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Zipcar Carsharing Case Study

Zipcar’s Organizational Overview Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group which acquired it in 2013. Originally Zipcar was founded by Antje Danielson and Robin Chase in 2000. Zipcar’s famous tagline: “Wheels when you...

Uber – The New Wave!

Convenience has taken a whole new dimension in the transportation sector. With a smartphone, internet access, and a bank account (all of which you must have right now), you can have a driver take...
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...
Claims

Claims in the digital age: How insurers can get started

By Pia Brüggemann, Tanguy Catlin, Jonas Chinczewski, Johannes-Tobias Lorenz, and Samantha Prymak. The insurance industry is in the midst of a radical, digitally infused shake-up. Customers are embracing digital channels, and technologies such as the...
p2p

P2P carsharing and the evolution of private mobility

P2P carsharing: Valerio Sandri, TEDxCopenhagenSalon: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Valerio tells us how car sharing solves a list of practical problems common to all...
sustainable city

The Evolution to a Smart & Sustainable City

By Mike Zamora (Mike Zamora is Managing Director for Asia Real Estate Advisors, currently based in Hong Kong, where he has been involved in many different aspects of real estate throughout Asia, Europe and the...
smart city

How Smart City Policy Can Support Electric Vehicles

By Alana Miller (Alana Miller is a policy analyst with Frontier Group a non-profit think tank, where she focuses on sustainable transportation) Ben Lambert, a 34-year-old who manages fundraising efforts for a number of nonprofits,...
smart cities

Smart cities: Turning opportunity into reality

By Global Infrastructure Initiative In a world where technology is increasingly ubiquitous, it seems every city is a smart city. The mass deployment of broadband infrastructure, mobile phones, and wireless connectivity is just the beginning....
Blockchain

Will Blockchain Be the Secret Sauce for Smart Cities?

By Warren Karlenzig Blockchain, the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has also emerged as a secure ledger platform that will rapidly accelerate the adoption of smart city digital services. In the areas of...
environmental effects

What will be the environmental effects of new free-floating car-sharing systems?

By Henrik Becker, Francesco Ciari, Massimo Brignoni, Kay W. Axhausen, IVT, ETH Zurich The purpose of this paper is the discussion of the environmental effects of a free-floating car-sharing system operating in Ulm, Germany. The...

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