Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility
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Sustainable transportation / mobility solutions mean an increasing use of Shared, electric, driverless vehicles as part of an integrated multimodal mobility offering accessible to all - regardless of physical capabilities and age
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BMW i Vision Dynamics Previews Tesla Model 3 Rival

BMW i Vision Dynamics Previews Tesla Model 3 Rival | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
BMW has just unveiled the i Vision Dynamics concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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RANGE OF 600 KM: THAT'S IMPRESSIVE. 


ELIMINATING RANGE ANXIETY AND FORGETTING THERE EVER WAS A NEED FOR A GAS STATION.

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CNW | UberÉLECTRIQUE Launches in Montreal

CNW | UberÉLECTRIQUE Launches in Montreal | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Uber announces partnerships with l'Association des véhicules électrique du Québec and Electric Mobility Canada
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Electric Mobility Canada is proud to be involved in this program. We look forward to the expansion of the program to other cities. 

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Volvo aims to double sales by middle of next decade

Volvo aims to double sales by middle of next decade | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Business plan aims for 50% of cars to be fully electric by around 2025
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"The new business plan, to be presented on Thursday, will mean 50 per cent of the company’s cars will be fully electric, 50 per cent will be used in its subscription service and about 30 per cent will contain fully autonomous technology by around 2025."

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Movin'On

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World Summit on Sustainable Mobility
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I will be leading two working sessions and moderating two panels at this international sustainable mobility event expected to attract over 6,000 delegates from around the world. If you're planning on attending, it would be a pleasure to connect.

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Didi Chuxing launches plan to turn car owners to car users

Didi Chuxing launches plan to turn car owners to car users | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Ride-hailing group partners with 31 automakers to make vehicle ownership redundant
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Didi envisages its alliance becoming a “car operator” rather than purely making, selling or leasing out cars. The alliance will consist of three platforms: online car rental, which will include Didi’s current ride-hailing platform service; a time-sharing and rental platform, which looks to replace household car use; and an after-sales service platform for maintaining the cars. “The Didi Auto Alliance will become a provider of integrated transportation services combining auto leasing and sales, auto finance, auto service, fleet operation and car-sharing solutions in China and beyond,”

With its alliance, Didi also wants to become the biggest operator of electric vehicles in China, aiming for 1m by 2020. The company has 260,000 such vehicles on its platform, run by drivers and corporate partners.

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Didi Chuxing to start driverless car tests in California

Didi Chuxing to start driverless car tests in California | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Chinese group looks to catch up with Silicon Valley rivals’ earlier start
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Didi is now the 53rd company to receive a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, under the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles regulations. 

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Didi alliance eyes 10 million EVs by 2028

Didi alliance eyes 10 million EVs by 2028 | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is partnering with 31 auto industry companies to develop models for shared mobility and new standards for electrified vehicles.
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10 million electrified vehicles shall make it into the services of Didi Chuxing by 2028, with the first million scheduled for integration by 2020. The Chinese Uber competitor is cooperating with 31 car manufacturers to make this PEV platform happen

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California, 16 other states sue Trump admin over plan to scrap car emission standards | The Star

California, 16 other states sue Trump admin over plan to scrap car emission standards | The Star | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Sixteen other states are joining California in the lawsuit, which takes aim at a plan by the Environmental Protection Agency to scrap standards for vehicles manufactured between 2022 and 2025.
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California has a unique waiver that allows it to set its own tailpipe emissions standards for vehicles, which it has used to combat smog and more recently global warming. Twelve other states have adopted the California standards as their own.

Automakers have argued that the current requirements would have cost the industry billions of dollars and raised vehicle prices due to the cost of developing the necessary technology.

