Who Will Own The Autonomous Vehicle Rideshare?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 13, 2017
The car you drive to work has a steering wheel, a floor pedal, an infotainment system, and an emotionally intelligent AI system that can understand your driving patterns and preferences. But when you arrive to work, you don’t park your car. Instead, you get out and the car continues moving forward autonomously, on its way […]

Mobility Companies Should Focus on Urban Cities, VC Says [Video]

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 6, 2017
If you were to travel to San Francisco right now, you would notice that about 80% of the vehicles on the road are being operated by rideshare drivers for companies like Uber or Lyft — because of this trend, mobility companies should focus their attentions on urban cities, Schwark Satyavolu, general partner at Trinity Ventures, said […]

Who Will Own The Autonomous Vehicle Rideshare? (Page 2)

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 1, 2017
Cost is certainly something that could prevent private ownership. The average American spends around $30,000 on a new car or light truck, According to the National Automobile Dealers Association. And although the price for a level 5 autonomous vehicle is unknown, traditionally cars begin at a base price and additional features impact the cost. “With […]

How Rideshares Will Blend Into OEMs When Autonomous Cars Go Mainstream

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 1, 2017
No doubt, 2017 is the year of autonomous. Major carmakers are not only testing driverless cars, but are beginning to deploy shuttle-like autonomous ridesharing services in closed environments. Ford Motor Co., for example, vowed to have its first batch of autonomous shared shuttles available on Ford factory campuses next year. It will also launch a […]

Lease Program Is On the Horizon for Fasten Rideshare

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 30, 2017
Fasten plans to explore opportunities to offer a leasing program to its drivers, following the startup’s nationwide expansion, Mobility Finance has learned. The Boston-based rideshare company, founded in 2014, came to prominence in 2016 when Uber and Lyft left Austin, Texas, last year — in protest of the city’s rule that drivers need to be fingerprinted by a third-party service as a […]
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