urban mobility

Bengaluru is now the scooter sharing capital of the world

Bengaluru is now the scooter sharing capital of the world

Vogo and Bounce are leading the growth.
Despite high injury rates, 80% of e-scooter riders refuse to wear helmets

Despite high injury rates, 80% of e-scooter riders refuse to wear helmets

Frequent e-scooter riders are aware of the risk of injury, but 80% do not wear helmets, according to a new report by on-demand mobility insurance company Voom. Its 2018 study in Austin, Texas, found
Lime starts rolling out group scooter rides so a single user can pay for others

Lime starts rolling out group scooter rides so a single user can pay for others

If you live in or have visited a major city in the past year, you've most likely had an encounter with an electric scooter. Another common sighting is a group of them rushing through packed streets,
Uber thinks its data can solve Nairobi’s epic traffic jams

Uber thinks its data can solve Nairobi’s epic traffic jams

The firm's wants Nairobi, New York City, Seattle, Cincinnati, and London to use data from Uber Movement Speeds to try improve congestion.
Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

The home of India’s tech industry is growing rapidly. But basic government services have yet to catch up. While most people in the southern Indian…
As India’s largest carmaker sputters, fears mount that the best days are over for Indian auto

As India’s largest carmaker sputters, fears mount that the best days are over for Indian auto

For half-a-decade now, India’s automakers have had it good as smoothly cruising sales prompted rosier forecasts. The London-based market researcher IHS Markit in its most…
Frenemies: BMW, Mercedes Prepare ‘Jurbey’ Joint Mobility Service

Frenemies: BMW, Mercedes Prepare ‘Jurbey’ Joint Mobility Service

From the Land of Fahrvergnügen: ride-hailing, car sharing, charging, parking, and multimodal transportation. The post Frenemies: BMW, Mercedes Prepare ‘Jurbey’ Joint Mobility Service appeared first
How India has become critical in shaping Uber’s global vision

How India has become critical in shaping Uber’s global vision

India has emerged as the innovation backbone for Uber’s global operations in a little over two years after it set up its engineering team here.…

Electric Mobility Innovation at CES 2019

Beyond cars, some of our favorite one- and two-wheel vehicles At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the attendees were hovering, around many major car brands’ electric vehicles and the
For India’s youngest adults, marriage is no longer the first priority

For India’s youngest adults, marriage is no longer the first priority

For generations, Indians have been primed to only seek their “settled, happily-ever-afters.” But that seems to be becoming a thing of the past now. Most…
An Indian electric vehicle pioneer is betting big on e-rickshaws

An Indian electric vehicle pioneer is betting big on e-rickshaws

It’s difficult to make a sales pitch for an electric personal vehicle (EV) in India. So Mahindra Electric, one of the early movers in India’s…

Lime claims it didn’t know controversial PR firm Definers would sling mud at rivals

Scooter startup Lime has confirmed it hired Definers but claimed it didn’t know the controversial PR firm would try to smear its rivals. The company was speaking during an on stage interview here at

London’s transport regulator looks to startups to help fix urban mobility

London’s transport regulator, TfL has announced a partnership with Bosch for its forthcoming co-working space in Shoreditch. The civic tech project is intended to run for 18 months as a pilot — though
Drones are the future in India—but only if the present policy is tweaked

Drones are the future in India—but only if the present policy is tweaked

The commercial applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles—or more popularly, drones—are immense. Autonomous flight using drone technology can survey infrastructure projects or shoot wedding videos. It…

SmartHalo Bike Accessory

Using your smartphone while riding a bicycle is difficult and dangerous, but SmartHalo is a bike accessory that allows for smartphone-level navigation, fitness-tracking and messaging—with added
Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft announced a multi-mode transportation plan to bring bike and scooter sharing to cities. To kick off the new initiative Lyft will invest $1 million to help nonprofits establish income eligible

Uber is in court to appeal London license loss by claiming it’s changed

Uber is in court in the UK today to try to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator last fall to withdraw its license to operate in the city — where it claims to have some 3.5 million

Autonomous boats in some cities could transport people, shuttle goods, and self-assemble into structures

MIT researchers designed and prototyped small, autonomous boats that they think could go a long way to improving urban mobility and reducing traffic in cities with waterways like Amsterdam, Bangkok,