While blockchain emerged first as a platform for currency and value, its employment in the tokenization of data and information has become recognized as being of at least, if not more, underlying value. You could perhaps even use it to track movements on a grid associated with mobility. That was the underlying idea behind the […]View More Commuters become crypto users, as DOVU signs loyalty deal with rail service
Urgently, the roadside assistance startup that connects car owners who need help with tow truck and other services, has raised $21 million in a Series B round that includes the venture arms of BMW, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW has also signed Urgently as a vendor partner for its own roadside assistance platform (known […]View More BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently
Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, announced Tuesday that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation voted to approve […]View More Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan
China’s massive auto market hit the brakes last year as trade tensions and a softening economy dampened consumer confidence, but one segment soared on account of increasing internet penetration — used car sales. New passenger car sales fell to 23.7 million last year, representing a 4.1 year-over-year drop according to a new report by China’s Association of […]View More EVs and online marketplaces thrive despite slump in Chinese car sales
Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint has raised $240 million in a Series H funding round that attracted a diverse group of investors from the automotive, energy, financial, venture capital, utilities, and even oil and gas industries. New investors in the round include American Electric Power, Chevron Technology Ventures, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Daimler Trucks […]View More ChargePoint raises $240 million to serve an anticipated flood of electric vehicles
Transit, a company that built a mobile app designed to help people in cities live without cars, has raised $17.5 million from two automakers in a Series B round. The round was led by RenaultNissan-Mitsubishi’s joint investment arm Alliance Ventures. InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, also joined the round, as well as two past […]View More Automakers invest in Transit, the app that helps people get around without a car
Jaguar Land Rover wants pedestrians to feel safer about its self-driving vehicles, and it’s hoping a pair of “virtual eyes” will do the trick.
The thing is, it’s kinda creepy.
Think about it: A shuttle pulls up to a stoplight at an intersection…
Matt Hancock Contributor Share on Twitter Matt Hancock is the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and a Member of Parliament for West Suffolk. The UK and the USA have always had an enduring bond, with diplomatic, cultural and economic ties that have remained firm for centuries. We live in an era of profound […]View More The UK and USA need to extend their “special relationship” to technology development
Passport, company that’s managing much of the technical aspects of how people pay to use public transportation resources in cities like London, Miami, and Los Angeles has just raised $43 million. The money, from Bain Capital Ventures, will go to help the company expand its payment and transaction services nationally and internationally as cities and states wrestle with how new… Read More
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Jaguar’s I-PACE concept won’t be available for drivers until the second half of next year — but the all-electric luxury SUV is already showing off its impressive range on the streets of California.
The British automaker just released some new footage of one of its prototype vehicles taking a trip up the west coast of California, displaying an impressive range for an all-electric SUV that hasn’t yet reached its final form. The I-PACE shuttled a potential customer on the roughly 200-mile jaunt from LA to San Luis Obispo, and the Jaguar engineer behind the wheel claimed the EV had plenty of juice to spare at the trip’s end. Read more…View More Jaguar puts Tesla’s Model X on notice with a long-range test drive in California