The Mobility Report: № 39

Here is what I’ve found interesting this week…

Didi Chuxing to invest and partner with Uber’s European rival Taxify. The deal will see Taxify extend its ride-sharing business across diversified markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. LINK


GM Files Patent to Make Self-Driving Cars Self-Cleaning Cars Too LINK


Lyft “Minnie Vans” to shuttle visitors around Disney World LINK


Taco Bell Teaming up with Ride-Sharing Lyft for “Taco Mode” LINK


New Algorithm Helps Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Navigate Strong Currents LINK


New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to bust drivers. It would allow police to see if a motorist had been texting, emailing or otherwise using his or her cellphone before a serious crash. LINK


Ford’s Chariot aims to fill NYC transit gaps with low-cost, ride-sharing shuttle service. LINK


German solar-powered car co. Sono Motors unveils the $18,000 SION and its ready for test drives. LINK


Tokyo’s new pre-fixed taxi fare smartphone service reduces the guess work of travelling by cab LINK


Nashville TV station is shocked to just uncover strip clubs have been profit-sharing with Uber & taxi drivers for years LINK


University Of Michigan Becomes Country’s First Campus To Use Self-Driving Shuttles. LINK


Chat app Line is launching a taxi-booking service to rival Uber in Thailand LINK


Few business travellers now take a taxi. Traditional taxis now account for just 8% of ground transportation transactions among American business travellers—the first time that figure has been in single digits. According to the report, the average Uber ride last quarter was $24.49 and the typical Lyft cost $21.28, versus $31.06 for taxis. Travellers gave Uber the highest satisfaction rating, 4.46 out of 5; taxis got the lowest rating, 3.83. LINK


Organic Dairy Farmer Albert Straus Announces the First Full-Scale Electric Truck Powered by Cow Poop LINK

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