Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?

The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy to hear Lyft, Pinterest, Postmates and Slack (via a direct listing, according to the latest reports) […]

Inside VW, Mobileye’s deal to launch a autonomous ride-hailing service in Israel

In the world of autonomous vehicles, the news comes in repetitive short bursts with formulaic precision: Company X is launching a robotaxi fleet/test program in city Y by [insert date]. These announcements are promptly forgotten until the first self-driving vehicles are spotted, an accident occurs, or a new partner joins the test program. Rinse. repeat. The […]

Pennsylvania approves its first self-driving car tests

Self-driving startup Aurora is the first company to receive Pennsylvania’s blessing to test autonomous vehicles on its roads. As TechCrunch noted, it’s actually been trialing its technology on the streets of Pittsburgh since 2017 — along with other companies — but the state only released its automated vehicle testing guidance in July. While automakers aren’t […]

China’s Byton is sending its electric SUV prototypes to the U.S.

That’s when self-driving vehicle technology startup Aurora will take over. Kirsten Korosec 12 hours Byton, the new China-based automaker founded by former BMW and Infiniti executives, has produced the first 10 prototypes of its tech-centric all-electric SUV and some of them will be in the U.S. before the end of the year, company president and co-founder […]

Scientists thought 'Steve' was a new aurora. Turns out it isn't.

“Steve,” not an aurora after all.Image: Ryan Sault By Johnny Lieu2018-08-22 02:41:37 UTC Named “Steve,” the swathes of purple light filling skies over Regina, Canada, spurred plenty of intrigue when discovered by citizen scientists. The lights, the likes of which locals had never seen before, were understood by scientists to be a new aurora. Or […]