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BMW teases tons of new vehicles including a giant SUV and an ultra-luxury electric car - The Verge

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 16:54

The Verge

BMW teases tons of new vehicles including a giant SUV and an ultra-luxury electric car
The Verge
That can mean a lot of things, but BMW calls out a few features and focus areas in particular that it's working on for its i cars, including HD mapping and sensors (especially useful for self-driving tech), cloud connectivity, and artificial ...
BMW Group driving the transformation of individual mobility with its Strategy NUMBER ONE > Nextpress.bmwgroup.com - BMW Group

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Baltimore approves bike-share program to launch in fall with 500 bicycles for rent - Baltimore Sun

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:44

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore approves bike-share program to launch in fall with 500 bicycles for rent
Baltimore Sun
Beginning in the fall, 500 bicycles will be available for short-term rent around Baltimore, following the city's approval Wednesday of a $2.36 million Charm City Bikeshare contract with Canadian company Bewegen Technologies. The bicycles, 200 of them ...

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Private jets: why you should buy not rent - GQ.com

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:35

GQ.com

Private jets: why you should buy not rent
GQ.com
... you should just rent. But the problem when you rent is that you don't really know the history of the aircraft or the background of the pilots. Don't get me wrong, it's 1,000 per cent safe [to charter], but when was the last time you took a rental ...

Pay by the minute car rental in Dubai - 7Days - 7DAYS.ae

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 09:14

Pay by the minute car rental in Dubai - 7Days
7DAYS.ae
A car rental firm that allows customers to pay by the minute has arrived in Dubai. UDrive claims its system is more convenient and economical than conventional ...

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Transportation face-off: Uber, taxi, rental car, transit - USA Today - USA TODAY

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 05:00

USA TODAY

Transportation face-off: Uber, taxi, rental car, transit - USA Today
USA TODAY
Many savvy travelers spend hours comparing prices on airfares and hotels, usually the two biggest items when pricing out a trip. Then they spend virtually no ...

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Automakers, suppliers urged to slow march to autonomous cars - Automotive News

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 19:04

Automotive News

Automakers, suppliers urged to slow march to autonomous cars
Automotive News
“The government cannot hire the same people that Chris [Urmson] is hiring at Google X,” Cummings said. Reuters contributed to this report. You can reach Ryan Beene at rbeene@crain.com. -- Follow Ryan on Twitter. Tags: Technology Safety Equipment ...
A Month After Google's Car Hit a Bus, Google Got a Patent for Robot Cars to Detect BusesRe/code
Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars - Hearings - U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce, Science, & TransportationSenate Commerce, Science and Transportation - US Senate
filed were awarded a patent - FreePatentsOnlineFreePatentsOnline
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Drivy's Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Fueling Shift from Ownership to Service Models - Sustainable Brands

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 15:10

Sustainable Brands

Drivy's Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Fueling Shift from Ownership to Service Models
Sustainable Brands
One company aiming to do just that is Drivy: a European car rental service. Often described as an 'Airbnb for vehicles,' Drivy offers car owners the opportunity to rent them out when not in use. Launched in France in 2010, Drivy now also operates in ...

Lyft Will Subsidize Car Rentals for Drivers Who Do 65 Rides a Week - CNBC

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 13:30

CNBC

Lyft Will Subsidize Car Rentals for Drivers Who Do 65 Rides a Week
CNBC
Lyft and Maven, GM's catchall brand for its car-sharing programs, will be rolling out a short-term rental program for Lyft drivers in Chicago later this month. Called Express Ride, the program is the first of two parts of GM's strategic partnership ...
Lyft and GM are offering free rental cars to get more drivers | The ...The Verge
GM to let Lyft drivers rent SUVs in ChicagoUSA TODAY
Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate DriversWall Street Journal
Computerworld -Autoblog (blog) -Washington Post -Lyft Blog
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5 Ways to Spend Less During Retirement -- The Motley Fool - Motley Fool

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:08

Motley Fool

5 Ways to Spend Less During Retirement -- The Motley Fool
Motley Fool
Imagine having to live on the same exact paycheck for the rest of your life, with no chance that it will ever go up. Doesn't exactly sound like a cushy lifestyle, does ...

