Urban Mobility Global News

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29 Aug 2021
Moovit and Arriva roll out MaaS country-wide for the first time in the Netherlands
Arriva, a leading provider of passenger transport in Europe, chose Moovit for its national Mobility as a Service launch in the Netherlands. Using a new app called glimble, powered by Moovit’s White Label App technology, citizens across the Netherlands are able to plan, book and pay for all public transport, shared transport and micromobility journeys.

Glimble is a comprehensive Mobility as a Service app — public transport information, travel planning and mobile payment for all forms of public and shared transport country-wide, with cross border journey planning to come. Users are able to view real-time arrival information, receive live directions with get off alerts for step by step guidance for the entire journey, service alerts, sort Suggested Routes via cost of the journey or even by the total level of CO2 emitted.

21 Jun 2021
Europcar Mobility Group Rejoins Euronext SBF 120 Index
Europcar Mobility Group (Paris:EUCAR), a major player in mobility markets, is pleased to announce that it has re-entered into the SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60 indices, in accordance with the decision taken by the Euronext Index Steering Committee. This re-entry, which took place after market close on Friday 18 June 2021, is effective from Monday 21 June 2021.

27 May 2021
Maas global acquires Wondo and receives strategic investment from Ferrovial
MaaS Global, the world’s leading mobility-as-a-service platform and the company behind the award-winning Whim app has acquired Spanish mobility startup Wondo. As part of the transaction, Ferrovial will become one of the shareholders of reference of the company.

11 May 2021
Siemens Mobility acquires Padam Mobility to enhance its intermodal transportation portfolio
The acquisition of Padam Mobility is the latest example of Siemens’ commitment to developing its portfolio of intermodal solutions. It follows the previous acquisitions of Hacon, Bytemark, and eos.uptrade, companies that are also at the forefront in developing intermodal transportation solutions. Both Siemens and Padam Mobility have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding financial details of the deal.

Padam Mobility has successfully deployed its intelligent solutions to more than 70 localities in Europe, Asia and North America. More than one million passengers have already enjoyed a smooth ride powered by the Padam Mobility solution.

13 April 2021
Grab, the Leading Superapp for Deliveries, Mobility and Financial Services in Southeast Asia, Plans to Go Public in Partnership with Altimeter
The proposed transactions value Grab at an initial pro-forma equity value of approximately US$39.6 billion at a PIPE size of more than US$4.0 billion and will provide Grab with approximately US$4.5 billion in cash proceeds. Grab is a superapp dedicated to serving everyday needs and everyday entrepreneurs. It offers services across mobility, deliveries, financial services and more, in an all-in-one app.

6 April 2021
NEW KEY MILESTONE IN EUROPCAR MOBILITY GROUP’S “CONNECTED VEHICLES” PROGRAM
Europcar Mobility Group announces today that it is accelerating the roll-out of its “Connected vehicles” program, while significantly strengthening its technological backbone. After Telefonica and Geotab in October 2020, Free2Move joins the program, simplifying access to data of Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, DS vehicles – and soon other Stellantis brands.

9 March 2021
BMW Group and Daimler Mobility intend to sell PARK NOW Group to EasyPark

The intended acquisition of PARK NOW Group enables EasyPark to grow further and become a global pacesetter in parking-related digital mobility services.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction. The deal is subject to prior approvals by the relevant antitrust authorities.

8 February 2021
Cubic to be bought for $2.8bn
The deal, with Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, is expected to close between April and June this year, subject to the usual regulatory and shareholder approvals.

27 January 2021
Ferrovial and Lilium to develop US Vertiport Network
Ferrovial, a global leading infrastructure operator, and Lilium, the aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft and service, have signed a framework agreement to develop a network of at least ten vertiports.

Ferrovial and Lilium will collaborate in designing and constructing the vertiport facilities as well as the operation and maintenance of the vertiports for passenger service. The first location in South Florida will be announced as soon as Spring 2021.

26 January 2021
Cubic Announces Global Launch of Umo Platforms to Enhance Urban Mobility
Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division today announced the launch of UMOTM, a fully-integrated suite of platforms for riders, transit agencies and mobility service providers to complement its existing portfolio of transportation technology.

