Mobility-as-a-Service

6th February 2017

Weekly Brief: Uber drivers to lose out to self-driving Mercedes-Benz

Daimler becomes the first carmaker to jump on the open Uber ridesharing network. Andrew Tolve reports. The day when anyone can hail a self-driving Uber is rapidly approaching and,...

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9th December 2016

No fear from Ford over driverless or mobility

Many have predicted that the onset of the driverless car will greatly reduce the carmaker’s ability to rely on volume product sales to maintain their profits. On top of...

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25th November 2016

Carmakers now caring about sharing

With the rise of the ‘sharing economy’, the automotive industry has begun transforming themselves from carmakers into mobility providers. Naturally, their main industrial activity will still be building cars...

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4th November 2016

Explosion of car sharing in Asia on the way

The latest report, What’s Ahead for Car Sharing from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released in February 2016 reads: ‘By 2021, 35M users will sign-up for 1.5Bn minutes of driving...

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31st October 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Pigs will fly’ by 2026 according to Uber

Why sit in traffic when you can fly right over it? That's the credo behind Uber's latest initiative, Uber Elevate, which aims to put flying cars on the road...

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28th October 2016

Betting on the runners-and-riders of mobility

As car and ride sharing initiatives of the kind popularised by Uber grow in popularity, many drivers are now turning their backs on traditional car ownership.  So, what are...

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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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