Happy Monday from Quick Shift, your daily dose of the future of the transportation industry. We're hunkering down for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's oncoming zombie apocalypse, but before that let's see what's happening in the world of mobility. — Shiraz Ahmed
Can you hear me now? The Trump administration is considering building a nationwide 5G cellular network, likening it to the Eisenhower administration's federal highway system, to position the U.S. as a leader in connectivity. Axios has the full scoop, but Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai shot down the idea.
- California Gov. Jerry Brown wants 5 million EVs on the road by 2030.
- Amazon seeks a patent on a self-driving delivery robot.
- Nissan engineered self-driving slippers. The feat is not an autonomous potato, but we'll give the company points for creativity.
- Silicon Valley's secret autonomous test track
- Tesla is in talks with China's SQM over lithium investment (subscription).
- Artificial synapses could be new underpinnings for artificial intelligence.
- Uber partnership intends to teach drivers how to spot sex slaves.
- Politico wonders if Trump's infrastructure plan is DOA.
- Self-driving car bill hits a pothole.
- And finally, yes, you can buy Musk's flamethrower too, if you insist.