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January 19 2023
Alexis at Halo.Car

Driverless Testing at Halo.Car in Downtown Las Vegas

Halo.car began with a simple question: how to radically increase the use of electric vehicles while making them accessible without ownership.

Gas powered cars are responsible for 17% of total annual GHG emissions in the US. Today there are more than 200m gas cars in the US, compared to less than 5m electric vehicles. Getting more people to drive EVs sooner is a critical way to reduce the 100m tonnes of CO2 emitted annually by driving. 

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January 19 2023
Slash Gear

8 Wild Things I Saw At CES 2023

One company I visited wasn't participating in CES, but they were based in Vegas. It's called Halo.car and it is an EV rental company that delivers your car to you anywhere in the city of Las Vegas. If you're in certain parts of Las Vegas, Halo.car will deliver your car to you via remote pilot. You read that right. Halo.car has modified a fleet of Kia Niro EVs so they can be remote-piloted from its home base using off-the-shelf parts including a Logitech steering wheel and pedals and an Elgato Stream Deck.

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January 16 2023
The Detroit Bureau

Remote Control Rental Cars will Come to You

Las Vegas seems to be the perfect place to test out autonomous and now remote-piloted vehicles.

Perhaps it’s the town’s “anything goes” attitude, or just the fact that you have a lot of people who need rides inside a fairly compact area with mostly predictable traffic patterns. Either way, Vegas is the place to experience the latest in mobility innovations.

Among the autonomous shuttles and taxis now plying the Las Vegas downtown area in beta mode, you’ll now see Halo.Car, which is driverless but not autonomous.

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January 16 2023
Electrek

We tested Halo.Car’s remote piloted carshare program, which just launched in Las Vegas

During my time at CES in Las Vegas, I got the chance to visit the local HQ of Halo.Car – an EV mobility solutions provider that specializes in rental cars that are dropped off and picked up using remote pilots. Company founder and CEO Anand Nandakumar personally showed me around and explained how Halo.Car’s remote piloted technology looks to bridge the gap between car sharing, autonomous driving, and quicker EV adoption.

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January 13 2023
MotorTrend

The First Driverless Remote-Control Rental Cars Come To Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada-based Halo.Car is readying a fleet of Kia Niro EVs for use as hourly, daily, or weekly rental cars that will come to wherever is convenient for the renter, and then be driven away from wherever is most convenient at the end of the rental. Simply park and walk away. These drop-offs and pick-ups will be managed by centrally located remote-control drivers sitting in front of hyper-realistic driving simulator controls. The renter will then drive the cars manually just as they would any other rental car.

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January 7 2023
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas small businesses see advantage of CES in ‘backyard’

Thousands of companies from around the world make the long trek to Las Vegas for the annual CES — seen as the tech industry’s go-to event to take in the latest innovations as well as a place that can help a company gain worldwide notoriety.

This year’s four-day show, which ends Sunday, brought about 3,200 exhibitors to eight venues on the Strip, but some firms only needed to travel a few miles to set up their display for the estimated 100,000 CES attendees.

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January 7 2023
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Vegas startup community gets support, but still room for growth

Nevada is known for its gaming and tourism industry, but there has been a sustained effort to bolster the state’s startup community, particularly in Las Vegas.

In recent months, multiple business incubators and accelerator programs have launched in Southern Nevada with many focused on supporting and funding early-stage companies in Las Vegas. Most of the programs are being funded by the American Rescue Plan Act or other federal grants.

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January 7, 2023
Las Vegas Sun

Remote-driven car rental service targets legions at CES with offer of free rides

Roger Lanctot ventured from the Strip to a small car lot in downtown Las Vegas eager for a look at the latest in transportation: remote-control cars.

Halo.Car, a car rental service that uses electric, remote-enabled KIAs, was giving free rides as part of a promotion during the CES electronics and gadgets show. The show runs through today and brought 100,000 visitors.

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Jan 4, 2023
Anand Nandakumar

A Look Back at Halo.Car's 2022

As we get hyped for 2023 we are also looking back on our team's great successes of 2022: raising $5m, launching rentals to the public, and expanding our operations by 80x. Read about our major 2022 milestones.

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November 17 2022
Alexis at Halo.Car

Now Delivering to All of Las Vegas

Halo.Car is expanding our electric vehicle deliveries to across all of Las Vegas. 

For the last 4 months we have been delivering rental bookings in downtown Las Vegas, driven by a remote pilot from our Halo HQ - cool, right? One question we’ve been asked over and over again is: “When are you coming to ___?” 

