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Malaysian Government will Contribute Funds to Johor’s Urban Mobility Development

Malaysian Government will Contribute Funds to Johor's Urban Mobility Bus Rapid Transit BRT Development Iskandar Johor Malaysia

The Development of RM2.56 Billion Bus Rapid Transit in the Iskandar Region ISKANDAR PUTERI, Oct 7 (Bernama) — The federal government will contribute RM1 billion towards the development of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) while the rest, amounting to RM1.56 billion, would be financed via a Private Public Partnership, according to the National News Agency. Announcing this, Prime Minister Datuk

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Navya to Produce Self-driving Electric Shuttles in Australia

Navya to Produce Self-driving Electric Shuttle Buses in Australia Asia Pacific urban mobility cities autonomous vehicle

Expanding Reach to Asia Pacific The French government has agreed to manufacture Navya’s driverless shuttle buses in South Australia, according to Industry Update. While the details are still unclear, including the exact manufacturing supply line and how many jobs will be created, SA Premier Jay Weatherill was able to confirm that the Government had “agreed on plans” to establish the company’s

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India-based Startup Pillion Rides Offers Electric Bike Taxi Services

Pillion Rides is on a mission to fight air pollution in Delhi providing sustainable urban mobility and last-mile connectivity with its fleet of electric bikes. Pillion Rides started its journey on April 2016 with a fleet of 20 electric bikes and 25 riders. Focused on providing last-mile connectivity, Pillion Rides is available for local commuters from bus stops, metro stations

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Tesla’s Quarter Two Sales Stalls in Hong Kong

Tesla Quarter Two 2017 Q2 Sales Stalls in Hong Kong after government remove EV electric vehicle tax break incentives reduction exemption

Government withdraws electric vehicle tax break No more electric vehicle tax break, which started in April had a dramatic effect on sales of Tesla cars in the city of Hong Kong, according to Business Insider. How Many Units Sold? The WSJ reported a sales surge just before the April 1 rule change, with 2,939 Tesla vehicles registered in March and nearly 3,700

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OLA to Launch India’s First Electric Urban Mobility Service in India

OLA to Launch India First Electric Urban Mobility Service in India ride-hailing ride-sharing electric taxi rickshaw bus

India’s ride-hailing giant OLA is charging forward with the announcement of electric rickshaws, car and bus services on its ride-hailing platform in the city of Nagpur. According to The Times of India.   OLA’s Electric Mobility Ola is investing Rs50 crore in the electric urban mobility platform, which include the purchase of 200 electric vehicles and the building of four charging stations

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Transit Authority Explores EasyMile Driverless Shuttles to Improve Connectivity

Transit Authority Explores EasyMile Driverless Shuttles to Improve Connectivity

Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (Capital Metro) is exploring the possibilities to deploy EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttles — in an effort to improve connectivity between outer city locations and the mass transit network, according to Smartrail World. Capital Metro operates bus, paratransit services and a commuter rail system known as Capital MetroRail for Austin and several suburbs. The transit organisation is exploring the opportunities for adding the

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New Taxi Law Marks end of Uber’s Ride-sharing Services in Denmark

New Taxi Law Marks End of Uber's Ride-sharing Services in Denmark

Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] will withdraw services in Denmark next month due to a taxi law that sets out new requirements for drivers such as mandatory fare meters, the company said on Tuesday, according to Reuters. Read Malaysian Ride-Sharing May be More than Uber and Grab Uber has faced headwinds since its app went online in Denmark in November 2014 as local

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Poland gets Sustainable Urban Mobility Funding

Poland gets sustainable urban mobility investment from Cohesion Fund

The European Commission said on March 15 that over €121 million from the Cohesion Fund will be invested in two major projects in Poland, which will improve connectivity in the country and encourage the shift towards sustainable urban mobility, according to New Europe. The first one is a €30 million investment package to purchase 35 modern and energy-efficient trams for

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Does Uber Really Care about its Drivers?

Here’s a video from Uber announcing a new feature with Pandora in the Uber Partner app so drivers can enjoy seamless, personalized music throughout the day. Now drivers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand can play music from their favorite Pandora stations, for free and without advertisements, while they drive with Uber.   Here’s another video NOT from Uber, but about Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick

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Beijing to Reduce Air Pollution by Replacing Petrol-powered Taxis

Beijing is aiming to gradually replace its 67,000 petrol-powered taxis with greener new energy vehicles to help reduce air pollution starting from this year, according to China.org.cn. The plan is contained in a discussion document on preventing and solving air pollution problems in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region and neighboring provinces, which was issued on February 14. All petrol-and diesel-powered taxis being

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