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Google Develops Uber Rival... While Uber Develops Autonomous Car

If tech companies were celebrity couples, Google and Uber would be among the most popular. Google is one of Uber's biggest investors, and the ridesharing company uses Google Maps to coordinate its services. Both companies are also boosters of self-driving cars. Yet now it seems like Google and Uber... read more

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Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h hybrid sport-utility vehicle

Google Puts $258M Into Uber; Internet Goes All 'I, Robot' On News

A group of investors including Google is investing $258 million in car sharing service Uber, a surprise move that spawned rumors that the search engine giant will use Uber as... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
BMW ParkNow service launches in San Francisco

BMW Launches ParkNow, DriveNow Parking And Car Sharing Apps

San Francisco will be the U.S. launch center for two new urban mobility apps from BMW. City mayor Ed Lee, and Dr. Ian Robinson from BMW, announced the new ParkNow and... read more August 21, 2012 by 


 
2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time

Verano Turbo, Project 370Z, Audi Digital Rear-view: Car News Headlines

Buick priced the 2013 Verano Turbo from just a tick under $30,000. At 250 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and 31 mpg highway, is that a bargain, or a bad bet? Nissan's... read more August 9, 2012 by 


 
OnStar partners with RelayRides on peer-to-peer car rentals

OnStar Partners With RelayRides On Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing: Video

It’s no secret that, aside from high-dollar collector models, cars are a depreciating asset. Worse, you’re paying for your car even when you’re not using... read more July 17, 2012 by 


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo in Austin, Texas

Daimler’s Car2Go Car Sharing Scheme Spreading Across North America

Daimler’s Car2Go car sharing scheme is expanding in North America after trials in Austin and San Diego, among other locations, proved quite successful. The next... read more June 14, 2012 by 


 
Daimler buys 15 percent of MyTaxi

Daimler Buys 15 Percent Of MyTaxi, Partner For Car2Go

German carmaker Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, clearly isn't putting all its eggs in the personal transport basket. Not only did the company start up... read more January 24, 2012 by 


 
Wheelz

Wheelz: A Car-Sharing Service For Cash-Strapped Students

Over the past few years, we've seen a number of startups offer ways for city-dwellers to give up their personal rides and make do with borrowing cars from time to time... read more October 6, 2011 by 


 
Zimride

Zimride Adds Payment System & 1st Public Route For Carpoolers

Regular readers will remember Zimride, the carpooling service that works like a social network, matching needy commuters with altruistic drivers. Until recently, Zimride had... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
Traffic

Future Urban Mobility Relies On Real-Time Data Access

The requirements for travel within the urban environment comes under greater pressure with every passing year. We're already past the point at which more than 50 percent of... read more July 28, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen starts car sharing project “Quicar – Share a Volkswagen” in Hanover

Three's A Trend: Volkswagen Enters The Ride-Sharing Game

Today, roughly 50% of the world's population lives in urban environments, and by 2030, the figure is expected to hit 60%. This presents an interesting challenge for... read more May 17, 2011 by 


 
RelayRides demo

RelayRides, Like Communism, Works Great On Paper: Video

Over the past couple of decades, cities across Europe and North America have launched bike-sharing programs. Some have been free and open to anyone, some have required... read more May 11, 2011 by 


 
Uber luxury sedan hiring app

Uber-Impressive App Hires You Luxury Cabs Easily And Quickly

Sometimes, a cab just won't do. More likely, they're all booked up and you're late to an engagement. Want to arrive in style, and in time? You'll want the Uber experience... read more April 6, 2011 by 


 
BMW using 1-Series and MINI Cooper in DriveNow initiative

BMW Is No Longer Just An Automaker, It’s A Mobility Provider

A little over six months ago BMW started trials of a new car-sharing program in its hometown of Munich that allowed virtually anyone to rent one of its cars on an hourly... read more March 24, 2011 by 


 
EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept

EDAG Light Car Sharing Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

German engineering and design firm EDAG has rolled out the latest concept in a growing line of design studies based on its ‘Light Car’ philosophy, a fundamental... read more February 24, 2011 by 


 
Getaround car sharing Tesla Roadster Sport

CES 2011: Getaround Lets You Share Your Car For Cash

One of the coolest features of the Visteon C-Beyond technology demo car at this year's CES is the built-in social ridesharing service. Though that's still a hypothetical... read more January 7, 2011 by 


 
 

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