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    Toyota invests in Singaporean ride hailer Grab

    2018-06-15T11:11:15Z

    Image: Toyota/Grab Toyota is to invest $1billion in ride-hailing firm Grab, which will leverage the Japanese carmaker's mobility services platform in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Grab – which acquired Uber’s assets in the region earlier this year – operates mobile platforms for transportation, micro-payments, financial services, and food and package ...

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    Neumann, former Opel CEO, invests in mobility start-up

    2018-04-09T15:34:16Z

    door2door's allygator shuttle addresses the so-called "last mile" issue (Photo: door2door) Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold ...

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    Daimler, BMW to merge mobility services

    2018-03-28T17:00:16Z

    Daimler's moovel platform will be part of the joint venture (Photo: Daimler) As expected, Daimler and BMW announced Wednesday that they planned to merge their mobility services, in a move that will create a car-sharing giant with a commanding footprint across the world's major cities. The plan underscores how ...

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    Magna to invest 200 million dlrs in Lyft

    2018-03-19T12:59:15Z

    Magna will invest 200 million dlrs in ride-sharing company Lyft as part of an agreement to jointly develop and manufacture self-driving systems. The move underscores the Canadian automotive supplier's ambition to be a leading player in the shift toward autonomous vehicles. The two companies agreed on a multi-year cooperation that ...

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    Didi, BAIC to jointly operate an EV car-sharing program

    2018-03-13T15:55:50Z

    Didi and BAIC executives agree to cooperate (Photo: Didi Chuxing) Didi Chuxing and BAIC Group will jointly operate an electric-vehicle car-sharing program in China. Didi, which operates China's largest mobile transportation platform, said it had formed a strategic partnership with automaker BAIC to work together in areas such as ...

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    Mercedes, Porsche join other brands in testing flat-rate subscription models

    2018-03-09T11:52:07Z

    Mercedes will let customers drive 12 vehicles at a flat rate (Photo: Mercedes) Mercedes-Benz will offer a flat rate to customers wanting to switch cars during the year, in a pilot project with two German dealer groups, Lueg and Beresa. The German premium car brand said the rate, which ...

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    Ford Europe appoints smart mobility director

    2017-08-11T15:40:24Z

    Sarah-Jayne Williams will work out of Ford's Smart Mobility Innovation Office in London (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford of Europe has recruited Bearing Point consultant Sarah-Jayne Williams to take charge of the carmaker's efforts in Europe to broaden its business into mobility services and other new ventures. Williams will report ...

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    JLR invests $25 million in Lyft

    2017-06-13T09:16:15Z

    JLR will provide Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles to Lyft drivers (Photo: JLR) Jaguar Land Rover is investing 25 million dlrs in US ride-sharing company Lyft, in a move that confirms the auto industry’s resolve to add new revenue streams to its traditional business. JLR, which is owned by ...

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    New mobility on two wheels

    2017-05-25T14:52:56Z

    A basic unu motors electric two-wheeler costs 1,700 euros (Photo: unu motors) Unu Motors, a small Berlin-based maker of electric scooters, is almost proud of its role of agile infiltrator in a new-mobility world dominated by huge automotive companies and other big-name players. “In an industry of giants we ...

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    MAN Truck unit appoints new CDO

    2017-05-25T13:22:48Z

    Christian Kaiser (Photo: MAN) MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit. Kaiser will play an important role in the digital transformation of the truck and bus division, the company said. Kaiser, 39, succeeds Markus Lipinsky, who will concentrate fully on his position ...