24 January 2021
Verra Mobility To Buy Rival Redflex For $113M; Shares Jump
The smart mobility software company said that the combination with Australia-based Redflex, which develops traffic management products, including red light and speed cameras, will strengthen and expand its global market reach of road safety products and services.

15 January 2021
Tier partners with Fantasmo to create the world’s most accurate e-scooter parking system
Starting in Paris and York, TIER will implement Fantasmo’s “Camera Positioning System” (CPS), a new positioning technology that is ten times more accurate than GPS and can validate e-scooter parking within 20 cm or less with a phone camera alone. Without any physical infrastructure, this new feature will all but eliminate irresponsible parking, resolving a major concern for city authorities and people with visual impairment.

7 January 2021
London Cycle-Rental Program Doubles New Riders Amid Virus Fears
New sign-ups to the Santander Cycles program, including riders who pay on a daily basis and those who bought an annual subscription, climbed by 157% in 2020, Transport for London, said in a statement Thursday.

Bicycles were chosen at the expense of other options. Public transport fell to less than 10% of normal levels in London during the first lockdowns last spring. Subway ridership declined 75% while more than 50% of demand for bus rides fell away during a second shutdown in November. The U.K. is in its third lockdown, as authorities try to slow a fast spreading mutation of the coronavirus.

23 December 2020
Nuro acquires autonomous trucking startup Ike
Autonomous delivery company Nuro has acquired Ike, a startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group that aimed to commercialize self-driving trucks.

“Everything we eat, touch or have in our homes has probably been on a truck at some point in its life,” Sun said back in October at the TC Sessions: Mobility event. “You don’t really appreciate the immensity of the impact on our daily lives like trucking actually has.”

16 December 2020
Bolt closes €150m round of funding
The investment was led by D1 Capital Partners, and also included Darsana Capital Partners.

2 December 2020
Sustaining our Future: Voi is proud to announce our $160 million Series C funding
The Raine Group, a global integrated merchant bank advising and investing in high-growth sectors of technology, media, and telecom, led the capital raise, which also attracted investment from existing investors, including VNV Global, Balderton, Creandum, Project A, Inbox, Nordic Ninja, and Stena Sessan.

9 November 2020
Autonomous delivery startup Nuro hits $5 billion valuation on fresh funding of $500 million
The Series C round was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., with participation from new investors including Fidelity Management & Research Company and Baillie Gifford. The round also includes existing investors such as SoftBank Vision Fund 1 and Greylock.

3 November 2020
RATP Group expands MaaS potential with Mappy acquisition
RATP Group has acquired mapping company Mappy in a bid to bolster its Mobility-as-a-Service expertise.

Mappy is the number three in French wayfinding, behind only Google Maps and Waze.

8 October 2020
Micromobility industry offers free Election Day rides
The North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA) has launched its “Roll to the Polls” campaign, an industrywide effort among to help voters access polling sites via free or discounted vehicles on Election Day.Three percent of U.S. residents in 2016, for example, said “transportation problems” were an obstacle to voting, according to NABSA. In 2020, 3% of residents represents 4.6 million registered voters who could still face those same obstacles.

8 October 2020
Lime Announces New Platform to Serve Every Trip Under Five Miles
Lime Platform builds on our global leadership as the most reliable and experienced micromobility company, providing more trips–over 170 million–to the most people around the world.

Wheels’ fleet will be available in the Lime app starting this winter in Austin, Berlin, Miami and Seattle, diversifying the options riders can choose from.

4 October 2020
Ola: London bans Uber rival over safety concerns
TfL said the firm reported a number of failings including more than 1,000 trips made by unlicensed drivers.

Ola said it will appeal the decision and has 21 days to do so. It can operate in the meantime, according to the appeal rules.

30 September 2020
Neuron Mobility raises $17m to expand e-scooters in Australian cities and UK
Neuron Mobility, the company that operates the e-scooter rideshare network to bring sustainable last mile transport options to the people, has raised $A17 million to go towards launch e-scooters in five more Australian cities, and also in the UK.

