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  • From Sharing to Planning.
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    29.06.2018

    From Sharing to Planning.

    Ride-sharing is changing city traffic - that's why Uber has developed a digital toolbox especially for traffic planners in Mumbai. Information on infrastructure and traffic management can be accessed clearly. So far, cooperation with the authorities has been a rather unusual strategy for Uber. Is a change in sight?

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    Insight: Uber returns to London

    Source: The Financial Express

  • Heavenly Delivery.
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    28.06.2018

    Heavenly Delivery.

    Drone startup Matternet expands its operations in the US. On-demand urban transportation systems are to be set up there. In Switzerland, Matternet has been transporting medical items through the air for months—fully autonomously. A partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans was also established to test parcel delivery of the future.

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    Source: VentureBeat

  • Shared Continent.
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    27.06.2018

    Shared Continent.

    Chinese company DiDi is the next giant to enter the highly competitive Australian ride-sharing market. Major players like Taxify, Uber, and Ola are already active there. While Uber is pursuing an offensive strategy, DiDi is focusing on cooperation—or even investments in local providers. Down Under these would be, for example, ShoferGoCatch or Shebah.

    Reading time: 4 min

    Source: ABC

  • Robot Revolution.
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    26.06.2018

    Robot Revolution.

    Startup RoVi Robot Vision revolutionizes the control and monitoring of robots. The company replaces complex hardware sensors with industrial image processing. This enables robots to determine the positions, movements, and contact forces of their arms and grippers for the first time—without any integra-ted electronic sensors. This will greatly simplify the design of robots.

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    Insight: RoVi Robot Vision at Automatica 2018

    Source: elektroniknet

  • Sharing with Conditions.
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    25.06.2018

    Sharing with Conditions.

    Digital platforms make it possible to increasingly share one's car with other people. The individual adjustment of the vehicle to determine, for example, top speed and maximum accelera-tion can create a feeling of trust. Tesla, for example, has just developed such a function for its valet mode.

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    Source: SlashGear

  • Moving with a Bike.
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    22.06.2018

    Moving with a Bike.

    Startup Citymapper offers its users a comprehensive navigation app to always find the fastest route. From now on, Citymapper is collaborating with bike sharing startup Mobike. If navigation for bicycles is activated, all available Mobikes in the vicinity are immediately displayed.

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    Source: TechCrunch

  • Butler on Demand.
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    21.06.2018

    Butler on Demand.

    Startup Carrectly is a full concierge service for the car. On the online platform, vehicle owners can request and schedule maintenance services, car washes, and even bodywork repairs. A Carrectly employee picks up the car at the agreed time and brings it back clean and repaired.

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    Source: American Inno

  • Speed of the Virtual.
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    20.06.2018

    Speed of the Virtual.

    Until now, ridesharing service provider allygator has picked up its customers directly at the front door. Now the startup wants to integrate its service into local public transport. However, this requires stops—real or virtual ones. The latter can now be found via allygator's app. Since no more house numbers have to be searched for, the shuttle service becomes even faster.

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    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • Comfortable Future.
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    19.06.2018

    Comfortable Future.

    ZF Friedrichshafen has developed a fully active chassis system called ZF sMOTION. With the new technology, car body move-ments should no longer be noticeable inside the vehicle. This is ensured by intelligent actuators that adjust the compression and rebound for each wheel. The automotive supplier consid-ers automated and autonomous driving as area of application.

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    Source: Springer Professional

  • Flexible Protection.
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    18.06.2018

    Flexible Protection.

    Startup Sure offers accident insurance for Uber and Lyft pas-sengers. Its "RideSafe" program allows passengers to book 24-hour coverage directly via the Uber or Lyft app. The insur-ance policy includes more coverage than those of the ride-hailing companies.

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    Source: myAJC

  • Just load it.
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    15.06.2018

    Just load it.

    With a new digital service, users can charge their electric vehicles irrespective of the manufacturer. Porsche offers this service for all participating charging stations for € 2.50 per month. Identification at the charging points is done via app or a "Porsche ID Card".

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    Source: Mobile Geeks

  • Handover of Keys in the Cloud.
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    14.06.2018

    Handover of Keys in the Cloud.

    P2P sharing startup Turo offers its users a toolkit to unlock their vehicles via app. The 6 million Turo users can thus rent their car without personally handing over a key. The company colla-borates with car manufacturers to make vehicles "Turo-ready" when they leave the factory.

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    Source: PR Newswire

  • Parking Space within Easy Reach.
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    13.06.2018

    Parking Space within Easy Reach.

    Startup AIPARK facilitates parking in big cities. A database with over 60 million parking spaces is updated daily by 5 million users via app. AI analyzes this data together with information on parking garages, weather, events, and traffic. AIPARK then generates a recommendation for the nearest available parking space.

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    Source: t3n

  • The Digital Twin.
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    12.06.2018

    The Digital Twin.

