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1 month ago

New Laser Eyes For Postmates Delivery Robot, Courtesy Of Ouster

Postmates is equipping the latest version of its Serve urban-delivery robots with laser lidar sensors to help them avoid bumping into people and safely navigate sidewalks. 
By Alan Ohnsman 4 min read
1 month ago

Tesla Shares And Elon Musk's Net Worth Tank As Record Sales Fail To Deliver Profits

Tesla posted a worse-than-expected $389 million loss and finished the first half in the red.
By Alan Ohnsman 11 min read
1 month ago

The Roads Less Traveled: NEXT Trucking's Path To A Lucrative Niche—And A $500 Million Valuation

NEXT Trucking has raised $125 million from VCs like Sequoia Capital—most recently at a $500 million valuation—for its four-year-old smartphone app.
By Alan Ohnsman 12 min read
1 month ago

Tesla Makes Good On Elon Musk’s Goal Of Record Quarterly Deliveries, Led By Model 3

The company said it got 95,200 of its electric vehicles to customers during the period that ended June 30, including 72,531 units of its lower-priced Model 3 sedan.
By Alan Ohnsman 5 min read
2 months ago

A Veteran Tesla Engineer Leaves To Improve The Vision Of Embark's Self-Driving Trucks

Embark has raised at least $47 million since Forbes 30 Under 30 alums Rodrigues and Moak founded the company in 2016.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
2 months ago

Don’t Tell Lidar Foe Elon Musk But This Maker Of The Robo-Car Vision Tech Just Raised $170 Million

Proceeds of the Series C round, which was enlarged from an initial $132 million of funding announced in March, will be used to improve the startup’s perception software.
By Alan Ohnsman 7 min read
2 months ago

Hauling With Hydrogen: DHL Adding Fuel Cell Vans To Its Delivery Fleet

DHL didn’t provide details of how much it’s spending on the van program, though Plug Power receives at least $20,000 per vehicle, said CEO Andy Marsh.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
2 months ago

Self-Driving Unicorn Aurora, Backed By Amazon, Is Buying A Laser Lidar Maker

The Silicon Valley-based company is acquiring lidar-maker Blackmore. Laser lidar sensors help robotic vehicles see more clearly and in all lighting conditions.
By Alan Ohnsman 12 min read