Future Mobility – Page 6

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    Daimler consolidates Chinese car-sharing units


    Both Daimler car-sharing brands will henceforth be known as car2go (Photo: Daimler) Daimler is consolidating its two Chinese car-sharing units under the car2go brand. The German premium car maker has, to date, operated car2go with a free-floating business model, while it has run Car2Share as a more traditional, station-based ...

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    "Digitization offers completely new possibilities and we will make use of these"


    Klaus Entenmann: "The customer no longer needs to come to the dealership to get car-buying advice." (Photo: Daimler) Digitization is changing the automotive industry top to bottom. In a short interview with automotiveIT, Klaus Entenmann, CEO of Daimler Financial Services, discusses which technological developments are crucial for the financial ...

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    City Car Summit: "An explosion of mobility"


    Panelists cited many mobility challenges as well as big opportunities (Photo: Arjen Bongard) BERLIN -- Automotive, car-sharing and technology experts shared an urban new-mobility vision here that highlighted the possibilities and challenges for cities looking for cleaner and smarter traffic solutions. "We're seeing an explosion of mobility," said Richard ...

  • Audi.automotiveIT

    Audi, FAW form Chinese new-mobility unit


    Audi's China sales are boosted by strong demand for compact cars (Photo: Audi) Audi and its local partner, FAW, have established a dedicated unit for mobility and digital services in China, as the German premium brand pursues a strategy to further grow its business in the world's biggest market. ...

  • paybyphone.automotiveIT

    VW buys N. American parking-payment operator


    Paybyphone says it is adding about 7,000 users a day (Photo: Paybyphone) (Bloomberg) --Volkswagen AG bought North American parking-payment operatorPayByPhone in the latest move by Europe’s biggest carmaker to expand from manufacturing into mobility services. The purchase of Vancouver-based PayByPhone, which processed more than 250 million dlrs in transactions ...

  • uber.automotiveIT

    Uber Creates artificial intelligence lab


    Uber is looking to AI for help in developing its ride-hailing services (Photo: Uber) (Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence Inc. to help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab. The startup has 15 employees and is developing new machine-learning techniques inspired by ...