Mobility-as-a-Service

Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo CEO
21 Nov 2018

Volvo’s ‘No Show’ at LA Auto Show

Consumers flocking to the Volvo stand at this year’s LA Auto Show won’t be able to view a single product from the Swedish carmaker. That’s because Volvo is responding...

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15 Nov 2018

Mobile Auto Loan Apps Are Key to Consumer Satisfaction

A report from J.D. Power indicates a well-designed mobile app has become one of the most critical drivers of customer satisfaction with auto lenders.

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15 Nov 2018

Malta Turns to Renault for First EV Car-Share Club

The Maltese Government is forging ahead with its mission to promote electric vehicle transport by ordering a 150 fleet of Renault Zoe superminis for the island’s first car-sharing club....

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14 Nov 2018

Ford Acquires Electric Scooter Start-Up

Ford has acquired a San Francisco electric scooter-sharing start-up. Spin, the start-up in question, positions itself as a provider of ‘first-mile’ and ‘last-mile’ transportation services “in 13 cities and campuses across...

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12 Nov 2018

Mobility Company Transferring Transit Data to Microsoft

A mobility data heavy hitter is transferring its public transit data to Microsoft’s Azure Maps system. Moovit is claiming to be doing this to help developers of other mobility...

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09 Nov 2018

EC Approves Daimler-BMW Mobility JVs

The European Commission has approved six joint mobility ventures from Daimler and BMW, subject to conditions. The JVs will entail the automakers pooling their resources in the parking, charging,...

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09 Nov 2018

Seat Enters Scooter Market For Urban Mobility

Spanish carmaker Seat is planning a scooter mobility pilot test in a joint venture with electric personal transport innovator Segway. It is considering Spanish cities with suitable infrastructure to...

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08 Nov 2018

Hyundai, Kia Launching EV Pilot Projects

Hyundai and Kia are partnering to launch a series of electric vehicle pilot programs in South East Asia. The first such program will be in Singapore next year, and...

07 Nov 2018

Renault-Nissan Alliance Funds Canadian Mobility Start-Up

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is investing in a Montreal mobility start-up that aims to facilitate the sharing and hiring of multiple modes of transport. The Alliance is participating in Transit’s...

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06 Nov 2018

BMW Car-Sharing Subsidiary Increases London Presence

BMW’s car-sharing service, DriveNow, is boosting its presence in London. In addition to the four boroughs of the UK capital in which it currently operates, the service will now...

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05 Nov 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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31 Oct 2018

PSA Launches DC Car-Sharing Service

Groupe PSA has launched its car-sharing service in Washington DC. The group claims its Free2Move service provides DC residents and visitors with “access to a fleet of 600 cars”...

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