ALD Automotive to Launch AI Chatbot

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 15, 2017
ALD Automotive will launch a chatbot using Facebook Messenger and artificial intelligence in Poland this month, following an internal innovation challenge that ALD hosted for its employees last year, Mobility Finance has learned. The leasing and fleet management provider hosts several innovation challenges throughout the year, primarily for startups but also for ALD’s employees. The […]

In Two Deals, ALD Automotive Looks to Pump Up Its Consumer Leasing

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 11, 2017
ALD Automotive, the car financing arm of Societe Generale, will continue to expand its presence in the French consumer lease market this year. That according to the first-quarter earnings report on May 5 of Societe Generale, the massive French bank which has a market capitalization of about $44 billion. ALD offers leasing and fleet management services to […]

Will BlaBlaCar’s Short-Distance Carpooling Include Leasing Incentives?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 9, 2017
BlaBlaCar launched a new app and service — BlaBlaLines — designed for short-distance carpooling and daily commutes so that carpoolers can leave their car at home. The service will be launched progressively, but was initially made available to Android users in select French cities last week. The new service comes just one month after BlaBlaCar […]

Mobility Buzz Pivots to Cover Evolution of Mobility Finance

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 4, 2017
In true startup fashion, we are pivoting Mobility Buzz to focus on the financing and insuring of alternative transportation. As such, Mobility Buzz, a Royal Media venture, is adopting a new name, Mobility Finance, and reside at mobilityfinance.net. Readers will see the changes go into effect over the next day or so. We started Mobility Buzz to delve […]

Fleet Financier Boosts Investment in Telematics to Remain Competitive

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 26, 2017
ALD Automotive is upping its investment in connected car data, including telematics, in an effort to remain competitive in the leasing space, as the mobility ecosystem continues to evolve, Mobility Buzz has learned. “We see in this new mobility world there are new capabilities that become necessary to survive, [beyond] your core competencies,” which include the […]
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