running in over 523 cities around the world with plans to launch a fleet of autonomous cars, Uber is constantly looking to disrupt and innovate. And they are leading the pack when it comes to the…

Autonomous Vehicles

Here’s What Self-Driving Cars Will Do to Your Daily Commute

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm

With the new wave of self-driving cars, major changes to the driving world are on the horizon. A daily commute in the near-future will be very different once this technology becomes more mainstream. Gone will be the days of traffic stops and hydroplanes. No longer will you have…

Automotive

Chicago

Chicago Aldermen Foolishly Want to Ban Self-Driving Cars

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

There will always be nay-sayers when it comes to burgeoning technology. Computers were met with immediate discouragement. Rock n’ roll was dubbed a passing fad. Even, the invention of the wheel likely experienced some pushback from less-informed cavemen. And while you might be alarmed at…

Opinion/Analysis

Mercedes Benz and the Pursuit of Autonomous Cars

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

When self-driving cars made waves several years ago, they seemed like a very far off type of fantasy.  Well, companies like Tesla and Mercedes, BMW and others have made quantum jumps in technology and safety towards the end goal of an autonomous vehicle. Of…

Opinion/Analysis

One Odd Rule Needed to Avoid Self-Driving Car Gridlock

By | Jul 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Like most of the future, the impact of self-driving cars on society is tough to fully predict. I mean, who would have guessed a 90s video game would be the franchise to usher in augmented reality to the masses? Not me. But for the self-diving…