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Transportation

Cowboy, the Belgian e-bike startup, raises €10M Series A

By | Cowboy, electric bicycles, Europe, Gadgets, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, Transportation

Cowboy, the Belgian startup that designed and sells a smarter electronic bicycle, has raised €10 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous backers Index Ventures and Hardware Club. The new capital will be used to scale operations and expand beyond Belgium into Germany, U.K., Netherlands and […]

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WHILL raises $45M to help people with disabilities get around airports and other large venues

By | accessibility, electric vehicles, Fundings & Exits, Gadgets, Last mile, personal mobility, Startups, TC, Transportation, wheelchair, Whill

WHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new international markets, as well as developing new products for large venues, including airports and “last-mile” sidewalk transportation. The round’s lead investors were SBI Investment, […]

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Drone development should focus on social good first, says UK report

By | delivery drone, drone, electronics, Emergency services, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Gadgets, Government, Health, London, NESTA, NHS, Robotics, TC, Transportation, UK government, United Kingdom, unmanned aerial vehicles

A UK government backed drone innovation project that’s exploring how unmanned aerial vehicles could benefit cities — including for use-cases such as medical delivery, traffic incident response, fire response and construction and regeneration — has reported early learnings from the first phase of the project. Five city regions are being used as drone test-beds as […]

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Bird has officially raised a whopping $300M as the scooter wars heat up

By | bird, electric scooters, Gadgets, lime, Mobile, Recent Funding, sequoia capital, skip, Startups, TC, Transportation

And there we have it: Bird, one of the emerging massively hyped Scooter startups, has roped in its next pile of funding by picking up another $300 million in a round led by Sequoia Capital. The company announced the long-anticipated round this morning, with Sequoia’s Roelof Botha joining the company’s board of directors. This is […]

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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

By | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, Gadgets, Government, Hardware, self-driving cars, TC, Transportation, Uber

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.

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