Mastercard Talks About Trends and Views on Mobility and Electronic Payments

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 17, 2017
The world is moving toward a cashless society, and companies working on electronic payments are starting to recognize this new source of revenue by partnering with mobility services. Mastercard, in particular, has been working with whole cities to enhance transportation through open-loop payment systems. “There is real significant momentum for open-loop payments,” Ian Slater, senior […]

Maven Brings Carsharing to NYC, Deploys 80 Off-Lease GM Vehicles

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 16, 2017
Maven deployed more than 80 vehicles into the expanded carsharing service in Manhattan yesterday, all of which are off-lease vehicles from General Motors Financial, Mobility Finance has learned. The expanded operations in New York City provide consumers with on-demand hourly or daily carshare reservation options. To date, Maven — General Motors Co.’s mobility services platform — has launched in 17 […]

What Does the Lyft, Waymo Partnership Mean for GM?

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 15, 2017
Lyft and Waymo confirmed a partnership with each other yesterday to advance autonomous cars, appearing to provide evidence that Lyft might be distancing itself from its other major self-driving car partner — General Motors Co. However, that’s just the appearance. GM has invested $500 million in Lyft to develop autonomous vehicle technology together, and has teamed up for a slew of […]

Maven Aims to Ease Delivery Drivers Into Leasing With Weekly Rental Program

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 10, 2017
General Motors Co.’s mobility services platform Maven launched a rental product for rideshare and delivery drivers called Maven Gig yesterday, in hopes it will serve as a gateway for consumers to lease vehicles from General Motors Financial Co., Rachel Bhattacharya, GM’s director of commercial mobility and AV fleet operations, told Mobility Finance. “Obviously, if a […]

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 […]
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