Here are some of the interesting ideas & stories I read this week in the business of moving people. Feel free to hit reply and say 👋. Thank you for opening.
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This Week in Mobility

Uber wants to patent a system that knows when you’re drunkLINK
  • FLASHBACK: Uber's charges a drunk New Year's Eve customer $1,114.71 to get home. LINK
  • 🎃 Budweiser offers 150,000 FREE round-trip rides LINK
Waymo eyes Europe for the launch of robot taxi services. They have been spending time in Europe to learn more about how local regulations would affect on-road testing as well as taxi services using autonomous vehicles. LINK
Uber is trying to outbid Lyft to buy Motivate. That's the bike-share company behind CitiBike in New York and Ford GoBike in San Francisco  LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Lyft is reportedly close to acquiring Motivate. The deal will reportedly be worth at least $250 millionLINK
LinkedIn will now tell you how long your commute is before you apply for a jobLINK
  • 🎃 How long before job sites provide advertisers the ability to offer free rides to top candidates? Using mobility to capturing intent is the future of marketing, but more on that later.
Carpooling Rewards App allows employees to earn cash for each mile traveled. This is helping fill job openings by attracting a workforce further away. LINK
Toyota is considering a plan to turn self-driving vehicles into unmanned Seven-Elevens. They are also looking to offer similar services, such as mobile Starbucks. LINK
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Domino’s Pizza is paying to fill potholes .... then advertising on them. LINK
University College London and Leeds University are developing pothole robots that could work through the night to repair damaged roads. LINK
After a bunch of deals with rivals, GM President exits Lyft board thus effectively ending their partnership LINK
Porsche launches an app to simplify the finding and paying of electric charging. LINK
Uber CEO told the New York Post on Monday that New York City should impose a fee on Uber rides to help taxi drivers. The admission comes as taxi drivers in the city have been committing suicide as the value of medallions has plummeted.  LINK
  • FLASHBACK: Uber urges Hawaii customers to oppose ‘surge pricing’ cap. LINK
139 taxi medallions will be offered for sale in a bankruptcy auction this month. LINK
More students are majoring in transportation than business management. LINK
United is using Helicopters to draw travelers to Newark. They have partnered with HeliFlite to offer on-demand rides to Newark Airport. LINK
  • Flashback: Cadillac Is providing Free helicopter rides to the Hamptons LINK
Get married in the infamous Las Vegas self-driving shuttle that got into an accident on its first day of service. LINK
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