All car sharing articles

  • magna

    Magna reconfigures seating for car-sharing, introduces app interface, but stresses that basic requirements aren’t necessarily tech-driven


    Image: Magna Magna, a leading supplier of automotive seating, has announced details of a reconfigurable interior solution which can be custom-adapted for different car-sharing and autonomous-driving scenarios. Its new seating concept creates a flexible cabin for three key use-cases. The concept was developed out of digital ...


    Daimler, BMW to merge mobility services


    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 ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT

    Mercedes expands private car-sharing program


    Croove lets participants set their own price for renting out their vehicles (Photo: Daimler) Mercedes-Benz is expanding its "Croove" private car sharing program, introducing the platform in Berlin four months after it started a pilot program in Munich. The German premium car brand, which belongs to the Daimler Group, ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota plans mobility-services platform


    Toyota Motor plans to build a software platform that aims to ease cooperation between the carmaker and its new-mobility partners as they strive to deliver new products. The Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) will bring together a range of business functions Toyota has developed. Through the platform, partners will have access ...

  • blaettel bmw carit 2013.automotiveIT

    carIT Congress: BMW exec sees "iconic change" for car industry


    BMW's Blaettel says lots of questions remain about new mobility  (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - The auto industry is undergoing an "iconic change" as it moves into a new-mobility era, a senior BMW executive said Wednesday. Bernhard Blaettel, director mobility services at the German premium car maker, told ...

  • visteon e-bee concept ces13.automotiveIT

    CES: Visteon displays mid-range infotainment platform and E-Bee concept


    At the CES, Visteon is showing the E-bee, a concept vehicle designed for new mobility concepts (Photo: Visteon) LAS VEGAS - Visteon hopes to persuade automakers that its new infotainment platform offers all the essential user requirements while still giving car brands the possibility to differentiate with unique design ...

  • Congestion.automotiveIT

    Ford survey finds Europeans still want to buy cars


    Despite growing worries over traffic congestion, European still want to own cars Europeans still want to buy cars, despite increasing concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution and rising fuel costs. That is one of the conclusions from a survey of 6,000 people across Europe conducted on behalf of Ford ...

  • db flinkster.automotiveIT

    German Rail, Telekom in EV, car-sharing partnership


    The two companies want to achieve closer networking of trains, cars and energy systems Witn Flinkster, Deutsche Bahn runs one of the largest car-sharing networks in Germany. It covers 800 train stations and also has operations in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Telekom said its Networked Car business unit will ...

  • peugeot mu.automotiveIT

    Peugeot, Deutsche Bahn look into car-sharing


    Peugeot and Germany's national railway system, Deutsche Bahn, have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop a car-sharing program in the country. Peugeot is keen to expand its "Mu by Peugeot" car-sharing initiative and the two companies will assess the feasibility of providing cars at around 100 German rail ...

  • RelayRides.automotiveIT

    With RelayRides, GM joins the car sharers


    GM is using the RelayRides marketplace to make its first major foray into carsharing (Photo: GM) General Motors is making its first major foray into car sharing through an agreement with RelayRides, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace. The US-based automaker said the two companies would use GM's OnStar onboard telematics system ...

  • vw car sharing.automotiveIT

    VW launches car-sharing program as new mobility initiatives increase


    Hanover Mayor Stephan Weil (left) and VW sales boss Christian Klingler share one of VW’s first car-sharing vehicles German auto companies are embracing car sharing. Volkswagen is the latest German carmaker to announce the launch of aprogram. Europe's largest automotive group said it is launching a project called "Quicar - ...

  • car2go_Vancouver.AUTOMOTIVEIT

    car2go continued: Vancouver is next


    Vancouver is the latest city where Daimler plans to launch its car2go car-sharing program Daimler said it is launching its car2go car-sharing program in Vancouver this summer. The German premium carmaker, which has announced several new cities for car2go recently, said it is creating a new Canadian subsidiary, car2go Canada ...

  • bmw drivenow.automotiveit

    News analysis: BMW entry moves car-sharing to the next level


    With BMW’s announcement this week that it is starting a car-sharing venture with Sixt, the industry is getting serious about finding alternatives to traditional car-ownership models. BMW is the second premium car maker to venture into car sharing. For several years already, competitor Daimler has been developing its car2go scheme, ...

  • drivenow

    BMW, Sixt plan car-sharing venture in Berlin and Munich


    DriveNow vehicles won’t need keys German premium car maker BMW plans to launch a car-sharing venture in an attempt to bolster its innovative mobility credentials and attract new customers to the brand. BMW is planning the new venture, which will be called “DriveNow,” with car-rental group Sixt. It will start ...

  • Smart car2go.automotiveIT

    Daimler expands car2go scheme in Austin, TX


    Most of the new smarts in the Austin car2go program will have solar roofs Citing strong demand for its car-rental scheme, Daimler said it is expanding its car2go operations in Austin, Texas, increasing the area where the program operates and bringing in more vehicles. The German premium carmaker said it ...

  • zipcar

    Zipcar moves into Hollywood


    Car sharing is set to grow in Los Angeles with a recent move by Zipcar into Hollywood. The car sharing service announced last week that it is expanding a pilot partnership with the city of Los Angeles that started in September, 2009. The company has added 10 cars to its ...

  • Article

    Survey: More Europeans will consider giving up one car


    More Europeans will consider giving up at least one of their cars in the next 12 months, according to a survey on mobility trends. Already, 90 percent of all drivers have changed their driving habits for cost reasons, according to the European Transportation Mobility Observatory, a study conducted ...