Smartcar accuses $50M-funded rival Otonomo of API plagiarism – TechCrunch

Ruthless copying is common in tech. Just ask Snapchat. However, it’s typically more conceptual than literal. But car API startup Smartcar claims that...

Tesla plans to launch a robotaxi network in 2020 – TechCrunch

Tesla expects to launch the first robotaxis as part of broader vision for an autonomous ride-sharing network in 2020, CEO Elon Musk...

Tesla vaunts creation of ‘the best chip in the world’ for...

At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon...

Tesla’s computer is now in all new cars and a next-gen...

The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3, X and...

‘Anyone relying on lidar is doomed,’ Elon Musk says – TechCrunch

Today at Tesla’s first Autonomy Day event, Elon Musk took questions from the press but didn’t have time for questions about lidar. Historically,...

Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo –...

Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride...

Tesla’s board is about to get a lot smaller – TechCrunch

Tesla is cutting its board down by more than one-third, to seven directors, by 2020, a move that includes the loss of...

Uber’s self-driving car unit raises $1B from Toyota, Denso and Vision...

Uber’s has confirmed it will spin out its self-driving car business after the unit closed $1 billion in funding from Toyota, auto-parts maker...

Phantom Auto raises $13.5M to expand remote driving business to delivery...

Remote driving startup Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million of financing in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners — capital...

100 Car2go Mercedes hijacked in Chicago crime spree – TechCrunch

Car2go, free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen...

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