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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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