Startup Digest

Mobility & Transportation

January 20, 2017

Time for the weekly Mobility & Transportation Reading List.
Enjoy reading!

Mobility & Transportation Startup Digest is curated by:
Timo Hoffmann

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Applications Are Now Open for Next Session of Techstars Accelerator Programs

The next session of Techstars global accelerator programs kick off in July 2017: Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars, Chicago, IoT, Kansas City, LA, London, Mobility, NYC, Techstars Adelaide, Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target, and Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises. Interested in applying or know someone who is? Learn more or apply by April 9th.

Cars Almost Killed Our Cities, But Here's How We Can Bring Them Back | Gabe Klein at TEDxMidAtlantic

Gabe Klein - YouTube

Gabe Klein talks about cars and cities in this TEDx video. Well worth watching!

Amazon patent hints at self-driving car plans

Alex Hern - The Guardian

Yes, Amazon is in the autonomous vehicles game as well. They got a new patent on how self-driving vehicles should handle managed lanes, etc.

Google Maps soon shows how difficult parking is near your destination


Google Maps has great influence on mobility and mode choice, no doubt. With their new feature the difficulty of finding a nearby parking spot is shown. This might make even longer urban bike rides more attractive to many. 

Uber launches Uber Movements - OD data

Uber - Uber

During the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington DC last week, Uber's Movement product Manager Jordan Gilbertson presented his product at a launch reception at start up space 1776. 
Hard to balance between openness and data privacy concerns. Uber chose to make their own portal to give some processed trip data "back" to cities.
The World Bank is encouraging data providers to take a different approach via the Open Transport Partnership. Uber does not (yet) participate in that initiative...

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