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22nd April 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s Toyota Backing Can Only Work When Robots Replace Drivers

Uber’s self-driving car division just got a billion-dollar vote of confidence from Toyota and friends. Uber revealed last week that Toyota and automotive supplier Denso will invest $667M in...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th April 2019

Kia EV Concept Hints at Mobility Ambitions

Kia has unveiled an EV as its vision of how vehicles designed for ride- and car-sharing models will look like in the relatively near future. Based on the carmaker’s...

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8th April 2019

Budget Brand Dacia Makes Pitch For Mobility Providers

Renault’s value sub-brand, Dacia, is making a bid to mop up sales from taxi drivers facing steep additional daily charges to enter clean-air city zones. It chose April 8,...

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3rd April 2019

Why Green Colored License Plates Are Crucial to Russia’s EVs

How do you know if a new energy car or a conventional one goes down a bus lane? The number plate will be the deciding factor. The idea currently...

By Roma Nazarov

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1st April 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft’s IPO Proves Investors Optimism Over Ride-Sharing

Want a slice of the gig economy? Now you can own one. With the completion of its IPO last week, Lyft became the first gig-economy start-up to become a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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20th March 2019

UK Charity Slams E-Scooters’ Danger to Public

A UK road safety charity has hit out at electric scooters’ dangers to road users. Following the UK Department for Transport (DfT)’s publication of the Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy...

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19th March 2019

UK Government Outlines Future Urban Mobility Strategy

The UK government has set out its goals for transportation in a new report Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy, claiming “advances in data science, artificial intelligence and sensing technology...

By Phil Oakley

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19th March 2019

Hyundai Partners With Indian Ride-Hailing Service

Hyundai Group is investing $300M in an Indian ride-hailing platform with a view to co-developing cars and infrastructure for the country’s mobility sector. The group says the funding for Ola...

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12th March 2019

Public Driverless Mobility a Winner For Carmakers, Says PSA

Mobility is a ‘win-win’ for carmakers who can either make revenues by providing autonomous vehicles to urban transport ecosystems or take over the services themselves. That’s the opinion of...

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6th March 2019

Scoot: IoT Good News for Automotive Industry

The Internet of Things presents great opportunities and no long-term threats to the automotive industry. That is the view of Mar Pallàs Poy, vice-president of European market development at Scoot,...

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6th March 2019

Telematics Sticks-and-Carrots Still Most Effective for Fleet Management

When it comes to facing up to the challenge of managing large fleets, a combination of a fragmented device landscape and a changing mix of drivers can pose significant...

By Andrew Williams

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5th March 2019

Volvo Backs Ride-Sharing Service for Children

Volvo is investing in a ride-sharing start-up that takes children to and from school. The automaker has acquired a stake in Zūm, a Californian service offering school run and childcare...

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