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 […]

Autonomous Cars Will Challenge Auto Insurers, but Will Not Eliminate Them

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 25, 2017
As the technology behind autonomous cars inches forward — and future possibilities evolve into probabilities, which ultimately become reality — so too does the dilemma facing auto insurers: They aren’t ready. Not today anyway, and that’s not to say they are not preparing. Insurers appear optimistic that they can adapt, and of the major challenges […]

5 OEMs Using Virtual Reality to Change the Auto Market

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 29, 2017
When augmented and virtual reality first entered the consumer scene there was a lot of excitement behind its entertainment applications, particularly with video gaming. But as people have grown more familiar with the product, automakers are jumping on the bandwagon to explore the use-cases for both engineering and designing, as well as how to encourage customers to […]

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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