Toyota Mulls Carsharing Models for Autonomous Cars

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 20, 2017
Toyota Research Institute is looking into various opportunities within the mobility landscape, with an eye toward developing a rideshare service or subscription model that will make autonomous cars more affordable, said Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving at Toyota Motor Corp.’s Silicon Valley-based research facility. There are new opportunities when considering the finance model […]

RideCell Inks Deal to Bring Mobility Services to Auro’s Driverless Shuttles

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 17, 2017
RideCell Inc. has teamed up with Auro Robotics to bring more efficient operating solutions to Auro’s autonomous shuttle service at universities and campuses, starting with the University of Santa Clara in California. But that’s not all RideCell has up its sleeve. In the past year, mobility upstart RideCell has tripled in size, geared up with tech […]

Why Bots Are the Future for Ride-Hailing Autonomous Cars

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 15, 2017
Automakers are dreaming big on autonomous vehicles, particularly as more and more innovative technology emerges. And it appears bots could be the next big innovation to be integrated within the mobility landscape. Today, bots help people shop for clothes, order food, and find restaurants. Bots can even manage money by showing your upcoming bills, bank balance, […]

Breaking Tradition: How Mobility is Forcing Captives to Rethink Insurance

  • William Hoffman
  • March 9, 2017
There is a horror story floated by captives and whispered by worst-case scenario conspiracy theorists in which rideshare drivers lease vehicles, get into a car wreck, and their insurance doesn’t cover commercial activity, leaving the captive stuck with both the damages and a delinquent borrower. These claims aren’t totally unsubstantiated. Services such as Uber and […]

TransLoc Sets Goal to Partner With 500 Transit Agencies

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 8, 2017
TransLoc has ambitious growth plans in store for 2017, including an objective to partner with 300 additional agencies, Mobility Buzz has learned. The Durham, N.C.-based transportation technology company has 200 existing partnerships with public transportation agencies nationwide and plans to increase that to 500 by yearend, Rahul Kumar, vice president of revenue, told Mobility Buzz. TransLoc is confident in […]
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