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BMW Daimler

BMW and Daimler merge their mobility companies

Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been the fiercest of rivals for more than a hundred years. Now, they’re teaming up to pursue the future of mobility together. In a surprise announcement, Daimler and BMW revealed plans...

FROM PARKING LOT TO PARADISE

This is a summary of the article "From Parking lot to Paradise", by Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman - Scientific American 317, 54 - 59 (2017). Carlo Ratti is director of the Senseable City...

Comparing car-sharing schemes in Switzerland: User groups and usage patterns.

By Henrik Becker, Francesco Ciari, Kay W. Axhausen, (ETH Zurich, Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland) Free-floating car-sharing schemes operate without fixed car-sharing stations, ahead reservations or return-trip requirements. Providing...
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy and the Future of Personal Mobility: New Models Based on Car...

By Olga Novikova, Technology Innovation Management Review, 2017 The sharing economy is an emerging phenomenon that shapes the cultural, economic, and social landscape of our modern world. With variations of the concept of the sharing...

Carshare’s cost: prices levels in the US (2011-2016)

The cost to carshare is falling down. In this study, the researchers Joseph Schwieterman and Alice Bieszczat - from DePaul University, Chicago - explore the changing prices and level of taxation for carsharing in the...

Co-utile Ridesharing

Ridesharing has the potential to bring a wealth of benefits both to the actors directly involved in the shared trip (e.g., shared travel costs or access to high-occupancy vehicle facilities) and also to the...
Mobility players

How mobility players can compete as the automotive revolution accelerates

By Kersten Heineke, Timo Möller, Asutosh Padhi, and Andreas Tschiesner We often hear people ask, “Who will be the winner in the transformation the mobility sector is facing?” As autonomous driving, shared mobility, connectivity, and...

CO2 EMISSIONS: IMPACT OF CAR SHARING

The problem of CO2 Emissions. In September 2013, over 40 Dutch organisations, including local governments, employers, unions, nature and environment organisations and financial institutes, entered into an Energy Agreement on sustainable growth (SER, 2013). The...
Reimagined

The Reimagined Car: Shared, Autonomous, and Electric

By Brian Collie, Justin Rose, Rahul Choraria, and Augustin K. Wegscheider (Boston Consulting Group) This report is part of BCG’s ongoing research on the reinvention of automotive, a series of publications focusing on new technologies...

Scalable privacy-enhanced traffic monitoring in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET)

Researchers Yi Liu, Jie Ling, Qianhong Wu, and Bo Qin proposed a Vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) to improve traffic safety and driving experience. This is realized by equipping vehicles with capacity to talk to each other. Vehicular...

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