The Volkswagen Group has lagged behind in the mobility segment, but the automaker jumped in with both feet in 2016 with the launch of the MOIA mobility unit, which last December rolled out an electric ride-sharing concept. But VW doesn't want MOIA to just provide ride-sharing and carpooling opportunities for private drivers; rather, the automaker wants a slice of the potentially lucrative self-driving taxi pie. MOIA will begin with an Uber-style ride-sharing service, but Bloomberg reported Tuesday that self-driving cars are at the center of the project. With self-driving cars, MOIA will be...
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