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Uber’s License Woes with Transport for London

Uber ride-sharing License Woes with Transport for London new urban mobility plan

Comment by Frost & Sullivan’s Shwetha Surender, Industry Principal, Mobility Group   LONDON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Exciting times in the world of mobility, with TfL’s bold move last week. TfL’s decision to strip Uber of its license came as a surprise to the market. Their main contention was: the lack of safety norms; in particular, insufficient background checks that Uber employs with

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The GATEway project announces the next phase of driverless pod trials

The GATEway project announces the next phase of driverless pod trials autonomous electric vehicle urban mobility

The GATEway project is soon to launch its open public trial of driverless pods. These autonomous pods will provide first and last mile transportation around the Greenwich peninsula by connecting important transport hubs with business, leisure and residential locations. The GATEway team is delighted to announce that for the next phase, commencing in the Autumn, Fusion Processing will provide sensing

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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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Deutsche Post Buys UK Mail for $315.5 Million

Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL Group agreed to acquire UK Mail Group for 242.7 million pounds, ($315.5 million), bolstering its presence in one of Europe’s biggest e-commerce markets at a time of booming online orders for clothes, household goods and other merchandise. Deutsche Post, Europe’s leading parcel-delivery company, said the offer of 440 pence a UK Mail share represents a premium

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Electric Cars Charging Points At Shell Stations Soon

Electric car charging points could appear alongside petrol pumps at Shell’s UK service stations as soon as next year, the oil giant confirmed after emails between the company and government officials revealed discussions on introducing them. The company also asked the government how serious it is about wireless charging roads which could top up an electric car without the need

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Amazon Starts Food Deliveries in London

Amazon said it would start delivering meals from restaurants direct to customers in some parts of London, the newest entrant to an increasingly competitive market which includes Just Eat, UberEats and Deliveroo. Amazon said in a statement on Wednesday that its “Amazon Restaurants” service would be available to subscribers of its Prime delivery scheme and that delivery would be free

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BMW’s Car Sharing Scheme Gaining Popularity Among Urban Drivers

DriveNow, the car sharing service from BMW and SIXT, has announced that it now has 20,000 members across London, in the latest sign that car clubs are gaining ground among urban drivers. The service, which lets users rent cars by the minute to pick up and drop off at designated parking spots across the city, launched in London in December

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Uber Lease Electric Vehicles to Drivers in the UK

Today, Uber is launching a new electric car service in the UK, in partnership with Nissan and China’s BYD, where it will offer leasing (not purchasing) options for fully-electric cars (BYD E6s and Nissan Leafs) to its drivers, as well as include those vehicles in the mix of cars that it offers to passengers for journeys. Uber is starting first with

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