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Monthly report: June 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 90 influencers like WIRED and Thomas Bamonte, discussing hashtags such as #mobility , #transpo and #Brexit.
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Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now

On May 25, 2018
@therealautoblog shared
Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now. https://t.co/Hv7V8clTtv https://t.co/L8U2dCZYfb
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In the wake of recent autonomous vehicle crashes including an Uber fully autonomous test car killing a woman pushing a bike, and a semi-autonomous Tesla Model X hitting a concrete divider, AAA conducted another study of the public's perception of such cars. ...

www.autoblog.com
On May 25, 2018
@therealautoblog shared
Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now. https://t.co/Hv7V8clTtv https://t.co/L8U2dCZYfb
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Americans are even more wary of autonomous cars now

In the wake of recent autonomous vehicle crashes including an Uber fully autonomous test car killing a woman pushing a bike, and a semi-autonomous Tesla Model X hitting a concrete divider, ...

Fully-driverless cars can now offer rides to regular folks in California

On Jun 4, 2018
@DigitalTrends shared
Free rides, free of a driver? Yes, please. https://t.co/nQBAx8ry5J
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Fancy a free ride in a driverless car? California is now allowing autonomous-vehicle companies to offer rides to regular folks, and they're not allowed to charge for the journey. The move follows in the footsteps of Arizona and comes as the state explores the viability of robot taxi ...

www.digitaltrends.com
On Jun 4, 2018
@DigitalTrends shared
Free rides, free of a driver? Yes, please. https://t.co/nQBAx8ry5J
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Fully-driverless cars can now offer rides to regular folks in California

Fancy a free ride in a driverless car? California is now allowing autonomous-vehicle companies to offer rides to regular folks, and they're not allowed to charge for the journey. The move ...

Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple

On Jun 13, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple - https://t.co/ZycZdXE83l
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Ford‘s unusual $1 billion bet on the tiny Argo AI was aimed at recruiting top talent for its driverless-car program with a potentially lucrative perk it couldn’t otherwise provide: an equity stake in a fast-growing startup.

www.wsj.com
On Jun 13, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple - https://t.co/ZycZdXE83l
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Ford-Backed Driverless-Car Startup Argo AI Lures Talent From Uber, Apple

Ford‘s unusual $1 billion bet on the tiny Argo AI was aimed at recruiting top talent for its driverless-car program with a potentially lucrative perk it couldn’t otherwise provide: an ...

Autonomous Vehicles Should Be Built From Scratch, Says Zoox CEO

On Jun 14, 2018
@olivercameron shared
RT @Jessicalessin: Interviews with two of the top founders in self-driving cars: Zoox and Cruise. https://t.co/wuUeszAzS7 https://t.co/vkVd95JbC6
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Self-driving vehicles are such a radical shift for the transportation industry that it is critical to build new cars from the ground up to take advantage of the technology, the head of Zoox, a startup that is doing just that, said on Thursday. Tim Kentley-Klay, the co-founder and CEO of ...

www.theinformation.com
On Jun 14, 2018
@olivercameron shared
RT @Jessicalessin: Interviews with two of the top founders in self-driving cars: Zoox and Cruise. https://t.co/wuUeszAzS7 https://t.co/vkVd95JbC6
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Autonomous Vehicles Should Be Built From Scratch, Says Zoox CEO

Self-driving vehicles are such a radical shift for the transportation industry that it is critical to build new cars from the ground up to take advantage of the technology, the head of ...

Volkswagen mobility unit CEO says self-driving cars core to plan

On Jun 26, 2018
@Automotive_News shared
Volkswagen mobility unit CEO says self-driving cars core to plan https://t.co/6QZoT7QEBZ https://t.co/9ICAghedZ9
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VW's fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders like Uber without burning through piles of cash.

www.autonews.com
On Jun 26, 2018
@Automotive_News shared
Volkswagen mobility unit CEO says self-driving cars core to plan https://t.co/6QZoT7QEBZ https://t.co/9ICAghedZ9
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Volkswagen mobility unit CEO says self-driving cars core to plan

VW's fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders like Uber without burning through piles of cash.

The Unavoidable Folly of Making Humans Train Self-Driving Cars

On May 24, 2018
@WIRED shared
Robots could be better at driving than humans, but that's challenging when humans are teaching robots how to drive https://t.co/NeTYoXos0G
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Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. Too bad we need them to help the robots take their place.

www.wired.com
On May 24, 2018
@WIRED shared
Robots could be better at driving than humans, but that's challenging when humans are teaching robots how to drive https://t.co/NeTYoXos0G
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The Unavoidable Folly of Making Humans Train Self-Driving Cars

Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. Too bad we need them to help the robots take their place.

A Blood-Based Cancer Test Gets Its First Results

On Jun 16, 2018
@WIRED shared
The bets on liquid biopsy keep getting bigger, and startups are beginning to trickle out data https://t.co/ww6L4UyQxm
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The biotech unicorn Grail just gave its first look at how its sequencing-based cancer test prototypes are performing.

www.wired.com
On Jun 16, 2018
@WIRED shared
The bets on liquid biopsy keep getting bigger, and startups are beginning to trickle out data https://t.co/ww6L4UyQxm
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A Blood-Based Cancer Test Gets Its First Results

The biotech unicorn Grail just gave its first look at how its sequencing-based cancer test prototypes are performing.

As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive

On Jun 3, 2018
@transportgooru shared
A fight for survival after 72 years -> As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive https://t.co/rP4KRAfmOY via @WIRED #mobility #transpo #tech
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The 72-year-old company is ready to try just about anything, from bikes to robots, to stick around.

www.wired.com
On Jun 3, 2018
@transportgooru shared
A fight for survival after 72 years -> As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive https://t.co/rP4KRAfmOY via @WIRED #mobility #transpo #tech
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As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive

The 72-year-old company is ready to try just about anything, from bikes to robots, to stick around.

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

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Transportation technology and innovation. Automated vehicles. V2X technology. Transportation planning. Views expressed are my own.

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Tech for the way we live. | Facebook & Instagram: @DigitalTrends

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Drive free or die. Contact us at [email protected]

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We obsessively cover the auto industry.

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Transport+Tech+Policy Wonk; Harvard @Kennedy_School alum; Dabble all day in: Mobility/automation technology, climate science, energy, geopolitics

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CEO @voyage. Building an extremely affordable autonomous taxi service.

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The auto industry's leading business publication - award-winning coverage from boardroom to showroom. @First_Shift @AutoNewsTV @AutoNewsEurope @AutoNewsCanada

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Original news, reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech.

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Airbiquity® is a global leader in connected car services and pioneer in the development and engineering of automotive telematics technology.

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The official handle for NVIDIA. Blog: https://t.co/ohDSqeDJ1D Support: https://t.co/DAKuuuZIg5 All NVIDIA Social Media: https://t.co/0MNNrxXnKC

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Researching intelligence to understand what we are and to find ways to harness it wisely. I'm a senior CIFAR fellow and an adjunct prof at UBC CS.

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@IEEESpectrum's award-winning blog on robots, drones, AI, and more. Editor: @ericoguizzo [email protected] | Senior Writer: @botjunkie [email protected]

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West coast bureau guy for @Automotive_News. Bike/ski/surf nerd with an elderly F-150 named Groot. @latimes alum. Send bacon: [email protected]

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We were first to say connected and autonomous cars would 'save lives, save time, save money.' We advocate for pro-innovation connected and AV policy.

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