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Save the dates: Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 Brussels

Save the dates: Taxi & Mobility Update April 19-20, 2018 Brussels

The sixth Taxi & Mobility Update, started originally in Amsterdam, will be held in Brussels on April 19 and 20, 2018 at the Van der Valk Hotel just near Brussels Airport. The key question for this year: ‘Access to the Mobility Market’. The development of new forms of mobility increasingly throws up many questions and(…)

HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business

Uber and Lyft have made it easier to get around town, but the service isn’t designed for young people. Unaccompanied passengers under the age of 18 are forbidden from ordering cars. So how are children supposed to go from one activity to the next when their parents are busy? Well, there’s carpools or nannies, but a(…)

ACT shines spotlight on Transportation Management Associations in new publication

ACT shines spotlight on Transportation Management Associations in new publication

Transportation Management Associations (TMAs), unique collaborations between the public and private sector, have been helping communities deliver transportation option that benefit commuters and employers for over 30 years.  With over 100 TMAs operating in dense urban cores, suburban job centers, highway corridors, and residential neighborhoods, the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), believes TMAs play an(…)

Uber’s goal is not to operate alongside public transit but to replace It

Uber’s goal is not to operate alongside public transit but to replace It

And that’s exactly what the company is doing in Egypt Uber’s goal is not to operate alongside public transit but to replace it. And that’s exactly what the company is doing in Egypt. Uber has built its reputation on being a 21st-century alternative to the taxi. Its supporters praise its lower fares, driver ratings and the convenience of(…)

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-(…)

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