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Scotland is committed to introducing an integrated ticketing system for all public transport as part of its new transport policies

The shared mobility company Hoppy has just launched 50 self-service bicycles at Stad Genk in the Netherlands

AutoNavi backed by Alibaba Group launches taxi-hailing service in Hong Kong

MasterCard announces new virtual card mobile application to simplify business travel

Telekom integrates “Shell Smart Pay”, allowing you to pay at the pump directly from their MaaS application

Olympic Games: Paris 2024 Pass now on sale, from €16 for a day to €70 for seven days

Bolt launches taxis booking in Lyon and Montpellier to attract more business customers

The 11th class of the Moove Lab closes, supporting 15 innovative start-ups

Umob acquires MaaS Global and plans to integrate Whim’s functionalities into their application.

GrowthCap Ventures expands in the mobility sector by investing in car-sharing start-up Advance Mobility

Renault’s Plug Inn application, which allows EV drivers to recharge at private homes, is now being extended to businesses under the name Plug Inn for Business

Brisbane ferries launches smart ticketing for full-paying adult fares, with the payment by credit cards

OUIGO España continues its ultra-low-cost pricing strategy by offering 10,000 tickets for €1 on its new Madrid-Valladolid route

Mango invests in shared mobility start-up Hoop Carpool

DFDS has finally added road transport to its Mediterranean ferry network by purchasing the international transport network of Ekol Logistics for 276 million dollars.

In France, the Mobility Challenge in Pays de la Loire, currently ongoing for its 6th edition, aims to reduce the environmental footprint during our travels.

Balety and Romio have merged to launch a car-sharing start-up in Mexico, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and improve mobility in five major cities

In the space of fifteen years, the Koreans have built an ultra-modern city on the outskirts of Seoul, designed to do without cars

SEG Diélectriques emerges as a key player in e-mobility, raising €1.5 million to enhance R&D capabilities and fortify its stance in the electric vehicle sector

Waymo begins robotaxi tests in Atlanta, adding another city to its test and deployment domain

The Citiz car-sharing offer in Lyon is being strengthened, with 600 vehicles currently available and plans to reach 800 vehicles by 2026

Next by Tier has announced its launch in Konstanz, managing 140 bikes and more than 50 cargo bikes at 30 stations, boosting sustainable mobility along the Bodensee.

Beam Mobility confirms its champion status in Oceania; with a new contract signed with the city of Greater Bendigo for 1 year

Lime plans to extend its fleet, including in London, and gets ready for an IPO

Carsharing company Turo is expanding into Canadian airports

Chilean company Lolocar expands into Uruguay by acquiring local company OlaCar

Ola Cabs announces its retirement from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Arnaud Coiffard is the new Director of Transformation SNCF Voyageurs

Getaround has partnered with California’s San José Mineta International Airport to offer a carsharing option to travelers

Montreal to invest $30 million to expand and improve its cycling network in 2024

USA: Hertz announces the sale of a third of its electric vehicles to reinvest in internal combustion engines, citing high repair costs and unenthusiastic customers

Tictactrip was awarded the “Special Jury” prize in the start-up category at the Travel d’Or 2024, underlining its determination to become the benchmark player in the train and multimodal sectors

The French town of Saint-Martin-de-Ré joins the network of more than 280 French towns that have chosen flowbird as their parking payment application

TfNSW enhances safety on Sydney’s Western Distributor with intelligent highway technology

Toyota Motor Corporation to use Huawei’s autonomous driving technology in its vehicles built for the Chinese market

Japan will launch its ridesharing services, in which people use their personal vehicles to offer paid rides

Lime is spending $55 million to grow its fleet by 30,000 bikes.