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November 17 2022
Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas driverless car rental service set for expansion

A driverless car rental service is expanding its Las Vegas operations.

Following a four-month beta test of its on-demand electric vehicle service in the downtown Las Vegas area, Halo.Car is expanding its operations valley wide.

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October 13 2022
Business Insider

Transportation and logistics companies are betting their business models on 5G amid cost, infrastructure, and adoption challenges

Driverless car company Halo.Car and UK courier service Yodel join a growing list of companies pegging key offerings to 5G networks.

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October 6, 2022
Tech Times

Halo Car Plans to Have Humans Control Vehicles on Public Streets Remotely

Las Vegas-based startup company, Halo Car, has announced that it will remove human safety operators from behind the wheel later this year, as reported by TechCrunch.

This means that their vehicles will use humans to control vehicles via public streets and deliver them to its car-sharing service customers remotely. Therefore, their operations will consist of fully remote deliveries and will mark the launch of commercial operations officially. It will also kick off their campaign to scale their fleet of electric vehicles and expand beyond Las Vegas.

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October 6, 2022
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas driverless car rental service pulls in $5M

Las Vegas startup Halo.Car announced Tuesday that it has raised $5 million in seed funding, led by the climate-focused investment fund At One Ventures.

The company allows customers to rent electric vehicles piloted by a remote driver, who operates the vehicle from Halo.Car’s office.

The capital infusion will allow the startup to shift out of beta testing and into a commercial launch later this year, according to a news release. It will also be able to increase its workforce and grow its fleet of EVs from 2 to 50.

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October 6, 2022
CarScoops

Halo.Car’s Remotely Operated Car Sharing Service To Remove In-Vehicle Human Safety Operators

Halo.Car, a Las Vegas car sharing startup, announced this week that it will remove the human operator from its vehicles later this year. That marks the final step before it’s ready for its commercial launch.

The company does not pretend to offer autonomous technology (not for now, anyway), but instead relies on human drivers, operating its vehicles remotely from a central location to move them to their customers. Once there, the clients can drive their electric vehicles normally.

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October 5, 2022
TechCrunch

Halo Car’s teleoperated car-sharing service to roll out this year with no one behind the wheel

The unique approach to car sharing has attracted several investors. The company said Wednesday it raised $5 million in a seed round led by climate tech fund At One Ventures, with participation from T-Mobile Ventures, Earthshot Ventures and existing investor Boost VC. The funds will help the startup expand into cities beyond Las Vegas and scale its fleet to 1,000 EVs by the end of 2023.

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October 4, 2022
Press Release

Halo.Car Raises $5 Million to Expand Driverless EV Carshare Delivery Led By At One Ventures, with T-Mobile Ventures and Earthshot Ventures

Halo.Car, the leading provider of driverless electric carshare, today announced a $5M seed round led by climate tech fund At One Ventures, with participation from T-Mobile Ventures, Earthshot Ventures, and existing investor Boost VC. The capital raised will enable the startup to accelerate the growth of its driverless electric carshare fleet in Las Vegas following a successful beta launch earlier this year.

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October 01, 2022
PC Mag

Hello, Halo: This Car-Share Service Remotely Drives Its Vehicles to You

I used my phone to summon a car this week, but the Kia Niro that met me at the Downtown Container Park here featured a few differences from an everyday Uber or Lyft: A trio of puck-shaped antennas on the top, tiny cameras mounted around its exterior, and Nevada autonomous-vehicle license plates.

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August 4, 2022
Auto Rental News

They're Finally Here – Driverless Rental Cars in Vegas

Las Vegas-based Halo.Car has started a transportation service that allows customers to rent vehicles piloted by a remote driver, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The remote driver operates the vehicle from Halo.Car’s office.

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Las Vegas driverless car startup Halo.Car begins public testing as it prepares to launch on-demand car rental

Beta program opens to residents; customers use their phone to summon a car, which arrives at their exact location using remote-piloted technology

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July 23, 2022
Vegas Revealed

Rental Car Rival Launches in Las Vegas

How about having an electric vehicle delivered to you instead of waiting in line at a rental car shop? Halo.Car launched in Las Vegas with a beta model. You can try it out in the downtown Las Vegas area.

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July 22, 2022
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas startup launches driverless car rental service

Las Vegas-based startup Halo.Car launched a transportation service this week that allows customers to rent cars piloted by a remote driver, operating the vehicle from Halo.Car’s office.

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July 20, 2022
8 News Now

What’s it like to ride a driverless taxi in Las Vegas?

