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Mobility & Transportation

March 10, 2017

Time for the weekly Mobility & Transportation Reading List.
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San Francisco plans to require that all new buildings and parking be ‘100% electric vehicle ready’

Fred Lambert - Electrek

The rise of electro mobility is dependent on charging infrastructure. This is true especially for the homes of the owners of EVs. So changing the building code to mandate charging infrastructure is a way of making sure the houses are future proof in this regard. 

Ford wants to launch drones from self-driving vans to deliver all your crap

Andrew J. Hawkins - The Verge

Ford unveiled a new concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week: an electric self-driving delivery van that can launch a fleet of drones to pick up and drop off packages in hard-to-reach places.

Here’s "everything" you need to know about the state of autonomous cars

BRIAN SOLIS - The Next Web

Overview over the current state of autonomous cars. 

GM will now let you ‘share’ a car for a whole month, parking and insurance included

Andrew J. Hawkins - The Verge

Maven, the car-sharing company spun-off from General Motors last year, is launching a new monthly service that is geared toward users who want the feel of car ownership, but only in month-sized chunks.

Uber plans to turn its app into a ‘content marketplace’ during rides

Ingrid Lunden - Techcrunch

Uber had some bad press the last weeks, but despite all that, the transportation company continues to grow and has ambitions to expand its business into ever more areas. One of the latest, TechCrunch has learned, involves the app itself. Uber wants to turn it into a “content marketplace” — a feed of entertainment and other features with potentially dozens of third party content partners, designed to grow engagement in the Uber app itself.

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