Good morning from Quick Shift, your daily mobility roundup. It's only Tuesday and we've already got the beginnings of what will surely be a great Silicon Valley rivalry. The drama's just beginning, so don't hesitate to jump into the day's news. -- Shiraz Ahmed
Way more Waymo. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to supply "thousands" of Chrysler Pacifica minivans to Waymo, Google's self-driving affiliate, for its ride-hailing pilot and public road testing. The agreement adds to the 600-vehicle fleet the automaker has already supplied, further cementing a partnership formed in 2016.
Partnerships and breakups. BMW has bought out its partner on ReachNow, its car-sharing service, in advance of a potential merger with Daimler's Car2Go. Uber was reportedly in talks to acquire a Chicago-based freight logistics company, but things fell apart.
- Faraday Future is suing a startup founded by its former CFO Stefan Krause, accusing him of poaching talent
- Nuro, a driverless delivery company from former Google engineers, made its debut with $92 million in funding.
- Chariot, the Ford-owned shuttle company, was approved for its European launch in London.
- A Tesla battery engineer has left the company.
- The Onion debuts Tesla's latest product.
- Tesla is creating financial products backed by lease payments on its vehicles.
- Next Trucking, an app that matches shippers with truck carriers, raised $21 million.
- Why sidewalk delivery robots need human drivers.
- Formula E unveils all-electric race car.
- Bay Area home seller will accept bitcoin as payment.
- Uber sells Xchange Leasing portfolio to car-leasing startup Fair.