Flowbird announces that over 3 million Open Payment taps have been recorded in recent months across all their platforms

Carsharing: Belgian company Poopy Mobility launches a new campaign to promote its new roof-tent option

Uber strengthens its security features for passengers with options such as encrypted audio recording, PIN verification and live location sharing

Carsharing service Turo is expanding airport transport options in Canada through partnerships with Vancouver and Calgary airports

Waymap, developer of an indoor navigation solution for the visually impaired, announces a €8m round of funding to support its international expansion

In Florence, travellers can now pay for their bus journeys using contactless technology (tap&go) and journeys are free for Visa users during the launch campaign

HysetCo, the Paris-based hydrogen mobility company, has raised €200 million to develop its range of fuel cell vehicle rental companies and its network of H2 stations in France and Europe

MOBILIANS has joined forces with the Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe e.V. (ZDK) to lobby the European institutions on behalf of the downstream automotive industry

France: after many years of discussions and negotiations with Apple, Île-de-France Mobilités has just confirmed that the Navigo pass will be available on iPhone “by the end of May”

One of Uber’s biggest rivals, Ola, is slamming on the brakes in Australia after telling customers it would “cease operations” in the country

Pink Mobility and easyLi team up for a battery-powered scooter “made in France

NEORide and Transit are partnering with local agencies to introduce account-based ticketing in Ohio, USA, transforming the way riders access and pay for transit services

Zurich tops the IMD Smart City Index for the fifth time, followed by Oslo and Canberra

Floya joins forces with Bolt, and now offers over 5,000 additional means of transport

The MaaS application, Floya, integrates the geolocation of Bolt scooters and bikes on its map

Hyundai Motor and Kia enter into a strategic partnership with Exide Energy to localise batteries for electric vehicles in India

The Lyon metropolitan area is planning to set up a public car-sharing service, with a fleet of 3,600 vehicles by 2030 and a monthly subscription of €16

Hyundai’s electric and autonomous robotaxi has passed a simulated driving test in the United States with flying colours, underlining its potential for safe and accessible mobility for all

Stippl raises €575,000 to integrate AI into its travel planner

New York City’s Department of Transportation is creating the position of Head of Bicycles and Micromobility to oversee related infrastructure and services

The Renault Mobilize’s carsharing, Zity, announces the end of its service in Lyon from April 30

According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Agency, the German market for EV fell by 28.9%, following the end of German subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles

Zenpark and Getaround join forces to facilitate car-sharing parking, with access to 700 Zenpark shared parking lots in 250 French cities

Blablacar raises €100 million to accelerate its growth and also announces that it has been profitable for 24 months

In Phoenix, Uber eats has tied up with Waymo to operate food-delivery services using Waymo’s autonomous vehicles

In Bangalore (India), companies encourage the use of public transport among their employees by offering financial incentives, while applying additional charges for parking single-occupancy private vehicles

Yulu has launched its services in Indore in partnership with a local company, Yuva Mobility

On Thursday, Arval announced a partnership with Fastned to offer its customers fast electric charging, marking a step forward in the electrification of its fleets

BYD to launch its first electrified pick-up this year

Humax announces partnership with Uber Carshare to provide its keyless carsharing device, OTOPLUG, to enhance the mobility experience in Australia

In Marseille, Voi Technology recently completed the painting of more than 100 parking spaces in the 1st, 5th and 6th arrondissements

For the Olympic Games, SNCB launches a new Paris-Brussels line

French ride-hailing apps Comin and Maze are entering the market with the aim of competing with Uber by offering attractive prices and better working conditions for drivers

The co-founder of Concur and several investment funds have just announced the acquisition of Direct Travel, integrating the solutions of three start-ups to create a travel management company at the cutting edge of technology

EMT Madrid has taken a significant step towards decarbonising public transport by inaugurating a state-of-the-art electric charging station at Carabanchel

By 2025, Lyon will integrate a river shuttle into the TCL public transport network, offering between 70 and 90 seats for an estimated 560,000 annual trips

Amsterdam – Schiphol airport tests self-driving shuttles, with a capacity of 8 passengers, a step towards its ambition of autonomous, emission-free ground operations by 2050

NewYork City welcomes robotaxis with safety drivers ensuring operators are ready to test the technology in the country’s toughest urban environment safely and efficiently

Hiyacar secures £1.2M investment to drive B2B and carsharing expansion

Casa-Transports launches a call for tenders for a study on the development of interchange hubs in Casablanca, to strengthen intermodality as part of the expansion of the public transport network

Cabify closes over €101 million to fuel future growth in Latina America and Spain

Electric ride-hailing startup Shoffr, which mostly offers airport taxi services, has raised $1 million

The New York city bike sharing program, City Bike, is now available at City Field

Getaround achieves total sales of $72.7 million in 2023, an increase of 22%

Yamaha converts its French scooter factory into an electric bike factory

Minimum fare for a VTC journey in France raised to 9 euros

Priceline deploys Penny, its AI travel assistant, at every stage of travel

According to Bolt data, the number of female VTC drivers in France is set to grow by 45% by 2023.

