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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:40 am

Japanese car-sharing service members are renting cars — but not for driving
Customers are using the cars for some odd and unexpected purposes
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/11/jap ... r-driving/

It points to this:
Growing number of car-sharing users don’t rent cars for driving
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907040011.html

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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Mercedes Thieves Showed Just How Vulnerable Car-Sharing Can Be
After Car2Go eased its background checks, 75 of its vehicles were stolen in one day.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ing-can-be

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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:16 pm


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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:14 pm

GCC:
Canoo unveils first subscription-only EV
Canoo unveils first subscription-only EV


LA is planned to be the launch market in 2021. We'll see if they get there. More details and images in this GCR article: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... and-beyond


ABG:
Ford says Austin will get its self-driving cars in 2021
Commercial taxi service will also operate in Miami and D.C.
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/25/for ... ving-cars/
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:28 am

Car2go pulls out of 5 North American cities casting more doubt on free-floating car-sharing’s viability
https://www.geekwire.com/2019/car2go-pu ... viability/
SHARE NOW, car2go’s parent company, said Friday that the service will shut down in Portland, Denver, Chicago, Austin, and Calgary. The announcement comes just a few weeks after two car-sharing services pulled out of Seattle, raising questions about the long-term viability of the service. SHARE NOW says it is still committed to operating and growing in Seattle.

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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:13 pm

^^^ Oddly enough, Getaround recently put up signs and parked four or five compact sedans (Forte/Mazda 3/GLI) at an apartment building parking lot on the next block. Seems like a good place for them, as the parking there is quite limited, and they like me are only a couple of blocks from downtown, so no need to own a car unless you need one to commute on a regular basis (or take road trips like mine where a rental would sit parked for days while you're off doing something else).
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:07 pm

GCC:
NACTO: 84M shared bike and scooter trips in US in 2018
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... nacto.html

Shared bike trips increased from 3210,000 in 2010 to 45.5 million in 2018. They only added scooters to the count in 2018, when there were 38.5M of them, making up 46% of the total.


Direct link to NACTO study:
Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018
https://nacto.org/shared-micromobility-2018/
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