Insight into all things transportation and mobility, covering driverless vehicles, trends in public transportation, the rise of cycling, ride- and car-share, smart city developments, ITS, and more.
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Gabe Klein, an early Zipcar executive, then as transportation head for D.C. and Chicago, as well as investor, why “Open data is revolutionizing how innovators and cities manage the environmental and social effects of urban transit.”
Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washington, D.C., along with two key partnerships in car rentals and public transit.
The recent Uber and Tesla fatal crashes in the US don’t seem to have dented China’s confidence in self-driving technology. On the contrary, China is easing rules to make it easier for domestic developers of driverless cars to test and improve their vehicles in the real world.
The recent Facebook data transfer to Cambridge Analytica has stirred up debate about data privacy. Location and mobility related data can be used in various interesting ways - but not always for the best of the people whose data gets used….
Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn’t stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom NV from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.
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