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Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers launches re-branded Uber Boat in London

Thames Clippers is joining forces with Uber to encourage people to travel by boat across London city using its fleet of 20 boats that depart from 23 piers on the Thames.

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

More than half of US citizens are deeply cautious about using sharing economy services or riding public transportation, according to a new study by Genomatica.

What role will ride-sharing play in the post-Covid-19 era?

What role will ride-sharing play in the post-Covid-19 era?

James Cox, CEO of MIT-born start-up Routable AI, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about future trends in the sector following the impact of the global pandemic.

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

Mobility innovation lab launched in Miami-Dade County

C-Lab Miami plans to source and attract innovative mobility ideas and technologies from around the world and test them through local proof-of-concepts.

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

Mapping platform joins open source foundation

The Urban Computing Foundation will host and govern Mapzen, which aims to develop a truly open platform for mapping, search, navigation, location and transit data.

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber files lawsuit against LADOT over dockless data-sharing

Uber claimed it has been left with little choice than to take the action but LADOT defended its data policy and lamented the “unfortunate timing".

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Uber joins privacy coalition to curb city data collection

Newly formed CARS says it wants to “set the record straight” about MDS programmes but LADOT called it “a disinformation campaign”.

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

LA wins appeal in data-sharing dispute with Uber’s Jump

Many cities around the world are looking for ways to benefit from dockless scooters and bikes while ensuring safety and reducing disruption. For them and mobility companies, this case is one to watch.

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

Melbourne councils sign up to jump-start electric bike-share

The Australian city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jump, a subsidiary of Uber, which will see around 400 e-bikes introduced to the streets in early March.

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

LA could mandate EVs for ride-sharing companies

The Mayor’s comments follow the recent launch of LA’s Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap 2.0, aiming to deliver a 25 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.