28 September 2020
Uber spared from London ban despite ‘historical failings’
Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).

The ride-hailing giant has been granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.

It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who use the taxi app in London.

27 September 2020
Bosch, Tencent sign MoU for co-driving digital transition of mobility service
The leading global automotive supplier Bosch and the Chinese Internet giant Tencent entered into a strategic partnership at the Auto China to carry out an in-depth cooperation in IoT (Internet of Things) and AI areas, making joint effort to boost the digital transition for mobility service.

Under the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed on spot, Bosch China and Tencent will collaborate on digital businesses, including providing OEMs with leading smart cockpit solutions, jointly digging data value out to offer auto industry and consumers value-added services about in-car system, contents and autonomous driving, and co-exploring innovative technologies and business models.

24 September 2020
Metro Board Approves Bold 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved the updated 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan, a $400-billion, 30-year transportation blueprint for the region, following a 45-day public review period to gather additional comments from the public.

23 September 2020
Governor Newsom Announces California Will Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars & Drastically Reduce Demand for Fossil Fuel in California’s Fight Against Climate Change
Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles. Transportation currently accounts for more than 50 percent of California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Zero-emission vehicles are a key part of California’s clean, innovation economy – already California’s second largest global export market.

15 September 2020
HERE and INRIX build end-to-end parking ecosystem
HERE Parking, a connected vehicle service available around the world which makes finding a spot faster and easier, will leverage INRIX for static and dynamic, on-street parking data in more than 1,100 cities (65 countries) and off-street parking data in more than 20,000 cities (150 countries).

HERE and INRIX also plan to collaborate around new, innovative parking solutions for automotive customers and beyond. Additionally, INRIX will leverage the HERE Marketplace to further monetize their traffic analytics data sets.

24 August 2020
HITRANS chooses Mobilleo to power its GO-HI rural MaaS project in Scotland
The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) has chosen Fleetondemand’s Mobility-as-a-Service platform Mobilleo to support the trialling of its GO-HI rural MaaS project in Scotland.

The pilot project is due to go live in March 2021. It is being funded by the EU North Sea Region Stronger Combined project, and the Scottish Government’s MaaS Investment Fund. The MaaS Investment Fund has been established by Transport Scotland to improve accessibility to public transport services for residents and tourists in the country’s most rural and sparsely populated region.

30 July 2020
Urban-Air Port Ltd and Hyundai Air Mobility Partner to Develop Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure
Urban-Air Port Ltd and Hyundai Air Mobility (a Hyundai Motor Group division) have announced a partnership to explore new, purpose built, multifunctional and scalable infrastructure to enable Urban Air Mobility (UAM) – urban transportation systems to move people and cargo by air. Hyundai plans to invest $1.5B in UAM over the next five years to create an air vehicle and the supporting mobility ecosystem for UAM operations.

Hyundai forecasts the air mobility market will be worth nearly $1.5T over the next 20 years. While vehicle development is crucial and underway, an urgent need for appropriate ground infrastructure remains one of the biggest constraints on the growing sector, according to NASA and industry leaders.

16 July 2020
Uber is acquiring Routematch to support cities in providing more accessible public transportation
Uber has acquired Routematch, an industry-leading software provider serving more than 500 transit agency partners in urban, suburban, and rural communities around the world..

This acquisition brings together Uber’s expertise in on-demand, global mobility technologies with Routematch’s proven capabilities across paratransit, payments, fixed-route tools, and trip planning services. Both companies believe it will create new innovations that make it easier for agencies to provide the right transportation solutions to their riders, through an expanded suite of technologies.

18 June 2020
Lime expands its scooter subscription service to include daily and monthly passes
Daily passes will give customers access to unlimited 30-minute rides for 24 hours, while a monthly pass will have a set number of daily rides, each for up to 30 minutes.

