#StartupSaturday: Self-driving cars are back on track in Boston

April 7, 2018

Do you remember our Startup Saturday post back in December, which highlighted Lyft’s partnership with NuTonomy? After a brief hiatus, the company has resumed testing autonomous vehicles on the streets of Boston. They’re back on the road – but the question still remains: Do consumers trust these cars enough to ride in them? Especially in the wake of Uber’s recent self-driving car fatality.

Here’s what else you need to know about Boston tech and startup news this week:

Boston Business Journal: With Amazon mulling Boston HQ2 bid, MBTA gives Red-Blue connector fresh look

Do you feel like the MBTA has been promising to connect the red and blue line for years? Well, with the prospect of Amazon’s HQ2 coming to Boston – this may actually become a reality. The MBTA announced it is launching a study examining the cost and benefits of doing so.

Built In Boston: How Examity prevents students from cheating during online exams

More than 86% of college students have admitted to cheating, and one of the main reasons for doing so seems to be the rise in online education opportunities. The Natick-based startup Examity hopes to remedy this. The startup offers online proctoring and identity verification services, which boasts more reliability than in person services.

BostInno: BostInno Approved: April’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

New month, new networking events to attend. BostInno rounded up the top events you should consider attending this month in the tech and startup scene.

Boston Business Journal: Walmart reportedly working to buy PillPack for ‘under $1B’

PillPack is rumored to be an acquisition target for Amazon, so it’s no surprise that Walmart is trying to close a deal before that can happen. Since its founding in 2013, the Somerville-based startup has raised $118 million from investors and has recently grown to 700 employees. The company’s objective: a unique packaging and delivery method that makes it easier for people to manage their medications.

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