A cryptocurrency for the Internet of Things – interview

A cryptocurrency for the Internet of Things – interview

For those of you who aren’t too familiar with blockchain, you may need to read the first paragraph of our blog before plunging into the interview. Dominik Schiener started out his career at 14 by hacking computer games like Call of Duty. Today, as the Internet of Things (IoT) keeps expanding, he’s creating a new …

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The end of fossil-fuel cars

The end of fossil-fuel cars

The mobility world was hit, a few weeks ago, by two big announcements. On July 5th, Volvo announced that by 2019, all their new models would be hybrid or electric. The next day, Nicolas Hulot, France’s minister for the environmental and inclusive transition, declared, during the presentation of his Climate Plan, that France would ban …

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Will centralised OEMs survive blockchain driven decentralisation?

Will centralised OEMs survive blockchain driven decentralisation?

Guest post by Dovu, a company which has created a unique open-source cryptocurrency to enable seamless transaction of data between consumers and mobility services. As car ownership is declining, the consensus in the automotive industry is that vehicle utilisation needs to increase above its current 5% rate. As traditional mobility companies are looking for new …

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What if blockchain moved the world?

What if blockchain moved the world?

Blockchain, a system which allows digital transactions to be conducted without a third party intermediary, is best known for the role it plays in Bitcoin. The famous digital currency was invented in 2008 by an anonymous genius going by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto, only two months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. But Bitcoin …

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Airbus: the Pop.Up story – interview

Airbus: the Pop.Up story – interview

A few weeks back, we published a blog post on urban air mobility, in which we presented Pop.Up, a two-passenger, autonomous, multi-modal vehicle concept. This week, we decided to dig a bit deeper into this revolutionary idea by asking Mathias Thomsen, general manager for urban air mobility at Airbus, a few questions. To learn more …

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Flying cars over our heads

Flying cars over our heads

Being a Paris-based company, it was easy for us at Autonomy to attend the International Paris Air Show in June. The novelty of this 52nd edition was the showcasing of 100 innovative start-ups, in association with the international incubator Starburst Accelerator. That is how we came face to face with flying cars. They’re not exactly …

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Bike-sharing on steroids

Bike-sharing on steroids

Autonomy’s offices are in Paris, and while the French capital is home to many important and disruptive transport companies, it has clearly got progress to make in the bike-sharing business. Which is why a few weeks ago, we met with Chinese startup Ofo, one of the first to offer cities a free-floating bike system. We …

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ADESA, the key to understanding the urban mobility revolution

ADESA, the key to understanding the urban mobility revolution

Take any city and look at the way people move around. There may have been some improvements but the global picture hasn’t changed much in 50 years. It is estimated that by 2050 there’ll be 6 billion urbanites, a startling fact which makes it all the more urgent that we replace single car ownership with …

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