Mobility-as-a-Service

21st October 2016

Less is more in Daimler’s mobility strategy

Big changes are coming to the auto industry but Daimler is striving to stay ahead of the curve. The automaker has increased its stake in Blacklane and has also...

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30th September 2016

Soon the driving seat could become a crowded place

We’re about 20% along the path to full autonomous driving, at least as defined by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers’ famous five-stage progression chart. Although there are...

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12th September 2016

Weekly Brief: Ford loads up Chariot for its rideshare ambitions

Well that didn’t take long. Two weeks ago, when Ford announced plans to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ridesharing by 2021, it raised the obvious question of, for...

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1st September 2016

Weekly Brief: Google takes on Uber with Waze ridesharing gambit

Need a ride? Just Google it. The titan of tech signalled last week that it wants in on the ridesharing game and is prepared to make its initial entry...

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8th August 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber caves in to Chinese rival

After two years of haemorrhaging money in China, upward of a $1Bn (£764M) a year, Uber sold off its entire Chinese division to its chief Chinese rival Didi Chuxing....

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14th July 2016

Video: car-sharing does not spell the end of our love of cars

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10th June 2016

Robot Taxi tries to change the face of personal mobility in Japan

Q: What were the key areas of focus in the vehicles’ validation tests? “The new aspects on this occasion were the participation of community residents as monitors, the participation...

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31st May 2016

Weekly Brief: Uber finally finds its automaker partner in Toyota

You can only poke a sleeping bear for so long. First General Motors needled Uber with a $500M (£342M) investment in Lyft back in January. Then Apple jabbed the...

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11th April 2016

Weekly Brief: PSA Peugeot Citroe?n and BMW deliver big week for car-sharing

There are many reasons not to buy a car — fuel costs, hellish traffic, high insurance, expensive tickets, pricy upkeep and lack of parking to name a few —...

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11th March 2016

Carmakers must chase drivers who can bear to share

Whether you call it “car-sharing” or “communi-cars” one thing is guaranteed: American consumers, especially Millennials, are seeking alternatives to traditional car ownership. And, if your automotive company’s designers don’t...

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16th November 2015

Weekly Brief: Banner week for nav apps headlined by Uber TomTom wedlock

In this week’s Brief: TomTom, Volkswagen of America, Apple, Uber, Daimler, Audi, BMW, Nokia HERE, Google Maps, Continental, eHorizon, SAP, EasyPark, ParkCloud, OPG Center-Parking, LUMINA, Four Seasons Residences, GM,...

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16th October 2015

Ford takes a peek at ‘Uber’ car ownership

Ford is fulfilling a pledge it made at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to become a major mobility provider by piloting several schemes including one that could make...

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