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University Offer Car-Sharing Program on Campus

Oklahoma State University has announced a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer its’ program on the Stillwater campus. In a release, OSU says it will initially offer two vehicles, a Ford Focus Hatchback named “Fjordlander” and a Ford Escape named “John”. The vehicles will have reserved spots on campus and are available for rent 24

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How to Own a Tesla with a Zero Down Payment + Zero Installment Plan

Turo user, Ryan Cwynar, bought a used $62,000 Tesla with a no-down-payment bank loan, and make enough renting his car out that it might end up being essentially free. Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s “Master Plan” tells Tesla owners that in the future they will able to add their car to a shared fleet that will “generate income for you while

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Car-Sharing Zipcar Goes Bike Sharing

Car-sharing service Zipcar is partnering with a bike-share company called Zagster to launch bike-sharing services on 15 college campuses, the companies announced Thursday. They’re calling it “the first national sponsored mobility solution designed for universities.” Dubbed Zipbike, the new program won’t officially launch until January 2017, starting with 10 schools and then spreading to a total of 15 by the

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Ford Is Steering towards Autonomous Car Sharing & Ride Hailing Services in 5 Years

Ford aims to do more than make and sell cars. The next 5 years plan to tap into the $5.4 trillion market for car-sharing services and ride-hailing services with Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles that are unrelated to conventional car ownership. Ford plans to make self-driving cars for commercial ride-sharing or on-demand taxi services by 2021, a target the automaker says it will reach

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Intelligent Parking & Garage Lots for Self Driving Cars

With the advent of autonomous car technology expected to radically reshape our commutes and roadways,  planners and architects believe the future of parking lots will be much more interesting. New self-parking systems mean more space and more adaptive structures. Outside of Nashville, Tennessee, an office-park and mixed-use under development called Brentwood will have subterranean facilities that takes advantage of forthcoming technologies to repurpose valuable

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