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....Given that conventional vehicle manufacturers have become key to AV developments, a large-scale shift from car ownership to car clubs and Uber-style ride sharing following automation looks increasingly doubtful. The car industry is venturing into “mobility services” like car sharing and smartphone apps for personalised mobility planning, but remains deeply locked into business models premised on individual ownership. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....Given that conventional vehicle manufacturers have become key to AV developments, a large-scale shift from car ownership to car clubs and Uber-style ride sharing following automation looks increasingly doubtful. The car industry is venturing into “mobility services” like car sharing and smartphone apps for personalised mobility planning, but remains deeply locked into business models premised on individual ownership. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
....I booked Betty through recently launched car-sharing app Turo, which is aiming to bring an Airbnb vibe to the world of wheels. While car-sharing firms, such as ZipCar which owns its own fleet, have been around for more than a decade, so-called peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing - private owners renting out their cars - hasn't really taken off. ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
....Christopher Morris, founder and managing director of E-Car, claims traditional car ownership is outdated, expensive and environmentally damaging. “Most people can get around in exactly the same way through car sharing as with their own vehicle. ...
Toyota sales slow but Japanese giant remains world's biggest car company image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 12:49:42 PM
.... . But with ownership models changing with the rise of car sharing, Toyota is also looking to safeguard its place as an industrial giant. ...
Coming soon to new cars and trucks: 'infotainment' systems are smart stereos image
.... But executives from America’s number two automaker had much more to say about Ford Pass, the “smart mobility” service CEO Mark Fields said he hoped would make Ford “a serious player in mobility services”. What does that mean? Ford wants to expand its business into ride and car sharing. ...
Faraday Future looks to take on Tesla with Batmobile-inspired cars  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 01:36:13 PM
.... The company also said it was looking at "new types of ownership" for its vehicles, though did not explain exactly what this meant. However, there is speculation it could mean car sharing schemes or fractional ownership for future vehicles, with some suggestion it could be a form of subscription similar to Amazon Prime. ...
GM and Lyft to develop driverless cars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 04:14:32 PM
. US car giant General Motors (GM) is teaming up with car sharing service Lyft to develop a fleet of driverless vehicles. ...
Heathrow expansion: The environmental challenges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 12:10:16 AM
.... . Heathrow says it's got plans to attract far more staff and passengers onto public transport - things like charging people to drop off by car, car sharing and cheaper train tickets. ...
Cashing in on driveways and spare rooms: the UK's sharing entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 08:20:31 AM
....However, Gazeley often has a passenger sitting alongside him in his car whom he has never met before. This is because he is a user of online car sharing service BlaBlaCar, which enables commuters to book a space in his vehicle for a fee. ...
It’s not 1965 any more: Ford begins journey to go beyond car making image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 07:00:54 PM
.... . The US tech giants are racing to expand into the car industry with advanced dashboards, self-driving vehicles, car sharing services and new ways for consumers to pay for their transport. ...
Businesses delivering the most coveted perk: a better commute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of August 2015 12:00:01 PM
....Related: San Francisco's guerrilla protest at Google buses swells into revolt. “The future, 20 years from now, with respect to travel choices, will be much different than it is today,” Knaap said, adding that the choices beyond the automobile – even if we’re talking about driverless cars or car sharing services like Zipcar – should be expected and factored into sustainability planning. ...
Uber suspends French ride-sharing service in 'gesture of peace' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 10:37:40 AM
.... But concerns over its legality in France resulted in the arrest of two executives on Monday. Uber has faced particular difficulty in France following the passing of the so-called Thevenoud Law, which targeted car sharing services such as UberPop. ...
Uber France suspends car sharing services after protests and arrests image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 10:03:04 AM
....Uber has suspended one of its services in France, after huge protests that saw its cars flipped over and burnt by angry taxi drivers. The company will stop running its UberPOP car sharing service in France at 8pm tonight, it has said. ...
UK sharing economy will take a decade to hit its stride image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 04:30:56 AM
.... . BMW has rolled out car sharing scheme DriveNow in London, which gives users access to a fleet of BMWs and Minis for a registration fee, in response to the new demands of urban living. ...
Two radically different cities, and the sustainability challenges they face image
....Persuading people out of their cars will remain difficult while public safety risks are high. Innovations such as car sharing and ride sharing, for instance, are hamstrung by passenger fears about getting into a stranger’s vehicle. ...
Enterprise drives off with City Car Club image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 11:32:35 AM
. City Car Club, the UK's biggest independent car sharing company, has been snapped up by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the world's biggest car hire business. ...
Budget 2015: Civil servants urged to use car-sharing apps and Airbnb to save money image
.... . BIS highlighted US firms Zipcar, a car sharing and car club service owned by Avis, and San Francisco-based Airbnb, the room-letting website, as two examples of companies that "help people and businesses make the most of their assets, time and skills". ...
European car sales return to growth after six years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of January 2015 12:17:54 PM
.... . "Furthermore, car sharing and other alternative trends of urban mobility are expected to gain relevance in the market amid shifting consumer preference. ...
Uber’s cheap service to be banned in France as Paris taxis block roads image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 15th of December 2014 04:42:22 PM
....Pierre Henry-Brandet, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told French TV that the government would seek to tighten regulations for chauffeured rides. Though UberPop sells itself as a car sharing service, critics say that it is really a taxi app under a different name. ...
'We'll make driving so cheap only the rich will buy cars' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of December 2014 12:09:27 PM
.... . “We are bringing the technology and Sixt is bringing the car rental experience,” he said, adding that in cities that have embraced car sharing, a single such vehicle has the potential to replace dozens of cars. ...
Britain can lead the world in sharing economy, says government adviser image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 06:00:56 AM
.... Although her report will not cover Uber, which is not a sharing business in the UK, she says “We need to be open to how businesses can cut congestion and make real differences to the world we live in. ” She cites Los Angeles’s dedicated car sharing lanes as an interesting model enabled by technology. ...
Why Berlin's Uber ban risks it missing a $335bn opportunity image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of August 2014 05:00:16 AM
.... . Its report says worldwide revenues from five sectors - peer-to-peer finance, online outsourcing of staffing, peer-to-peer accomodation such as Airbnb, music and video streaming, and car sharing - is likely to expand from $15bn last year to $335bn in 2025. ...
Maisha Frost on tour firms, pension schemes and revamped housekeeping image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of August 2014 01:10:00 AM
....com could expand into other UK cities as soon as next year founder Avin Rabheru says, as it aims for rapid growth after a major fundraising. Rabheru, set up Housekeep after several years as a venture capital and angel investor involved with projects such as car sharing company StreetCar, the precursor to ZipCar, and minicab comparison app Kabbee. ...
Zipcar co-founder: 'Entrepreneurs should build the world they want to see' image
....Chase has been having quite a bit of fun in the past few years. Since leaving Zipcar, she has gone on to launch three more car-related startups – GoLoco for ride sharing, Buzzcar for peer-to-peer car sharing in France, and Veniam, a startup that turns your car into a hot spot. ...

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