No Second Chances When it Comes to Dominating Auto Finance Blockchain

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 20, 2017
It can be difficult to predict the threshold of new technologies, but what is not difficult is understanding the significance of them. Blockchain technology falls under this category: We know it has huge implications across a variety of industries, but the technology has not been perfected yet — meaning whoever or whatever is first able […]

French Carmaker Plans U.S. Entry for Carshare Unit

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 17, 2017
Mobility services platform Free2Move plans to launch a carshare aggregation portal — which connects consumers to multiple service providers — in the U.S. by September, Jens Weitzel, vice president of business development in North America, told Auto Finance News. Free2Move — founded in September 2016 — is French manufacturer PSA Group’s mobility services brand. The brand unites all of […]

AutoGravity to Roll Insurance, Maintenance Options Into App

  • Natalie Mattila
  • July 13, 2017
AutoGravity is working to incorporate full-service leasing options — maintenance and insurance — onto its platform, Chief Financial Officer Lukas Wickart told Auto Finance News. “On AutoGravity, in the future, you will be able to not just finance a vehicle but add insurance and additional products with your car, so [the platform] becomes more of a […]

MaaS Global Receives Investment From Toyota Financial Services

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 20, 2017
Toyota Financial Services and its insurance partner Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company led the most recent round of funding for a Finnish mobility startup MaaS Global, initiating an “ongoing” partnership between the lender and the startup, Mobility Finance has learned. MaaS Global, which secured over $11 million in funding, seeks to build an end-to-end mobility ecosystem with its Whim […]

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 […]
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