Key to ‘Winning’ in Mobility Is Data, According to Blockchain Startup

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 14, 2017
Rideshare, autonomous vehicles, tech companies getting into manufacturing — these trends, among others, have prompted traditional carmakers to review their own business processes. So, what’s the key to “winning” in this new world? Data, according to Chitra Ragavan, chief communications officer at blockchain startup GEM. “With Uber and Lyft and other companies in the space, […]

Non-Profit Lender Mulls Options for Insurance and EV Loans

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 25, 2017
On the Road Lending is working on ways to scale its character-based lending model — to potentially include auto insurance — and expand its program geographically, following the three grants it received from Toyota Motor Co. earlier this month,  Mobility Finance has learned. On the Road Lending (OTRL) is a non-profit founded in Texas in 2013, and works […]

4 Blockchain Startups Leading Toyota’s Mobility Efforts

  • Diana Asatryan
  • May 24, 2017
Many (if not all) major lenders and OEMs are already exploring blockchain applications in the auto and auto finance industries. But one manufacturer seems to be leading the pack. Toyota Research Institute (TRI), a Toyota subsidiary that works on the development of autonomous vehicles, announced a partnership with four blockchain startups during the Consensus 2017 […]

Getaround Aims to Develop On-Demand Maintenance Services

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Getaround is preparing for an autonomous future by developing technology to enable its platform to provide on-demand maintenance services, Chief Financial Offer Adam Kosmicki said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. Getaround is the sharing access point for a vehicle, Kosmicki said. “We have built a technology platform where, in a lot of […]

Pakistani Rideshare Seeks Alternative Finance Models for Female Drivers

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 27, 2017
She ‘Kab plans to expand its subscription-based monthly carpooling service in Pakistan to allow women to own cars, a notable challenge in South Asia. The rideshare is currently exploring several different financing options with potential partners that would allow women to reasonably afford a car. In Pakistan, it is legal for any man or woman above the […]
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