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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch

Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or …

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Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles – TechCrunch

Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles – TechCrunch A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla’s lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in …

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A week in an Audi R8 Spyder, an everyday supercar – TechCrunch

A week in an Audi R8 Spyder, an everyday supercar – TechCrunch It’s the sounds. The wisps and growls and gargles. Hit the red Start Engine button on the steering wheel and the world wakes up to the sounds of rumbling V10. The Audi R8 Spyder is a marvelous cup …

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This company wants to put “brains” in electric scooters and bikes to keep riders safer – TechCrunch

This company wants to put “brains” in electric scooters and bikes to keep riders safer – TechCrunch Superpedestrian, a Cambridge, Ma.-based company, has been known until now for its electric Copenhagen wheel, which a user attaches to his or her bikes and operates through an app. It’s essentially a hub that …

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Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London) – TechCrunch

Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London) – TechCrunch Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” …

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Embark CEO says autonomous driving is the only way we’ll get to zero fatalities – TechCrunch

Embark CEO says autonomous driving is the only way we’ll get to zero fatalities – TechCrunch Autonomous systems are coming. In fact, they’re already here thanks to Alphabet’s Waymo, Uber and smaller startups like Aurora, Embark Trucks and Voyage . Although there have a been a couple of fatal crashes …

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