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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BBL Ventures has opened the first Reverse Robotics Pitch for ExxonMobil. Interested applicants are invited to enter the challenge by March 29th for the chance at an invitation to Houston to participate in the reverse pitch the week of April 17. The prize for the winning challengers is $60,000 and eligibility for a commercial pilot.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is getting its digital assistant into Mercedes-Benzes, Audis and Volvos in China, enlisting a clutch of global automakers in an effort to popularize the year-old technology for everything from shopping to home security.
In 2018, new mobility models such as electronic vehicle (EV) leasing, private vehicle leasing and used car leasing are set to transform the global fleet leasing market and create tremendous growth opportunities. Frost & Sullivan expects demand to be driven by operational leasing, which is predicted to account for 30.3% of company cars sold in 2018.
Voyage, the self-driving car spin-out from Udacity, is open-sourcing its approach to autonomous driving safety. Dubbed Open Autonomous Safety, the initiative aims to help autonomous driving startups implement better safety-testing practices.
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