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Ford’s Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City

Ford’s Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City

Ford is adding its largest market yet for Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service that it acquired last September. Chariot began operations in San Francisco, where the former startup ran commuter routes of its branded transit vans, and expanded to Austin after that. In August, it’ll begin service in New York City, with two debut routes(…)

Fastned grows revenues with 119%

Fastned grows revenues with 119%

In a Year on Year (YoY) comparison with the first half year of 2016, Fastned’s volume, revenues, and number of active customers have all shown strong growth in the first six months of 2017: Volume: 398,653 kWh (+125%) Revenues: €186,829 (+119%) Number of active customers: 3,967 (+64%) Highlights: Fastned growth significantly outpaced the market (47.8%(…)

Uber thought it was in a winner-takes-all market. So what went wrong?

Uber thought it was in a winner-takes-all market. So what went wrong?

As the ride-hailing company Uber lurched from one clumsy mess to the next, it had appeared that CEO Travis Kalanick would somehow ride out the storm. His recent resignation is an admission that the company needs to explore new avenues. I wrote recently about tech CEOs who had protected themselves from the usual pressure from(…)

Autonomous cars should not be privately owned, says Zipcar

Autonomous cars should not be privately owned, says Zipcar

Zipcar UK’s general manager has said highly autonomous vehicles should not be privately owned in the future. Jonathan Hampson, the UK-boss of the car sharing company, said Zipcar would adapt its business model to include autonomous vehicles and in the future and would help lead the way with the new technology. He told AM: “For(…)

A new approach to designing smart cities

A new approach to designing smart cities

One day, I’d like to design a truly modern, functional city with the character of a medieval hill town. Rather than a blueprint, I’d like to design a series of recipes for how to create it, from the community to individual human level, from street plans to door handles. This outlines how and why that(…)

Bluetooth technology reveals traffic anomalies in major Danish city

Bluetooth technology reveals traffic anomalies in major Danish city

Thanks to years of collecting traffic data, based on the movement of driver´s mobile devices, Aarhus municipality in Denmark can now see the effects in road traffic of construction projects, roadwork, traffic accidents and faulty traffic lights. Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city has been using BlipTrack Bluetooth sensors for several years to collect traffic information, based(…)

Groupe Renault launches ‘CityMakers’ to advance urban mobility innovations

Groupe Renault launches ‘CityMakers’ to advance urban mobility innovations

Groupe Renault has teamed up with NUMA, a leading startup accelerator, to launch CityMakers in partnership with AXA, Nissan, RCI Bank and Services and the City of Paris. Clara Terrien, Innovation Ecosystem Manager at Renault Innovation Lab and Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley, gives us more information. What is CityMakers? “CityMakers aims to accelerate(…)

Local leaders team up with EU Commission to boost low-emission mobility  across Europe

Local leaders team up with EU Commission to boost low-emission mobility across Europe

EU local authorities are making transport systems more efficient, promoting the use of low-emission energy for transport and paving the way for zero-emission mobility. But, according to the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), they need an improved legal framework and stronger financial support to replace polluting public transport fleets. These concerns were shared by(…)

Carsharing & on-demand taxis transforming transport; now to be combined

Carsharing & on-demand taxis transforming transport; now to be combined

The modern landscape of transit is rapidly shifting. Expanding mobility services are changing the market. It is a swift 8 years since Uber was founded and 5 since Lyft began. Now, tapping up an Uber is as common as hailing a taxi for many people, or more common than getting a taxi ever was for(…)

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