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VIDEO: Watch a Waymo self-driving car obey police hand signalsLINK

New York-based Trivia App Joyride will pay your Uber fare if you get a perfect score. The app syncs with your Uber account and will pay your fare if you can answer all 10 questions in the popular culture and literature quiz correctly. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Maryland Startup, Octopus, is putting tablets into ride-hailing vehicles that let passengers play games alongside hyper-local advertisements. Drivers make extra money.  LINK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) calls for an internet tax, a congestion pricing tax & a reefer (AKA Devil’s Lettuce AKA Sweet Cheebatax to fix the crumbling subway. BTW, Ganja is not legal in NY.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: 2,500 NYC Subway employees make over $300,000 a year. According to the MTA, subway managers make $240,000. All subway workers, on average, make $155,000 a year. LINK

This 8 foot long “urban mobility object” with a heart-stopping top speed of 28 mph could be the next “Unicorny” sharing thing. It’s safer than a scooter and in some countries, people without a driver’s license can drive it. LINK

Citymapper launches Mobility as a Subscription in London. Citymapper PASS will cover public transport, bikes, and their own ridesharing service. The pass will be available as a physical card or it will be available via Apple and Google Pay. LINK

A 27-year-old woman who was 14 minutes into a 20-minute meditation session refused to show a ticket officer her ticket until her session ended. The officer had no choice but to wait 6 minutes. Here is said meditator’s Facebook response to worldwide scrutiny LINK

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

Uber’s bikes are more popular than Uber’s Ride-Sharing in Sacramento.  An October study found more people were renting Jump bikes than using Uber’s car service by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. That makes Sacramento the first of 16 Uber cities that have both bike and car service where the bikes are more popular. LINK

POLICE: Uber data helped ID accomplices and helps prove that Justin “Jussie” Smollettreported a faked hate crime after walking to get a Subway sub …. at 2 AM ….  in a -20C Polar Vortex. Once they had the two brothers’ names from Uber, police say, Smollett’s plan unraveled. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber received 231 search warrants on 1,595 accounts in 2017 and provided data on 1,355 of them (One search warrant can contain requests for information from multiple accounts.)  LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Lyft received 248 search warrants in 2017 and fully complied with 152 of them. LINK

REPORT: Almost half of Brits think Self Driving cars are a bad idea. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Almost half of Brits think electric cars can’t go in a car wash.  LINK

Highway To Hell; a Satanic group adopts a stretch of road in Arkansas to keep the state beautiful and litter free. Arkansas DOT says, “As long as the organization holds up their end of the agreement to pick up litter at least four times a year we will provide them a sign.”  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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