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In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ed Petersen

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Plan for autonomous cars on Cascadia Corridor stresses foresight

The ultimate goal would be banning human drivers altogether from the 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5 during peak travel times. | Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via Flickr. 

 
January 24, 2017 - 6:55pm

Children’s book may push autonomous cars from fiction to fact for multiple generations

Where Do Cars Go at Night is a book written by the Moovel Group to help educate people on self-driving cars. | Photo courtesy of Moovel Group

January 24, 2017 - 5:29pm

Wrench sells hassle-free car repair by bringing mechanics to the consumer

The on-site car maintenance startup called Wrench has serviced more than 2,000 vehicles since launching this summer. I Photo courtesy of Wrench.

December 9, 2016 - 4:11pm

New T-Mobile device gives older cars all-in-one Wi-Fi connectivity

T-Mobile's SyncUP DRIVE lets older cars be Wi-Fi connected. I Photo courtesy of T-Mobile.

November 11, 2016 - 11:46am

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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