Autonomous startups have a secret weapon for driverless cars: additional human operators

Self-driving startups like Cruise and Pony.ai began testing their driverless cars in some parts of California last year, with an added resource: human operators. Although there is no driver behind the wheel, the passenger seat is occupied by a security operator who “has a red button that can stop the vehicle if something happens,” Pony.ai … Read more

Electric vehicle startups looking for low-cost roads for mass production

Electric car and van startups racing to become the next Tesla all want to avoid Elon Musk’s journey through “manufacturing hell.” But electric vehicle companies like British van company Arrival SA and Fisker are taking very different paths to overcome the challenges of the profitable mass production that nearly broke Tesla. Some have found investors … Read more