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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


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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Big Data analytics for carsharing introduced by Vulog


Analytics has now been emerging as an integral component of car sharing as it enables operators to gain greater insights on end-users’ habits, which are constantly evolving.  Analytics also is the foundation for future services as the automotive market becomes more innovative and prepares for the next big thing – …

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Ridecell powering the GIG carsharing service


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


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


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


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


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


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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