Future Mobility

  • Maven expands its car-sharing platform to include a peer-to-peer offering that enables owners and eligible lessees to earn money by renting their personal Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac car or truc
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    GM expands Maven platform for peer-to-peer car sharing

    2018-07-26T13:46:52Z

    Image: General Motors Owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from the 2015 model-year or newer can now rent them via the Maven platform. The Peer Cars service is undergoing beta testing in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with further US roll-outs this fall, and is integrated ...

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    Toyota takes InfoTechnology Center in-house

    2018-07-24T17:35:57Z

    Image: Toyota Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced the reorganization of its InfoTechnology Center research and development companies. The functions of the Tokyo-based InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) will be absorbed into TMC’s in-house Connected Company by March 2019, and ITC USA, California, will be incorporated into Toyota Motor North ...

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    Rinspeed founds Snap Motion as start-up mobility provider

    2018-07-17T12:46:32Z

    Image: Rinspeed Swiss design consultancy Rinspeed, known for the adventurous concept cars it unveils each year, is establishing a start-up company called Snap Motion. It intends to build a small fleet of its ‘Snap’, as seen at CES and the Geneva motor show earlier this year, for proof of ...

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    Luxoft opening Berlin R&D center with Daimler

    2018-07-17T12:09:20Z

    Image: Luxoft Luxoft has partnered with Daimler subsidiary MBition GmbH to open a research and development center in Berlin, and is recruiting software developers, automation engineers and QA engineers to work at this new facility. The center is based at Mindspace, a co-working office, and will focus on mobility ...

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    Volkswagen, Renault and PSA all announce new car-sharing and mobility services

    2018-07-10T11:18:36Z

    Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen will launch a fleet of shared electric vehicles in Germany next year, with international roll-out of its car-sharing services from 2020. Expanding Volkswagen’s ‘We’ customer platform, the mobility service will focus initially on cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member ...

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    Volvo Cars launches mobility brand

    2018-07-04T15:33:51Z

    Volvo Cars sees a growing role for mobility services (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars has launched a mobility brand that aims to strengthen the carmaker's new business initiatives. The brand, called M, will use an intuitive app to offer access to cars and services, Volvo said. It will debut in ...

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    The $100 million question

    2018-06-25T13:30:00Z

    Ex-Google autonomous driving expert, Sebastian Thrun, sees big opportunities in autonomous driving, and a narrowing gap between tech disruptors and established OEMs.

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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 ...