22nd February 2019

BMW, Daimler Invest Over €1BN in Mobility JVs

BMW and Daimler are investing over €1BN in combining their mobility services. The automakers have announced “up to 1,000 new jobs” will be created by the merged services, with...


20th February 2019

Scania to Start Full-Size Driverless Bus Tests

Driverless full-size Scania buses will begin trials of the technology on regular commuter routes in Sweden in 2020. The routes are run by the Nobina public transport and these...


19th February 2019

All-in-One Mobility App Launching in Berlin

Berlin’s main transport company is launching an app that aims to connect all of the city’s various mobility services. Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) is partnering with platform developer Trafi to...


18th February 2019

Ford Launches “Warehouse on Wheels” Parcel Pilot

Ford has launched a pilot trial of a last-mile delivery service in London that could combine logistic solutions using light commercial vehicles with cycle and even pedestrian couriers. The...

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18th February 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber Joins Lyft in NY Fight Over Malpractice

After eight years of letting Uber and Lyft run roughshod through the streets of New York, city officials have finally stepped up with aggressive attempts at regulation. Last summer...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


11th February 2019

Seat to Unveil Latest Mobility Concept at WMC

Spanish carmaker Seat will launch what it calls a new urban “micro-mobility” solution based around 5G connectivity appropriately enough at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Company president Luca de...


10th February 2019

AVs Need National Standard, Says Addison Lee

A private hire firm has called for standardization of regulation across all local authorities to ensure safety in future robo-taxi services. The call came in an interview with TU-Automotive by Andrew...


8th February 2019

PSA Boosts Mobility Reach With TravelCar Take-Over

PSA Group is hoping to boost its potential as a mobility provider with the acquisition of a car rental and parking specialist. Two years after its equity investment in...


7th February 2019

MaaS Set to Get Rolling in Stockholm

At the beginning of 2019, a commercial mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) operation will launch in the Swedish capital Stockholm offering households five mobility modes – public transport, car-sharing, rental cars, taxis...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


5th February 2019

Faster Forward: App Lets You Carpool with People You Know

SoMo is an app built for people who hate ride-sharing with strangers. It’s based on Here’s “mobility marketplace”, an open platform that encourages competition for transportation services. SoMo promises...

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30th January 2019

Chariot Taught Ford a Multi-Million Dollar ‘Lesson’

Ford says it has learned a lesson about mobility solutions, albeit a $65M lesson being the cost of the collapse of its ill-fated Chariot acquisition. The urban ride-sharing scheme,...


21st January 2019

Weekly Brief: Detroit Show on Wane But Boasts Ford and VW Alliance

The end is rarely pretty – The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was once a global spectacle. Auto enthusiasts flocked to the event from around the world...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve