Monthly Archives: July 2018
The rise of artificial intelligence and robotics, and such things as autonomous autos and automatons, has given rise to fears of mass unemployment in the U.S. and across the globe that everyone will be out of jobs besides people like Mark Zuckerberg who will have us work as indentured servants on his click farms. To […]
Sergio Marchionne Has Seen the Auto Industry’s Future: He’s Not Interested Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. We respect your email privacy By Sviatoslav Rosov, PhD, CFA Read an […]
Golf has foursomes. So, too, auto industry companies looking to hit the promised 2021 date for shipping autonomous vehicles. The post Why BMW, Intel, and Mobileye Invited Delphi to the Self-Driving Party appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Alexander Sacerdote’s Whale Rock Capital had a strong start to the year gaining 13% net for investors during the first quarter, outpacing both the NASDAQ (9.8%) and S&P 500 (6.1%). Since inception (May 1, 2006) the TMT fund has produced a total return of 223% net, outperforming the MSCI World Infotech index by 78.2% and […]
Travis Kalanick, chief executive officer of Uber, once approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk about working together on self-driving cars, but Musk said no, according to an upcoming book. What’s interesting to note is that a few days later, Musk announced Tesla’s own plan to launch an autonomous car-sharing fleet. j_nnesk_sser / Pixabay Why Musk refused […]
Is Apple planning to build a full-fledged car, the so-called Apple car? Maybe. Maybe not. What we do know at this point is that the tech giant is looking for new growth avenues. The smartphone market is saturating, and Apple’s market valuation has already surpassed $800 billion. Entering small product areas won’t move the needle, […]
Uber sidestepped a full shutdown of its self-driving car efforts when a judge stopped short of issuing a temporary injunction against the company’s autonomous vehicle program.
Waymo and Lyft have agreed to work together on developing self-driving cars, reports The New York Times, citing sources aware of the matter. Under the deal, the companies will work jointly to get autonomous vehicles into the mainstream through pilot projects and product development efforts. j_nnesk_sser / Pixabay How Waymo and Lyft can help each other There […]
The fiercely competitive autonomous vehicle market got a jolt when Lyft, the ride-hailing start-up, and Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google’s parent company, confirmed a partnership.
Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber alleging the ride-hailing giant stole driverless car secrets is headed for a public jury trial. Uber had sought a private resolution by arbitration. A federal judge ruled against Uber’s request Thursday night and referred the Google spinoff’s claims to the U.S. Attorney’s office for investigation into the possible theft of trade secrets. That leaves the […]