CAR/RIDE SHARING

Regulations

All Ride-Hailing Vehicles in Shenzhen to Be EVs

Starting next month, only all-electric vehicles will be allowed to be added to ride-hailing fleets in Shenzhen.
#asia

Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Driving Bimmers Rate High with Lyft Riders

Lyft Inc. says ride-hailing customers in Las Vegas who try the company’s autonomous BMW 540i cars rate them an average 4.97 out of 5.
#Aptiv #BMW

Economics

Ex-CEO Kalanick Sells 20% of Uber Stake

Former Uber Technologies CEO Travis Kalanick sold about 20% of his stake in the ride-hailing company for $547 million, according to regulatory filings.
#people

Car/Ride Sharing

Lyft Offers Credits to People to Sell Their Cars

Lyft Inc. is testing a program that will provide ride-hailing credits for people who sell their vehicles through online used-car retailer Carvana.com.

Autonomous Vehicles

The Impending Transformation

According to an IBM study, “48% of consumers say the vehicle brand wouldn’t matter to them in an autonomous, mobility-as-a-service paradigm, but cost and convenience would.”
#Ford #IBM #Tesla

Car/Ride Sharing

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.
#GeneralMotors #Ford #Toyota

Car/Ride Sharing

Mobility Startup Cuts 40% of Staff

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Fair Inc., a 3-year-old startup that specializes in short-term leases and vehicle subscription programs, is laying off 40% of its staff as it focuses on profitability.
#Ford #people

Car/Ride Sharing

Lyft Targets Profitability by Q4 2021

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc., which hasn’t had a profitable quarter since it launched in 2012, aims to get into the black by the end of 2021—a year earlier than industry projections.

Car/Ride Sharing

Penske Launches Car-Sharing Program

Penske Corp. is launching a dockless car-sharing program in partnership with San Francisco-based startup Ridecell Inc.
#BMW #Daimler #Volkswagen

Autonomous Vehicles

BMW Seeks More Partners in Mobility Venture

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says his company and partner Daimler AG are eager for more partners and brands to join their Jurbey joint mobility services business.
#BMW #europe #tech