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Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan driverless taxi start-up eyes partnerships with automakers

Japan’s Robot Taxi aims to forge partnerships with carmakers to develop a driverless taxi service in time for the 2020 Olympics, the technology company said, holding its first tests on public roads and joining a global race to develop self-driving cars. Story by au.news.yahoo.com. The joint venture between gaming software maker DeNA Co and robotics(…)

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit: Cities should explore innovation that will help move people

Microtransit is the latest development in the US transportation landscape. In many areas keen entrepreneurs are providing public transport with small buses and only on certain routes. Pick up points vary but an app coordinates the customers, the network and pick-up points. The Globe and Mail in Canada discovered this microtransit is really taking off(…)

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

! ! ! Happy 2016 ! ! !

We wish you a very happy, innovative and mobile New Year! Also in 2016 we will keep you informed about the latest in the mobility world.

Queensland: Uber has made illegal cool – and police need to act

Queensland: Uber has made illegal cool – and police need to act

Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) says that the Government and police should be ashamed that illegal taxi operator Uber has made criminality and illegality cool. TCQ chief executive officer Benjamin Wash said that Uber has mastered the art of lies and deception, with sections of the media and some MPs falling for it “hook, line and(…)

Uber – Another bad week – no. I

Uber – Another bad week – no. I

Having started with a charm offensive at the DLD tech-conference in Munich on Sunday last week (offering partnerships with European cities in which 50.000 new jobs could be created within a year), Uber CEO Travis Kalanick did the rounds in Europe. Read more…. He told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that “Uber is not going(…)

Uber – Another bad week – no. II

Uber – Another bad week – no. II

Meanwhile, the business paper Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and 24/7 Wall St. did some pretty nifty research and found out that Uber was 6th on the list of ‘most-hated companies in the USA.’ Read more…

Uber – Another bad week – no. III

Uber – Another bad week – no. III

For the disruptive company, UberPop (UberX elsewhere) seems the preferred operational vehicle. In most cities where UberPop has been banned, the system keeps operating. Read more…

Uber – Another bad week – no. IV

Uber – Another bad week – no. IV

Daimler’s reaction was as quick as it was non-committal, stating that “moovel GmbH is well on its way to becoming mobility market leader in the world. Read more…

Kenya’s shared taxis (matatus) to go cashless

Kenya’s shared taxis (matatus) to go cashless

In many African countries shared taxi systems, usually based on 15- or 22-seater minibuses, form the backbone of public transport. In Kenya it is the matatus which provide public transport. But whereas cash, usually passed from the back of the (mini)bus to the person sitting next to the driver, was the norm, the BBC discovered(…)

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