Good afternoon from Quick Shift, your daily digest on what's happening in the world of the future. Today, technology is enabling dreams from the furthest reaches of human imagination, like ... autonomous grocery delivery— Well, we'll take it. And now, the headlines. -- Shiraz Ahmed
Waymo v. Uber. Jury selection for the patent theft lawsuit between two self-driving tech heavy hitters is set to begin today, but first, the federal judge overseeing proceedings ruled on what information will be allowed during trial. Front and center: How much monetary damages Waymo can sue for -- a contentious issue, considering the self-driving car market doesn't exist yet.
New faces, old faces. Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is joining Autotech Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on ground transportation innovation. He follows in the footsteps of former NHTSA director Mark Rosekind, who joined self-driving car startup Zoox last year.
- Artificial intelligence guru Andrew Ng launched a fund to fuel developments in the technology.
- Uber will share transportation data with Cincinnati.
- Teardown companies offer sought-after data on Tesla's latest vehicle.
- California mayors push for electric buses.
- A look at electric racing league Formula E's latest cars.
- Fuel cell trucking company Nikola is to build $1 billion factory in Arizona.
- Han Solo will be in attendance when the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches next week.
- BMW will allow lessees to use cars for ride-hailing and car-sharing services.
- Tesla moves office workers to Fremont, Calif.
- Riversimple hydrogen car to hit market this summer.
- Another self-driving delivery vehicle starts testing in California.