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21st December 2018

BMW-Daimler Mobility JVs Approved by US Regulators

BMW and Daimler’s mobility joint ventures have been approved by US antitrust regulators, following their conditional approval by the European Commission’s competition authorities. The ventures are in the “car-sharing,...

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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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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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3rd April 2018

Weekly Brief: BMW and Daimler merge their mobility companies

An unlikely shake-up on the mobility front comes amid another ominous week for self-driving tech. Andrew Tolve reports Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been the fiercest of rivals for more than...

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24th March 2017

PSA Group see mobility as all about sharing

Sharing and promoting competitors’ mobility services is the PSA Group’s strategy in a bid to become a major player in urban transport solutions. That’s the way forward to meeting...

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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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11th July 2016

Weekly Brief: VW partners with LG to build full IoT savvy cabin

You forgot the beer. Or you think you might have, as you’re cruising home to a host a party for the Rio Olympics. So you press a button on...

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11th April 2016

Weekly Brief: PSA Peugeot Citroe?n and BMW deliver big week for car-sharing

There are many reasons not to buy a car — fuel costs, hellish traffic, high insurance, expensive tickets, pricy upkeep and lack of parking to name a few —...

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8th April 2016

Carmakers waking up to other ways of making cars pay – Part II

Continued from Part I Car-sharing Just as ride-sharing was predated by taxicabs, car-sharing's predecessors are car rental firms like Hertz, Avis, and Alamo. These are large companies with giant...

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12th June 2015

Bicycles blaze a trail for car-share schemes

There is no shortage of active car sharing schemes the world over, from car clubs like Zip Car, to free floating car sharing concepts such as DriveNow and Autolib’,...

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21st May 2015

Coalition of car clubs to boost London’s mobility

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) is working with Transport for London (TfL), London Councils, the Greater London Authority (GLA), Carplus and a range of car club...

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