19 May 2020
ZITY DEPLOYS ELECTRIC CAR-SHARING SERVICE IN PARIS
From May 20th, a fleet of 500 100% electric Renault ZOE cars is available to Parisians on a self-service basis. The launch of this service, announced in March and suspended due to containment measures, is being carried out in accordance with the recommendations defined in the national sanitary protocol for exiting containment defined by the Ministry of Transport. ZITY is a car-sharing service in free-floating with 800 Renault ZOE in Madrid, Spain within the framework of a jointventure between Renault and Ferrovial, launched in December 2017.

18 May 2020
Flemish Minister announces €2.2 billion mobility investment in 2020
The Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Lydia Peeters, has announced that no less than €2.2 billion will be provided in 2020 to boost infrastructure and mobility across Belgium.

13 May 2020
VanMoof attracts $13.5m investment from Balderton and SINBON
VanMoof, the Dutch e-bike meets tech scale-up, announced a total €12.5 million ($13.5 million) investment from one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms Balderton Capital and assembly partner SINBON Electronics. With social distancing the new reality, demand for high quality e-bikes is on the rise. Bikes are seen as an increasingly dependable mobility option compared to public transport.

5 May 2020
SkedGo launches occupancy feature and COVID-19 alerts for public transport confidence
The feature allows passengers to choose quieter routes and carriages, or switch to alternative forms of transport to maintain social distancing, such as cycling or e-scooters. The occupancy feature has been trialled using open source data from Transport for New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and can be rolled out worldwide, depending on data availability.

4 May 2020
Intel Acquires Moovit to Accelerate Mobileye’s Mobility-as-a-Service Offering
Intel Corporation today announced it has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, for approximately $900 million ($840 million net of Intel Capital equity gain).

Moovit is known for its urban mobility application that offers travelers around the world the best multimodal trip planning by combining public transportation, bicycle and scooter services, ride-hailing, and car-sharing. The addition of Moovit brings Intel’s Mobileye closer to achieving its plan to become a complete mobility provider, including robotaxi services, which is forecast to be an estimated $160 billion opportunity by 2030.

Moovit has established its leadership in the MaaS space with more than 800 million users and services in 3,100 cities across 102 countries. Today, Mobileye is the leading automotive solutions partner that enables advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) deployed on nearly 60 million vehicles with more than 25 automaker partners.

21 April 2020
GM shuts down car-sharing service Maven
It joins a small but growing list of car-sharing services from automakers and other companies that have struggled or otherwise fully shut down in North America.
“After critically looking at our business, the industry, and what’s going on with COVID-19, we have made the tough but necessary decision to wind down our business,” the company explained in an email to Maven customers sent on Tuesday.

Originally designed to be a competitor to the Zipcars and Car2Gos of the world, GM expanded Maven in 2018 to allow car owners to share their vehicles on the service as well, similar to services like Turo or Getaround. At its peak, Maven was available in 17 cities across the US.

16 April 2020
BlaBlaCar launches BlaBlaHelp
Following an internal hackathon dedicated to finding solutions to the Covid-19 crisis, BlaBlaCar is launching BlaBlaHelp, the BlaBlaCar community app to support each other with grocery shopping during COVID-19. The service is free of charge.

The app allows its users to find trusted helpers or offer their help to neighbors. In France alone, BlaBlaHelp has the potential to allow 17 million people to support each other.

30 March 2020
Via raises Series E financing to expand access to efficient, sustainable, and equitable public mobility across the globe
Via, the company that provides digital infrastructure to power public mobility in cities around the world, announces today that it has raised a Series E financing led by EXOR. The financing values the company at $2.25B and will enable Via to advance its vision of efficient, accessible, and equitable public mobility.
Leading Via’s Series E financing, EXOR will invest $200M in the company, and Noam Ohana ­— head of EXOR Seeds, the early stage investment arm of EXOR — will join Via’s Board of Directors.

23 March 2020
Lilium completes funding round worth more than $240 million
The new funds bring the total sum raised to date to more than $340m. They will be used to support further development of the Lilium Jet as well as underpinning preparations for serial production in Lilium’s newly-completed manufacturing facilities.

