Lauren Bellenie

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Easymile Aims to Make Every Mile Easier with Driverless Shuttles

Its autonomous EZ-10 shuttles launched this year at Austin Airport and Berlin Tegel. It is wheelchair accessible, featuring an electric ramp for passengers with limited mobility.

Urban Air Travel One Mile Closer with Skyports Landing Pads

Skyports demo'd its first brick-and-mortar passenger drone landing pad in Singapore in October. The collaboration with Volocopter is a long awaited milestone in the collective dream of urban air travel.

Small, Sleek, Sustainable: UrmO’s Collapsible Electric Hoverboard

UrmO’s fundraising round through Kickstarter has landed the company 194,000 EUR in pre-orders. It has also sealed deals with undisclosed distribution partners across Germany. These early successes seem to be paving a smooth road for the mobility startup, who plans to distribute the pre-ordered vehicles in the coming months.

Volocopter Plans to Make Drone Flight Available to Human Passengers

Volocopter - the Elevator Pitch. Born in Bruchsal, Germany in 2012, Volocopter has developed a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle purposed for autonomous air...

what3words Helps Rescue Services by Putting Everything on the Map

Notably, the smart mobility startup made news several times this year for its implementation in emergency rescue services. Amazingly, police in the UK used the app to locate people who were lost in the woods.

Startup Ideas

Agritech Startup Plantix Joins Farmers in the War Against Pests and Plant Diseases

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, '20 to 40 percent of global crop production is lost to pests. Each year, plant diseases cost the global economy around $220 billion, and invasive insects around US $70 billion.' To save cost and preserve crops, PEAT has come up with a brilliant solution called Plantix.

Voiceitt Makes Speech Recognition Technology Accessible for All

Voiceitt, a startup company based in Israel and the United States, has come up with the software for introducing the world’s first speech recognition technology designed to understand non-standard speech.

A Year in Investments: UK Leads as Europe Celebrates a Striking Increase in Capital Investments

Using the data compiled by Atomico, we’re going to analyze the increase of investment returns from European tech companies, the regions and industries that contributed to this growth over the past five years, and the future of Europe’s tech industry.