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Is Gen Z the First Car-Free Generation? Not So Fast, Say Automakers

Youth Radio – December 5, 2017

A couple of decades ago, you would not have heard someone from Ford saying that owning a car is about context. Things are definitely changing. My dad is a car guy. He says he started driving when he was 14. Somehow that was legal. But me–I’m 18 and I don’t want a car. I am from the San Francisco Bay Area. I take buses and trains. I bike, and when I need a car, I use Lyft. Ford’s Connelly says Gen Z is a game changer.

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Volkswagen’s MOIA Debuts Its All-Electric Rideshare Vehicle

TechCrunch – December 4, 2017

The concept is centered around ride sharing, with a design tailor-made for users who will seek to pool their vehicle use. It’s only taken MOIA one year from its official debut last year at TechCrunch Disrupt London to bring this concept to fruition, with a vehicle introduced today that’s not only built to scale but that can also actually drive and is aiming to enter into service as early as next year.

New Ride-Sharing Business is the Lyft of Pickup Trucks

Daily Herald – December 1, 2017

Truxx is a newer truck-sharing app that allows people to order a truck on-demand. According to Truxx information, Truxx started when founder Carlos Suarez found himself in the parking lot of a large home improvement retailer after he bought a box too big to fit in his car. He looked around at the large pickups and vans and wondered how he could use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, but to get his large purchase home.