11 February 2020
Vulog and Citymapper enhance shared mobility offer in the ultimate Mobility-as-a-Service application
Citymapper and Vulog are integrating their platforms so that users can easily access the vehicles of Vulog clients, including large fleets of electric cars, mopeds, kick-scooters and mixed schemes.

Vulog expects for this initiative to facilitate the continuous growth of their clients’ business by giving Citymapper users in 41 different cities access to their services.

21 January 2020
Toyota launches Kinto mobility brand in Europe
Kinto bundles together services Toyota already operates or has tested in Europe into four categories: leasing, short-term rentals, car pooling and subscription services.
Kinto One renames Toyota’s fleet leasing operations and looks to expand the company’s full servicing lease package, which it currently offers in Spain, France, Italy and the UK.

15 January 2020
Toyota and Joby Aviation are Flying to New Heights Together
“Air transportation has been a long-term goal for Toyota, and while we continue our work in the automobile business, this agreement sets our sights to the sky,” said Toyota Motor Corporation President and CEO Akio Toyoda.

As the lead investor in Joby’s $590M Series C financing, Toyota is continuing to leverage emerging technologies to provide “Mobility for All.” In addition to investing $394M in Joby, Toyota will share its expertise in manufacturing, quality and cost controls for the development and production of Joby Aviation’s breakthrough eVTOL aircraft.

14 January 2020
Hyundai becomes first major partner for Uber Elevate and aerial ridesharing
Hyundai is the first automotive company to join the Uber Elevate initiative and brings with it some serious automotive-scale manufacturing capability as well as a track record of mass-producing electric vehicles – both of which will be integral to getting an aerial ride share network off the ground.
Hyundai’s new S-A1 model Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) uses electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) and is designed for a cruising speed of up to 290 km/h (180 miles/h) at a cruising altitude of around 1,000 to 2,000 feet above ground.

The S-A1 will be able to fly trips of up to 100 kilometres, powered 100% by an electric engine using distributed electric propulsion which will, in turn, only require about five to seven minutes for recharging.

9 January 2020
Moovit and Cubic partner to enable commuters to plan multimodal trips, and pay for them too, via one app
Together, Moovit and Cubic will co-develop mobile apps that empower riders to plan multimodal journeys, and book pay for them from a single platform.

7 January 2020
Sony reveals electric car prototype as CEO dubs mobility the next ‘mega trend’
The car comes under the umbrella of Sony’s new Vision-S initiative, which is focused on mobility.“It’s not an exaggeration to say that mobile has been the mega-trend of the last decade,” he said. “I believe the next mega-trend will be mobility,” he added.

7 January 2020
Sony reveals electric car prototype as CEO dubs mobility the next ‘mega trend’
The car comes under the umbrella of Sony’s new Vision-S initiative, which is focused on mobility.“It’s not an exaggeration to say that mobile has been the mega-trend of the last decade,” he said. “I believe the next mega-trend will be mobility,” he added.

3 January 2020
Uber Completes Acquisition of Careem
Uber confirmed the official close of the previously announced acquisition of Careem for $3.1 billion. Careem Networks FZ-LLC has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber, preserving its brand.

With the closing of the deal, Uber has acquired Careem’s mobility, delivery, and payments businesses across the greater Middle East region, with major markets including Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

9 December 2019
Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets
Neuron Mobility, which began its journey in Singapore, operates an eponymous e-scooter rental platform. In recent years and quarters, Neuron has expanded to cities in Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

4 December 2019
Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility
May Mobility, a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a Series B round led by Toyota Motor Corp.
Toyota and May Mobility didn’t share specifics about what this partnership will lead to. But it will likely pair the startup’s autonomous vehicle technology with the Toyota e-Palette, a platform the automaker unveiled in 2018 at CES, the annual tech trade show in Las Vegas.

3 December 2019
Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group inaugurate ‘StarRides’ Premium Ride-Hailing Service in Hangzhou
The 50-50 joint venture between Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group is based in Hangzhou, where services will be launched with a fleet of 100 vehicles including Mercedes-Benz S-Class, E-Class and V-Class vehicles. StarRides will expand to other major cities in China starting in 2020.

