16 September, 2017
With Uber on the rocks, and one of its own companies fighting Uber, a Lyft investment - if not an outright acquisition - seems to make a lot sense for Google here. In May, the Mountain View, California-based company's self-driving arm, Waymo, and Lyft announced a partnership created to bring autonomous vehicle technology to the masses. While the investment is reportedly far from a done deal, the money could come from Google or CapitalG, the company's private equity arm.
Lyft has already risen more than $2bn worth of funding working with investment backers including the partnership with Waymo to test self-driving cars as well as General Motors, Rakuten, and Floodgate.
Meanwhile, Uber is also trying to secure additional funding.
"Technically it did land"-SpaceX debuts a wonderfully absurd blooper reel"
Knowing they have started to crack the problem then, it's understandable Musk approached the " blooper reel " cheerfully. In this failed attempt a landing leg collapsed during touchdown, causing the Falcon 9 booster to tip over and explode.
Man United, City Highest Hopes for England in Champions League
Mourinho on Lindelof: "He needs a bit of time to adapt to the Premier League but he's a very good player with a lot of potential". It is more comparable to the Portuguese style. "There is a reason for Eric and Jones to be anxious because Victor is very good".
Badgers in at No. 9 in Week 2 AP Poll
Virginia Tech, which moved up three spots to No. 18, toppled West Virginia on Sunday night. Washington was the biggest upward mover of the week, climbing from No. 24 to No. 20.
Lyft has a stringent background check policy in place for its drivers, while also ensuring each of its drivers with a $1 million Dollars liability policy.
Neither Alphabet nor Lyft would comment on the report.
Meanwhile, SoftBank reportedly is in talks to invest as much as $10 billion in Uber - a deal that has been rumored to be in the works for weeks, but which threatens to lower Uber's almost $70 billion valuation.
Uber appointed a new chief executive, former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, in late August after a string of scandals.
It goes without saying that the autonomous driving space will see a spate of innovations in the next few years, both by technology companies and automakers, as well as by smaller startups.