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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…

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 number…

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…

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…

Startups & Apps

NYC

Why Is Bike Share So Freaking Popular?

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Bike sharers have taken over 88 million rides in the U.S. since 2010. Last year alone, they took 28 million rides, which is more than the number of people who visited Walt Disney World that year. When you beat Disney World, you know you…

Business

Los Angeles

Elon Musk Is Officially Building His Own Hyperloop

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Elon’s vision of a speedy long-distance transport system sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Now, five years after Elon came up with the Hyperloop, Elon’s own Boring Company is planning to make it reality. It’s Not a Surprise At This Point Wired has…

Science

5 Things That Travel as Fast as Hyperloop One’s First Test Run

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than a week ago, Hyperloop One completed a test run of their hopefully revolutionary transportation technology. Traveling at speeds of up to 192 miles per hour (310 kilometers per hour), the Hyperloop One XP-1 traveled most of the 500 ft DevLoop…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Founders Need to Become Good Generalists at Solving Random Problems

By | Jul 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Chris Bunnell has worked at a host of startups over the years, always drawn to the opportunity to take a clean slate and create something of value, something that solves someone’s problem, and potentially something that outlasts him. “I feel personally that this is a…

Incubators

Boulder

Meet the 114 New Techstars Startups Across the Globe

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

With more than 1,000 companies already in our accelerator portfolio, we are excited to announce an additional 114 cohorts joining the Techstars Worldwide Network. Out of 30 global accelerator programs, 11 are kicking off this week, with four programs welcoming their inaugural classes, including…

Business

Everything You Need to Know About Uber Amidst the Chaos

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Uber’s been in the news a lot, and almost entirely for bad reasons. Now the company is making the biggest cultural pivot it has ever attempted, hoping to change the sexism that appears to have been at the core of its culture for years….

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…

Travel

Denver

Boom Airlines Wants to Make Supersonic Travel a Reality

By | Mar 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Consumers could be closer to cruising in a plane at Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) to their favorite destination in half the time. Today, Denver-based Boom, the supersonic aircraft company, announced its $33 million Series A round, bringing their total funding to $41 million. Participants in…

Interviews

Chicago

Kayne Grau of DRIVIN on Disrupting the Used Car Market With Data

By | Mar 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Kayne Grau is a cofounder and CEO of DRIVIN, a startup changing the way used car dealers source their used-car inventory. Before founding DRIVIN, Kayne was the CTO at Cars.com. Using proprietary technology and actionable local market data, DRIVIN sells, sources, acquires, and delivers…

Opinion/Analysis

How Amazon and Uber Are Disrupting the Transportation Industry

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Amazon and Uber are in the process of launching initiatives that will disrupt the transportation industry by cutting out the middleman. With the start of each new year, there’s always at least one or two “major” events that will shake up the transportation industry…

Automotive

You Can Reduce Distracted Driving With These Gadgets

By | Feb 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Winter is already a treacherous time on the road, with snowstorms leading to narrower roads, black ice making streets slick and additional blind spots developing on your fogged up windows. Each year, 800 people die in winter-related motor vehicle crashes due to snow, sleet…

CES

Las Vegas

Immotor Is the Hi-Tech Scooter That Won’t Make You Look Silly

By | Jan 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Everyone remembers the popularity of the Razor scooter. Every kid between the age of 4 and 40 was riding down the street with the confidence of an X-Games athlete. Tragically, everyone began ridiculing people that used this means of transportation for anything more than casual…