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Over the next six months, Bolt will deploy 16,000 new e-bikes across Europe / Zag Daily
Brompton recalls 2,230 models of its folding electric bike for the risk of front-wheel lockup. The issue has so far resulted in two hospitalizations and nine injuries, including bruising, a broken bone, and a dislocated shoulder / The Verge
Bird has laid off 23% of its employees after its share price slumped post-SPAC / TechCrunch
Omvos is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its Vida-a-gogo folding scooter / Kickstarter
Micromobility operators are going after small US cities, but they're encountering many of the same policy obstacles as in big cities / SmartCities
Gig drivers can feel safer and more economically secure as DisplayRide and Buckle join forces / Newswire
Product Launches & Updates
Lime is currently testing its new shared electric motorcycle, 'Citra,' in Long Beach, California / Lime
Take a look at Segway's new AI-powered scooter, the S90L / PR Newswire
Former Williams F1 engineers designed this high-performance kick scooter / Bo
Honda has just announced a new e-scooter that keeps itself upright while in motion. It's called the Striimo / TechRadar
REI just launched two new electric bikes that are part of its brand new "Generation e" line / Electrek
Lightyear is planning to launch its $263,000 solar-powered car later this year / The Verge
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
Amazon is finally taking its drone delivery program out for a spin. The Everything Store will launch its inaugural drone delivery service in Lockeford, CA, later this year / The Verge
In an attempt to take on Amazon in delivery, Walmart is quietly testing robots from Uber-backed company Serve Robotics / Insider
West Midlands Combined Authority announces £88 million plan to transform bus services / Intelligent Transport
Waymo and Uber are teaming up to accelerate the adoption of driverless trucks / The Verge
Investment & Deals
Metropolis raises $167 million for automated parking technology / dot.la
Spin will invest $2 million to support college campus micromobility research / Spin
In a $12 million Series A round, Teleo gets financing to turn construction and mining equipment into semi-autonomous machines / Yahoo!
Aptera raises $40 million for a solar electric car with 1,000 miles of range / Electrek
J.D. Power has acquired the data and predictive analytics business of We Predict / BusinessWire
TrueCar has acquired Digital Motors to create a robust car shopping and selling experience through its new marketplace, TrueCar+ / PRNewswrie
As part of a series of investments in micromobility, Porsche is acquiring German lightweight motor company Fazua / The Verge
Cities & Policy
DC school district staff and teachers who recently bought or plan to buy bicycles to commute to work or for work purposes are eligible to receive a $200 reimbursement / Wtop News
Federal investigators have upgraded their inquiry into numerous incidents with Tesla vehicles using Autopilot. The probe has recently been designated as an "Engineering Analysis," the final step before a possible recall can be conducted / The Verge
Biden administration has announced new standards as part of its push to install 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030 / The Verge
There is considerable concern in San Francisco about autonomous vehicles like Cruise, and their regulation / The San Francisco Examiner
Here's a sneak peek of the new Union Station in Washington, D.C. / The Washington Post
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