TechCrunch: Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities

Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer-range battery. In short, this third-generation product is built to…

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TechCrunch: Elon Musk’s Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground “people mover” in Las Vegas

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for…

TechCrunch: Autonomous vehicles make congestion pricing even more critical

Brooks Rainwater Contributor More posts by this contributor Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out As tasks wane, skills rise Autonomous vehicles will soon be ubiquitous on city streets. Before this happens, we should ask ourselves: Will they…

TechCrunch: Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up by reading the first edition here or check out…

TechCrunch: Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The…