Mobility-as-a-Service

23rd March 2020

Weekly Brief: Automotive’s Virus Lockdown a Time to Reflect

The threat of a widespread lockdown across the automotive industry turned into a reality last week, as the coronavirus continued to unleash chaos around the world. All major automakers...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th February 2020

Ford’s eScooter Service Expands into Europe

Ford’s e-scooter subsidiary, Spin, plans to expand into the burgeoning European market despite growing disquiet over this form of micro-mobility. The move comes hard on the heels of Montreal’s...

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26th February 2020

Renault Launches Paris Car-Share Operation

While other automakers are scaling back on their mobility plans, Renault has ramped them up with the launch of a new car-share scheme in Paris. It has teamed up...

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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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