Slurpees Delivered by Robots
Why car aficionados should embrace better engineering and, yes, micromobility to build a better city.
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Is the best country in the world for drivers the Netherlands? Thank micromobility and more efficient engineering. | Not Just Bikes
How are we going to get to net-zero emissions? Our savior isn’t electric cars - it’s cycling. | The Conversation
Need a new snowmobile for the winter? | Iruneko Critical Cycling
A different take on the “baby born in the back seat of a taxi/Uber” story. | CNN
Ridehailing & Last Mile Delivery
Should we be looking up when it comes to the future of ridesharing? Joby Aviation thinks so. | McKinsey
1520, the ultra-fast delivery service in New York City, is no more - and is merging with Fridge No More. | Matt Newberg
Big chains are leaving delivery services like DoorDash and Uber Eats - is it temporary or a new normal? | The Wall Street Journal
Get your Slurpee delivered by a robot. | Engadget
Is the supply chain and truck driver shortage due to admin challenges and lack of control over drivers’ schedules and earnings? CloudTrucks thinks so. | Forbes
The robots are figuring out how to navigate around each other! | h/t to Curbivore
How making the unconventional move can make all the difference. | Erika Davis
Investments and Deals
Ionity, an electric vehicle fast-charging network provider, just closed a $783 million investment from BlackRock Global and plans on using the investment to increase the number of charging points four-fold across Europe. | TechCrunch
JOKR, an ultra-fast delivery company, is officially a unicorn - and is now in Boston! | FreightWaves
Cities & Policy
Ghost kitchens are growing in popularity, but are they doing it sustainably? New regulations from cities may force them to become safer - and costlier to run. | The Wall Street Journal
Could we actually re-design New York City to be more pedestrian-friendly and an actual engaging public space? This article says it’s possible - and shows us how. | Curbed
New Products, Features and Data Points
Facebook/Meta is partnering with WhatsApp and Uber to make ordering a ride in India even easier. | CNN
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