Monthly Archives: December 2017

Car-Sharing Service Coming to Jerusalem Will Operate on Shabbat

The Jerusalem Post – December 17, 2017

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.

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With Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Burned, the Dockless Bike Sharing Market is Imploding

Forbes – December 16, 2017

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.

BMW to Transform Abandoned Shanghai Factory Into Stylishly-Designed Micro-Apartments

South China Morning Post – December 14, 2017

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.

Not All of Our Self-Driving Cars Will Be Electrically Powered — Here’s Why

The Verge – December 12, 2017

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.