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  • Vehicle in a New Dimension.
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    20.04.2018

    Vehicle in a New Dimension.

    The Carvana online platform for used cars gives sellers the possibility of generating an immersive 3D image from pictures of a vehicle. Until now, a company's own 360-degree photo system was required for this. With the computer vision tech-nology from startup Car360, dealers can also work with normal cameras.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: PYMNTS

  • Hot Food at the Hotspot.
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    19.04.2018

    Hot Food at the Hotspot.

    The successful digitalization of Domino's Pizza now includes a new feature. With 150,000 "Domino's Hotspots", pizza delivery is also possible to places without an address. These include beaches, parks, and university campuses.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: TechCrunch

  • Casually from A to B.
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    18.04.2018

    Casually from A to B.

    Google Maps is currently testing a new feature to make its navigation services more intuitive. Instead of providing orientation with distances and street names, instructions are given based on shops, special buildings or other sights. Instead of "Turn into the main street in 300 meters" it could soon be: "Please turn right behind the ice cream parlor"!

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: WIRED

  • 100 Mobility Champions.
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    17.04.2018

    100 Mobility Champions.

    Management consultancy Arthur D. Little compares mobility systems in 100 major cities. In its Urban Mobility Index, Singapore occupies pole position, closely followed by Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. Starting on page 30, the document identifies 12 strategic guidelines for mobility service providers and gives car sharing a central role.

    Reading time: 25 min

    Source: Arthur D. Little

  • Five-fold Persuasion.
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    16.04.2018

    Five-fold Persuasion.

    In its current white paper, car2go gives 5 reasons why sharing has a positive impact on e-mobility. The user-friendliness of car sharing clearly demonstrates the advantages of e-cars to customers: It reduces people's reservations, is suitable as an experimental field for new technologies, and encourages cities to expand their charging infrastructure.

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    Insight: car2go white paper for download (PDF)

    Source: Fleet Europe

  • Effortless Trips.
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    13.04.2018

    Effortless Trips.

    With its full-service platform, startup TravelPerk simplifies travel planning for companies. As a mobility service provider, TravelPerk offers the world's largest bookable inventory of transport and accommodation. Users can choose between different mobility services. In addition, routes, travel guidelines and data can be easily managed.

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    Source: EU-Startups

  • You Better Share Safely.
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    12.04.2018

    You Better Share Safely.

    According to a new survey by specialist insurer Lloyd’s, there is enormous growth potential for the sharing economy through insurance models. And vice versa. One of the most important key figures proves this: 58% of the customers surveyed consider sharing services without coverage to be too risky.

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    Insight: Lloyd’s survey results in detail

    Source: Fast Company

  • On 2 Wheels to Success.
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    11.04.2018

    On 2 Wheels to Success.

    Uber diversifies its portfolio: its app is extended to include dockless e-bike sharing. Customers can now flexibly choose between car and bicycle in order to reach their destination in the most appropriate way. To provide the service, Uber ac-quired startup JUMP. Good timing: the bike sharing market is booming with growth rates of 20% per year.

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    Source: BBC

  • Anyone Can Share.
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    10.04.2018

    Anyone Can Share.

    Startup door2door offers companies an integration-ready ride-sharing platform as a complete software package - implemen-tation included. This makes it possible for companies without an IT department to nonetheless take advantage of and pass on the benefits of shared mobility. Ideal for the last mile in public transport, car sharing in suburbs or within a company.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: The Drive

  • On-demand Monthly.
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    09.04.2018

    On-demand Monthly.

    Lyft is testing its ride-hailing service on a subscription basis in 30 U.S. cities. Users can choose between different monthly packages: the US$ 199 subscription model, for example, includes 30 journeys up to a charge of US$ 15 each. Lyft founder John Zimmer considers subscriptions to be the business model of the future.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Mobile Marketer

  • Cooperation at the Click of a Mouse.
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    06.04.2018

    Cooperation at the Click of a Mouse.

    Startup contractus develops digital contracts to facilitate cooperation between small and medium-sized companies. The so-called smart contracts are based on Blockchain database technology. In this article: An interview with the marketing manager of contractus.

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    Source: elektroniknet

  • New Ridesharing Giant?
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    05.04.2018

    New Ridesharing Giant?

    Mapping service provider AutoNavi, which belongs to Alibaba, enters the ridesharing market. The new business field offers the companies several advantages at once: On the one hand, Alibaba benefits from the additional data in terms of autonomous driving, and on the other, AutoNavi increases its revenues earned from location-based services (LBS).

    Reading time: 8 min

    Source: Seeking Alpha

  • Expansion of Services.
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    04.04.2018

    Expansion of Services.

    Young ridesharing company Ola has acquired public transport startup Ridlr, which determines optimal routes with public transport for its users. Ola is thus diversifying its service portfolio. Only recently, after receiving billion-dollar funding from Tencent, it took over food delivery company Foodpanda.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Quartz

  • No more Search for a Parking Space.
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    03.04.2018

    No more Search for a Parking Space.

