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 […]

Getaround Brings Keyless Carsharing Tech to New Jersey

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 7, 2017
Getaround opened up its keyless peer-to-peer carsharing platform to Tri-State New Jersey. Now, the “airbnb for cars,” as it calls itself, is already targeting five additional markets to enter this year, marking 2017 as Getaround’s biggest expansion year, Mobility Buzz has learned. Getaround, which was founded in 2009, utilizes proprietary technology that combines GPS, Bluetooth LE, and keyless remote […]

P2P Rideshare to Utilize Blockchain for Digital Payments

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 3, 2017
Blockchain technology is spreading into the auto industry, offering up several use-cases from auto financing to supply chain tracking. And now the distributed ledger technology will be used for ridesharing, to allow drivers and riders to securely share information through decentralized networks, eliminating intermediaries. Pool My Ride, a startup peer-to-peer rideshare, will utilize blockchain technology […]

New Rideshare Eyes Leasing Program for Drivers

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 27, 2017
Zemcar, a new safety-first rideshare service, is “in discussions” with major automakers to create flexible leasing options for drivers, similar to Uber’s deal with Toyota Financial Services, Zemcar’s Founder and Chief Executive Bilal Khan told Mobility Buzz. Zemcar specializes in safety for riders under 18 by prioritizing the screening, training, and interviewing of all drivers […]

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 […]
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