is open to outside investment for their self-driving car unit, although they are not currently looking for backers. (Bloomberg
). Uber has also been more and more keen to partner with public transport organizations (‘bout time). I personally wonder if it’s a little too late for Uber to be building these types of relationships. But better late than never?
A light in the right direction:
Jaguar Land Rover have been testing some… interesting designs for autonomous vehicles. The latest is a laser-based light that indicates where the vehicle is moving /turning (see above). (CNET
Another (anonymous) review from a Waymo One rider was released this week - including an account of how the vehicle reacts when it gets a little bit lost. (Futurism
Lyft’s CEO isn’t often in the spotlight - but ahead of their IPO, Logan Green is stepping into his own. It’s a fascinating read, if only to compare his personality to that of Uber’s founder and CEO Travis Kalanick. (NYT
is on the road again - the Ford backed self-driving company has just been granted a permit to test on California roads. The permit is for one vehicle and two drivers. (Tech Crunch