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MyTaxi acquires 100% of Clever Taxi, the leading taxi app in Romania. Romania becomes the 11th European country in which MyTaxi operates. mytaxi grows to 120,000 registered drivers and over 7 mil customers following acquisition.  LINK

 VIDEO: The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI. In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery. LINK

Electric bus CEO claims boosts sales after Trump Election. As technology gets cheaper, it’s getting easier for cities to take a real stand on climate.  LINK

VIDEO: University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service. The shuttle will take 15 passengers at a time. Mcity, the university’s 32-acre simulated city project, will be in charge of the shuttle service.  LINK

VIDEO (after a whole bunch of handshaking): Driverless mini police cars to patrol Dubai. Vehicles will use biometrics to scan crowds and identify criminals, or suspects.   LINK

Taxi Operator Working on Self-Driving Cars for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Companies are working to bring autonomous cabs to Tokyo’s streets in time for the Olympics. The companies hope this will help address a labor shortage in Japan’s taxi industry attributed to an aging population. LINK

Porsche changes its mind on electric vehicles, plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years. In a surprising move, The CEO now says that Porsche is preparing for a capacity of 60,000 cars per year at its Zuffenhausen plant. LINK

Vanity Fair Essay: The Chilling Reason Behind Travis Kalanick’s Abrupt Resignation from Uber: Money, not morality. LINK

New AI Algorithm Beats Even the World’s Worst Traffic and Only 10 percent of cars would have to be connected for it to work.  LINK

Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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