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How to win in the autonomous taxi space

How to win in the autonomous taxi space

The promise of self-driving cars is to create a world where anyone, anywhere can summon a car and travel safely to their destination, at close to zero cost. Mobility is a space that has traditionally been operated by city governments at low cost for low convenience, or by private companies at a high cost for(…)

Alphabet is reportedly mulling a $1B investment in Lyft

Alphabet is reportedly mulling a $1B investment in Lyft

It’s about as good a timing as any for Lyft to capitalize on the tidal wave of negative publicity that Uber is facing right now, and it looks like it might end up with a significant investment from Alphabet in the middle of that train wreck, according to a report by Axios. That’s not to(…)

The car-sharing paradox: fewer cars, more traffic

The car-sharing paradox: fewer cars, more traffic

Car-sharing, if and when it booms, will have major effects on the way we travel. Some effects will be paradoxical. A recent study by PwC predicts fewer cars… but much more traffic, FleetEurope found. “Within a few years, the present norm under which most people drive their own car will be just one mobility concept(…)

Japan trials driverless cars to help elderly people get around in rural areas

Japan trials driverless cars to help elderly people get around in rural areas

As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a vehicle residents have never before seen, a driverless shuttle bus. Japan is starting to experiment with self-driving buses in rural communities such as(…)

BlaBlaCar expands its commuting pilot in France

BlaBlaCar expands its commuting pilot in France

As confirmed by BlaBlaCar at the New Mobility World exhibition at IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, and as reported by FleetEurope, BlaBlaCar is extending its pilot scheme for commuting via rideshare from the French cities of Reims and Toulouse to the Île de France region (Paris and environs). The service, called BlaBlaLines, is dedicated to medium-(…)

Arval launches carpooling and bikesharing in France

Arval launches carpooling and bikesharing in France

Arval France is expanding its mobility offer by partnering with carpool specialist WayzUp and cycle-sharing specialists Cyclez and SVMS. The lease company’s new offers will be launched on 16 September, the start of the European Mobility Week. The carpooling solution developed with WayzUp is aimed at the commute between home and work. Employees will be able(…)

Clever and climate-friendly: 20 Toyota Mirai for Hamburg

Clever and climate-friendly: 20 Toyota Mirai for Hamburg

Last week in Hamburg was a milestone for fuel cell mobility. The first 20 (out of a total 35) Toyota Mirai were handed over to the CleverShuttle ridesharing service. This makes it the world’s largest fleet of fuel-cell vehicles run by a single operator. The CleverShuttle ridesharing service, will now launch in Hamburg (following Berlin,(…)

Hamburg and HERE to partner on intelligent mobility

Hamburg and HERE to partner on intelligent mobility

Partners sign Memorandum of Understanding to share data for enabling safe, fluid and emission-reduced traffic flow The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, plan to share traffic-relevant data. The joint goal of the cooperation is to enhance traffic safety and reduce noise and pollutant(…)

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