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Ford is launching an on-demand transportation service for non-emergency medical needs in partnership with Beaumont Health in Michigan to serve more than 200 facilities. The idea is to better help patients get to their doctor appointments. Fleet can accommodate people with wheelchairs. LINK

Meanwhile in New York City, UberLyft and Via are united in their opposition to NYC’s plan to impose upon them wheelchair-accessibility requirementsLINK

Free ride-sharing app, Tip Whip, comes to Central Michigan University. The app is only available to college students. Rides are free. Students encouraged to tip the driverLINK 

Lyft says its drivers have earned $100 million in tips in just four months LINK

Sweden-based Mapillary raises $15 million to boost its digital mapping for self-driving vehicles. LINK

MIT’s new A.I. could help map the roads Google hasn’t gotten to ….. yet. LINK

Google Pay now supports Hop Fastpass transit tickets in Portland, Oregon. LINK

San Francisco impounds dozens of two-wheel scooters, execs called ‘spoiled brats’. LINK

Los Angeles is starting to get fed up with Waze’s habit of directing drivers down a death slalom LINK

VIDEO:  See how you get your Pizza from a self-driving car.  LINK

Volkswagen is planning a new logo. “The brand is not in good shape compared to previous years,’ with the company losing some of its emotional appeals by trying to be too German. It’s not only because of the diesel scandal.” said Volkswagen marketing chief. LINK

In IsraelMobike will operate through Car2Go App. The company expects to have 7,000 bikes within a year. LINK

Mercedes-Benz will launch its car subscription service pilot in Nashville and Philadelphia this June LINK

Inside BlackBerry’s push to dominate the security market for autonomous cars. After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive. LINK

Those who paid Tesla $3,000 for full self-driving might be out of luck. Why selling full autonomy before it’s ready could backfire for Tesla. LINK

VIDEO: Never-before-seen Adam West Batman footage surfaces in traffic safety video. 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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