The Jerusalem Municipality chose “Car2Go” to operate a car-sharing service in the capital after opening the selection process to a public tender. The service will allow customers to rent cars for short and long terms inside and outside of the city seven days a week, and the municipality will appropriate designated parking spots for the service. Operations will begin “in the coming months,” according to the municipality. The service will offer 17 cars at first, adding 18 cars in its second phase.
Dockless bike-sharing has exploded in just a couple of years, spreading to dozens of Chinese cities seemingly overnight. The incredible growth was fueled by a massive injection of venture capital, creating two startup unicorns in less than two years: Ofo, a three-year old dockless bike sharing company, had raised over $1.2 billion USD, and Mobike, which pulled more than $900 million in venture capital.
Uber has hired spies and hackers to conduct intelligence-gathering operations targeting competing ride-hailing companies, one of its former security officials alleged in a court filing Friday.
Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete. But the opposite is true. Autonomous buses have already made their way onto streets. And because Bus Rapid Transit tends to have dedicated lanes, the transition to driverless vehicles should be easier for public transit than for private transport.
Does a public transit builder actually have to love the idea of public transportation? Maybe not. But there’s a reason residents of cities with struggling transit systems (like New York and Tampa) get mad when they realize the people overseeing those systems don’t actually use them. How can someone fix problems they can’t see?
Developers will combine six buildings, which will each include two to 10 residential units. Construction will begin this month. Residents will be able to partake in cultural events, rooftop farming, and a car-sharing programme. The building will also feature plenty of communal spaces for working, eating, and hanging out.
Singapore, one of the most expensive places on earth to own a car, is steadily reducing the numbers of private vehicles on its roads. Yet to ensure residents can get a ride, it’s promoting electric-car sharing.
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has turned to a comparatively tiny Silicon Valley startup to help it test, develop, and one day even deploy commercial fleets of self-driving taxis.
Hybrid or electric? That’s the big question in current self-driving car development. Do you build your autonomous vehicles to run purely on battery technology, or can some hybrid of gasoline and electric suffice? Some automakers are already staking out their positions, and as self-driving cars move closer to reality, it’s quickly becoming a hotly debated question that doesn’t lend itself to an easy answer.
For many air travelers, getting to and from the airport has long been part of the whole miserable experience. Do they drive and park in some distant lot? Take mass transit or a taxi? Deal with a rental car? Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are quickly changing those calculations. That has meant a bit less angst for travelers.