    Lufthansa is focusing on a new type of maintenance service. For this purpose, digital twins of all airplanes are created. All aircraft are therefore equipped with sensors to collect informa-tion about their status in real time. This makes it possible to detect malfunctions at an early stage and to service aircraft proactively.

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    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • High Life Hailing.
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    11.06.2018

    High Life Hailing.

    Uber filed a patent application for an algorithm that assigns the ideal driver to passengers with special transportation needs. At first, the program recognizes the condition of the passenger based on, among other things, walking speed and smartphone typing behavior. The drivers are informed of this accordingly.

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    Source: CNN Money

  • Expansion Across the Atlantic.
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    08.06.2018

    Expansion Across the Atlantic.

    For the first time, Waymo completed a test drive outside the USA—in Italy. In the European market, the Alphabet subsidiary wants to act primarily as a service provider. The cars are to be integrated into various transportation service networks, such as logistics, taxi services or public transport.

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    Insight: Talk of Waymo's Director of Operations

    Source: t3n

  • 1 Fee for Many Cars.
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    07.06.2018

    1 Fee for Many Cars.

    In the United States, Mercedes-Benz offers a subscription-based rental service. Mercedes-Benz Collection gives cus-tomers access to a whole fleet of different cars. All vehicles are insured, serviced, and fully fueled. A personal concierge takes care of the handover.

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    Source: The Verge

  • Record in the East.
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    06.06.2018

    Record in the East.

    With 15 million members, Russia is the largest market for carpooling startup BlaBlaCar. Almost every 10th citizen in the country uses the service. One reason for this success is cultural: Before carpooling came to Russia, many Russians travelled with private individuals for a small fee. Taxis, on the other hand, were highly regulated and expensive.

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    Source: Reuters

  • How You Get Going.
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    05.06.2018

    How You Get Going.

    Ride-hailing company Taxify has been recently added to Daimler AG's mobility services portfolio. This strengthens the Group's position in the ride-railing market. In addition, US$ 175 million in new funding will enable Taxify to further develop its technology and expand internationally. At the moment, Uber's rival is mainly active in Europe and Africa.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: TechCrunch

  • Block Supply Chance.
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    04.06.2018

    Block Supply Chance.

    Airport ground services company Swissport is in cooperation with Olam launching a blockchain pilot for its cargo business. Olam is a non-profit foundation with the aim of developing standards for logistics using blockchain. For this purpose, the focus is on open source software. Swissport's pilot program is to show how more transparency in logistics can be ensured.

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    Source: Cointelegraph

  • Air Taxi Pool.
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    30.05.2018

    Air Taxi Pool.

    Urban Air Mobility is Airbus' new business unit, which will develop business models for air taxis and on-demand helicopters. At the moment, the projects CityAirbus, Vahana, and Voom are being pushed forward in order to further expand the synergies between software and hardware development.

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    Source: Bloomberg

  • Parking Is Quality Time.
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    29.05.2018

    Parking Is Quality Time.

    The Chark.me pilot project is in the alpha phase. It revolution-izes parking: Currently, the platform makes it possible, among other things, that deliveries of food and parcels are deposited in the boot. The project was incubated by Lab1886.

    Reading time: 5 min

    Source: Daimler

  • From Used Goods to Used Cars.
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    28.05.2018

    From Used Goods to Used Cars.

    Startup OLX Group has changed from an online marketplace for household items to an important platform for used cars. The company focuses on emerging countries. The non-transparent and highly fragmented markets offer an enormous opportunity for digital, scalable business models.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • Advantage for All.
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    25.05.2018

    Advantage for All.

    Startup HyreCar is a car sharing platform that allows vehicle owners to rent their idle cars to drivers of ride-hailing com-panies such as Uber or Lyft. The drivers can then get started immediately: good for renters, drivers, ride-hailing companies—and passengers.

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    Source: MarketWatch

  • Star above Sylt.
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    24.05.2018

    Star above Sylt.

    Mercedes me will launch a very special mobility service called Explore Sylt on June 1. In addition to a fleet of e-vehicles, users are provided with a customized portfolio of various services. These include lifestyle offers for a wide variety of target groups, such as wellness, sports, and gastronomy.

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    Insight: Explore Sylt from Mercedes me

    Source: eMobilitätBlog

  • New Attempt with New Services.
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    23.05.2018

    New Attempt with New Services.

    Uber dares a fresh start in Germany. The ridehailing company plans to start its activities already this summer. In addition to rental cars (uberX) and the UberBLACK limousine service, it also wants to implement e-bikes for local traffic and an air taxi service.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: t3n

  • Small but Mighty.
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    22.05.2018

    Small but Mighty.

    Startup share2move is a scooter sharing service for rural areas. Until now it was considered difficult to introduce such services in sparsely populated areas. That's why the founder relies on cooperation with local companies. Only 2 weeks after the launch, 400 customers are already using the service.

