Maven to Be ‘Building Block’ for GM Autonomous Carshare

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 30, 2017
The launch of a monthly subscription carshare service earlier this month at General Motors Co.’s Maven unit is just one “building block” of a GM self-driving car network, Mobility Buzz has learned. General Motors launched its carsharing service, Maven, last year, which allows customers to rent a GM vehicle using a mobile phone in exchange for […]

Ford to Follow Cadillac’s Lead With Subscription Carshare Program, Cox CEO Says

  • William Hoffman
  • March 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Ford Motor Co. may be working on a car subscription service similar to the one General Motors rolled out for Cadillac earlier this year, according to Sandy Schwartz, president of Cox Automotive, speaking at the Conference of Automotive Remarketing last week. A Ford spokesman declined to comment and a spokeswoman with Ford Motor […]

3 Rideshare Startups of Times Past, What Wunder Is Doing Differently

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 2, 2017
The shared-use transportation market is booming. Or is it? Startups are entering and exiting the market faster than you can say “rideshare,” but Wunder is still going strong, with plans to expand into Asia this year, Mobility Buzz has learned. Hamburg, Germany-based Wunder does not operate a traditional rideshare model, which the company views as […]

Is it Worth Renting Zipcar’s New Uber-Dedicated Cars?

  • Emma Sandler
  • February 9, 2017
Boston residents now have the option of renting a Zipcar to use exclusively as an Uber driver, but is it worth it? Starting in Dorchester, Mass., a neighborhood of Boston, a dedicated Uber fleet of 10 four-door sedans will be available through Zipcar to rent for $12 an hour — plus an additional $7 monthly […]
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