Let the unicorn feast begin! On Friday, ride-hail galumphed onto the markets with the opening day of trading for little bro Lyft.( Large-scale antagonist Uber is apparently on its room to its own IPO .) Lyft had a strong first day of trading, reaching a share price increase of $87.24 before slipping to $78.29 at market’s close. Now the big question, which will answer itself in the weeks and months to come: How do investors feel about their chances of the mustachioed company actually making money? How about the gig economy at large?
Still, plenty of transport things were happening off Wall Street this week. We took a look at the current state of automotive software safety standards and talked to people wondering how self-driving cars might fit into the combination. We reminded ourselves that self-driving cars aren’t going to be driverless for a while and about the role of remote operators in the ecosystem. We drove a Jeep Gladiator, the company’s adorably tough mini-pickup.
It’s been a week: Let’s get you caught up.
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