On a foggy Monday afternoon, a helicopter crash in midtown Manhattan took a pilot’s life. This fatal accident in New York City yesterday highlights the pitfalls of airborne traffic, adding to worries that a...
Apple Inc. has cast its eye on robotaxi company Drive.ai in an effort to hoover up Drive.ai’s roster of engineers to give Apple’s self-driving vehicle efforts a jolt, The Information said, citing anonymous sources. Dozens...
Blackstone Group doubled down this weekend on its commitment to the logistics space, placing a $18.7 billion bet on what on the surface may be the dullest corner of the real estate market -- logistics.
KEY TAKEAWAYS Global auto sales have peaked in the current cycle. But there’s a bright spot coming: The electric vehicle market is in the early stages of scorching growth. EVs have the potential to transform the cities of the...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Strained macroeconomic conditions caused by subdued commodity prices have caused private investor interest in the region to cool. However, U.K., U.S., and French investors still hold most of Africa’s FDI stock, and China is still Africa’s largest...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The top 10 fastest growing countries by population are in Africa, primarily in countries where infrastructural issues are the most severe. Africa’s annual infrastructure funding deficit is projected to increase by $60 billion by 2025, which furthers...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Traffic in New York City has slowed to a crawl as the roads are packed with more vehicles. While a range of tech fixes have been put in place, traffic still causes $100 billion in lost productivity...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
KEY TAKEAWAYS In the future, smart cities will be home to driverless cars. Tires will have to change too. At this early stage of development, it helps to frame the challenge with a series of questions around driving habits,...
KEY TAKEAWAYS *Smart tire technologies are helping city planners to envision new transportation schemes. *$342 billion will be spent on smart cities in 2016, and will double by 2021. Some of that will go into making roads smarter. Smarter roads need...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Middle Eastern ride-hailing app Careem is branching out into the fast-growing micromobility market by acquiring Cyacle, a United Arab Emirates-based...
Ather Energy, India’s electric scooter startup, raised $51 million in new round of funding on Tuesday. Known as “India’s Tesla,” the Bengaluru-based company is expanding just as two-wheelers are projected to dominate India’s EV market.With the new...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Rimac Automobili, the Croatia-based electric car company, scored almost $90 million in funding from Hyundai Motors and Kia Motor, signalling that big auto players like Korean...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Federal regulators have paved the way for Google offshoot Wing Aviation to begin drone delivery in the U.S., a small but significant step in advancing what...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The global race to build “the brains” behind driverless cars is accelerating, even as different international players have various motivations and visions of the self-driving future. The...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Zencargo, a freight forwarding firm that uses machine learning to improve how large shipping companies and their customers manage and move cargo, has closed a Series...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Black Sesame Technologies, an artificial intelligence company focused on digital imaging that can make cars safer and more, completed a $100 million Series B financing round...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. If you’ve wondered when you could book a private jet to any place in the world with an app, get your fingertips ready. As did Dubai-based aviation...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. A European logistics startup called Sennder raised an undisclosed amount in a Series B financing, according to U.S. venture capital firm Accel, which announced its investment in the round. Other...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Minieye, an autonomous-driving software developer based in China, announced on April 9 that it completed its Series B financing and received hundreds of millions of credit lines That means that...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Klook, a Hong Kong-based travel activities and services company, announced Tuesday it received $225 million in Series D+ funding from the Softbank Vision Fund. This brings its total...
Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. More than a century ago, Ford Motor Co.’s automobile assembly lines were the cutting edge of American innovation. Now, the carmaker’s recent round of...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Barely a day goes by without a new thrust or parry in the US-China competition to control the direction of Artificial Intelligence. But some moves resonate...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Flying cars and dog-walking robots were all part of a futuristic world of “smart cities” envisioned as early as the 1960s, when they were mainstays in...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. The revenue opportunities in the rideshare boom don’t just live behind the wheel. Viraj Ratnalikar, founder of Car Quids, thought of an opportunity while watching cars drive...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. “Here be dragons!” According to lore, that epithet once marked ancient charts of the world’s oceans, a warning from mariners of the perils of the deepest, darkest seas....
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Wooden pallets have been around almost as long as global trade. Pallets - also known as ‘skids,’ date back at least to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and in spite of improvements...
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