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To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation – TechCrunch

To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation – TechCrunch Ryan Caldbeck Contributor Ryan Caldbeck is the founder and chief executive of the consumer and retail investment marketplace CircleUp. More posts by this contributor What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing We are …

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Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers – TechCrunch

Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers – TechCrunch Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars …

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang clarifies Uber is not using its Drive platform – TechCrunch

While Uber makes use of Nvidia hardware in its own self-driving automotive technology, it does not employ Nvidia’s Drive autonomous computing platform, which includes the GPU-makers own real-time sensor fusion, HD mapping and path planning. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shared this information today during a Q&A session attended by reporters …

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Waymo teams up with Jaguar to intro a new, premium self-driving car – TechCrunch

This morning at Chelsea Piers in NYC, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a new model of car powered by Waymo’s self-driving technology. Dubbed the world’s first premium fully self-driving car, Waymo has partnered with Jaguar Landrover to bring the Waymo-outfitted Jaguar iPace to market. These self-driving cars can serve a …

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Travis Kalanick is already back to running a company with a $150M investment – TechCrunch

Travis Kalanick, the former Uber CEO who was shown the door in June last year amid a series of major controversies, has already found his next role leading role following his announcement of a new investment fund just weeks ago. Kalanick said on Twitter that his fund would be investing …

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Apple’s autonomous vehicle fleet has nearly doubled in the last two months – TechCrunch

Apple seems to be ramping up its autonomous vehicle efforts, nearing doubling the number of vehicles in its fleet since January. The company now has 45 autonomous vehicles in California registered with the DMV, according to the Financial Times. This makes Apple’s AV fleet the second largest in the state …

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