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


Lyft integrates directly into CDK dealership management system platform thus making it easier for dealers to set up rides while cutting shuttle and rental costs.  Additionally, it reduces dealership insurance costs because Lyft provides passengers with up to $1 million in liability insurance. LINK


Cox Automotive is bringing together its investments and solutions supporting the future of mobility with the formation of a new business division: Mobility Solutions Group.  The new business division will focus on mobility-as-a-serviceLINK


Security researchers discovered multiple vulnerabilities with smart city systems used around the world for managing roads, lights, and disaster warnings. They were able to hack into systems because…. wait for it …. cities didn’t change default passwords.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Unknown hackers set off tornado sirens blaring across Dallas, Texas with a rogue radio signal. LINK

Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives LINK

Mass transit operators can’t stop adult boys from “Subway Surfing”.

  • VIDEO: Melbourne LINK
  • VIDEO: Nueva York LINK
  • VIDEO: Berlina LINK

The same LIDAR technology that lets driverless cars “see” their surroundings could help find unmarked graves. Technology could one day be used in places like Bosnia—or Lebanon, or Mexico, or Rwanda—anywhere people have gone missing in wars, conflicts or genocides. It could also be used by local law enforcement agents looking for murder victims.  LINK


Gatwick launches car-pooling service for airport staff. Staff who give lifts to colleagues are allocated preferential airport parking. LINK


Apple invents an augmented reality windshield that will support facetime calls between different vehicles. LINK


Could iPhone-style contract manufacturing come to the car industry? LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Apple’s autonomous shuttle service will use Volkswagen vans LINK

A 183-year-old law originally designed to prevent cattle, horses, and “carriages” — from riding the pavement is partly responsible for preventing, Bird and Lime, from expanding to the UK. LINK


Tesla & Elon Musk was sued on Friday by an investor who said they committed securities fraud in a scheme to “completely decimate” short-sellers. If the tweet is deemed by regulators to be a factual statement, and it was taken as such by investors who drove shares up 11% on that day, Musk could be at risk for securities fraud if it wasn’t entirely true. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: Musk tweets a video parody of Hitler ‘shorting Tesla stock’ LINK

Rapper Azealia Banks from Harlem (not Rapper Iggy Azalea from Sydney) told Business Insider she saw Musky “scrounging for investors” after tweeting last week about plans to take Tesla private. Ms. Banks said she ain’t no snitch, but “could hear that he was scrambling because he, in fact, didn’t have any funding secured.”  LINK

Report: Saudis not interested in Tesla buyout LINK


New York becomes the first major U.S. city to issue a cap on ride-hail vehicles but … 

  • London could be next because the London Mayor wants it LINK
  • Chicago could be next because Chicago politicians want it  LINK
  • Boston can’t be next because ride-share companies are regulated under state, not municipal law. LINK

Traditional automakers are separating their autonomous units and attracting big money from outside investors.  LINK

  • FLASHBACK: General  Motors announced this morning that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise, the automaker’s self-driving subsidiary, as Cruise gears up to deploy self-driving taxis at scale in 2019. 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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