The Mobility Report : № 48

Here are a few of the most interesting mobility ideas & transportation stories of the week.

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Uber will no longer provide a free version of its Uber for Business app for business customers. This will result in corporations paying more for the company’s ride hailing services. LINK


Security researchers warn of a rise in malicious apps masquerading as legitimate taxi-hailing services — cyber-criminals look to capitalize on London’s recent decision to ban Uber. LINK


Waymo vs. Uber Trial postponed until December LINK


Lyft explores an IPO. LINK


Indian Uber rival, Ola, in talks with Softbank, Tencent for new funding of up to $2bn. LINK


BMW is adding Amazon’s Alexa to their 2018 BMW and Mini models. LINK


Daimler buys into another ride-sharing company, the Berlin-based startup called flinc. LINK


Waymo aims is to launch its own ride-sharing service, despite internal issues. LINK


A Senate panel approved bipartisan legislation on Wednesday could pave the way for driverless cars. LINK


Americans express more worry than enthusiasm about coming developments in automation — from driverless vehicles to a world in which machines perform many jobs currently done by humans LINK


Israel-based startup, otonomo, is helping Daimler and BMW compete against Google with Big Data platform. LINK


Ola now helps drivers find public toilets. LINK


Paris went car-free Sunday, and people loved it. LINK


California lawmaker wants to ban gas car sales after 2040 LINK


Ford plans to shift away from developing passenger cars, its C.E.O. says, and focus more on electric SUVs/Trucks. LINK

Anthony Barba

Anthony Barba

Anthony is the Mobility Report's editor. Originally from New York, he now lives with his family in Berlin. Mr. Barba's first car was a 1978 VW Scirocco.

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