    The increasing autonomy of vehicles also gives rise to a very special service: the end of the search for a parking space. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto, the capacity of car parks could be increased by 62%. Without drivers, who have to get out, autonomous vehicles are able to park considerably closer to each other.

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    Source: EurekAlert!

  • Alexa, how Am I?
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    29.03.2018

    Alexa, how Am I?

    Is Amazon pursuing new plans in the health care sector? The company already sells medical equipment to clinics and hospi-tals. It provides cloud health services and is experimenting with Alexa in medical centers. How far Amazon's commitment will go can only be assumed from hiring physicians and initial investments in the nursing sector.

    Reading time: 5 min

    Source: CNBC

  • Bought as Seen.
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    28.03.2018

    Bought as Seen.

    Startup ZeroLight provides a mobile virtual reality system for vehicle sales. With this tool, customers can explore their future car virtually both inside and outside. Features and interior can be individually adapted, in the database "everything is in stock". Salespeople could soon be able to bring the showroom directly to the customers.

  • Service for Services.
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    27.03.2018

    Service for Services.

    Startup fleetbird offers sharing providers, among other things, a white label platform and application-based apps for fleet management. Across Europe, fleetbird cooperates with 12 sharing companies and manages cars, vans, scooters, and e-bikes. About 200,000 end users take advantage of the services of the largely unknown startup behind the sharing providers.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • Rolling Network.
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    26.03.2018

    Rolling Network.

    With its newly launched platform called ContiConnectContinental is now monitoring tires in collaboration with Vodafone. Various data such as temperature and pressure are gathered in a central portal, which means that tires can be maintained or replaced at the optimal time.

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    Source: Commercial Fleet

  • India on the Move.
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    23.03.2018

    India on the Move.

    Together with the Indian government, the NITI Aayog think tank has drawn up a plan for the integration of ride sharing services. This will make it easier for private car owners to rent their cars as taxis - for example via Uber or Ola. Up to now, more than 70% of vehicles in Delhi have been driven by only one person.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: The Economic Times

  • At Your Service Everywhere.
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    22.03.2018

    At Your Service Everywhere.

    IBM introduces its Watson voice assistant, which – unlike Siri, for example – is not restricted to any particular hardware. Thus it can also be implemented in the car or smart gadgets. The program is capable of learning and adapts to the preferences of its user. IBM partner HARMAN demonstrates Watson Assistant in the digital cockpit of a Maserati GranCabrio.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: Engadget

  • Buses in the Cloud.
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    21.03.2018

    Buses in the Cloud.

    Startup busnetworx is digitizing the bus industry. It simplifies the processing of quotations and orders with a cloud system. The organization of driver and bus distribution is also facilitated. The market is large: according to RDA, about 3,700 bus companies are operating 79,000 vehicles in Germany.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Video: 5 min

    Source: NGIN Mobility

  • Outside the Big City.
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    20.03.2018

    Outside the Big City.

    Sixt is planning its own mobility platform: services such as car rental and car sharing are to be pooled with other transfer services. The aim is to establish the combined business particularly outside metropolitan areas. This distinguishes the service from other pure car sharing offers.

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    Video: 2 min

    Insight: Ride-hailing in New York more successful than cabs

    Source: eMobilität – der Blog

  • Acceleration through Partnership.
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    19.03.2018

    Acceleration through Partnership.

    Lyft has partnered with Canadian supplier Magna to develop an autonomous vehicle platform. Lyft will bring its software expertise to bear, while Magna will take care of the modification of vehicles. This is a further step into the future of autonomous ride-hailing.

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    Source: TechCrunch

  • Green Trips.
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    16.03.2018

    Green Trips.

    FlixBus is expanding. The bus company has just announced that it will also be operating trains throughout the country as of late March. Two long-distance routes in Germany and France served by all-electric buses will follow next month. The range of the e-buses is said to be approx. 125 miles.

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    Source: Metro Magazine

  • Public on Demand.
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    15.03.2018

    Public on Demand.

    Arlington, Texas, has long been the largest city in the United States without public transport. The money saved was used to build other infrastructures. Today, the same is the case again: startup Via, which is supported by Daimler, is now providing passenger transport. Mercedes-Benz vans can be requested by app for trips on demand.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Gizmodo

  • Sharing - But Not Always.
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    14.03.2018

    Sharing - But Not Always.

    Food startup Marley Spoon has examined car sharing availability in Berlin. Some patterns are clearly recognizable: the classic rush hours considerably reduce the number of available cars. Particularly in midtown, resources are exhausted in the early evening. Demand for car sharing services remains strong.

    Reading time: 11 min

    Source: Head of Product von Marley Spoon via Medium

  • Always at Your Service.
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    13.03.2018

    Always at Your Service.

