The Mobility Report: № 39

  • Didi Chuxing to invest and partner with Uber’s European rival Taxify. The deal will see Taxify extend its ride-sharing business across diversified markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. LINK

  • GM Files Patent to Make Self-Driving Cars Self-Cleaning Cars Too LINK

  • Lyft “Minnie Vans” to shuttle visitors around Disney World LINK

  • Taco Bell Teaming up with Ride-Sharing Lyft for “Taco Mode” LINK

  • New Algorithm Helps Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Navigate Strong Currents LINK

  • New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers. It would allow police to see if a motorist had been texting, emailing or otherwise using his or her cellphone before a serious crash. LINK

  • Ford’s Chariot aims to fill NYC transit gaps with low-cost, ride-sharing shuttle service. LINK

  • German solar-powered car co. Sono Motors unveils the $18,000 SION and its ready for test drives. LINK

  • Tokyo’s new pre-fixed taxi fare smartphone service reduces the guess work of travelling by cab LINK

  • Nashville TV station is shocked to just uncover strip clubs have been profit-sharing with Uber & taxi drivers for years LINK

  • University Of Michigan Becomes Country’s First Campus To Use Self-Driving Shuttles. LINK

  • Chat app Line is launching a taxi-booking service to rival Uber in Thailand LINK

  • Few business travellers now take a taxi. Traditional taxis now account for just 8% of ground transportation transactions among American business travellers—the first time that figure has been in single digits. According to the report, the average Uber ride last quarter was $24.49 and the typical Lyft cost $21.28, versus $31.06 for taxis. Travellers gave Uber the highest satisfaction rating, 4.46 out of 5; taxis got the lowest rating, 3.83. LINK

  • Organic Dairy Farmer Albert Straus Announces the First Full-Scale Electric Truck Powered by Cow Poop 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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