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South Korea Startup Offers Night Shift Ride-Sharing Minibus Service

Seoul-based Callbus officially launched two months ago, after a bumpy process fighting government red tape and powerful taxi unions. Since then, the app-linked bus service has taken about 10,000 passengers home after hours, founder Steve Park told Quartz, and attracted several investors including the government and an angel investor. Getting a taxi home at night is an ordeal in Seoul.

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Made in Russia Self Driving Electric Minibus

Yandex announced a partnership on Wednesday with Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz, whose shareholders include the Russian government, Daimler, and the government-backed NAMI automotive research facility. The deal revolves around the development of a driverless minibus shuttle. Yandex will bring to the party its expertise in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and speech recognition. This is Yandex’s first foray into driverless vehicles.

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