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John McAfee, promotes Pink Taxi … the poster-child for fraudulent ICOs.  They basically stole basically everything…  I mean everything  “website design, content materials, texts, even the advisor’s video explaining our token model from a Lithuania-based ride-hailing app. LINK

  • FLASHBACK:  TWIM: № 60 – Arcade City ICO raises almost $620,000 then parts ways with the controversial founder. New leadership re-brands into a new entity, Founder claims fraud.  LINK

Chinese ride-hailing founder is creating an Uber on the blockchain that won’t be “controlled by capitalists” LINK


Daimler AG to buy 10% of the Estonian startup, Taxify, for over €100 million – making the market capitalisation of the startup over €1 billionLINK


Commuters pay for the bus with plastic trash in Indonesia’s second largest city of Surabaya.  Indonesia is the second biggest marine polluter in the world behind China. LINK


Free Dubai taxi rides for passengers with special needs or disabilities LINK

UberLyft, and other ride-hailing apps are ‘useless’ for disabled riders, NYC advocates say Report found wheelchair accessible service NOT available 70% of the time and when available, wait times 4X longer LINK


Park City, Utah reserves prime parking for taxi and shuttle services, a move meant to boost traditional transportation firms in an era of upheaval in the industry.  LINK 

The St. Louis Cardinals said Tuesday that Lyft is the team’s official ride-share partner. Gives the company exclusive pick-up and drop-off zones near Busch Stadium.  LINK


Car2Go exit Toronto. Not getting what it wants from city hall LINK

  • FLASHBACK TWIM  № 79 – The City of Toronto approved a Free Floating Carsharing pilot project, which will partially be run by Canada’s oldest car-sharing service, Communato. Launched in Quebec City in 1994. LINK

Bird, the electric scooter company, may become a billion-dollar startup LINK

California Highway Patrol, drivers not amused by motorized scooter riders on Bay BridgeLINK


Velometro, a Canadian startup, plans to enter the sharing fray with electric bike podsLINK


New ‘door-to-door’ rail fares will combine trains and taxis in one ticket. Virgin and Uber have announced a new joint scheme which will see passengers receive texts reminding them to book a discounted taxi to or from the train station to complete their journey. LINK


digital license plate that can change its display and track the vehicle that it’s attached to is being tested on California roads. The new plates use the same technology as Kindle eBook readers, along with a wireless communication system. LINK


Israel’s Self-Flying ‘Cormorant’ Whisks Wounded Soldiers to Safety LINK

Israel’s defense expertise drives tech boom for autonomous cars LINK


A fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic.  MIT researchers have developed a 3-D printed autonomous boat that could be used to ferry goods or people. The boats could eventually, “use their onboard GPS sensors and inertial measurement units to precisely position themselves in packs, forming instant floating bridges, or stages, or platforms for pop-up food markets on the waterLINK


NIO opens first 3-minute battery swap stations in Shenzhen. 1,100 stations are to be built by 2020 in China. LINK


BMW wins driverless car testing permit in China in a first for a foreign car maker LINK


Morgan Freeman will no longer be the voice of Vancouver Public Transit 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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