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Free2Move app to provide mobility “how, where and when needed”

Free2Move app to provide mobility “how, where and when needed”

Mobility on Demand (MOD) or Mobility as a Service is all the rage: instead of countless apps for each individual mobility option – one app to rule them all: that is the aim of the Free2Move digital platform launched today by French carmaker PSA. “It is a multibrand solution giving access to multimodal mobility options,(…)

Daimler to operate self-driving cars on Uber’s network

Daimler to operate self-driving cars on Uber’s network

Taxi drivers, particularly in Europe and up to now staunch Mercedes-Benz customers, will have been stunned by this recent announcement: Daimler and Uber have announced a partnership that will see the automaker introduce its own self-driving cars for use on Uber’s ride sharing service, TechCrunch reports. The team-up is the second alliance Uber has struck(…)

Addison Lee has acquired Flyte Tyme’s $ 65m. business to become world’s largest FHV company

Addison Lee has acquired Flyte Tyme’s $ 65m. business to become world’s largest FHV company

Addison Lee is now set to become the first truly global provider of executive ground transportation, LCT writes. Addison Lee’s acquisition of Flyte Tyme Worldwide Transportation and Flyte Line Transportation has created the world’s leading executive car service. The acquisition will strengthen the Addison Lee Group’s established North American business – bringing combined North American(…)

PTV Group addresses the MaaS market with new MaaS  accelerator programme product suite

PTV Group addresses the MaaS market with new MaaS accelerator programme product suite

Earlier this week at the Transport Research Board’s Annual Meeting in Washington DC, PTV launched its new Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) Accelerator Programme, a complete portfolio of component technologies for planning MaaS operations all the way to operating and managing MaaS in any given city around the world. PTV Group’s strategy was explained by Miller Crockart, Vice(…)

Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

Volvo Cars to establish new shared mobility business unit

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is to set up a new shared mobility business unit as part of a broad expansion of its car sharing and mobility services strategy, it announced earlier this week. The new business unit will be based around Sunfleet, one of the world’s first car sharing companies that has been(…)

Collaborations with technology providers offer European automotive OEMs new growth opportunities

Collaborations with technology providers offer European automotive OEMs new growth opportunities

Improvements in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) sensors are driving automation features in original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicles. By collaborating with leading technology providers in the autonomous driving space, OEMs have an opportunity to transform into mobility service providers and introduce levels 4 and 5 autonomous cars earlier than expected. With several suppliers already at(…)

New BUS2BUS-show in Germany

New BUS2BUS-show in Germany

The countdown to the first BUS2BUS is running. In six months, on 25 and 26 April 2017, the bus and supplier industry will be able to use an independent business platform for its customers in Germany. BUS2BUS will be held in Berlin, the hotspot of the bus sector. BUS2BUS is organized jointly by Messe Berlin(…)

Skift: “Traditional car services won’t disappear from corporate travel anytime soon”

Skift: “Traditional car services won’t disappear from corporate travel anytime soon”

In a Skift-article Andrew Sheivachman suggest that, despite the inroads Uber & Co have made in the corporate travel sector, the business model of traditional car services providing ground transportation to companies is still strong. “What needs to be seen is whether car services will widely adopt more user-friendly interfaces for hailing cars on demand.”(…)

Brussels to host second ‘Destinations for All World Summit’ for accessible tourism

Brussels to host second ‘Destinations for All World Summit’ for accessible tourism

Quebec-based organization Kéroul and Belgium’s Collectif Accessibilité Wallonie-Bruxelles (CAWaB) are pleased to announce that the second edition of the Destinations for All World Summit will be taking place in Brussels in the Fall of 2018. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism.(…)

IRU-report emphasizes door-to-door collective transport

IRU-report emphasizes door-to-door collective transport

Presented at the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito (October 17-20), the report, “Contribution on Smart Urban Mobility for Safe, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Cities”, emphasises the importance of door-to-door collective passenger transport, with a key role for buses, coaches and taxis. It outlines a roadmap to achieve sustainable urban mobility for all, with clear(…)

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