202223 May

The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to transportation – TechCrunch


We had live demos from the likes of Arrival, Holoride, Nuro and Zoox, panels about everything from robotaxis and urban air mobility to electric vehicles and micromobility, an early-stage startup pitch competition, roundtable sessions, networking and even some news. One item that surprised me: One of the top vehicle designs he wants to be remembered for is the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, which he called an “unsung hero” and described as a “Swiss Army knife.” Swyft Cities, a startup that’s building autonomous gondola networks, won the mobility pitch-off and is now fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt in October. VW Group CEO Herbert Diess provided a few more details about plans to increase its market share in the U.S. to 10% by the end of the decade, including that a new standalone factory with a capacity of about 300,000 vehicles a year will be built to support the new independent Scout brand. One result of this internet drama has been “#PoorElon” trending on Twitter this week, mostly by users who mocked the CEO for complaining about being attacked by Democrats — this from the richest man in the world — and also for siding with Republicans who they say probably won’t help the EV initiative. While we’re on the subject, Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 e-bikes will apparently be integrated with Google’s software products, like digital security with pinpoint location accuracy, route planning and navigation and a real-time ride data dashboard.

Source: Techcrunch