    Google Assistant wants to conquer the world of ambient computing. More third-party providers, more complex devices and a simplified application are the objectives. At SXSW, the digital assistant is attracting attention with a Google "Fun House" featuring a sock-folding robot, a system for ordering beer and a parking space finder.

    Reading time: 5 min

    Source: Fast Company

  • Uber`s Solutions against Boredom.
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    12.03.2018

    Uber`s Solutions against Boredom.

    Uber has filed 2 patents to counter the potential boredom in autonomous vehicles, which bring virtual reality to the car. An interactive game could, for example, be designed from the vehicle's sensor data. Since the movement of the car itself is included in the VR, this could help prevent motion sickness.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Motherboard

  • Model Price.
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    09.03.2018

    Model Price.

    By mid-May, around 500 Mercedes-Benz drivers could win Daimler's first cryptocurrency, MobiCoin. Testers will be rewarded with coins depending on how eco-friendly they drive. Coin-holders will be invited to events like the Berlin Fashion Week or DTM.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: Interesting Engineering

  • To Each their Own.
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    08.03.2018

    To Each their Own.

    In Geneva, HARMAN has revealed two enhancements to its AudioworX platform. These allow manufacturers to highly personalize their vehicles. The platform makes it possible to integrate several infotainment systems within a single vehicle. This helps create an individualized ridesharing experience.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: eeNews Automotive

  • Digital Damage Insurance.
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    07.03.2018

    Digital Damage Insurance.

    The startup Kasko2Go is developing a tamper-proof database for auto insurance, based on blockchain technology. In an accident, a type of digital "fingerprint" of the vehicle is created from evidence and police data. Insurances can work more precisely with this security.

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    Source: VentureBeat

  • Fresh and Uncrumpled.
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    06.03.2018

    Fresh and Uncrumpled.

    Walmart has patented more blockchain technology for the safe shipping of perishable products. They will use smart packages. These track contents, location and environmental conditions of the shipment in real time. Their goal is to improve automated deliveries by drones or robots.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: CoinDesk

  • Tetris with Benefits.
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    05.03.2018

    Tetris with Benefits.

    Logistics company TUP relies on an automatic packaging system for e-commerce. The system uses algorithms based on package shape and the number of products. Could this also be a model for a smart trunk that can better store purchases?

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    Source: MM Logistics

  • Where the Postman Stopped Ringing.
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    02.03.2018

    Where the Postman Stopped Ringing.

    Amazon takes over the smart-home company Ring, whose main product, the smart doorbell, blends in well with the Amazon Key pilot program. Amazon accompanies the expansion of its smart home sector with a specific smart home shop in Germany. The online retailer is turning into a competitor for companies like Nest.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: Recode

  • 3 Clicks to the Car.
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    01.03.2018

    3 Clicks to the Car.

    Startup Honcker provides an app for leasing a car with just 3 clicks: select, apply, confirm. The leasing market is growing - and millennials represent an increasing share of it: they currently hold 12% of lease contracts.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: PYMNTS

  • Knowing where You`re Going.
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    28.02.2018

    Knowing where You`re Going.

    Startup Anagog has developed software to predict the users' movement behavior. For this purpose, the sensor data of the used smartphones is analyzed. The information serves to identify a change of the means of transport. Furthermore, this makes it possible to anticipate free parking spaces. Daimler is now investing in the startup to expand its own mobility services.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: Automotive World

  • The Sound of the Machine.
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    27.02.2018

    The Sound of the Machine.

    Data is needed to predict the correct time for maintenance of a device. If there are not enough sensors available, it is also possible to use microphones. Using a coffee machine as an example, the article shows how predictive maintenance on the basis of sound analysis works.

    Reading time: 5 min

    Source: Porsche Digital Lab via Medium

  • Analog Becomes Digital.
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    26.02.2018

    Analog Becomes Digital.

    Engineering service provider EDAG becomes a data supplier. For this purpose, EDAG collects vehicle data independent of the manufacturer and analyzes it with regard to new services. The vehicle could thus be used as a mobile weather station or as an active parking space finder. The data packages are also interesting for insurance companies that want to award bonuses based on the driving style.

    Reading time: 3 min

    Source: Springer Professional

  • Supplier in Motion.
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    23.02.2018

    Supplier in Motion.

    Bosch is reorganizing its company structure and establishing a new business unit called Connected Mobility Solutions. More than 20 different mobility services, such as e-scooter sharing provider COUP, are brought together under one roof. Bosch has just expanded this portfolio to include ride-sharing startup SPLT.

    Reading time: 4 min

    Source: WardsAuto

  • Well-calculated Pickup.
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    22.02.2018

    Well-calculated Pickup.

    Sony is developing an AI-based ride-hailing system in Japan. The algorithm calculates the demand for rides on the basis of data such as weather, traffic and local events. For this project, the technology group is collaborating with 5 taxi companies. A considerable competition for Uber as well as JapanTaxi and Toyota.

    Reading time: 2 min

    Source: TechCrunch