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11th December 2018

Weekly Brief: There’s Reason Behind Waymo’s Damp Squib Robo-Taxi Launch

Talk about a letdown. Waymo’s launch of its commercialized robo-taxi service last week was supposed to be a revolutionary moment in the history of the automotive industry. Here was...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th December 2018

Waymo’s Commercial Ride-Sharing Service: Why It Matters

After much hype, Waymo One, the company's commercial ride-sharing, is here. Here's why it matters.

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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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29th October 2018

Weekly brief: Cars Will Soon Become Billboards on Wheels

Andrew Tolve assesses the likelihood of drivers losing their rear windows to the ad men. Remember the early days of the internet when pundits swore that online platforms would...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve

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25th October 2018

The Disrupters: WaiveCar Ruffles Auto Feathers With Free Rides

A mobility start-up in Santa Monica, California is bringing the ad-supported digital economy to life in the car sharing business, writes Robert Gray. WaiveCar, which claims to be the...

By Robert Gray

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15th October 2018

Weekly brief: Robo-taxi rides could be a free service

When people ruminate about a future full of self-driving cars, the topic usually turns to safety and time. Think about a world in which the 37,000 road deaths that...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th September 2018

Uber Commits $10M to Reduce City Traffic

As ride-hailing services multiply and increase traffic in cities, Uber is pushing for a congestion tax that would target its own business interests.

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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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3rd September 2018

Take the Financial Risk and IoT Can Deliver

Robert Gray investigates the ROI from connecting consumers to the IoT. “If you offer it, they will order it.” Carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers may be subscribing to this...

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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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