This Week In Mobility: № 64

By January 25, 2018Mobility Newsletter

Tesla Model S

  • The National Traffic Safety Board will conduct a field investigation of an accident on Monday when a Tesla Model S crashed into a firetruck on a California freeway. The driver claims he engaged driver assistance system prior to the crash. LINK
  • You can apparently fool Tesla’s autopilot with an orange. (H/T @DennisLINK
  • San Fran Police Department tweets photo of drunk Tesla driver taking a sobriety test. The driver claims the car was on autopilot. Classic.  LINK
 Driverless Cars and Locally Sourced Foods. LINK

$1 trillion of real estate is on the move … here’s why. LINK

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in the news:

  • at DLD Conference in Germany, claims that driver-less cars are at least a decade away. LINK
  • YET while speaking to Bloomberg says self-driving cars will be in service in 18 monthsFlying cars in 5-7 years. LINK
  • on CNBC, says you should ‘aggressively’ tip drivers. Doesn’t explain why they aren’t paid enough, to begin with LINK

The Fall of Travis Kalanick was a lot weirder and darker than you thought. Example: Travis literally got down on his hands and knees and began squirming on the floor. “This is bad,” he muttered. “I’m terrible.”  LINK

Survey asked motorists who currently drive to and from work what they would do during a commute in a fully autonomous car. 17% of men would meditate. LINK

Audit MIT 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars on YouTube.  This class is an introduction to the practice of deep learning through the applied theme of building a self-driving car. Some readers have already watched … 👋 Alice LINK 

  • Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program. LINK

 

Singapore Tourism Board has inked a three-year agreement with the regional ride-sharing operator, Grab, to offer the latter’s mobile wallet service at tourist hotspots as well as analyze visitors’ behavioral and transport patterns. LINK

Phoenix Fire Department is getting heat for calling taxis for people who called 911 for an ambulance to the hospital. LINK

Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo expanding to Germany officially. LINK

  • Zipcar and MTA partner to offer on-demand vehicles at eight rail stations. LINK
  • One of the largest Volkswagen Group importers in Europe using Vulog’s Car-sharing Software as a Service to launch an on-demand car-sharing project in Antwerp. LINK

This year Lyft is the official ride-share sponsor at the Sundance Film Festival. As part of Sundance’s celebration of female empowerment, Lyft is hosting the panel #50WomenCanCohort at their lounge. LINK 

A majority of Americans oppose more big trucks on roads. LINK

  • Teamsters Tell UPS, No Drones & No Driver-less Trucks. LINK

 

Why disrupting government marijuana policy is so much harder than the taxi commission. Bottom line: Citizens want their pot like they wanted their Uber. LINK

Accessorize

  • The next step in pedestrian safety: airbags in clothing LINK
  • University of Michigan researchers have patented a system that could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars LINK

This Week In Mobility: № 64

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