They grow up now! Uber, once enfant terrible of the tech industry, put on his big pants and publicly filed his IPO this week, trying to prove, once and for all, that he managed to do everything possible. His record reveals a sprawling business that has made progress since former President and CEO Travis Kalanick dropped Boober's jokes in 2014 – but which also presents some big problems on the horizon, such as the fight against drivers for employee classification issues and, you know, achieve profitability.
People and companies trying to prove themselves in the Transpo program are also trying: Tesla is off the menu for Model 3 at $ 35,000, supposed to save cash and streamline production; Another insider in the industry said: yes, the hype of autonomous cars has taken a step ahead of reality; and Audi claims that the figures in the E-tron range, slightly discouraging, matter little in relation to its luxury features. It's been a week. Let yourself catch up.
Stories that you may have missed in WIRED this week
Why do new premium electric vehicles fail to achieve self-sufficiency? We thoroughly explore the Audi E-tron and find out why its battery and EPA rating have disappointed the experts.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett becomes the latest CEO to say that the independent driving industry has gotten a head start while surfing the technology a few years ago. But Hackett said Ford was still about to launch a dedicated driverless vehicle in two years.
Tesla is constantly changing its prices and range of vehicles – cool if you like automotive business model innovation, less cool if you're just a person looking to buy a car.
In his opinion on WIRED, Borja García de Soto, a professor of civil engineering, says that the fields of construction, engineering and architecture are ripe for robotic disruption.
Uber publicly filed its IPO on Thursday, and its detailed financials show a growing business. But not as fast as he was.
To learn more about Uber's foray into public markets, take a look at my appearance on Gadget Lab, WIRED's first technology podcast.
Scooter Concept of the week
The argodesign company has heard your complaints about shared scooters cumbersome on your sidewalk and she has some ideas. This week, she released a scooter concept, which is not yet quite realistic, that could be stored on poles or even folded into a rack with a small footprint. Go ahead: tear off a scooter from the tree of the scooter.
Stat of the week
The rise in electric vehicle sales in California between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to an updated sales scorecard of the public-private non-profit organization Veloz. Nearly 178,000 electric vehicles were sold in the Golden State in 2018, and that state accounts for just under half of total electricity sales in the United States.
News from elsewhere on the Internet
Tesla claims that, contrary to what has been reported, his partner Panasonic batteries are not gel The investment in the $ 4.5 billion gigafactory in Nevada, but "we believe that improving existing production equipment would yield much more results than expected."
At the beginning of the IPO process: "He's been looking for Uber since 2012. He earns around 40,000 USD a year."
Bird raises the prices of scooter rides in some cities, reinforcing his company that loses money.
The talks between Rivian, electric SUV and pickup truck could have collapsed.
California begins licensing tests for pickup trucks and self-contained vans.
RED ALERT: Delta begins to limit seat tilt on some domestic flights.
NOTICE OF SEARCH: Someone to study how congestion pricing works in San Francisco.
First part of a five-part series on Barcelona's radical experience in the rehabilitation of streets for the inhabitants.
In the rear view
Essential Stories of WIRED's Cannon
Things have changed since 2012: "What Uber represents is not just a startup, but a new way of thinking about personal resources and infrastructure: everything we own, our skills and our free time, the untapped potential that surrounds us.
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