Mercedes-Benz launches new private car-sharing scheme: Croove

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A new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. The peer-to-peer car-sharing platform is another example of a CASE strategy project that has advanced from idea to implementation. On average, a car is parked up for 23 hours a day.

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moovel Group and SSB launching new mobility service in Stuttgart

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Named “Flex Pilot”, the service allows customers to book flexibly and on demand. Similar trip requests are grouped together by the moovel on-demand algorithm so that several passengers share a car. Two years ago, moovel launched the first mobility app, booking and payment included.

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City of LA, Xerox introduce multi-modal transportation app for commuters

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There are individual apps for public transit, car sharing and other transportation options but the Go LA app captures the array of options in a hyper-local way, mixing and matching both public and private transportation options.

Univ of Utah studies find up to 27 seconds of mental distraction for drivers after using new hands-free technologies

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One of the studies showed that it is highly distracting to use hands-free voice commands to dial phone numbers, call contacts, change music and send texts with Microsoft Cortana, Apple Siri and Google Now smartphone personal assistants, though Google Now was a bit less distracting than the others.

BMW Group Launches car sharing service “ReachNow” in Seattle

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Following a successful pilot program, BMW Group has launched ReachNow, a free-floating premium car sharing service, in Seattle. In addition to debuting the ReachNow car sharing service in Seattle, BMW Group Member of the Board Peter Schwarzenbauer also announced the establishment of ReachNow’s North American headquarters in the city and its plans to expand the service to three additional cities in 2016—with the intention of servicing 10 North American cities.

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Frost & Sullivan video report summarizes key factors for and direction of future mobility systems

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Frost & Sullivan analysis discovered that every new car will be “connected” by 2014, either via an embedded or tethered platform, making cars the third most connected “devices” behind mobile phones and tablet computers. Mobility will be a key pillar in all car companies’ product line.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Kulongoski, Oregon as the electric-car manufacturer may be eyeing the “green” city of Portland. Think may use the former Freightliners plant site to employ over 1,000 workers that would ultimately expand to make 60,000 compact cars a year. Electric cars a still a joke.

The Plan for the Waiheke EV

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I bought Gavin Shoebridge's EV Secret's book, Kia Ora mate! A 144v motor set up could get my car to 130km/h, but when will I need that? So when EV secrets tells me that a 48v motor can get my car to 50km/h, I think that would be less on a hilly island. after looking it up on google maps, and working out all the distances I'm likely to need to cover, there's really no need for me to have a range of more than 30km. The donor car. [link].

US lawmakers to de-silence electric cars • The Register

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Both bills allow for two years for the "non-visual alert" study and another two for car manufacturers to implement the standard.

Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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The new breed of electric car. Of that, 58% of the emissions are caused by motor cars." The cash incentive for consumers would be available to offset the higher upfront costs of electric cars , in particular the price of the batteries in modern vehicles.

Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

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Save 30% today The Times and Sunday Times for less Navigation - link to other main sections from here Skip Navigation It’s good to know what you want Ariel Leve Send your views News Comment Business Money Sport Life & Style Travel Driving Arts & Ents Archive Our Papers Subscriptions Markets Market Data Economics Industry Sectors Columnists Movers & Shakers Law Career Management Times Online Times Archive Google Where am I? Car buyers were less enthusiastic.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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In a flurry of electric vehicle activity, three back-to-back announcements this week have placed a spotlight on Oregon’s plans to be the friendliest state in the nation in which to build, sell and buy electric cars. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon?

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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PT Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year By AUBREY COHEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Seattle will be one of the first cities where Nissan sells a new electric car, and the city will help make the vehicles viable here, officials from the city and auto maker said Tuesday. Nissan plans to roll out the car in 12 to 15 markets next year, Perry said. The stations will have a standardized outlet that will accommodate other companies plug-in cars, Nickels said. "We

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. When you have a way for the loads to be modulated then you know that if the wind were blowing, itd be a great time to charge electric cars."