25 November 2019
ARC Europe & HERE Mobility Join Forces to Pilot MaaS Solutions in Smart Roadside Assistance Services
Anticipating future customer demand for the digitalization of mobility services, ARC Europe and HERE Mobility are partnering to offer Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions in the context of roadside assistance.
The HERE Mobility Marketplace is a global and open platform that aggregates all transportation options in real time, including taxis, private hires, and public transport worldwide. Through the HERE Mobility Marketplace, ARC Europe can provide smooth and reliable end-to-end transportation services to their customers, managing all customer requests via a single, streamlined dashboard.

19 November 2019
OjO Electric Announces Transformational Transaction to Acquire Gotcha Mobility
The Acquisition is the first step in OjO’s accretive capital deployment and consolidation strategy in the micro-mobility sector.
The combined OjO-Gotcha footprint and pipeline provide a substantial near-term growth opportunity and positions OjO as the leading industry consolidator.

8 November 2019
World’s First Mobility-as-a-service Operator MaaS Global Completes €29.5M Funding Round
MaaS Global’s new investors include BP Ventures, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Corporation and Nordic Ninja, raising the company’s total funding to €53.7M

29 October 2019
Booking.com launches ride-hailing service through Grab tie-up
Online travel platform Booking.com has launched an on-demand ride-hailing service through a partnership with Grab.
Users  will be able to book Grab rides from within the Booking.com app and also make cashless payments in their own currency.
The service launches today in Singapore and will be available in Indonesia and Thailand by the end of the year. It will launch in Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines in 2020.

23 October 2019
Penske Dash selects Ridecell as technology partner to power new carsharing service
Ridecell’s solution includes the consumer-facing mobile application, payment processing, real-time parking information and predictive analytics for fleet operations and maintenance.

17 October 2019
Sixt ignites the next level of “Mobility as a Service”
Corporate customers can now book their journey by public transport via Sixt. A new app will also help users plan and bill their trips.
The pilot project, which is being conducted in cooperation with numerous companies in Western Europe, aims to support the transformation from firm corporate fleets to a much more flexible use of vehicles. For this purpose, groups of 300 to 400 drivers will exchange their service vehicle for three to six months against the mobility budget MaaS. (Article in German)

18 October 2019
EHang Announces Strategic Partnership with Vodafone to Collaborate on Urban Air Mobility
Under the agreement, Vodafone will become EHang’s exclusive partner to provide connectivity to all EHang AAVs operating in Europe by equipping them with Vodafone SIM cards. EHang will become Vodafone’s exclusive UAM partner.
Through the Vodafone network, individual passenger and logistics AAVs will be able to communicate with the command-and-control centers that regulate their operations as well as with each other, enabling safer and more efficient transportation through urban air space.

14 October 2019
Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest $34.6 billion in mobility tech by 2025
Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that has also received government backing.

14 October 2019
Cubic and Google Pay Enable Transit Cards for Android Phones
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division signed an agreement with Google to integrate contactless transit cards with Google Pay, making it fast and easy for travelers to use their mobile phones to pay for their journeys.
Passengers can add transit cards to Google Pay, securely reload funds and purchase tickets directly from their mobile device – eliminating the need for a physical transit card. The technology provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for travelers to access real-time schedules for trip planning, a simplified way to purchase and select the right fare as well as real-time notifications and alerts.

10 October 2019
Porsche and Boeing to Partner on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market
Boeing, Porsche and Aurora Flight Sciences, a subsidiary of Boeing, are developing a concept for a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. Engineers from both companies, as well as Porsche subsidiaries Porsche Engineering Services GmbH and Studio F.A. Porsche, will implement and test a prototype.

9 October 2019
Renault creates mobility division: Renault Mobility as an Industry (MAI)
To anticipate and support the deep changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns, Groupe Renault has been involved in new mobility services for the past four years by developing car services with or without drivers (Renault MOBILITY, Zity in Madrid, Moov’in.Paris, Marcel) and by making highly targeted acquisitions and equity investments in various start-ups specialized in this field (Karhoo, Yuso, Como, iCabbi, Glide).

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