Voi Technology Raises $160 million in New Funding Led By The Raine Group To Accelerate the Company’s Geographic and Fleet Expansion

Stockholm, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Voi, Europe’s leading micro mobility company, has raised $160 million in new funding led by The Raine Group, helping the company cement its leadership within Europe’s rapidly evolving micro-mobility transportation sector. World-class investors, including VNV Global, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Inbox, Nordic Ninja, and sustainability-focused investors, including Stena Sessan, also participated in the round and were joined by top entrepreneurs and executives to global companies, including Delivery Hero, Klarna, iZettle, Zillow, Kry/Livi and Amazon.

In connection to the funding, Voi has secured the industry’s first asset-backed debt facility at scale, which will be directed towards scooters and e-bikes in 2021.

The last 12 months have been a landmark year for e-scooters, as consumers look for new alternatives to move around Europe’s biggest cities in a convenient, sustainable, quick and safe way. With major new markets, including the UK, opening up to e-scooter mobility

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NTT Australia, Wavelink deploy Spectralink Versity smartphone fleet to Canberra hospitals – Services

Melbourne-based specialty distributor Wavelink has tapped NTT Australia to deploy a smartphone fleet to Canberra hospitals.

The rollout came in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help ACT Health staff across Canberra Hospital and University of Canberra Hospital, with some 2000 ruggedised smartphones rolled out.

The smartphones were from Spectralink, a provider of enterprise mobile solutions for a number of industries. The Versity model specifically is purpose-built for the rugged requirements of the healthcare environment.

ACT Health sought a solution that helps facilitate cohesive communication, streamlined workflows, and faster ingress and egress to COVID-19 areas and other isolation zones in the hospitals.

“Each nurse carries a Spectralink Versity smartphone, connecting them to their colleagues and the outside world without creating a contamination risk. Staff members have access to the apps they need to work effectively and efficiently at their fingertips whilst wearing gloves without the need to continuously change the

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Luminar and Intel’s Mobileye team up to develop a fleet of robo-taxis

Lidar startup Luminar today announced a partnership with Intel’s Mobileye to collaborate on self-driving car development. As part of the agreement, Luminar says it will work with Mobileye to use the former’s lidar for its robo-taxi pilot and first-generation driverless fleet in regions around the world, including Tel Aviv, Dubai, Paris, and Daegu City.

Some experts predict the pandemic will hasten adoption of autonomous transportation technologies. Despite needing disinfection, driverless cars can potentially minimize the risk of spreading disease. In partnership with Moovit, the mobility-as-a-service startup Mobileye acquired in May for $900 million, Mobileye aims to build full end-to-end ride-hailing experiences with its Luminar lidar-equipped vehicles using Moovit’s mobility platform and apps.

Mobileye, which Intel acquired for $15.3 billion in March 2017, is building two independent self-driving systems. One is based entirely on cameras, while the second incorporates radar, lidar sensors, modems, GPS, and other components. It’s this second system

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Apple and Verizon Offer ‘Fleet Swap’ To Win Over More Business Customers


  • Apple, Verizon pitch iPhone 12 and 5G networks to businesses
  • 5G ultra-wideband built for industrial commercial use: Verizon Business CEO
  • Apple is looking at growth in businesses through ‘fleet swap’

Apple is teaming up with Verizon to target business customers for its newest iPhone 12 with 5G compatibility.

Apple and Verizon are offering big discounts to businesses for swapping entire fleets of their staff’s mobile devices with new iPhone 12  handsets with Verizon’s 5G network, irrespective of which carrier they subscribe to. These customers will be charged no upfront costs for the iPhones. They will pay either no monthly cost or a very low monthly charge for iPhone 12 minis.

Announcing the “fleet swap” at an event Thursday, the companies highlighted ways in which the iPhone 12 would be useful to businesses with strong internet on the 5G network. 5G’s higher bandwidth than existing networks will help in

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Global brand name customer adopts iCatch Technology intelligent automotive imaging SoC for fleet management application

Global brand name customer adopts iCatch Technology intelligent automotive imaging SoC for fleet management application

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As high as 90% of the traffic accidents are related to driver’s status, such as fatigue or distraction. Studies have shown that by monitoring driver’s behavior and status, the traffic accidents can be greatly reduced by as much as 20%. Hence, the world’s leading safety assessment institutions and most countries around the world are evaluating the benefit drivers can get by enforcing driver monitoring systems on all vehicles.

Among all types of vehicles, commercial fleets are especially exposed to the potential threats of driver fatigue and distraction due to long driving time and distance. Global brand name customer has adopted iCatch Technology’s intelligent automotive imaging SoC as the heart of fleet management dash camera to combine iCatch Technology’s expertise in image processing and video recording with customer’s own fleet

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People Have *Thoughts* About Twitter’s New Fleet Feature


If you logged onto Twitter today and did a double-take, you weren’t the only one. Twitter is the latest social platform to introduce disappearing posts that just so happen to be accessed via small circles at the top of the app — and they’re called Fleets. Look familiar? It’s reminiscent (read: exactly like) Instagram’s Stories and Snapchat.

“Some of you tell us that Tweeting is uncomfortable because it feels so public, so permanent, and like there’s so much pressure to rack up Retweets and Likes,” design director Joshua Harris and product manager Sam Haveson wrote in a blog post.

Fleets disappear after 24 hours and unlike tweets, they don’t earn Likes or RTs and there’s no way to post a public reply. For now, they’re only available on Twitter’s mobile platform, so if the new development is triggering some sort of social media trauma, stick to Twitter on

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UW receives $23.5M grant to build and deploy fleet of robotic ocean-monitoring floats

UW oceanography professor Stephen Riser, left, and a colleague drop a float in the Southern Ocean in 2017 in order to collect chemical, physical and biological observations as part of the SOCCOM Project. (SOCCOM Photo)

The University of Washington is receiving a large chunk of a massive new grant from the National Science Foundation to build and deploy robotic ocean-monitoring floats to be distributed around the globe. The instruments will help scientists monitor the chemistry and biology of the world’s oceans for decades.

The NSF approved a $53 million, five-year grant on Thursday for a consortium of oceanographic institutions. About $20.5 million goes to the UW to build and deploy 300 of the 500 total floats, with another $3 million for maintenance.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI); Scripps Institution of Oceanography; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; and Princeton University are part of the effort along with the UW.


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SpaceX postpones next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to rocket camera issue

SpaceX called off the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 new Starlink internet satellites Thursday (Oct. 22) due to mission assurance concerns. 

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Starlink 11 mission from Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 3, 2020.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Starlink 11 mission from Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 3, 2020.

The Falcon 9 rocket was less than 15 minutes from liftoff when flight controllers scrubbed the flight. The launch was scheduled for 12:14 p.m. EDT (1614 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

“Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink to allow additional time for mission assurance work: will announce next launch opportunity once confirmed on the Range,” SpaceX representatives wrote in a Twitter update

“Just a small-seeming issue with loss of upper stage camera,” SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk explained in a follow-up tweet today. “Probably

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