General Motors Company will kill Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, Impala. GM is Poised to close as many as 5 plants and will cut 15% of salaried workers. LINK

  • FLASHBACK VIDEO: “When I’m not the president, I’ll drive a Volt,” Said President Obama LINK

The Chinese publicly shame their citizens on giant billboards for jaywalking.  To shame as many people as possible China is using facial recognition software. This is the story of 大哥 (big brother) publicly shaming a bus ad model for jaywalking. The bus model later thanked the police. China. LINK


Injured scooter riders are flooding US emergency rooms. Liability for injury falls squarely on rider over 200 lbs (91 kg) You do read the terms, right? BTW, the average weight of an American man is 195.7 pounds, 15 more than 20 years ago LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Bird, the scooter-sharing startup founded by former Uber VP of International Growth, sponsors a California bill to do away with the helmet and raise the maximum speed to 20 mph.  LINK

Colorado is using prisons (and a shit ton of creative accounting) to help fund transportation projectsLINK


Muji, a very cool Japanese brand known for its minimalist products, is collaborating with Finnish developer Sensible 4 to create a self-driving shuttle. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: IKEA is trying to future-proof itself as it launches a self-driving car project. As cars go autonomous, their interiors LINK

Here’s what investors should know about public transportation’s effect on Manhattan real estate value. For instance, condominiums near the new NYC subway stations grew by 6%.LINK


The car rental company Sixt acquires a share in Chargery. The Berlin-based start-up runs a mobile charging service for electric cars using bicycles. Sixt is the latest member of a growing circle of supporters that include DaimlerDriveNow and VW Commercial Vehicles. LINK


Black Friday reveals America has more than enough parking spots. How many you ask Two billion spots for about 250 million cars. LINK


Disney hints at licensing Star War & Sister Act for In-flight entertainment. Sorry I mean In-CAR entertainment.  LINK


Daimler-owned MyTaxi launches electric scooter service in Lisbon LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Daimler-invested Taxify launches electric scooter service in Paris 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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