5 Mobility Platforms Advancing the Gig Economy

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 9, 2017
When Uber began in 2009, the company assumed the position of leading the first wave of mobility services into the gig economy, and in many ways has come to define it. But as the gig economy has evolved, it has expanded into a nebulous entity that has outgrown a simple example. Uber, for instance, has established […]

Inaugural Issue of Mobility Buzz Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 22, 2017
The inaugural issue of Mobility Buzz, which explores deep trends disrupting traditional transportation, is now live. In this first-quarter issue, find out whether the rideshare market is too saturated for startups to succeed, and how startups can best position themselves to attract consumer — and investor — demand. The inaugural issue also explores whether autonomous cars will eliminate […]

Swiftmile Aims to Shake Up Bikesharing, Seeks $6 Million Series A

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 14, 2017
Bikeshare systems have exploded across the U.S. in the past decade, and Swiftmile’s solar-powered electric bikeshare program is no exception. The San Mateo, Calif.-based startup looks to raise $6 million in Series A funding by fall 2017, Mobility Buzz has learned, in addition to the $750,000 already raised in seed funding — led by Verizon Ventures […]

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 […]

American Center for Mobility to Build Testing Ground for Autonomous Cars

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 1, 2017
The American Center for Mobility is set to begin construction of its controlled, real-world testing ground for autonomous vehicles in April, after receiving $37.5 million in funding from the state of Michigan, Mobility Buzz has learned. In mid-January, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based center was awarded a federal designation as a proving ground for the development […]
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