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Elon Musk tweets, “Shoulda seen it coming …” in response to an entrepreneurial teenager writing, acting, directing, producing and distributing the world’s first pornographic video shot in a self-driving car. This lead to Tesla become the number one search term on PornHub. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Tesla Motors tweeted a video of the company’s three cars driving together with the caption: “S, 3, X on a bridge. LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Autonomous Vehicles And The Future Of Urban Tourism Predicts self-driving brothels. LINK

Martha Stewart partners with Uber to launch their most requested feature … quiet driver mode. The feature is only available for Uber Black. LINK

In Cardiff, Wales, doctors can prescribe overweight patients a free six month nextbike membership to help cut the risk of death from heart disease. I reached out to NextBike this afternoon … they confirmed they are funding the pilot. LINK

National patient assistance charity Good Days is paying for Uber rides to medical appointments for individuals who are struggling to cover the cost of traveling for treatments.  According to the Community Transportation Association of America, every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation. LINK

Canadian marketing agency Wunder converts 100 parking meters into a guerilla marketing campaign for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation. Citizens get free parking for the day and the city gets to make triple what they would normally make on an average day. LINK

China’s car sales plunged for an 11th month as consumers wait for the government to introduce consumer incentives.  LINK

Lyft now offers car rentals in San Francisco. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Uber now offers car rentals in San Francisco. LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Uber shuts down its rental car program. LINK

Volkswagen gets 10,000 orders for their electric car on the first day and their computer systems were unable to cope with the traffic.  This lead to long waiting times and interruptions in the registration process LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  Tesla gets 200,000 orders for the Model 3 on the first day.  LINK

51% of Metro Vancouverites say they would take a pay cut to cut down their commute. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: LinkedIn Now Lets You Search for Jobs by Commute Time LINK

Meanwhile, in China, a father blocks traffic to let his 1-year-old son drive a toy car on a busy road because he wanted him to practice driving. After local police received reports from witnesses, they fined the man 200 yuan ($30). 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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