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    Report: Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app
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    The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is basically the bane of their existence. The French ...

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    Report: Lyft delays NYC rollout over legal issues
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    Friday was supposed to be the launch of taxi-rivaling, ride-sharing service Lyft in one of the cab's most iconic cities – New York. But with just a few hours to go before kickoff, Lyft's launch in the Big Apple was put off after due to legal battles with the state and city. According to ...

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    Read This: How Zipcar's founders grew apart and lost their carsharing empire
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    Zipcar was one of the first major successes in carsharing in the US and is still a major player in the market around the world. The business now has offices in 26 American cities with about 10,000 vehicles and 860,000 members around the world. Rental car company Avis bought it for $491 million in ...

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    Report: Uber up in arms over French taxi law delaying pickup times
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    Uber and authorities in France are heading for a bit of a fight following new laws in the country requiring that car services need to wait a minimum of 15 minutes after receiving a pickup request or reservation before they can actually pick up fares. The point of contention here, though, is that ...

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    Official: Toyota confirms i-Road electric trike for production
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    The wacky, three-wheeled Toyota i-Road we saw in Geneva earlier this year will be heading to production. But before you run down to your local Toyota dealer looking for one of these all-electric "personal mobility" vehicles, chances are, you'll never actually see one unless you visit ...

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    Report: 12M carsharing users predicted by 2020, today it's 2.3M
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    Carsharing has been around since the 1990s, but, not surprisingly, it has seen rapid growth ever since the economy started to tank back in 2008. The increasingly popular short-term car rental solution is a great tool for people in large, urban cities, and according to a study from Colorado-based ...

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    Report: NFL giving players Uber credits to avoid drunk driving
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    Car service and taxi app Uber has inked a deal with the NFL Players' Association to provide players with a safe ride and prevent drunk driving. Players will be issued $200 in ride credits on a keychain card, and will also get promo cards for friends and family. Uber is in 17 of the NFL's 31 ...

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    ETC: FlightCar offers free airport parking in exchange for renting out your car
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    Three young entrepreneurs from California have come up with an idea that could earn you free parking at the airport. What's the catch? You let them rent out your car while you're gone. The start-up, called FlightCar, is the brainchild of three barely out-of-high-school business-minded ...

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    Video: Translogic checks out Austin's impressive infrastructure
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    Too often, discussions about how best for people to get around crowded urban environments turn into an argument, with cars pitted against bicycles, highways versus public transit and improving commute times challenging pedestrian safety. But not in Austin. In this latest episode of Translogic, ...

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    Official: OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides
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    Nothing like a little rental income to help make the monthly payment on the Caddy, huh? General Motors, which said last fall that it reached an agreement with RelayRides to make people's personal vehicles available for car sharing, is doing just that. Tuesday, GM said that owners of cars ...

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    Video: Translogic tackles how Parisians share transportation
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    This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs. Vélib' boasts 20,000 bikes and 1,800 stations throughout the city, where anyone with a credit card can check out a bike on the fly. More ...

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    Official: GM, RelayRides using OnStar to open up peer-to-peer car-sharing
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    General Motors has formally established its first-ever car-sharing gig by signing a deal with peer-to-peer specialist RelayRides. GM's head of business development initiatives, Bob Tiderington, remarked:

    We could stand on the sidelines and watch or we could choose to participate and try to ...

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    Report: New kit enables you to rent your car out with an iPhone like Zipcar
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    A new startup called Getaround is looking to jump into the car rental business by following a similar path laid out by Zipcar. Getaround is a bit different, however, because the fleet of rentals are comprised of customer-supplied personal vehicles. This is peer-to-peer car rental, and we're ...

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    Zipcar gets Toyota Prius plug-ins ahead of the car's official launch
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    Want some data sharing with your car sharing? On Thursday, Zipcar added eight Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to its car-sharing fleet. The plug-in Priuses, which are not available for purchase until 2012, will be accessible to Zipcar members in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, San Francisco, CA, ...

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    Report: BMW, Mercedes experiment with upscale car-sharing
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    If you think that joining in on the car-sharing party means that you'll be stuck behind the wheel of a low-buck auto, prepare to be amazed. According to AutoWeek, both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are diving into the car-sharing world with programs designed to allow users to experience a slice of luxury ...

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    Report: German inventors build car that comes when you call it
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    Researchers in Germany say they're now one step closer to bringing the nightmare fantasy of unmanned driving to life. A group of scientists have created a vehicle they call the MadeInGermany or MIG. Users can call up the vehicle via their smart phone or iPad and it will automatically chart the ...

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    VIDEO: Zipcar has $1 billion dreams... and 46 members per car?
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    Zipcar's $1 billion ambition - Click above to watch the video after the break
    How many cars do you think Zipcar owns around the world? Did you know it was 6,500? How big could Zipcar one day become? How about a $1 billion company? These are two of the numbers mentioned in an interview that CEO ...

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    Nissan's plan for electric cars: buy the vehicle, lease the battery
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Nuvu concept
    Remember when you were a kid and wanted that shiny new radio-controlled car from Toys 'R Us? The fine print at the bottom of the package almost always read, "Batteries Not Included." If Nissan's current plans go forward, that little ...

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    Daimler's car2go: Rent a Smart anywhere, anytime
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    Click above for high-res shots of Daimler's car2go service
    Cars represent freedom, right? Sure, but shouldn't that same freedom be available to those who can't justify purchasing their own car? Daimler thinks so, and has created a new pilot program called car2go that allows subscribers to rent a ...

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