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One way to get self-driving cars on the road faster: let insurers control them

One way to get self-driving cars on the road faster: let insurers control them | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Data gathered by autonomous cars and shared with insurance companies could be used to keep the vehicles from taking undue risks.
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Insurers controlling SDCs: that's a different approach. Are insurers equipped to do so? Likely not. Would mobility providers agree to something like this? Likely not. Despite this, I think this article provides food for thought with respect to AV data sharing between mobility providers and other organizations (government agencies, insurance, etc) that will need to access data

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Laval offers citizens $2K subsidy to plug in to electric car trend | CBC News

Laval offers citizens $2K subsidy to plug in to electric car trend | CBC News | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
In what it's calling a first for a Canadian city, Laval is offering its citizens a $2,000 subsidy for the purchase of an electric vehicle and $400 for electric bicycles.
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Amazing!!!!! 

This incentive will be in addition to the incentive provided by the Government of Québec. This is certainly a Canadian first. Do you know of any other cities that are subsidies to help make EVs more affordable for its citizens?

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Safety fears over autonomous cars spark plans to introduce driving tests | Daily

Safety fears over autonomous cars spark plans to introduce driving tests | Daily | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Under strict test conditions in Coventry last November, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors briefly tested 'driverless' car technology on public roads.
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SAE Level 3 automation is risky. What strategies should be used to minimize this risk? Should the sale of every vehicle equipped with this technology require training for the owner and other drivers of that vehicle? How would this work? 

 

Some thoughts from human factors experts in the UK: "people should have 'an appropriate level of competence through a driving test' and that 'there is a need to consider whether any such driving test includes an understanding of how an autonomous vehicle will behave'."

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Movin’On 2018 Unveils its Preliminary Programming and a New Round of Speakers

Movin’On 2018 Unveils its Preliminary Programming and a New Round of Speakers | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
MONTRÉAL, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Movin'On 2018 Unveils its Preliminary Programming and a New Round of Speakers.
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Looking forward to speaking at this event

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Lancement d'UberÉLECTRIQUE à Montréal

Lancement d'UberÉLECTRIQUE à Montréal | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Uber Canada est heureux d'annoncer aujourd'hui le lancement du programme UberÉLECTRIQUE à Montréal en partenariat avec l'Association des véhicules électriques du Canada (AVEQ) et Mobilité électrique Canada (MÉC). Il s'agit pour Uber d'un
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"Mobilité électrique Canada est impatiente de commencer à travailler avec Uber afin de promouvoir l'électrification des transports auprès des partenaires-chauffeurs et des utilisateurs du covoiturage urbain, ajoute Catherine Kargas, présidente de MÉC. La sensibilisation et l'éducation qu'offrira Uber auprès de ses partenaires-chauffeurs et utilisateurs auront un impact significatif afin de faire du Québec un modèle au chapitre du transport durable."

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Media Advisory - UberÉLECTRIQUE Launches in Montreal

Media Advisory - UberÉLECTRIQUE Launches in Montreal,Read most current stock market news, Get stock, fund, etf analyst reports from an independent source you can trust - Morningstar
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UberÉLECTRIQUE / UberELECTRIC program launch today. Stay tuned for details

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The geopolitics of electric cars will be messy

The geopolitics of electric cars will be messy | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
A shift to a green energy economy is bringing a new variety of political tensions
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The geopolitics of the era of the electric car are in their infancy. While it is unlikely to lead to military conflict, the tensions, especially with China, over who will control the resources and technologies that will underpin electric cars will be heightened.

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Uber expands its accident insurance across Europe

Uber expands its accident insurance across Europe | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Uber has been slowly rolling out free insurance products to its drivers and delivery persons in Europe. The company is announcing that its contractors will get better coverage in 21 European countries. Starting on June 1st, 150,000 people working with Uber services will be covered by what Uber call…
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This is sounding increasingly like Uber is treating its drivers as employees, providing them with a variety of benefits.

