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Because SpaceX holds federal contracts, the Air Force may investigate Elon Musk for smoking potLINK

Musky offered 150,000 bucks in cash and cannabis to star in a weed-themed porno. LINK

Mobi-Wize, an Israeli startup, enables autonomous vehicles to learn from the physical contact between the tires and the road. There are building a crowdsourced map of road conditions. LINK

In an effort to begin putting pedestrians at easeJaguar is testing googly eyes that follow pedestrians to reassure them that the car ‘sees’ them.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Voice of Waymo’ reassures passengers of the driverless van’s safety. LINK

Lyft opens free recording studio for drivers in Hot ‘Lanta in an attempt to attract drivers LINK

ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has announced the launch of its van-pooling service with BVG, the Berlin public transit authority.  LINK

Trumps Trade War & Chinese IPOs

  • Chinese parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo has postponed its planned IPOGeely is worried that President Trump’s trade war could impact Volvo’s valuation. LINK
  • China’s Electric-vehicle maker Nio gets poor reception on IPOLINK

Apple now has 70 self-driving vehicles on the road in California. LINK

GM Cruise now has absolutely ZERO self-driving vehicles on the road in New York. It appears they never applied for a self-driving permit. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: GM Cruise blames Government bureaucracy for missing their early 2018 LINK
  • FLASHBACK: In 2017 New York Governor Cuomo announced that GM Cruise would begin testing self-driving cars in Manhattan in early 2018.LINK

Two wannabe ISIS terrorists were busted in England for “allegedly” plotting an attack involving a self-driving car. LINK

Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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