Happy Friday from your friends at Quick Shift! Since the groundhog has seen his shadow, rumor has it there will be six more weeks until the Waymo-Uber trial is over.-- Katie Burke
New name, same profits: Aptiv, the mobility technologies company born from supplier Delphi Automotive, reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 on Thursday -- the first quarter reporting under its new name. The change in identity didn't hamper business, with the supplier reporting a $256 million profit.
Flying car hype isn't cooling down anytime soon: Air taxi startup Joby Aviation announced an $100 million round of funding Thursday, from investors including Toyota, Intel and JetBlue. Another robocopter startup completed its first test flight.