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Mobility & Transportation - Issue #9

Below are your links for the best mobility stories this week, courtesy of Timo, Manuel, and James.
Issue #9  •  June 1  •  view online
Mobility & Transportation
Mobility & Transportation
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.
Below are your links for the best mobility stories this week, courtesy of Timo, Manuel, and James.

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Flying taxis to become business travellers transport of choice

BMW launches wireless electric car charging system touted as convenient but inefficient | Electrek

Lots of capital and effort is being poured into building fundamental technology to enable autonomous cars, but there’s another big opportunity in the space that is so far being largely ignored: building the ecosystem that they need to operate.
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Apps direct drivers to city car spots and could soon cut congestion

Volvo Is Better Than Ever Thanks to This Chinese Billionaire - Bloomberg

Biometrics key to handling growth in global travel, WTTC tells transport ministers  | BiometricUpdate

A national movement towards “lock-to” in dockless mobility

Why regulation isn’t always the answer – Emsol

Fleet of autonomous boats could service some cities, reducing road traffic | MIT News

Self-driving trucks may be needed to avoid a labor-shortage crisis in the US — Quartz

China tests DRIVERLESS car-sharing scheme | Daily Mail Online

Electric car adoption is slowed down by ‘dismissive and deceptive car dealerships’, finds new study | Electrek

NIO Opens First Battery Swap Station In Shenzhen

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Techstars Startup Digest Mobility & Transportation is curated by:
Timo Hoffmann Timo Hoffmann
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Manuel Heckmann Manuel Heckmann - COO & Co-Founder
manuel.heckmann@startupdigestmail.com
James Gleave James Gleave
james.gleave@startupdigestmail.com
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