Growing pains be gone. Uber is partnering with GM, Toyota, and financial institutions to offer 100,000 drivers reduced monthly car payments and get more Uber drivers on the road.
People who don’t take their car out very often will save money, as MetroMile’s insurance prices on a per mile basis.
Editor’s Pick Teaser: A lithium-ion cell production “giga-factory” could be in the works.
Openbay’s goal is to improve the process of getting your car repaired and maintained. The Cambridge-startup launched its service today and revealed seed funding from Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z seed fund, Boston Seed Capital, and Stage 1 Ventures.
Zoom offers a neighborhood-based, membership-only car rental service by hour or by day.
The company provides software-as-a-service that helps large organizations manage and optimize their vehicle fleets. It has been profitable for years, but doesn’t want to miss the “window for accelerating growth.”
Founders of popular ridesharing service Lyft discuss the competitive market and their vision for the company’s future.
Drivewise.ly has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits and gives you a score based on your skill.
California regulators came out with a proposed decision for ridesharing startups today, with a lightweight set of regulations to ensure safety.
Threeways in an Uber car are now really easy. Threeway fare-splits, that is.
Tred launched its home-delivery test drive service in the Greater Seattle area today for people looking to buy a new car and closed a $1.8 million in seed funding.
Anki is an artificial intelligence and robotics startup that emerged out of stealth mode today and unveiled its first product — a car racing game called Anki Drive. It also revealed $50 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and Two Sigma.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick declared his intention to roll out ride-sharing on the existing platform, posing a direct threat to companies like Lyft and SideCar that operate on a community ride-sharing model.
The hybrid version of the Boxer engine weighs around 300 pounds more than the standard gas-only version. In low-speed situations, the car can run on electricity, and it can start on electricity.
Joyride is building a voice-activated mobile applications that turns the millions of hours Americans spend driving into a safe, entertaining experience.
Just days after the Avis officially acquires Zipcar, a small number of zipcars pop up at NYC regional airports.
Splitsecnd’s hardware plugs into car cigarette lighters, making automatic emergency response systems accessible to drivers without smartphones or luxury cars.
RepairPal.com uses data to provide consumers with credible information about car repairs, and it received $13 million to build out its product and network.
#IM48 is a road trip for people with ideas. Four guys, spending four months traveling across America to put on events that encourage people to bring to life their ideas.
The Tata Nano has never really taken off in India. Perhaps that’s because it’s perfect for the U.S. market.
Founders Dwight Crow and Christopher Berner were acqui-hired by Facebook today. Terms were not disclosed, but what is clear is that Facebook is not getting into the business of helping you buy and sell cars.
Google may have a self-driving car in the lab.
But Chinese automotive company BYD has a car you can buy today … with an actual, real, operational remote control.
High-risk drivers cost insurance firms 250 percent more than low-risk drivers. Now, tracking technology is helping insurance firm Progressive identify degrees of driver riskiness that can help the company personalize fees … potentially reducing your costs by $150/year.
Mini is about to become the first mass production car with built-in streaming music, courtesy of German startup Aupeo. Aupeo bills itself as “Pandora for the rest of the world”, providing curated radio stations and a personal station based on recommendations. The company has quietly pursued a strategy of making deals with hardware vendors to pre-install Aupeo on various devices including Acer mobile phones, Asus netbooks and Philips TVs.