Articles tagged “ford”

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Ford in Talks to Buy Landmark Train Station in Detroit

Corey Williams, Associated Press

Ford is investing in downtown Detroit. The city hopes other corporations and investment will follow.

8 months ago

Lyft Looks to Ford to Help It With Self-Driving Car Ambitions

Lyft Looks to Ford to Help It With Self-Driving Car Ambitions

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft has other technology issues to focus on as well, like gettting its drivers to show up on the same side of the street as its riders. We think it and Uber are over iterating with autonomous cars.

1 year ago

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Car Startup In Talks for Big Funding Round

Ford-Backed Self-Driving Car Startup In Talks for Big Funding Round

Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg

It looks like self-driving cars are actually going to happen. There will be plenty of winners and losers among the various competitors. The disruption will impact lots of people who drive for a living. Meanwhile, we hope pedestrians will be OK.

2 years ago

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Start Transporting Passengers in Pittsburgh

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Start Transporting Passengers in Pittsburgh

Associated Press

Self-driving cars -- with passengers. Uber will start to test them and also announced it has acquired technology startup Otto, which focuses on self-driving trucks. Uber's vision is obviously multi-modal.

2 years ago

Advent of Self-Driving Cars Shifts Technology Focus From Detroit to Silicon Valley

Advent of Self-Driving Cars Shifts Technology Focus From Detroit to Silicon Valley

David Welch, Bloomberg

Legions of techies developing algorithms for self-driving cars are based in Silicon Valley and Detroit automakers are doing deals to tap into that talent. Meanwhile, Michigan is trying to develop a startup/tech culture of its own and isn't ceding anything to Google and Uber.

2 years ago

Ford to launch first car-sharing program from a manufacturer

Ford to launch first car-sharing program from a manufacturer

Ford could be manufacturing the start of some stiff competition for companies such as ZipCar, Hertz and other car-sharing startups. Ford and other car companies presumably would have a cost advantage in producing a fleet, but that's only the beginning of the challenge.

6 years ago