Lime joins two other Silicon Valley companies, Uber and Lyft, within the transit directions tab of the Google Maps app. The move highlights how tech companies are racing to become the go-to app when planning a trip — and how many mobility options Google excludes.
Uber laid out its vision of a transformed world of personal mobility as it steered toward a keenly anticipated stock market debut that will follow an initial public offering of shares by US rideshare rival Lyft announced recently.
With the bot, retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day. FedEx is collaborating with companies such as AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to help assess retailers’ autonomous delivery needs.
The CEO of AXP, Max Kane, spoke on the inaccuracies that are commonly seen in the used car industry, “There’s a million vehicles on the road that have ‘washed’ titles, which means there is fraud there. The insurance industry is hit with billions in fraud because of missing information, drivers providing the wrong information and inaccurate reporting.”
Its decision to look for a buyer comes as a surprise. Although it’s certainly not a major player in the burgeoning autonomous vehicle market, at least by valuation, Drive.ai is a fairly well-known company.