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Daimler Mobility Services acquires German ride sharing startup, flinc

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Daimler Mobility Services has announced the full acquisition of the Darmstadt-based flinc GmbH. flinc is the leading provider of door-to-door ridesharing for short- and medium-haul routes. The start-up launched the flinc platform for short-distance carpooling in 2011. Today, around half a million customers are registered with the platform. As the …

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Traffic Technology Services and Siemens partner to advance Connected Vehicle deployment and applications

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Traffic Technology Services (TTS) and Siemens USA have entered into an agreement to expand TTS’ partner network for supporting connected and autonomous vehicle operations near signalized intersections. Starting this month, select Siemens TACTICS* ATMS systems, an advanced traffic control hardware and software platform, will supply traffic signal data to TTS …

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Goodyear equips Tesloop with wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that it is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet. (PRNewsfoto/The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Comp)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is equipping Tesloop, a city-to-city mobility service that exclusively uses Tesla electric vehicles, with wireless sensors in its tires to improve overall tire management and maximize uptime for its growing fleet. The wireless sensors continuously measure and record tire temperature and pressure, which is …

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Volkswagen and IBM working together to develop digital mobility services

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Volkswagen and IBM are working together to develop digital mobility services. The two companies have entered into a 5-year agreement.  The objective of the collaboration is to establish an open marketplace for developers so that they have the possibility of creating a joint digital platform. “We Commerce” will be the first …

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Uber in talks with ComfortDelGro about potential strategic alliance

ComfortDelGro is in exclusive talks with Uber about a potential strategic alliance, reports say.  If the companies enter into any kind of alliance it may result in Singapore’s largest taxi operator using the U.S. company’s fleet management and booking software. ComfortDelGro may also make its taxis available to users of …

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Toyota and Servco Pacific partner to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu

Toyota and Servco Pacific Inc. have partnered to test a new car-sharing technology in Honolulu, Hawaii. When the employee-only pilot testing program concludes, Servco, the distributor of Toyota vehicles in Hawaii, will use the car-sharing technology to launch a new Honolulu-based car share business by the end of 2017. The …

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GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app

According to reports, GM and Cruise Automation have begun beta testing a ride-hailing app that allows users to be picked up by a self-driving car. The app “Cruise Anywhere” at present is only available to Cruise Automation employees in San Francisco. According to the law at California, a driver is seated …

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Renault Nissan plan to launch driverless ride hailing services in future

HANOVER, Germany (Mar. 20, 2017) – Just weeks after demonstrating its advanced autonomous drive technology on public roads in Europe, Nissan today makes its debut at CeBIT, Europe’s largest digital expo, showcasing innovations set to revolutionize the future of motoring.

The Nissan and Renault Alliance have plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services in coming years, Reuters reported. As the industry has been transforming with the startups disrupting the automotive ecosystem, the automakers are looking beyond manufacturing and selling of cars. They are now shifting their focus to developing …

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Valeo and Cisco launch smart parking service

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Valeo and Cisco have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement to develop strategic innovations in smart mobility services. Cyber Valet Services, a project resulting from their collaboration, is being unveiled at this year’s Viva Technology conference in Paris. This unique solution enables vehicles equipped with Valeo Park4U Auto …

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JLR invests $25 million in Lyft

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Lyft announced that Jaguar Land Rover is making a $25 million investment through its mobility services arm, InMotion Ventures. The company has said that it will use the cash influx to support further expansion in the U.S. as well as fund development of self-driving technology. Moreover, Lyft will also get …

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