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Lyft claims 35 percent of US ride-sharing market

Lyft claims 35 percent of US ride-sharing market | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
The ride-sharing battle between Lyft and Uber is heating up as Uber moves past last year's turbulence and both companies move toward IPOs.
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EU motors ahead with rules for self-driving cars

EU motors ahead with rules for self-driving cars | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Bid to catch up with China and US and become world leader in autonomous vehicles
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The measures will include €450m of investment into road and telecoms networks needed to support driverless cars, and a new collaboration between the EU, member countries and industry to draw up rules applying to the vehicles. The EU will also create a team of ethical experts to devise answers to some of the questions facing autonomous vehicle programmers, such as how cars should behave in an accident.

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We're Five Years From Safe, Driverless Cars For All, Says Carlos 'Superman' Ghosn

We're Five Years From Safe, Driverless Cars For All, Says Carlos 'Superman' Ghosn | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
The auto industry is experiencing a paradigm shift with the growth of the global electric vehicle (EV) market, as well as the vast potential offered by disruptive new sectors like the autonomously-driven vehicle. Carlos Ghosn explains where he thinks the future lies.
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Ghosn warned that auto industry is far from taking driverless technology to the mass market. He predicted it would take some time -- perhaps until 2022-23. “It’s not because we’re not able to run cars today without drivers on a circuit -- we can. But … to move from this to putting the car in the [mass] market and be totally safe would need five or six years,” he said.

Realistic? It will take more than technology to bring these cars to commercial usage. It will take public acceptance and the regulations that will support their introduction.

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Movin'On

Movin'On | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
World Summit on Sustainable Mobility
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I am going to be speaking about MaaS, electric vehicles and humanizing cities at this international conference on sustainable mobility. If you are going to be attending and would like to catch up, let me know.

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VW and China ride-share goliath Didi in talks about big partnership

VW and China ride-share goliath Didi in talks about big partnership | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Volkswagen AG, the world's biggest automaker, is in talks to form a joint venture with China's Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company's fleet of cars and help develop "purpose-built" vehicles for Didi's services.
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After years of resistance and efforts to keep technology-based ride companies at arm's length and vowing never to be like contract manufacturers are to the mobile phone sellers, carmakers are becoming more flexible.

The car industry fears becoming like Taipei-headquartered electronics company Foxconn, which manufactures millions of phones for the likes of Apple but only gets a slim share of the profits in return.

This year, automakers like Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover and Honda entered into an agreement to provide thousands of cars to Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit, Waymo. Last year Volvo and Daimler AG said they would supply cars to Uber.

 

 

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What if Amazon Entered Insurance?

What if Amazon Entered Insurance? | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
How will Amazon the Insurer change the ways that property and casualty customers purchase coverage? And how can insurers respond?
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In a decade, the P&C Insurance industry (especially personal lines) will look dramatically differently. 

Whether Amazon decides to sell P&C insurance or simply aggregate other insurers’ offerings for easier customer perusal, insurance companies seeking to respond would do well to move to the forefront of customer-focused digitization.

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Ford plans driverless network ‘at scale’ by 2021

Ford plans driverless network ‘at scale’ by 2021 | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Custom-built vehicles for passengers and goods part of business model
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Lots of questions including what level of automation is the Ford team targeting? will they have L4 "scaled" network by 2021? What kind of propulsion technology will be used? While GM is looking to capitalize on its Chevy Bolt EV tech, no mention of the use of EVs within this Ford AV network. 

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Uber gets into car rentals and public transit

Uber gets into car rentals and public transit | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washington D.C., along with two key partnerships in car rentals and public transit. The first is with ins…
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Uber now offers or intends to offer the following types of transportation services:

  • Ride-hailing (with and without human drivers)
  • Rental cars
  • Public transit
  • Bike-sharing
  • Flying “cars” (VTOLs/UberAIR)
  • Trucks (Freight and self-driving trucks)
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‘It’s the beginning of the end’ for internal combustion engines, says UPS as it updates its fleet to electric

‘It’s the beginning of the end’ for internal combustion engines, says UPS as it updates its fleet to electric | Sustainable transportation: SEAMless mobility - Shared, Electric, Autonomous (driverless), OMNImodal mobility | Scoop.it
UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts and today, it got quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deployed a…
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