    Reading time: 5 min

    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • Like Amazon but Analog.
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    18.05.2018

    Like Amazon but Analog.

    Startup RetailDeep aims to turn small and medium-sized businesses into fully automated shops. To this end, it develops a face recognition software to automatically invoice customers for their purchases. The technology could also find its way into autonomous vehicles so that drivers can already be recognized from a distance—also ideal for car sharing and the like.

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    Source: Biometric Update

  • Multimodal and Digital.
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    17.05.2018

    Multimodal and Digital.

    Technology startup Masabi deals with mobile ticketing solutions for local public transportation. In a new study, it examines the popularity of multimodal mobility: 35% of those surveyed said they combined ride sharing with public transit. According to the report, the smooth integration of digital services leads to the promotion of public transportation.

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    Source: Smart Cities Dive

  • New Services, Old Cars.
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    16.05.2018

    New Services, Old Cars.

    Used cars can be easily bought and sold via the online platform of startup Carro. Carro has gradually expanded its services to include credit financing, breakdown assistance, and insurance brokerage. With the recently introduced Carro Express service, selling a vehicle can be completed in just 60 minutes.

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    Source: TechCrunch

  • Sharing with Own Brand.
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    15.05.2018

    Sharing with Own Brand.

    Ride-sharing giant DiDi has ambitious intentions: it plans to manufacture its own vehicle, which is specifically geared to ride-hailing services. To this end, the company wants to coop-erate with VW and CHJ Automotive, among others. DiDi aims to increase the number of users from 450 million to 2 billion by 2028.

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    Source: GetMobility

  • Rent, Drive, and Earn.
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    14.05.2018

    Rent, Drive, and Earn.

    Blockchain startup DOVU rewards drivers of rental cars who record their routes and share the data digitally. In return, cus-tomers receive a bonus in a specially created crypto currency. They can use the earned tokens to purchase services such as a tire change.

  • Hailing Is for Everyone.
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    09.05.2018

    Hailing Is for Everyone.

    Ride-hailing startup Grab now offers 3 new services: With specially trained drivers, the GrabAssist program addresses passengers with reduced mobility. GrabFamily meets, among other things, safety aspects when carrying small children, while GrabCar Plus provides vehicles from the premium segment.

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    Source: The Business Times

  • Open to All.
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    08.05.2018

    Open to All.

    Ride-hailing startup Lyft and supplier Aptiv now offer a free taxi service with 30 autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. The first tests could already be marveled at during CES earlier this year. Now, the expanded fleet is generally available: Driverless cars can be easily hailed with Lyft's app and tested between high-demand hotspots in Vegas.

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    Source: Engadget

  • Feel the Landscape.
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    07.05.2018

    Feel the Landscape.

    The intelligent "Feel The View" car window enables blind and visually impaired people to enjoy the view while traveling by car. Ford developed it together with startup Aedo. A camera in the windscreen takes pictures that are turned into grayscale images and reproduced by LEDs as vibrations on the side window when touched. 255 vibration intensities are possible.

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    Source: Fortune

  • 6 Million Languages – without Internet.
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    04.05.2018

    6 Million Languages – without Internet.

    C-3PO, a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, speaks almost all languages of the galaxy. He doesn't need the Internet for that: On the forest moon of Endor, for example, stable WLAN is light years away. C-3PO is therefore an independent translator. Microsoft is working on a similar solution and after two years of development presents the first translating offline intelligence—though without a shiny metal body.

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    Source: Microsoft Blog

  • First Digital Aid.
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    03.05.2018

    First Digital Aid.

    Startup Suki is working on a digital assistant to support medical personnel. It understands voice commands and makes subject-specifically correct notes in order to forward them to an elec-tronic health system. This is useful in ambulances, for example, to create reports much faster.

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    Source: PYMNTS

  • The Furniture Mobile.
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    02.05.2018

    The Furniture Mobile.

    Car sharing makes unusual co-operations possible—for exam-ple between a furniture manufacturer and an automaker. IKEA is building up a car sharing fleet together with Renault MOBILITY for 32 of its branch stores. Customers are thus offered the possibility to flexibly transport their purchases. By 2020, the vehicles are to be fully electric.

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    Source: The Drive

  • Bidding for Mobility.
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    27.04.2018

    Bidding for Mobility.

    Startup Jugnoo is a ride-hailing service—using motorized rickshaws. The special feature of the young company is its pricing, the so-called "reverse bidding": When users make a request for a ride, drivers can bid on the request by offering different prices. Customers can choose flexibly from the bids.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Coconuts

  • Driving for Data.
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    26.04.2018

    Driving for Data.

    On-demand shuttle startup Chariot is the first company in San Francisco to be granted an official permit to provide its services in addition to public transport. Chariot has to complement, not replicate, public transport routes. Furthermore, it must share its GPS and passenger data with the city to document the effects of its services.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: TechCrunch