Vive la résistance! | February 25, 2022
No more private vehicles in the historic heart of the city of love.
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Micromobility operator Bird secures a permit to expand its shared vehicles operations in several cities throughout the country. / CitiMagazine
Co-Founder and CEO of Beryl, Philip Ellis, explains how integrated micromobility could help address many of the transportation-related issues cities worldwide are currently dealing with and encourage significant modal shifts away from private motor vehicles. / Intelligent Transport
Portugal's e-bike and bicycle export value almost hit €600 million in 2021. / Bike Europe
Its arrival in Belgium and the launch of 2,000 e-scooters in Brussels mark TIER Mobility's beginning of a multimodal presence in the city. / Intelligent Transport
Source: TIER Mobility
Dott Micro Mobility and Instant Systems have integrated Dott's micromobility services within Instant Systems' MaaS apps MOVEBXL and Arval Mobility as part of a new partnership. / Autofutures
According to a Carnegie Mellon study, E-bikes can replace 18% of short, private vehicle journeys of up to 3 miles. / CMU
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
Flying taxi startup Joby Aviation is partnering with Japan's largest airline ANA and Toyota Motors to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. / TechCrunch
In an effort to lower the operating costs of food and beverage businesses, the Chinese authorities announced new rules to reduce the fees that food delivery platforms charge restaurants. / Digital Boom
Delivery service Gorillas has led to a food-delivery war among New York City startups and has contributed to the deterioration of Berlin's infrastructure, street life, labor front, and social panorama. / New York Times
Listen now as Coco CEO Zach Rash shares his company's exciting robot-delivery solution. / The RideShare Guy
A settlement agreement between Anthony Levandowski and his former employers, Google and Uber, brings one of the most dramatic stories in the autonomous vehicle industry to a close. / TechCrunch
Investment & Deals
Swedish electric vehicles startup, Volta Trucks, has raised $260 million in a Series C round of funding that it says it will use to prepare for the imminent arrival of its Volta Zero trucks. / TechCrunch
Mundimoto raised $22.6M to expand its online used motorcycle platform into Europe. The funding round led by P101, Autotech Ventures, and Maniv Mobility will allow the company to hire 50 engineers and 250 new employees. / TechCrunch
Copenhagen-based company Cogo has acquired mobility app provider eScoot to become the number one platform for shared mobility aggregation in Europe / Cogo
Liefergrün, a german sustainable delivery startup, has raised €3 million in a seed funding round led by Speedinvest to expand its zero-emission last-mile delivery services across Europe. / tech.eu
Parallel Systems, Inc. has received a $4.44 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy initiative (ARPA-E). The grant will help the company fund a 29-month advanced testing program for autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles. / FreightWaves
Cities & Policy
Automakers received final approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to install adaptive driving beams on new cars. By better illuminating animals and objects along the roads and roadside, this rule will increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety at night and prevent crashes. / NHTSA
Vive la résistance! The city of romance is to banish private vehicles from the heart of Paris by early 2024 as a means of combating congestion and improving air quality. / The Verge
City officials implemented new ordinances regulating the use of power scooters in Pensacola. / Weartv
New Products, Features, and Data Points
Over 50 percent of Harley Davidson's electric revenue comes from selling e-bikes to kids, not motorcycles / Electrek
This Volvo dumper is the first vehicle made out of fossil-free steel. / TechCrunch
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