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Tesla's overseas admirers. Though his talks to build a factory in China may have stalled, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has turned heads in the country after the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy. The upstart automaker's Model S sedan has also been outselling German luxury competitors in Europe.
One year later. A year ago this week, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post detailing sexual harassment at the fast-growing startup. In the 12 months that followed, Uber faced a reckoning for its bad behavior, including the ousting of CEO Travis Kalanick, and women in a variety of industries, including automotive, have joined Fowler to give voice to instances of harassment in the workplace.
- This startup wants to beat tech giants to the automotive data market.
- Uber is looking to sell its Southeast Asia business to regional competitor Grab as it launches its cheapest service yet in the U.S.
- The co-founder and CEO of Ford's Chariot shuttle service has left the company.
- Spanish automaker Seat acquires Spanish car-sharing startup Respiro.
- Meet the company that wants to be self-driving cars' designated driver.
- BP expects oil demand to dip by 2040 because of autonomous EV sales.
- Intel led a $50 million financing round for Moovit, a transit planning app.
- Bosch acquires ride-sharing startup SPLT, which focuses on commuter car-sharing.
- Fast Company's annual innovative company rankings are out. In the transportation category, General Motors, Lyft, Aptiv and Car2Go made the Top 10, with mapping company Waze coming in at No. 1. Chipmaker Nvidia and self-driving company nuTonomy, acquired by Aptiv, made the rankings for artificial intelligence. See the full list here.
- China's BYD tops global EV production again for 2017.
- Transit app Citymapper will go head-to-head with Uber in London.