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Poland unveils glowing bright blue bike lane that’s charged by the sun. The path near Lidzbark Warminski is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material that can emit light for around 10 hours. LINK

Spider-man’s newest villain is the New York City Department of Transportation. A two-day pothole repair job has stretched out for months, ultimately leading to a van careening off the side of a bridge. Luckily, Spider-Man is there to save the day. A sign of the times folks. LINK

PepsiCo’s Hello Goodness brand who markets Gatorade (20-ounce bottle = 9 teaspoons of Sugar) and Doritos (11 highly processed artificial colored chips = 140 calories) as healthy snacks is launching a roaming vending machine to ensure students walk less. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  A delivery robot burst into flames at the University of California, Berkeley, and students were said to be so devastated, they held a candlelit vigil to mark its demise. LINK

Amazon announced a partnership with TelenavAlexa will now be part of Telenav’s in-car navigation systems. LINK

Meanwhile, in ChinaBMW introduces Alibaba voice assistant into its vehicles. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  BMW signs a deal in Berlin pledging to invest more in China joint ventures. The German automaker obtained something in return — the opportunity to gain control of local joint ventures before other foreign peers.LINK
  • FLASHBACK:  Car Sharing … China Style.  More than 200 electric car manufacturers including BMW are sharing precise location data with Chinese Government monitoring centers. Companies say “it’s the cost of doing business in China.” LINK

Airline wants passengers to tip flight attendants as a way to supplement their income. The payment app doesn’t allow you to tip pilot. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber now allows passengers to tip drivers as a way to supplement their income. LINK

PHOTO: Woman billed 32 bucks by Uber after dropping a half a French fry in the car. The driver claimed the ‘severity of the incident’ required the rider to pay for a ‘professional clean.’ LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Vomitgate continues …  Lyft driver charges Fargo couple $150 for vomit clean-up, his wife proves it’s a fraud by finding security video of driver buying nachos, popcorn, and applesauce. LINK

Affluent Americans are skipping SUVs for station wagons. U.S. customers drove off in 212,000 brand spanking new station wagons last year, 29 percent more than they did five years earlier. LINK

China’s car sales just fell for the first time in over 20 years LINK

Judge sentences Arizona man for pointing a gun at Waymo self-driving car to one year of supervised probation. Officers noted in their report that the man with the gun showed signs of dementia. The 69-year-old man told police he felt everybody was watching him and he was frustrated and angry with his neighbors.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Waymo self-driving vans in Arizona get guns pulled on them, rocks were thrown at them, and tires slashed because …. well, actually, no one knows why.  But, Phil Simon, an information systems lecturer at Arizona State University and author of several books on technology, said “This stuff is happening fast and a lot of people are concerned that technology” will “terker jerbs.”  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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