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Have you registered for Brussels?

Have you registered for Brussels?

Transportation expert Martyn Briggs commented on the above article. His colleague at consultants Frost & Sullivan, Shwetha Surender, is a keynote speaker at next week’s Taxi & Mobility Update-conference in Brussels. She is Program Manager – Mobility, Automotive & Transportation and on June 23 she will be giving a sneak peek into the future of(…)

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning(…)

The D.C. start-up that’s crazy enough to take on Uber and Lyft

The D.C. start-up that’s crazy enough to take on Uber and Lyft

Split, the ride-sharing service based in D.C., finds itself in a battle of David and two Goliaths. The smartphone app offers cheap rides by putting commuters with similar routes in the same vehicle. But since Split launched its smartphone app in the nation’s capital a year ago, it’s watched heavyweights Uber and Lyft launch similar(…)

Volvo Cars pioneers two-hour in-car delivery service with Swedish start-up urb-it

Volvo Cars pioneers two-hour in-car delivery service with Swedish start-up urb-it

Volvo Cars, a leader in the field of connectivity in the automotive sector, is set to disrupt the delivery experience with the introduction a new service that promises In-car delivery of your online shopping in under two hours. The ground-breaking collaboration with Swedish start-up urb-it will enable Volvo Cars to expand its tried and tested(…)

Karhoo, new taxi/FHV comparison and booking app, launches in London

Karhoo, new taxi/FHV comparison and booking app, launches in London

Karhoo, a new cab comparison and booking app that has signed up hundreds of London’s licensed taxi and private hire fleets, launches in London today, Monday May 9, with more than 30,000 cabs, giving passengers more choice and offering local cab companies a lifeline for their businesses. It’s expected to be available in 30 cities around(…)

Via attracts financing, despite Silicon Valley’s nervousness about ride sharing

Via attracts financing, despite Silicon Valley’s nervousness about ride sharing

The start-up Via, a ride-sharing service that pools commuters, faced some headwinds as it sought new financing recently. Its primary competitors include two of Silicon Valley’s best-financed companies, Uber and Lyft. And it went looking for new financing at a time when venture capitalists have begun to tighten their purse strings amid concern that many(…)

Autonomous vehicles are the future

Autonomous vehicles are the future

But when’s that future starting? Right now these vehicles are very much driving around in a crystal ball. Will busdrivers be superfluous in ten year’s time? And will taxidrivers be mere stewards in their vehicles, looking after passengers with special mobility needs? With urbanisation drawing more and more people to the cities, will autonomous vehicles(…)

The Paris climate conference COP21

The Paris climate conference COP21

The climate conference COP21 in Paris has reminded us how precarious the state of our climate is at present and how many big steps need to be taken (quickly) to reduce CO2-emissions worldwide and slow down the warming up of the earth. With many countries and especially (inner) cities influencing (or downright forcing) mobility operators(…)

Taxi & Mobility Update 2016: Smartly solving the Mobility Puzzle

Taxi & Mobility Update 2016: Smartly solving the Mobility Puzzle

Mobility is changing rapidly. Mobility solutions are getting more personalised. Apps and different providers are making the mobility landscape more individualised. Tomorrow’s mobility will be more tailormade. Even before autonomous vehicles appear on our streets, Taxi and For Hire Vehicles, Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s), public transport operators, coach companies and bike and carsharing systems will(…)

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