Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai

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Pony.ai, which is jointly based in Silicon Valley and China, has been testing robot taxis since 2018     Pony.ai, a self-driving startup based in Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China, is deepening its ties to Toyota. The two companies announced a pilot program to test self-driving cars on public roads in two Chinese cities, Beijing and Shanghai. The Japanese auto giant plans to invest $400 million in Pony.ai, valuing the startup at $3 billion. Pony.ai has been working with Toyota since 2019 on public autonomous vehicle testing. With this new investment, their relationship will become even closer, with the automaker and the startup “co-developing” mobility products like “mobility services.”   Pony.ai has been testing robot taxis in Beijing and Guangzhou since late 2018 as well as in Fremont and Irvine,…
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7 Reasons to Actually Start Using Google Keep

7 Reasons to Actually Start Using Google Keep

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Google's note-taking app is the best free program you're not using and perhaps never knew existed in the first place. Let's talk about Google Keep. You remember Google Keep, right? It was supposed to revolutionize taking and organizing notes in 2013, but it's faced a lot of competition. There are, of course, plenty of productivity and organizational apps that will help you shepherd your life across multiple devices. Evernote may be a PCMag Editors' Choice for note-taking apps, but Keep has its benefits as a free, minimalist tool that simplifies the process of sharing ideas across multiple devices. For example, you can jot down notes in Keep on your Android or iOS device while in transit, and pick it up later on your computer. Or, conversely, when you're about to…
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