Cities Could Be The First Customer For HD Maps This Startup Built For Autonomous Cars

Lvl5 has taken a novel, crowdsourced approach to building and updating its high-definition maps that auto manufacturers could use to help their autonomous vehicles navigate roads. But let’s face it–it’s going to be years until this technology is needed for wide-scale commercial use. Until then, the San Francisco-based start-up needs customers, and it’s turning city governments as revenue stream for […]

Former Mayors Join Rubicon Boards

Rubicon Global announced former Indianapolis Mayor and smart city expert Stephen Goldsmith has joined Rubicon’s Board of Directors and former Philadelphia Mayor and sustainability policy champion Michael Nutter has joined Rubicon’s Advisory Board. Both roles are effective immediately. The former mayors will work with the Rubicon executive leadership team in key advisory roles, specifically around […]

Roadie app is turning average drivers into makeshift delivery people, and they get paid

The next time you drive to work, you could be making money before even clocking in — just by dropping something off that was already on your way. That’s the premise behind Roadie, a new app that’s crowdsourcing package delivery. The Atlanta-based company launched in 2015, currently has more than 90,000 drivers on the platform, […]

Home Depot adds same-day, next-day local delivery in Atlanta

Home Depot is picking up its pace to keep up with the need-it-now retail delivery boom. The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) said it has rolled out express same-day and next-day local delivery for more than 20,000 items to 35 major metros across the U.S. That includes Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, […]