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Daimler to Supply Self-driving Mercedes-Benz Vehicles on Uber’s Network

STUTTGART, Germany and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Daimler and Uber today announced an agreement on their intent to cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles. Under the terms of the cooperation Daimler plans to introduce self-driving vehicles also on Uber’s global ridesharing network in the coming years. Daimler is the first auto company to join with Uber as it

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BMW Group Creates € 500 million VC Fund, Relocates BMW i Ventures HQ to Silicon Valley

Munich/Mountain View. The BMW Group is expanding the successful concept behind its venture capital unit and creating a venture capital fund of up to 500 million euros over ten years. This will allow BMW i Ventures to make investments in a wider range of areas, such as autonomous driving and digitalisation, and to secure continued access to the technologies of the future. BMW i

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China’s Mobility & Electric Vehicle Companies Investment Landscape

There has been tremendous financial support flowing into the China innovation scene, especially the rising mobility economy. Gao Feng is helping to shepherd the ideas, help build a disruptive business model  and execute the disruption to fruition. In August, the ride-hailing scene turned on its head. China’s homegrown player, Didi Chuxing, had humbled global giant Uber and won the battle

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute Launch Global Initiative to Help Cities Prepare for the Advent of Autonomous Vehicles

MIAMI, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute today announced the Bloomberg Aspen Initiative on Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, a new program for leading global mayors who will work together to prepare their cities for the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute will galvanize experts and data to accelerate cities’ planning efforts, and

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Over 11,000 Visitors Participated in the 23rd ITS World Congress

11,496 Visitors. 73 Countries. ITS World Congress wraps up what’s now recognised as Victoria’s largest non-medical event. Melbourne, Friday 14 October: After five days of technical tours, demonstrations, exhibitions, plenary sessions and executive forums, the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems has come to a close today marking the second largest international association conference ever to be held in

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Daimler’s Mobility App moovel Wins Award

Stuttgart, October 20, 2016. The mobility app of Daimler subsidiary moovel Group GmbH won the German Mobility Award last night at an awards ceremony hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. This makes moovel one of ten archetypal projects honored for its intelligent mobility solution. This was the first time the award has been presented. “moovel is

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Bike-Sharing App Plans for Expansion via Crowdfunding

Bike-sharing company Cycle.land has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign as it gears up to expand in five UK cities. The social marketplace is hoping to raise a minimum investment of £100,000 through Seedrs in return for a 6 per cent equity stake, and has already exceeded 60 per cent of its target. Cycle.land’s platform allows UK members and international travellers

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BestMile and Trapeze join forces to bring autonomous mobility to cities all around the globe

Trapeze is entering the autonomous mobility revolution with partner BestMile to offer public transport agencies the world’s first solution for managing hybrid fleets with both autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles. Lausanne & Neuhausen am Rheinfall, 10 October 2016 – The young Swiss company BestMile has specialized in fleet management and optimization for autonomous vehicles. In future, BestMile will work together closely

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Daimler’s Car-Sharing Service Crosses Two Million Global Member Milestone

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — car2go announced today that the world’s largest one-way carsharing service has crossed the two million global member milestone. car2go N.A. is the largest flexible one-way carsharing service in North America with 800,000 members. The service also boasts more than 1.1 million members across Europe and 100,000 members in Chongqing since car2go launched its

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Ford & Carhood Car-Sharing Service Launch Airport Scheme

Ford Australia is joining airport-parking and car-sharing service Carhood to help customers turn airport parking fees into a profit. Ford becomes the exclusive automotive partner to Carhood, which provides free parking and a share of the profits if the vehicles are hired to other customers at airports in three major cities. Participants also get complementary curbside chauffeur service and a car wash.

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