Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian – TechCrunch

Rivian, the electric automaker that debuted its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier...

Tesla ‘Dog mode’ and ‘Sentry mode’ are now live to guard your car and...

Tesla has officially released two features for its electric vehicles aimed at protecting what owners love: their car and pets, as the company looks to leverage its ability to deliver...

Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype – TechCrunch

Honda began teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s first-generation Civic flare. Now, two years...

BeliMobilGue raises $10M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia – TechCrunch

BeliMobilGue, a used car sales platform in Indonesia, has fueled up with a $10 million Series round for the race to dominate the automotive market in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The...

SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery – TechCrunch

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$940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro – TechCrunch

Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add...

Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels – TechCrunch

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Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next – TechCrunch

A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under...

One of Tesla’s biggest investors upped its stake by more than $30M – TechCrunch

Baillie Gifford & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock, has increased its stake in the electric automaker and energy storage company. A regulator filing posted Friday shows Baillie increased its stake in Tesla...

Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot – TechCrunch

When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by...