January 2020 Technology Updates
- Author: Kevin Chambers
- Date: January 15, 2020
New In the Podcast Playlist On the War on Cars podcast: Kara Swisher Says Car Ownership is Finished. “Last March,…
I talked to someone at Ford after they shut down Chariot in January of this year, and they pointed to GoRide as proof of Ford's commitment to staying in the mobility services space. Now that GoRide is going away, I'm curious to see what this means for their other mobility startup investments.
Uber and Lyft may be undermining one of the benefits they most touted — shared rides — in order to shore up their profit margin.
Electric buses are popping up all over the place.
Good news indeed, because we really can't move fast enough when it comes reducing barriers to electrification of fleets.
A detailed take-down of the claim that AVs will serve older adults well. "Not only are the claims that these systems might help older people overblown, they’re also made, for the most part, without including those older people in studies of the effects of the technology."
An interesting take on a report on the future of AVs by IDTechEx.
Public transport agencies in the UK are working towards a rural MaaS.
David Zipper spells it out: MaaS is much more about making bold public investments and policy choices than it is about releasing apps. If the apps aren't directing you to robust services and infrastructure, they don't add much value.
Five reasonable tests for "good MaaS".
A proposal for a data standard to make Expedia-like booking possible across a range of demand-responsive providers.
A call for accountability and humility by companies attempting to do good with artificial intelligence.
Have more mobility news that we should be reading and sharing? Let us know! Reach out to Sage Kashner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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