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Chinese tech giant Huawei’s new driverless car system will take a photo of you every time you get in the car.  The car will call the police if you look drunk. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: 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 Big Brother publicly shaming a bus ad model for jaywalking. LINK

Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab users would soon be able to stream movies and TV shows on its app as a result of a partnership with regional video streaming start-up HooqLINK


Mindfulness app Calm is offering Uber passengers in the UK free breathing exercises during their rideLINK

  • BONUS: But I just got a free month in Berlin without setting foot in an Uber using this… LINK

Start-up offers rental cars to Uber & Lyft drivers at discounted rates because these cars have advertisements on the roof. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Firefly, which provides a digital advertising platform for rideshare drivers, emerged from stealth and announced it has raised $21.5 million in funding. LINK

Low iPhone sales lead to Apple cutting jobs in self-driving car division. Apple said some of the employees who lost their jobs in the driverless-car division have been reassigned to other areas in the company. LINK

Los Angeles Metro Transit joins Chicago, Portland, and Salt Lake City when it allows Apple Pay this fall. LINK


Austin Teenager robs a bank. Makes get-away on Uber-owned Jump electric scooter. Uber gives police the teens name, address, credit card number and route he took from the bank to his apartment. LINK


Taxpayers of the southern Italian city of Bari will pay residents $0.36 per mile to bike to work to boost people’s health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption. 545,000 euros have been budgeted for the experiment. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: France paid residents $0.34 per mile to bike to work and it lead to a 5 percent reduction in cars on the road among commuting employees.  LINK

STUDY: Lyft, Uber reduces bus usage by 12.7 percent in San Fran.  LINK 

Boise taxpayers will start paying for Lyft rides to and from certain bus stops. Transit co will pay up to $6 of the ride’s cost. A two-mile ride during rush hour usually costs between $7 and $8 in Boise.  LINK


Gatwick Airport will test robot valet for parking cars. Travelers will leave their car in a dedicated drop-off zone and summon a droid, booked by an app, on a touch-screen. The battery-powered robot rolls up, slides a forklift-style ramp under the chassis, and will ferry it to a secure bay. LINK


Artists Abraham El Makawy and Michael Saunders have been making transportation-themed merch under the brand name AINT WET since 2012. Their latest offering is a pair of $15 limited-edition socks inspired by the tiles of Brooklyn subway stationLINK

  • FLASHBACK: Adidas and Transport for London to launch limited edition sneaker that comes with a FREE £80 Oyster Card. 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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