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Ridecell powering the GIG carsharing service

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Ridecell, carsharing and ridesharing platform provider, is providing the technology infrastructure for GIG Car Share, a new mobility service launched by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. GIG Car Share is a one-way carsharing service and is the first of its kind in the San Francisco Bay Area. Launched recently …

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MOIA to take over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy

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MOIA, the new mobility company in the Volkswagen Group, is taking over the Finnish software company Split Finland Oy. As a wholly owned MOIA subsidiary the Espoo-based company will be known as MOIA Finland Oy. The main tasks of the team led by co-founder Teemu Sihvola will include the development …

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Uber developing ‘Autohawk’ to improve safety and enhance productivity

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Uber has initiated pilot project-  Autohawk, for car location and health monitoring. Autohawk apart from updating the car’s location on the map in real time, would also give information related to the condition of the vehicle’s engine, gearbox, coolant levels, odometer information, etc. Autohawk at present is still being developed and more …

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Parkmobile makes available its full platform capabilities in all new BMW vehicles

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Parkmobile has announced the availability of its full platform capabilities as an integrated OEM offering in all new BMW vehicles. Parkmobile currently enables consumers to find, reserve and pay for parking through a single app in over 2,000 locations and 250 cities across the US and Canada. With this launch, …

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City of Hamburg and the BMW Group sign MoU to expand fleet of electrified DriveNow vehicles to around 550 by 2019

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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the BMW Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership concerning urban mobility. It aims to expand the Hamburg-based fleet of electrified DriveNow vehicles to around 550 by 2019. DriveNow is the car-sharing joint venture between the BMW …

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DMI acquires Lochbridge to help extend the customer’s digital lifestyle to the car

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DMI, an end-to-end mobility solutions provider, has announced the acquisition of Detroit-based Lochbridge, a market leader in bringing IoT solutions to the automotive, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Lochbridge has enabled more than $1.5 billion in new annual revenues for its clients. Together, the companies will help organizations across …

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Toyota, KDDI, THTA work together for making “connected taxis” a reality and to explore possible new services

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Recently, Toyota Motor Corporation and KDDI Corporation, together with the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA), have begun verification testing on data collection for making “connected taxis” a reality. Such taxis, by communicating with data centers, are expected to make possible new services that will, among others, improve taxi-customer convenience and support …

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Audi set to acquire Silvercar, a mobility technology company based in the U.S

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Audi has plans to acquire Silvercar by expanding its minority share to 100 percent. The U.S.-based company has successfully specialized in digital services for flexible vehicle use in the high-end market segment. In the future, Audi and Silvercar intend to cooperate closely to expand the range of mobility products and …

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BMW Group cars in NA now features weather data provided by The Weather Company

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BMW Group now features weather data provided by The Weather Company within their Connected Drive systems in vehicles across North America. This collaboration provides drivers with deeper insight on weather conditions to help them make informed decisions on how to get from one place to the next safely and efficiently. …

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LeasePlan and Uber to expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France and the Netherlands to a pan-European level

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LeasePlan, a multinational fleet management and driver mobility company and Uber, a leading ridesharing company, will expand their current cooperation in Portugal, France and the Netherlands to a pan-European level. The companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding stating that LeasePlan will make available a full operational leasing solution to …

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