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Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts – TechCrunch

Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts – TechCrunch Months after an Uber self -driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it’s adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its …

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Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch

Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Groupon Mafia A new era …

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UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs – TechCrunch

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs – TechCrunch After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company …

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Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch

Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation – TechCrunch A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities. The VTC licenses …

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Grab picks up $2 billion more to fuel growth in post-Uber Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Grab picks up $2 billion more to fuel growth in post-Uber Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Grab, the ride-hailing service that struck a deal to take Uber out of Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion in new capital as it seeks to go beyond ride-hailing to offer more on-demand services. …

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Southeast Asia’s Grab hit by backlash over changes to customer loyal program – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s Grab hit by backlash over changes to customer loyal program – TechCrunch Life without Uber should be simple for Grab, but a battle with regulators in Singapore could see the company’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business unwound while some consumers have voiced concern around a lack of …

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Uber’s Indian rival Ola is aiming for an IPO in 3-4 years – TechCrunch

Uber’s Indian rival Ola is aiming for an IPO in 3-4 years – TechCrunch Ola, Uber’s chief rival in India, is planning to go public potentially as soon as in three years time, according to its CEO. Co-founder and chief executive officer Bhavish Aggarwal told the audience at an event in Bengaluru …

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In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war – TechCrunch

In London, Uber has won the battle but risks losing the war – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor When don’t f*** with people’s cars became don’t f*** with people’s phones Why Reed Hastings is the nation’s best chance for curbing the influence of money in politics The sighs of …

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The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on – TechCrunch

The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on – TechCrunch It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler back in January 2017. Then in January this year …

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