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Uber and SK Telecom partner in Korea

20 October 2020

Uber is to invest over $100 million in a new joint venture with SK Telecom (SKT) plus another $50 million in T Map Mobility – SKT’s newly-independent mobility business.


Shared mobility faces COVID-19 threat

14 October 2020

The concept of shared mobility is now in question as the novel coronavirus forces consumers to re-evaluate their risk appetite for exposure. Sharing an enclosed vehicle – whether it is a ride-hailed taxi or a shared car club vehicle – now presents an increased chance of infection, which could blunt growth in the sector, preventing it from reaching the economies of scale needed to become financially sustainable.


Uber to roll the dice in a high stakes game?

1 October 2020

It is reported that Uber is in talks to acquire FreeNow, the BMW-Daimler combine which is a competitor in Europe and South America to Uber’s services.


Uber finally granted new London licence

28 September 2020

Westminster, London magistrates court has ruled in favour of Uber almost a year after Transport for London (TfL) refused the ride hailing firm a licence extension over safety concerns.


VW offers Uber Berlin used EVs

25 September 2020

Volkswagen and Uber launched a pilot project in Berlin to use used electric vehicles for the sustainable ride hailing service Uber Green.


Renault/Nissan ink EV MoU with Uber

9 September 2020

Renault and Nissan, within their Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber with the aim of electrifying its customers’ journeys in Europe. 


England launches pothole audit

28 August 2020

British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has launched an audit into the mapping of potholes in England, aided by data from on-road businesses such as Uber and Deliveroo, to better target improvements.


just-auto Plus only Uber launches on-demand 24×7 auto rentals in India

27 August 2020


Judge rules ride hail drivers are employees, not contractors

12 August 2020

A California judge has granted a state request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.


just-auto Plus only Uber announces results for second quarter 2020

7 August 2020


Hyundai agrees UK 'flying taxi' infrastructure plans

7 August 2020

Hyundai Motor has signed an agreement with Urban-Air Port of the UK to build air mobility infrastructure in the country for its future Personal Air Vehicles, according to reports in South Korea.


South Korea targets urban air mobility services by 2025

26 June 2020

The South Korean government this week established a "task force" to develop and commercialise urban air mobility (UAM) services for its domestic market by 2025, according to local reports.


USDOT hosting AV TEST Initiative events this week

16 June 2020

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is launching the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative (AV TEST Initiative) this week.


COMMENT - Uber could jeopardise its future with cost cuts

22 May 2020

Ride sharing providers such as Lyft and Uber are suffering at the hands of COVID-19. However, a balance has to be found between cash conservation and investing in the future.


COMMENT - Covid-19 could stall CASE disruption

27 March 2020

While the automotive industry has been an active participant in all four strands of CASE, it was perhaps the sharing element that was most troublesome. Despite many OEMs being invested in, or indeed, having their own ride-hailing and lift-sharing operations, sharing has always been looked at warily rather than fully-embraced.


TRI launches Machine Assisted Cognition

26 March 2020

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is expanding its exploratory research with the launch of Machine Assisted Cognition (MAC), a new initiative to develop and demonstrate artificial intelligence tools that can understand and predict human behaviour in the context of decision making.


Uber goes low-tech with phone bookings

14 February 2020

Uber is trying a 'new' way of communicating with customers to offer its on-demand rides - the telephone, a device that enables you to speak to a human being.


Uber gives Nissan's Leaf a boost in London

24 January 2020

Uber, which is fighting a ban from operating in London, has agreed a deal with Nissan for up to 2,000 Leafs to be made available for its drivers. The ride hailer wants every car on its app in the UK capital – around 45,000 drivers – to be fully electric from 2025.


Toyota invests US$400m in US 'flying taxi' company

17 January 2020

Toyota Motor announced plans to invest US$394m in Joby Aviation, a California-based developer of 'flying taxis', as it looks to expand further into mobility services to help meet evolving personal transportation requirements globally.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor takes human-centered mobility vision to new heights at CES 2020

14 January 2020


CES - Hyundai unveils flying taxi concept

7 January 2020

Hyundai Motor unveiled its personal air vehicle (PAV) concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday (7 January) as the company looked to promote its multi facet smart mobility solutions strategy.


Brose supplies autonomous Volvo self-closing doors

27 November 2019

Brose will supply side door drives for Geely-owned Volvo Cars' first vehicle ready for autonomous driving (AD).


Uber lays off another 435 employees

11 September 2019

Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, a media report said.


Uber faces large fine in Colombia

13 August 2019

Colombia's commerce regulator said it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies more than US$629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017.


Uber posts record quarterly loss

9 August 2019

Ride-hail firm Uber has posted a larger than expected second quarter loss of USD5.5bn. The scale of the loss in the three month period to the end of June follows the company's IPO in May and sent its share price sliding. In the same quarter last year, Uber's loss was USD0.7bn.


Unexpected car sharing trend emerges in Japan

11 July 2019

A new trend reportedly has emerged in car sharing in Japan.


Rebounding from crash, Volvo and Uber show production autonomous car

12 June 2019

An unfortunate crash last year that killed a jay-walking pedestrian was a setback to Uber's autonomous driving programme with Volvo Cars but the ride hailer and automaker have now presented a "production vehicle ready for self-driving".


Toyota tops global brand rating

11 June 2019

Toyota was top automotive brand in the latest BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2019 listing but only 41st overall with a US$29,151m valuation, down 3% and five places.


Toyota eyes big investment in Didi - report

30 May 2019

Toyota is reportedly considering a large investment in Chinese ride-hail giant Didi.


Uber valued at $82bn ahead of IPO

10 May 2019

Ride-hail firm Uber has been valued at USD82bn ahead of its NYSE listing in what is expected to be one of the biggest stock market flotations this year.

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Uber and SK Telecom partner in Korea

20 October 2020

Uber is to invest over $100 million in a new joint venture with SK Telecom (SKT) plus another $50...


Shared mobility faces COVID-19 threat

14 October 2020

The concept of shared mobility is now in question as the novel coronavirus forces consumers to re...


Uber to roll the dice in a high stakes game?

1 October 2020

It is reported that Uber is in talks to acquire FreeNow, the BMW-Daimler combine which is a compe...


Uber finally granted new London licence

28 September 2020

Westminster, London magistrates court has ruled in favour of Uber almost a year after Transport f...


VW offers Uber Berlin used EVs

25 September 2020

Volkswagen and Uber launched a pilot project in Berlin to use used electric vehicles for the sust...


Renault/Nissan ink EV MoU with Uber

9 September 2020

Renault and Nissan, within their Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U...



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