Seat discontinues electric scooters to launch licence-free cars

Xiaomi announces its first electric car

Mollow adds a new feature to facilitate the planing of intermodal train and bike journeys

Orléans Métropole has launched its new open payment system on the TAO network

Bankrupt commercial EV startup Arrival has sold some of its assets, including advanced manufacturing equipment to Canoo, another struggling startup trying to build and sell electric vehicles

It’s official: TIER and Dott have just completed the financial transaction aimed at merging their companies to create the European champion of shared micro-mobility

Trainline, Kombo and Omio create ADN mobilités to defend the interests of independent train ticket distributors

The Syndicat des mobilités de la Communauté Pays Basque has adopted a mobility offer with a simplified organization in three public transport contracts (RATP Dev, Transdev, and AUTOCARS HIRUAK BAT) improving the coverage, the frequentation and the reliability of the network.

Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have made the Paris metro’s information panels more accessible, improving legibility and sound announcements

UK government invests £143 million to roll out zero-emission buses across the country

Booking Seoul’s automated buses is now easier for tourists thanks to a new verification method accessible to international numbers

Lyft and Uber said they would cease operations in Minneapolis after the passage of a law requiring an increase in drivers’ wages

EaseMyTrip users can now book Zoomcar’s driverless cars directly via the app, gaining access to a fleet of over 25,000 vehicles for added convenience when planning their trips

Microlino launches GoTo-Astara Move e-car sharing service in Madrid

Monaco inaugurates its new on-demand transport service, ClicBus Monaco, from March 25

Karhoo integrates sixt ride to improve mobility services in europe

870 km of rail track, linking the Baltic States to Europe, will be deployed by Rail Baltica between now and 2030

Brussels-based MaaS app Floya wins Territories & Decarbonised Mobility Award at Autonomy in Paris

Volkswagen and Mobileye to introduce advanced driver assistance systems, including automated overtaking and stop at lights, for the group’s luxury brands

Grab users can now top up e-wallets with cryptocurrency

Hertz’s CEO resigns amid controversy over its failed shift to electric vehicles, forcing the company to reverse course and return to combustion-powered cars.

Stellantis invests in start-up Steerlight to adopt its innovative Lidar technology, marking a step towards the development of autonomous vehicles

Tokyo’s Toei subway has introduced a state-of-the-art multilingual communication system to improve accessibility for passengers of different origins and abilities

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has awarded Thales a train control contract to modernize one of Montreal’s four metro lines, with a maintenance period of five years.

Moscow’s mayor announces that he will introduce autonomous streetcars and cutting-edge ticketing, integrating biometric payment and AI with the aim of automating 90% of the transport system

Stellantis strengthens its commitment to air mobility by increasing its stake in eVTOL developer Archer by a further 8.3 million shares

The Mayor of Liverpool has announced the introduction of the London-inspired “Tap-and-go” ticketing system on the city’s Merseyrail network for autumn 2024

Bolt launches in the Democratic Republic of Congo and offers drivers six months commission-free

French microcar manufacturer Kate has secured €10 million to help fund a new factory and develop a modular platform for its ultra light electric vehicles

Uber leads $100 million investment in African mobility fintech Moove as valuation reaches $750 million

FREENOW launches car rental offering with strategic technology partner Meili

EaseMyTrip Partners With Zoomcar to Provide Pre-Booked and On-Demand Self-Drive Cars in India

JCDecaux is joining the Software République, alongside leaders such as Dassault Systèmes, Eviden, Orange, Renault Group and Thales, to contribute its expertise in the design of mobility solutions and in advertising

Deutsche Bahn has completely digitised the Bahncard, which must now be presented via the DB Navigator application, and no alternative to the digital format is envisaged

FRANCE :Pony launches with Omni a micromobility discovery package for people with reduced mobility in Grand Poitiers, including a wheelchair-accessible scooter and an electric tricycle

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