Steve Wozniak says he’s ‘given up’ on the idea of autonomous cars. “Artificial intelligence in cars is trained to spot everything that is normal on the roads, not something abnormal,” he said at “Connecting Tomorrow” in Barcelona “They aren’t going to be able to read the words on signs and know what they mean. I’ve really given up.” LINK


Apple has not ‘given up’ on the idea of autonomous cars and is working on thermal imaging to aid computer vision systems to help determine what elements in view need to be tracked.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Apple patents specialized headlamps to highlight areas of the road to warn the driver, but such a system could also light the road strategically to help vehicle vision systems see better. LINK

Used-car sales boom as new cars gets too pricey for many. The price gap between new and pre-owned cars has widened to a near decade high LINK


New Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, promoted Cameron Poetzscher after he was accused of making sexually suggestive comments about other co-workers. Probe verified that the married father-of-two had an extramarital affair with a colleague, which is in violation of company policy because he contributed to her annual review. Uber Lothario played a key role in negotiating SoftBank’s investment. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  Live-in nanny lawsuit claimsCameron Poetzschermasturbated in front of her. Claims he and his wife paid nanny below the legal limit but offering extra cash for “massage” services. LINK

Uber was excluding women from its Facebook job ads. Facebook has no problem profiting from the new Uber behaving like the old Uber. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  Uber settles dozens of sexual harassment claims. The members of the suit will get, on average, $33,928.57.  LINK

In Salt Lake City — where dockless e-scooters have been on city streets since June — one hospital says it has seen a 161% increase in the number of visits involving e-scootersLINK


Careem buys Commut to boost mass transit options. Commut operates a minibus shuttle service for workers in Hyderabad and is apparently the third-largest transport app in IndiaLINK


REPORT: Uber & Lyft drivers now collectively earn only about half as much each month as they did five years ago. Average monthly incomes have fallen from $1,535 in October 2012 to just $762 in March of this year, not adjusted for inflation. LINK


Porsche increases investment in start-ups by €150M for the next five years. As a strategic investor, Porsche is focusing on investments in business models relating to the customer experience, mobility and digital lifestyle, as well as on future technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual and augmented reality. LINK


Lyft partners with UCLA to charge a $4.99 flat rate for ride-shares within 5 miles. The promotion can be applied to any ride departing from or arriving to a UCLA property and will not be restricted to UCLA students LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber partners with UCLA to charge a $5.99 flat rate for ride-shares within 5 miles.LINK

VIDEO: Russian law student pours bleach on men’s groins to punish them for ‘Manspreading‘ Her goal is to leave a permanent mark, “so that everyone can immediately understand which body part controls the behavior of these men.” LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Los Angeles Metro riders face $75 fine as punishment for ‘Manspreading‘.  LINK
Anthony Barba

About 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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