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Transportation

Jaguar Land Rover Invested Big in These 11 Transportation Companies

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The transportation industry is seeing some serious innovation. Between self-driving technology and electric cars becoming the new norm, established automotive manufacturers are doing their best to keep up. However, they can’t do it on their own, which is why many have …

Entrepreneur

7 Things Elon Musk Has Tweeted About This Month

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 10:50 am

To say that Elon Musk is the most well-known entrepreneur in the modern age would be a bit of an understatement. From self-landing rockets to self-driving cars, Musk has made a bigger impact on the world than the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. And,…

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Already a Big Part of City Life

By | Nov 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm

We’ve been hearing about how the Internet of Things is coming soon and will be integrated into smart cities. But in reality, it is already here, and starting to affect how we live and work in the cities. Technology professionals should be aware of…

Automotive

Lamborghini Unveils Self-Healing Electric Car

By | Nov 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

Electric cars are far from new technology. Between their sustainable mission and their quiet design, car manufacturers now understand that the future of the automotive industry lies in these gas-less vehicles. However, Lamborghini is not known for going along with the pack, …

Transportation

Uber Has a Deal With NASA to Build Flying Taxi Software

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Uber has teamed up with NASA. The goal: to develop software that can be used as air control for flying cars in order to create an airborne taxi service similar to the one Uber currently runs at a much lower altitude. Here’s what Reuters…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Justin Fishkin of Local Motors Talks the Future of Transportation

By | Oct 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Picture the last 100 years of automobile innovation. From the rattletrap Model T to the latest model, we’ve come a long way and made plenty of improvements. But the process hasn’t changed much: Factories still take years to fine-tune their next model before turning…

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. …

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 …

Travel

5 Money-Saving Hacks for the Adventurous Traveler

By | Sep 22, 2017 at 7:15 am

Life hacking is all the rage right now, but more often than not, the tips can be pretty pedestrian. If you spend a lot of time on the road – either for business or pleasure – check out these five money hacks for the…

Trends

London

This Doesn’t Suck: Dyson Founder to Make Electric Cars and Save the Earth

By | Sep 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

For you Dyson enthusiasts out there, the next time you vacuum your carpet or release your 360 Eye Robot, the founder of these machines is taking on the electric car industry. Via Tweet and Facebook post, Sir James Dyson announced to his employees “that…

Gear & Gadgets

Ottawa

Klashwerks to Launch Raven, A Family Friendly Connected Car System

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Today, Ottawa based Klashwerks is emerging out of stealth mode to announce their first product, Raven. Raven is an internet of things (IoT) device set to bring connectivity, intelligence, and security to cars that don’t already have it. Unlike your remote access, monitors …

Opinion/Analysis

San Francisco

How Ride Sharing Impacts the Auto Industry

By | Sep 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Is private car ownership about to go the way of horse ownership? According to analyst Stanford economist Tony Seba and tech investor James Arbib, the answer is: sooner than you think. Seba and Arbib predict that car ownership will fall 80 percent by 2030, reducing the …

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 …

Automotive

10 Most Dangerous States for Drivers Near Schools

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

According to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. I know with school kicking off this week, that’s the last statistic you want to hear. Unfortunately, it’s true, which makes driver safety that much…

Autonomous Vehicles

London

The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made Is Going Electric

By | Sep 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In 1961, Jaguar rolled out its E-type sports car, a 4.2 liter, open two-seater that could reach 150 mph and go zero to 60 in sub-7 seconds. It was such an amazing blend of design and performance that Enzo Ferrari called it “the most…

Automotive

The New Nissan Leaf Is Cheap, Stylish, and Only Has One Pedal

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Electric cars used to be a fever dream of hippies and environmentalists. Now, decades later, they’ve become the standard for a sustainable future. Between the Tesla self-driving car and every auto manufacturer in the world putting some kind of electric vehicle on the …

Announcements

San Francisco

Local Motors, Kabam and Soft Robotics to Join Innovate! and Celebrate

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Back in 2006, three alumni from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkley, got together and created a professional social network called Watercooler. When that failed, they pivoted the product to an advertising-supported social network for sport …