Drug dealing gangs are using Zipcar to steer clear of police cameras. I’m not exactly sure how I found this article in an obituary section. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Those signs telling you how fast you’re driving may be the Drug Enforcement Administration recording your license plate. The DEA is collecting information on everybody, not all of whom have been accused of a crime, in case they may one day commit a crime. LINK

Daimler’s moovel and FASTLinkDTLA to Pilot New Rideshare Service in Downtown LA with FlexLA. The new rideshare service pilot seeks to establish best practices for public-private partnerships, featuring a flat-rate fare and employment opportunities for U.S. military veterans. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Government ‘Centralized system’ for taxis in Turkey proposed amid Uber-taxi tension. LINK

Uber and Lyft flexing to win the most civic-minded ride-hailing company by offering free and discounted rides to polling places. Uber will add a new button in its app that will help people find and book rides to their polling place. Lyft is also promising something similar. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  Warren Buffett’s, ‘Drive 2 Vote’ campaign helps get votes people to polls.  Drive 2 Vote is a non-partisan effort focused on raising turnout in Nebraska’s second congressional district. LINK

South Korea’s Chat app Kakao’s taxi-hailing service is getting backlash from taxi drivers. They are planning to introduce a carpooling service inside the taxi-hailing app. LINK

  • FLASHBACKChat app Kakao raises $437mfor its Korean taxi-hailing service LINK
  • FLASHBACKKakao’s taxi-hailing service acquires carpool startup Luxi for $23.3m LINK

Uber will spend $10 million to lobby for road tolling in Seattle to solve a problem it helped create. Of course, they would rather see cities adopt congestion pricing than put caps on ride-hail vehicles. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Seattle could be the first U.S. city to institute congestion pricing LINK

Richard Branson warns Elon Musk to ‘look after your health’ & ‘delegate more’ after Tesla billionaire’s Twitter meltdowns. LINK


Ford’s patent lets you pilot a self-driving car by tilting your phone to steer. LINK


Toyota patents design for Flying Car. Toyota has filed for patent protection of an unusual flying car design that uses the same drive mechanism for road and the air.  LINK


The U.S. to allow cars without steering wheels. New voluntary guidelines from NHTSA will allow cars specifically designed for Level 4 autonomous driving on the road. LINK


Lyft is asking banks for formal pitches ahead of a proposed IPO in March 2019LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber’s new CFO suggested that an IPO might not happen in 2019. LINK

VIDEO: Cop pulls over Tesla Model 3 driver for having a ‘computer’ mounted to his dashboard. The driver doesn’t get arrested for being a wiseass for asking the cop to help him remove the screen from the car. LINK

Anthony Barba

About 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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