Uber, Lyft, reduce car ownership and car travel

Traffic congestion is one of the negative sides of the car-dominated transportation system.  The road system wasn’t built to handle the amount of traffic currently on the roads.  Building more roads is not the solution since traveling in that direction simply leads to more sprawl because of geometrical requirements placed…

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GM Unveils ‘Let’s Drive NYC’ Car-Sharing Program

Retrieved from: http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2015/oct/1001-nyc-car-sharing.html NEW YORK – Running an errand to a big box store or planning a weekend excursion are about to get easier for some Manhattan residents because of a car-sharing program revealed today by General Motors. It’s the company’s latest move to deliver urban mobility options to customers around…

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GM Outlines Plans to Capitalize on Future of Personal Mobility

Retrieved from: http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2015/oct/1001-gbc.html MILFORD, Mich. – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra and her leadership team today outlined the company’s plans to capitalize on the future of personal mobility by owning the customer relationship beyond the vehicle, building upon nearly two decades of connectivity leadership. GM also said it…

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List of car-sharing systems

  DriveNow – BMW’s car sharing program DriveNow is BMW’s “premium car sharing program” meaning that the program, unsurprisingly, focuses on applying the car sharing model to premium or luxury cars. That segment is, after all, BMW’s bread and butter. DriveNow was launched in Germany in June 2011 as a…

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