Google’s Waze launches ad program for small businesses LINK


Google’s Waymo denies ‘masterplan’ to harvest data from driverless cars for advertisingLINK


Meituan-Dianping acquires Mobike for $3.7 billion. LINK


MaaS app Whim heading to the UK for the first time ahead of the full rollout. Commuters using Whim will be able to access buses, trams, taxis and hire cars, either as part of a monthly fee or on pay-as-you-go. LINK


Tesla Model X on Autopilot Killed a Driver. Officials Aren’t Pleased With How Tesla Handled It. LINK


The victim who died in Tesla Model X crash had complained about Autopilot and took it to dealership addressing the issue, but they could not duplicate it there. LINK


This guy could duplicate the Tesla Autopilot crash LINK


This guy could duplicate it tooLINK


Volkswagen of America hires Tesla Model S, X program manager to steer objectives for MEB EV line LINK


The family of a woman killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle. LINK Surprise… not all family members of Uber crash victim have settled with the company. LINK


Pantone wants to curb your road rage with ‘nature-inspired’ car mood lighting. LINK


NYC launches a pilot program that would allow people to hail a yellow cab to pay an upfront fare
LINK


NYC E-bikes coming soon  LINK


NYC floats reviving a proposal to cap new Uber cars…. hopes to curb the growth of e-hail industry LINK


DC Wants to Raise Taxes on Uber & Lyft to Resuscitate the Metro System LINK


San Francisco uses parking spaces to gamify mobility. City requiring new construction build fewer parking spaces, or else encourage alternatives to solo car trips, by using a Transportation Demand Management points system. LINK


Apple applies for patent that lets riders virtually fight zombies or hang glide in self-driving cars LINK


Apple rolls out support for transit cards in China LINK


India’s Ola Enters Competitive Australian Ground Transport Market  LINK


India’s Ola buys Mumbai-based public transport ticketing app Ridlr LINK


This report highlights one major reason why we’ve seen the proliferation of e-bikes & e-scooters over the past year (cheap batteriesLINK

H/T Jace Deloney via Slack Group


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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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