Mobility-as-a-Service

21st February 2020

Montreal eScooter Trial Exposes Micro-Mobility Flaw

I will not be the only urban dweller celebrating Montreal’s scrapping of its e-scooter trial citing an “80% delinquency rate” among users. It follows a city-wide outcry over scooters...

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11th February 2020

Another Ride-Hail Shark Smells Uber’s London Blood

Smelling blood-in-the-water, app-driven ride-hailing company Ola is launching its service in the UK capital as Uber flounders under the threat of losing its licence. Despite Uber still plying its...

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23rd January 2020

VW Expanding European Car-Sharing

While other carmakers back away from car-sharing, there is no sign of cold feet from Volkswagen which has announced expansion plans for its WeShare scheme. German Rivals BMW and...

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16th January 2020

Intel Drives Mobileye Into the Mobility Service Business

How Intel is using the computer vision company as a vehicle to create vertically integrated Mobility-as-a-Service company delivering robo-taxi products and services in cities across the globe.

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16th January 2020

Toyota Eyes-Up EV Air-Taxi Potential

Toyota is looking into EV aviation possibilities that could see it enter the futuristic air-taxi market already explored by Uber, Hyundai and Citroën. It has entered into a collaboration...

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14th January 2020

Toyota Takes ‘Magic’ Mobility Out of Comic Books

Toyota is to bring a wide-ranging mobility service out of its domestic market to trial in other global markets staring with Europe. The Kinto service, a name bizarrely derived...

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14th January 2020

Biometric Security Could Stop Illegal Taxi Drivers

Several months have passed since the authorities had a go at regulating working hours of cab drivers, and ride-hailing still remains a safety issue. According to latest figures, 70%...

By Roma Nazarov

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13th January 2020

Shared Mobility Suffers Another Shock as Lime Retreats

Shared mobility took another battering with news that e-scooter company, Lime, is backing away from providing a service in 12 cities making 100 staff redundant. It follows on from...

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7th January 2020

Hyundai Unveils Air-Taxi Concept

Hyundai has teamed up with Uber to develop an air-taxi concept for its vision of the future smart city. Unveiling the concept at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the...

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31st December 2019

Detroit Driverless Binge to Push Tech and Acceptance

Autonomy will take to the streets next June during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Except, they’re not calling it autonomy. “Automated” is the official term for the...

By Susan Kuchinskas

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24th December 2019

Low Returns Force Russian Car-Sharers to Become Dealers

Since 2016, Russian car-sharing operators have got their teeth into a good range of money-making opportunities. They sold partner programs for fleets, re-fueling services and even used cars. Some...

By Roma Nazarov

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23rd December 2019

Weekly Brief: Goodbye to a Decade Unlike Any Other

Talk about a decade to remember. As 2019 draws to a close, it concludes one of the most transformative 10 years in the history of the automotive industry. It...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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