Carsharing

Uber is asking people to sign up for early access to its new car rental service

• <b>Uber is asking users to sign up for early access to Uber Rent, the company's car rental service.</b>• <b><br>Uber Rent will let people find a nearby car and drive</b> …

San Francisco

Car-sharing for ride-hailing company HyreCar files for IPO

HyreCar Inc. hyre a company that appears to be a hybrid between Uber and Airbnb, is looking to go public, according to a Securities and Exchange …

Financial Regulation

Oslo praised for car-free city centre in study

"Safe roads and clean air go hand-in-hand," said Greenpeace Clean Air Campaigner Barbara Stoll.<p>"This study shows that when you improve a city's …

Subpar

The changing face of New York’s SoHo

On landing in New York on his first trip to the US in 1974, the German artist Joseph Beuys was rolled up head to toe in a felt blanket. He was driven …

Real Estate

DropCar Expands to San Francisco | Seeking Alpha

GlobeNewswire<p>NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DropCar, Inc. (DCAR) (NASDAQ:DCAR), the provider of app-based mobility …

San Francisco

PSA Psa North America CEO Larry Dominique taking a clean-slate approach for barnd's return to North America

Clean-sheet approach for PSA's North American return<p><b>AUTOMOTIVE NEWS:</b> How do you envision auto dealerships in the future? <b><br>DOMINIQUE:</b> Auto retailing …

North America

Prop. 70 will undermine California’s climate investments

Proposition 70 is a toxic ballot initiative that would undermine investments that are improving health, cleaning the air and fighting climate change. …

Climate

Uber gives Macron a lift with flying taxi investment

The road to flying taxis cranked up a gear on Thursday after ride-hailing app Uber said that it plans to invest €20m in France over the next five …

Artificial Intelligence

These Six Chinese Cities Dominate Global Electric-Vehicle Sales

After trying for two years to get a license for a gasoline-powered car in Beijing’s bimonthly lottery, Gary Zhong gave up and bought the Qin EV300 …

Business

France’s avocado president falls short on green goals

It’s more than a year since Emmanuel Macron pledged to #makeourplanetgreatagain — but his ambitious environmental agenda has largely been a …

François Hollande

Victoria St apartment tower to replace city’s last petrol station

The 20-storey development will replace the last petrol station in Melbourne’s CBD.<p>MELBOURNE’S last CBD petrol station will give way to a 20-storey …

Architecture

25 percent of Americans haven't visited iconic landmarks in their own cities, study finds

From the Empire State Building to Niagara Falls to the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore, a new study of 2,000 Americans found that while many far-flung places are yet to be checked off, many Americans are also missing out on things much closer to home.<p>In fact, one in four admitted they've yet …

Grand Canyon

SpaceX, Uber Top CNBC 2018 Disruptor 50 List | Investopedia

CNBC has released its sixth annual Disruptor 50 list, a ranking of top innovator companies that are changing the world. The list is topped by SpaceX, …

Transportation

Meghan Markle Stunned the World This Weekend – But Her Rescued Beagle, Guy, Was the Real Star - One Green Planet

All eyes may have been on Meghan Markle’s dress this weekend, but the true star of the Royal Wedding was, in fact, a Beagle named Guy.<p>On the day …

Pets

London one of worst capitals in Europe for clean, safe transport, study shows

Exclusive: UK capital has the most expensive public transport, third-worst air quality and is one of most dangerous to walk and cycle, study of 13 cities reveals<p>London is trailing behind other major European capitals in its effort to create a clean, affordable and safe transport system, according …

Environmentalism

Fuel-Efficient Cars Will Be Worse for Oil Than Electric Vehicles: BNEF

Oil demand is set to face an even bigger threat from fuel-efficient engines than from electric vehicles over the next two decades, according to …

Electric Vehicles

‘Don’t buy electric!’ — car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds

Car dealerships in Scandinavia — and perhaps beyond — have something against electric vehicles. That’s the conclusion of an investigative study …

Electric Vehicles

Auto Execs: Yeah, Car Ownership Will Probably Dip by 2025

Will we all eventually ditch private vehicles for car-sharing services? Even auto execs think so.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Car Tech

2. Uber

<b>Founders:</b> Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp<b><br>CEO:</b> Dara Khosrowshahi<b><br>Launched:</b> 2010<b><br>Funding:</b> $13.1 billion (PitchBook)<b>Valuation:</b> $69.6 billion (PitchBook)<b>Key</b> …

Sexual Harassment

Sacramento Curbside Car Sharing Expansion Would Cost Parking Spaces

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento city leaders are pushing for more curbside car sharing. While new a proposal would bring more money into the city, it …

Transportation

Audi on Demand Luxury Car Rental Service Comes to the U.S.

Car ownership is shaping up to be a thing of the past. With ride-share services like Uber and Lyft launching in major cities and small towns …

San Francisco

Road trip ideas and tips for your 2018 travel

• Travel<p>From baseball to date shakes, these four California road trips are made for families<p>This quartet of Golden State driving itineraries covers the coast, the desert, wine country and gold country, as far south as San Diego, as far north as Sacramento.<p>May 20, 2018 | 5:45 AM<p>Travel<p>Detours worth …

New Mexico

Peter Kay's Car Share: Comedian doesn’t rule out the hit comedy returning ahead of the grande finale... as he teases plans for new show

• <b>Peter Kay's final episode of Car Share will air on Bank Holiday Monday</b>• <b><br>The show's return was highly anticipated after Kay cancelled his live tour due</b> …

Television (UK)

The City As A Service: The Carrot And The Stick

In 2013, after asking its citizens in a referendum, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia decided to provide residents with free bus, train and tram transportation. As it happens in many of these referendums, only one fifth of residents voted, although 75% supported the initiative.<p>There was much talk of …

City Halls

Parking changes approved by Columbus City Council

The Columbus City Council is expected to vote Monday on a package of parking code changes that will require people to move their cars at least 75 …

City Politics

Rental cars websites and phones to get you on the road

The road beckons, but your car frightens. It may not be trustworthy, it may be too small or it may be both. Answer: renting or car sharing, either of which gives you a greater sense of security because the cars are newer, maybe some extra space and more safety features.<p>Before you rent, make sure …

San Francisco

I've decided to go carless in Detroit — and it's liberating

Can you go motorless in the Motor City? By choice?<p>My wife and I, as downtown Detroit residents, are about to find out.<p>This wouldn’t work for everyone …

Detroit

Hullmark Proposes 6-Storey Rental at 1151 Queen East

offA 7-11 convenience store in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood is the subject of a late April application for rezoning and Site Plan Approval, …

Toronto

Paris to Indy Takes Flight

There’s no shortage of butter here in Indy; you can even churn your own (using a modern churn, of course) at one of Tulip Tree Creamery’s classes. …

Indianapolis

Siemens: Los Angeles must transform energy, transit systems to hit sustainability goals

The report calls for the city to move to 100% renewable electricity and 45% passenger travel by transit and active transport by 2050.

Los Angeles