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  • Renault starts public trial of its on-demand autonomous car service October 16, 2019
    Reanult’s on-demand autonomous car service trial has commenced operation at the University of Paris-Saclay’s urban campus. From October 14th to November 8th 2019, some 100 people will use two electric, autonomous and shared Renault Zoe Cab prototypes as part of the carmaker’s Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project. The daytime service, which runs Monday to Friday, from […]
    John Thornton
  • Renault and Waymo exploring autonomous mobility service in Paris October 15, 2019
    Reanult, Waymo and Région Île-de-France (Paris Region) are considering implementing an autonomous mobility service between Roissy-Charles De Gaulle Airport and La Défense, a major business district located 3km (1.9 miles) west of the city limits of Paris. The initiative forms part of the French government-supported EVRA (Expérimentation du Véhicule Routier Autonome – autonomous road vehicle […]
    John Thornton
  • Ford extends PHEV transit trial to Cologne October 15, 2019
    Ford has extended its European plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) trial to Cologne, Germany, to better analyse and show the real-world benefits of such vehicles for the environment and for commercial vehicle owners and operators. Working with five municipal fleets and the City of Cologne, nine Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans and one Tourneo Custom […]
    John Thornton
  • Morris Commercial teases new electric light commercial vehicle October 15, 2019
    UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up Morris Commercial has announced that it will soon unveil its new electric light commercial vehicle (LCV), the Morris JE. The battery-electric Morris JE features a lightweight, modular chassis, making it adaptable for future derivatives. This, combined with its carbon fibre body, reportedly makes the Morris JE one of the […]
    John Thornton
  • Global MaaS market to grow by over 35% by 2023 October 14, 2019
    The MaaS market is expected to post a CAGR of over 35% between 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. According to the report, government support towards promoting the use of public transport systems to mitigate the growing concerns of pollution and congestion in cities is expected to boost the MaaS market […]
    John Thornton
  • Nissan unveils IMK concept EV for urban commuters October 14, 2019
    Nissan has unveiled the IMk, an all-electric city car concept designed specifically for urban commuters. Developed as part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy, the IMK concept is built on an all-new EV platform and comes equipped with the latest ProPilot driver assistance technologies connectivity features. According to Nissan, the IMk “provides a glimpse of how […]
    John Thornton
  • How Ann Arbor became a living lab for city mobility October 11, 2019
    Brett Wheatley, vice president of mobility marketing and growth at Ford, provides insight into the automotive OEM’s collaboration with the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which piloted Ford’s City Insights Platform to explore and help solve a variety of mobility issues. A bustling city’s transportation system can often seem chaotic, especially with more than half […]
    John Thornton
  • Renault accelerates development of new mobility services October 11, 2019
    French automotive manufacturer Renault has announced the creation of Renault MAI (Mobility as an Industry), an operating subsidiary dedicated to new mobility services. The new subsidiary brings together all of Renault’s mobility activities within a single entity to create synergies, simplify the decision-making process, clarify existing offers and create new ones. It aims to partner […]
    John Thornton
  • Minneapolis launches mobility hub pilot October 11, 2019
    The City of Minneapolis has launched a mobility hub pilot programme to increase access to convenient, low- or no-carbon transportation options, including transit, shared scooters and Nice Ride bicycles – the local area’s bike-sharing service. The three-month pilot programme will inform a long-term plan to implement a larger mobility hub network in Minneapolis. The city […]
    John Thornton
  • US Congress to stop passenger railcar purchases from China October 11, 2019
    The United States Congress has agreed to withhold federal funds from Chinese state-owned companies not competing on a level economic playing field and presenting significant cybersecurity threats to passenger rail infrastructure. A new policy brief from the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) explains pending legislation and its implications for markets and US national security. […]
    John Thornton