This Week In Mobility: № 62

While editing this weeks newsletter I kept hearing the hook, Dollar dollar bill, Y’all … so I went with it.  Enjoy!


I Want a New Drug

  • Agencies join hands to stop the use of ride-sharing services as drug couriers. Filipino Drivers may refuse a ride to passengers who refuse to have their packages opened for scrutiny.  LINK
  • Flashback: Uber Driver Used the Gig “as a Cover to Sell Drugs in LA LINK
  • Flashback: Uber Driver Used the Gig “as a Cover to Sell Drugs in NYC LINK
  • Want guns? Drugs? Self-driving cars may become the perfect delivery vehicle LINK

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

  • Apple’s CarPlay is finally coming to Toyota and Lexus vehicles LINK
  • 5 CES 2018 announcements that put Alexa inside cars LINK
  • Mastercard’s Move to the Car Dashboard LINK
  • Waze announces in-car mapping for iOS users w/ Ford Sync 3 LINK
  • Garmin’s New Infotainment System Can Help Navigate around Poor Weather, Not Just Traffic LINK

Pizzanomics

  • Pizza Hut says driverless delivery will create more jobs LINK
  • Apparently, People Say “Thank You” to Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Vehicles. LINK
  • Lyft-branded beer offers ride discounts. LINK
  • Restaurant tempts diners by offering cash towards taxi fare. LINK

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With A Little Help From My Friends

  • Charity Offers Car-Sharing Program For People To Discuss Depression LINK
  • Asbury Park sets out on an ambitious program to improve health and teams up with Lyft to offer rides to doctorsLINK
  • Taxi drivers are joining the fight against child sex abuse. Drivers taught how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and how to report concerns. LINK

Kashmir *

  • New app to clear junk vehicles off Delhi Streets.  LINK
  • India overtook Germany last year to become the world’s fourth-largest auto market. (Ralph Danke for inboxing me LINK
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Smooth Criminal

  • Law firm files Class-Action Lawsuit that says Ford’s Super Duty trucks sold as the “Cleanest Super Diesel Ever” emit 30 to 50 times legal limits of harmful pollutants. The same firm responsible for emissions lawsuits against VolkswagenLINK
  • Anthony Levandowski’s Nanny files a lawsuit accusing him of failure to pay wages, health code and labor violations, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other things. This story gets bananas when the nanny drops a dime on his clandestine operation. LINK
  • Turns Out Uber Had Yet Another Secret Program To Thwart Police Raids. San Francisco headquarters locked down equipment in foreign offices to shield files from police raids. LINK
  • Man allegedly takes taxi from jail, fails to pay, receives citation for theft  LINK
  • The Kremlin has been accused of disrupting satellite navigation. Yandex Taxi confirmed that some of the bills were too high and “were being dealt with manually.” The journalist said error could have been caused by a deliberate disruption of satellite navigation systems “because someone is on the way to somewhere” Others suspect Russia may be perfecting GPS misdirection as a weapon.  LINK

C.R.E.A.M.

  • One-year-old Pony raises $112 million Series A to build autonomous car future.  LINK
  • Geely-backed Chinese Ride-Sharing Firm Caocao Zhuanche Raises $156M Series ARound At $1.6B Valuation LINK

C.R.E.A.M., get the money… Dollar dollar bill, Y’all

This Week In Mobility: № 62

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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