Mobility-as-a-Service

4th October 2018

Toyota Branches into Mobility with SoftBank Partnership

Toyota is partnering with SoftBank to develop mobility services. They plan to form a joint venture company, MONET (MObility NETwork), by next spring. The aim of the JV will...

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3rd October 2018

From Hardware to Rideshare: How OEMs Will Evolve Into Mobility Service Providers

With ubiquitous ride-sharing networks and self-driving vehicles on the horizon, carmakers are preparing for a future when customers may not want to own a car. In order to adapt,...

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3rd October 2018

LA Ride-Sharing Pilot to Use Mobile Tech

A ride-sharing scheme is being piloted in downtown Los Angeles by a mobile software maker and a public-private partnership. FlexLA is a collaboration between FastLinkDTLA, a consortium of businesses...

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25th September 2018

Ride-Hailing Work Isn’t a Living for Most Drivers, Study Finds

A study by the JP Morgan Chase Institute finds that while ride-sharing and ride-hailing services have increased, Uber and Lyft drivers have not reaped the financial benefits. But it's...

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14th September 2018

Loss Making Uber Perfect for IPO?

Eric Volkman asks: is the ride-sharing king about to become a publicly traded company? That’s the scuttlebutt in the transportation and tech worlds these days regarding Uber. The company...

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13th September 2018

Gett Promises Green Taxi Rides

Mobility on demand taxi operator Gett, is claiming its UK service now offers ‘carbon neutral’ cab rides. Passengers with strong climate consciences can pay an extra 20p ($0.26) per...

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13th September 2018

Hyundai Looks at Future in Mobility

How automakers are planning future mobility, explored by Robert Gray. Mobility’s future is now. Automakers are no longer talking about the long road into the future for mobility plans,...

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6th September 2018

MaaS Platforms Could Save Millions of Hours Travel Time

Adoption of mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platforms will replace more than 2.3Bn urban private car journeys annually by 2023, compared with just 17.6M globally in 2018, according to a report from...

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4th September 2018

Boom in Ride-Hailing Led by Asia, Report Claims

A mobility study on regional ride-hailing markets claims that 16Bn ride-hailing trips were completed worldwide in 2017 and forecasts 24Bn completed trips by the end of 2018. The report...

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3rd September 2018

San Francisco May Slap Tax on Ride-Sharers

San Francisco voters could impose a per-ride tax on ride-sharing providers like Uber and Lyft and also their robo-taxis after the California legislature passed a bill allowing the city...

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31st August 2018

Uber and Lyft Look Beyond Cars Despite SF Scooter Loss

Uber and Lyft, the twin giants of ride-hailing, are forging ahead into car alternatives even after losing their bids to be part of a scooter pilot program in their...

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27th August 2018

Weekly Brief: Lookout, VW is Now More Transport Than Automaker

Carmakers don’t want to be carmakers anymore, writes Andrew Tolve. Just look at Volkswagen, which announced a $4Bn investment last week to transform itself into a device and software...

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