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 […]

Uber, Getaround Offer Carless Drivers With Alternative to Leasing

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 17, 2017
As the auto industry shifts further away from traditional car ownership to a shared economy, there is a new incentive for carless Uber drivers, which allows drivers to rent out cars by the hour from Getaround’s platform. The cars are not made available through Getaround’s peer-to-peer carshare service, but are yet another offering through Uber’s […]

Wireless EV Charging Offers Investment Options for Financiers

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 13, 2017
There is a massive rush to advance mobility, beyond just traditional rideshare, and the financing beneath the mobility infrastructure has caught the attention of many major automakers and captives. From Toyota Financial Services’s partnerships with Uber and Getaround, to General Motors Co.’s Book by Cadillac and Maven carshare programs, OEMs are making sure they remain […]

Autonomous Cars to Decrease Vehicle Production, Volvo Says

  • William Hoffman
  • April 11, 2017
DALLAS — While mobility-as-a-service and autonomous vehicles are the future, General Motors Co. does not expect a “major impact” on car ownership for at least another 10 years, Harry Lightsey, GM’s executive director of global connected customers and public policy, said during a panel discussion at CBA Live. However, somewhere down the line, autonomous driving will […]

GM Launches Monthly Service as Carshare Gains Popularity

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 6, 2017
Carsharing, while still in its infancy, could become as common as leasing, said Bob Tiderington, senior manager for vehicle sharing at Maven, General Motors Co.’s mobility brand. To that end, Maven expanded its offerings on March 3 to include a new monthly service, called Maven Reserve. Through the program, members pay a monthly fee to […]
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