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Thrifty Car Rental Continues Expansion in Asia with Launch in Thailand - PR Newswire (press release)

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 08:13

PR Newswire (press release)

Thrifty Car Rental Continues Expansion in Asia with Launch in Thailand
PR Newswire (press release)
The Thrifty brand has launched in Thailand following an extended agreement between Hertz and its franchise partner Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd., which has been operating Hertz in the country since 2003. Future planned openings for 2016 include the ...
Hertz Global (HTZ) to Reduce Equity Position in China's CAR Inc, Extends Commercial AgreementStreetInsider.com
Hertz Global Holdings Inc Cuts Stake in CAR; Extends Commercial AgreementBidness ETC
Hertz Global Holdings Inc.: Hertz Global Holdings Reaches Agreement to Sell Shares of China's CAR Inc., Extends ...The Wall Street Transcript

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Could you make money from renting out your classic car? - This is Money

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 05:24

This is Money

Could you make money from renting out your classic car?
This is Money
His Midlands-based firm specialises in renting classic cars to the legions of fans who love the idea of driving them but don't want to go the whole hog and actually own one. Customers can rent a classic for the day or weekend, or even join rallies ...

GM, Lyft Deepen Partnership With Short-Term Car Rental Service - Fortune

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 00:03

The Verge

GM, Lyft Deepen Partnership With Short-Term Car Rental Service
Fortune
Uber announced in December a program that gives Uber-approved drivers in Denver access to discounted rental cars through Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In October, Lyft announced a deal with Hertz to provide its drivers with lower daily, weekly, or monthly car ...
Lyft and GM are offering free rental cars to get more driversThe Verge
Lyft Will Subsidize Car Rentals for Drivers Who Do 65 Rides a WeekCNBC
Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate DriversWall Street Journal
Washington Post -SFGate -Forbes
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Zipcar service rolls into Union College - Albany Times Union

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 20:31

Albany Times Union

Zipcar service rolls into Union College
Albany Times Union
Students at Union College successfully lobbied to bring the car-sharing service to their Schenectady campus, with two cars arriving this week for students, faculty and staff to start using. The Ford Focus and Ford Escape will have designated parking ...

400M people will rely on robotic car sharing by 2030 | Computerworld - Computerworld

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 17:19

Computerworld

400M people will rely on robotic car sharing by 2030 | Computerworld
Computerworld
The first two phases of the new car-sharing economy are already in place with street rental services and ride sharing firms. The third phase will be an explosion ...
New Car Sharing Economy Disrupts Automotive Industry: ABI ...ABI Research (press release) (subscription) (blog)

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Uber-like ride-sharing business plans Guam launch in April - Pacific Daily News

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:32

Pacific Daily News

Uber-like ride-sharing business plans Guam launch in April
Pacific Daily News
Ride-sharing offers an option for Guam residents and visitors who need temporary rides, but either don't want to ride in taxis, rent cars, or rely on the island's public transportation, he said. Ride-sharing also allows Guam residents who are at least ...

Hertz Global Holdings Reaches Agreement to Sell Shares of China's CAR Inc., Extends Commercial Agreement ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 08:16

Wall Street Journal

Hertz Global Holdings Reaches Agreement to Sell Shares of China's CAR Inc., Extends Commercial Agreement ...
PR Newswire (press release)
ESTERO, Fla., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) announced today that it has reached an agreement to substantially reduce its equity position in CAR Inc., China's largest rental car company, while at the same time ...
Hertz sells stake in Chinese company, but extends agreementMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Localiza Rent a Car S.A. to Present at the March 17, 2016 dbVIC - Deutsche Bank ADR Virtual Investor Conference - PR Newswire (press release)

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 08:16

Localiza Rent a Car S.A. to Present at the March 17, 2016 dbVIC - Deutsche Bank ADR Virtual Investor Conference
PR Newswire (press release)
BELO HORIZONTE, MG, Brazil, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Localiza Rent a Car S.A. (BM&FBovespa: RENT3 and OTCQX: LZRFY) based in Brazil, today announced that John Smith, Head of IR, will present at the dbVIC - Deutsche Bank ADR Virtual ...

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