Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Audi Introduces e-Tron, its New Electric Vehicle
Press Release

The company introduced a mid-size electric SUV that runs a 95-kWh battery with more than 200 miles of range. According to Wired, the model starts at $74,500.

The company is also teaming up with Amazon Home Services to offer drivers in-home charging capabilities.

The vehicle is available for customers to place reservations.

Google Teams up with the World’s Biggest Car-Manufacturing Alliance
Press Release

Google is working on a technology partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in a move that equips Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles with intelligent infotainment systems made with Google’s Android technology.

The global multi-year partnership looks to provide an “ecosystem of automotive apps on the Google Play Store” which will provide drivers with “the ability to answer calls and texts, control media, find information, and manage vehicle functions with voice using the built-in Google Assistant.”

The system is expected to debut in 2021.

Lyft Announces That it Has Completed Over 1 Billion Rides
Lyft Blog Post

The company announced that it reached a milestone of completing 1 billion rides on its platform.

Lyft stated a few highlights of its trips which include the completion of 76 million rides to airports, its single longest trip of 639 miles, and 47% of all rides taken during the winter.

According to Bloomberg, the company hired an Advisor to potentially guide the company through a reported IPO in 2019.