Next time you rent a car, it could drive up to your location on its own, thanks to a new electric option a company is set to launch in Las Vegas. It’s called Halo.car and it can soon be driving on its own.

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July 20, 2022
Fox5 Las Vegas

New ‘driverless’ car share service coming to downtown Las Vegas

Starting Thursday, there’s a chance you will see a “driverless” car cruising around downtown Las Vegas. You can request a ride through Halo Cars’ online website and a pilot driver will bring a car to you, and that is when you will be able to get inside of the car and take it to wherever you want to go. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89CC6GdCR8

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July 19, 2022
8 News Now Las Vegas

'Halo Car' testing underway

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles gave approval to the Las Vegas-based Halo.car company to do a beta test of its vehicle delivery service in the Downtown Fremont and Arts District area starting this week. All of Halo’s cars are electric and the beta program will run throughout the summer.

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July 19, 2022
3 News Las Vegas

Remotely piloted car rentals coming to Las Vegas, highlights Nevada's growing tech sector

Patrons in the Arts District and downtown Las Vegas aren’t seeing things. That electric car driving down the street is indeed empty with no driver in sight.

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July 19, 2022
8 News Now

New Las Vegas-based car rental company to test driverless delivery service

A new car rental company is trying something a little different by delivering cars to customers by using “remote pilots,” or in other words, driverless.

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January 12, 2022
Fierce Wireless

T-Mobile 5G hits the racetrack with Halo

T-Mobile’s partnership with remote-piloted driverless car service Halo took to the races at CES this month, where it served as the 5G-powered pace car during an autonomous racecar showdown.

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January 12, 2022
T-Mobile

5G Sets the Pace at Autonomous Racecar Competition

At the event, Halo led race teams out of the pit completing warm up laps at speeds up to 95 mph before the start of each round.

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July 12, 2021
Yahoo

Driverless Cars Are Coming to Vegas, Courtesy of T-Mobile

It's not full-on autonomous, but this new T-Mobile-mentored start-up is taking a practical path to getting there.

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July 9, 2021
Forbes

T-Mobile And Halo Team Up To Launch 5G Semi-AV Taxi Service

Halo is using T-Mobile's fast 5G coverage to summon a driverless vehicle for residents and visitors in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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July 9, 2021
Axios

In Las Vegas, "driverless" cars arrive via remote control

A new ride-hailing service in Las Vegas is targeting people who are curious about autonomous vehicles but aren't yet ready to climb into the back seat and let a robot drive.

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July 8, 2021
TechCrunch

Halo will launch a remotely operated car service powered by 5G in Las Vegas

Halo's service, which will start with five vehicles, will work by connecting users to the pilot fleet of vehicles via an app.

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July 8, 2021
The Verge

Startup Halo will bring driverless car service to Las Vegas later this year on T-Mobile 5G

Halo employs remote drivers to operate the vehicles, delivering them to waiting customers who then get behind the wheel and take the car to their destination.

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July 8, 2021
Mashable

Remote-controlled driverless car service wants to eliminate parking

A car with no one behind the wheel shows up. You get in, drive yourself to your destination, and the car drives off. Ghost? Nope. Halo.

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July 8, 2021
Fast Company

This driverless car-sharing service uses remote human ‘pilots,’ not AI

Launching later this year in Las Vegas, Halo’s electric vehicles get steered by a distant driver until you hop behind the wheel.

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July 8, 2021
USA Today

Robotaxi app: Las Vegas pilot program sends an electric car to you without a driver

Autonomous vehicle tech company Halo and T-Mobile plan a pilot program in Las Vegas to send driverless electric cars to consumers via a mobile app.

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July 8, 2021
CNET

Halo launches driverless car service in Las Vegas

Halo is launching a driverless car service in Las Vegas that will run on T-Mobile's 5G network. The electric vehicles will be available for regular customer use this year.

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July 8, 2021
T-Mobile

5G Fuels Driverless Car Technology

With its proprietary RemotePilot technology, Halo trains inhouse remote drivers to operate the driverless car over T-Mobile’s 5G network.

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July 8, 2021
Business Wire

Halo and Las Vegas Launch Driverless Car Service Powered by T-Mobile 5G

Driverless Halos solve transportation challenges with a people first approach to autonomous cars.

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July 8, 2021
Fierce Wireless

T-Mobile 5G powers Halo’s driverless car service in Las Vegas

T-Mobile is driving home the point that it’s got a 5G network good enough to power one of the first commercial driverless car services in the U.S., with Halo running on T-Mobile’s 5G network in Las Vegas.

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