Mobility-as-a-Service

Uber-Backed Electric Bike Start-Up Enters UK
28th November 2018

Uber-Backed Electric Bike Start-Up Enters UK

An “electric-assist” bicycle hire start-up backed by Uber is deploying its first UK fleet of bikes. Lime’s bikes are fitted with rechargeable lithium batteries and 250-watt motors. The company...

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26th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Turkey Day Traffic Trauma Ahead of LA Auto Show

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation, turkey legs, hot gravy, family reunions and, of course, the great American tradition of sitting in traffic. Lots and lots of traffic. This...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo CEO
21st November 2018

Volvo’s ‘No Show’ at LA Auto Show

Consumers flocking to the Volvo stand at this year’s LA Auto Show won’t be able to view a single product from the Swedish carmaker. That’s because Volvo is responding...

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15th November 2018

Mobile Auto Loan Apps Are Key to Consumer Satisfaction

A report from J.D. Power indicates a well-designed mobile app has become one of the most critical drivers of customer satisfaction with auto lenders.

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15th November 2018

Malta Turns to Renault for First EV Car-Share Club

The Maltese Government is forging ahead with its mission to promote electric vehicle transport by ordering a 150 fleet of Renault Zoe superminis for the island’s first car-sharing club....

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EC Approves Daimler-BMW Mobility JVs
9th November 2018

EC Approves Daimler-BMW Mobility JVs

The European Commission has approved six joint mobility ventures from Daimler and BMW, subject to conditions. The JVs will entail the automakers pooling their resources in the parking, charging,...

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9th November 2018

Seat Enters Scooter Market For Urban Mobility

Spanish carmaker Seat is planning a scooter mobility pilot test in a joint venture with electric personal transport innovator Segway. It is considering Spanish cities with suitable infrastructure to...

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Funds Canadian Mobility Start-Up
7th November 2018

Renault-Nissan Alliance Funds Canadian Mobility Start-Up

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is investing in a Montreal mobility start-up that aims to facilitate the sharing and hiring of multiple modes of transport. The Alliance is participating in Transit’s...

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BMW Car-Sharing Subsidiary Increases London Presence
6th November 2018

BMW Car-Sharing Subsidiary Increases London Presence

BMW’s car-sharing service, DriveNow, is boosting its presence in London. In addition to the four boroughs of the UK capital in which it currently operates, the service will now...

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5th November 2018

Weekly Brief: Baidu Sets Off Robo-Taxi Race in China

The race to roll out robo-taxis in the US makes for great theater. Waymo is on the doorstep. General Motors’ Cruise is nipping at its heels. Uber just announced...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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PSA Launches DC Car-Sharing Service
31st October 2018

PSA Launches DC Car-Sharing Service

Groupe PSA has launched its car-sharing service in Washington DC. The group claims its Free2Move service provides DC residents and visitors with “access to a fleet of 600 cars”...

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30th October 2018

VW & Intel’s Mobileye Plan AV Ride-Sharing in Israel

Volkswagen, Intel's Mobileye division and the state of Israel are looking to develop a commercial autonomous taxi service in that country by 2022.

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