Chase Mulls Fleet Financing Options for an Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 19, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While Chase Auto Finance is not in the fleet financing business, that could be the bank’s first point of entry, as autonomous cars come to market, Peter Gasparro, head of strategy and business development, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. “Autonomous, ridesharing, or some of these emerging opportunities — right now […]

OSVehicle Shows Off New Self-Driving Car [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 19, 2017
OSVehicle, a B2B self-driving vehicle startup that is working on white-label solutions for auto fleets owners, recently unveiled a new video showing off its concept. The autonomous vehicle is called “EDIT,” which the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company claims is the first “ready-to-use self-driving EV.” The vehicle is modular, open to different designs, and is a white-labelled vehicle, […]

Chariot Might Manage Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Fleet, CTO Says

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. is open to various forms of fleet management for its autonomous vehicles, which could include its own Chariot rideshare, Raj Nair, the automaker’s chief technology officer, said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City yesterday. Ford is currently working on deploying level 4 autonomous vehicles for ridesharing by 2021, which will […]

What Does the Lyft, Waymo Partnership Mean for GM?

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 15, 2017
Lyft and Waymo confirmed a partnership with each other yesterday to advance autonomous cars, appearing to provide evidence that Lyft might be distancing itself from its other major self-driving car partner — General Motors Co. However, that’s just the appearance. GM has invested $500 million in Lyft to develop autonomous vehicle technology together, and has teamed up for a slew of […]

Autonomous EV Carshare to Reduce Finance Costs by 90%, Study Shows

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 12, 2017
Within 10 years, about 95% of miles in the U.S. will be driven by on-demand autonomous electric vehicles, owned and operated by companies providing transportation-as-a-service (TaaS), according to a new study released last week. And these TaaS vehicles will significantly reduce operating costs, including a 90% decrease in finance costs. “Finance costs are related to […]
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