Will Monetizing Mobility Data in China Become a Concern for OEMs?

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 28, 2017
As vehicles become increasingly internet-connected, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle connected, many OEMs are being asked whether the Chinese government will bar certain OEMs from profiting off of consumer data without the assistance of a Chinese internet company. The communist Chinese government has previously banned American internet sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google from operating in the country, which […]

Autonomous Cars Will Challenge Auto Insurers, but Will Not Eliminate Them

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 25, 2017
As the technology behind autonomous cars inches forward — and future possibilities evolve into probabilities, which ultimately become reality — so too does the dilemma facing auto insurers: They aren’t ready. Not today anyway, and that’s not to say they are not preparing. Insurers appear optimistic that they can adapt, and of the major challenges […]

Baidu Invests in Auto Lending Site as Potential Platform for Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 21, 2017
Baidu Inc. — together with Tencent Holdings and JD.com — announced yesterday an investment of $1 billion in Bitauto Holdings, an e-commerce site for automobile users, manufacturers, and dealers, providing a potential platform for the Chinese search engine’s autonomous vehicle technology. The investment will go towards Bitauto’s financing subsidiary Yixin Capital. The funding is aimed at growing Bitauto’s […]

CoverHound Joins Rideshare Insurance Market, Eyes Autonomous Cars Next

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 21, 2017
Online insurance comparison shopping platform CoverHound is joining in on the booming rideshare market, and eventually the autonomous vehicle insurance space as well, Mobility Buzz has learned. The platform partnered with several large carriers to offer auto insurance quotes in 24 states for people who drive for rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. The San Francisco, […]

Will Getaround Expand Toyota Lease Incentive Program With $45MM Funding?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 21, 2017
Getaround plans to open up its peer-to-peer carsharing platform to five additional markets this year, including potentially New York, thanks — in part — to the $45 million it raised in Series C funding, Mobility Buzz has learned. The expansions will mark 2017 as Getaround’s biggest expansion year, Jacqueline Tanzella, director of marketing communications at Getaround, told Mobility Buzz. The […]
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