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We explore ongoing shifts in how people and products move around an increasingly connected world with a particular focus on transit and logistic and the opportunities for sustainability while enabling mobility. 

When China banned the import of 24 types of solid waste last year, the action disrupted $5.6 billion in exports from the U.S. The ban also jumpstarted innovation in the U.S. waste management industry.
Strategic Investors: Profiles of investors with strategies to consider. Wooden pallets have been around almost as long as global trade. Pallets - also known as ‘skids,’ date back at least to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and in spite of improvements...
On a foggy Monday afternoon, a helicopter crash in midtown Manhattan took a pilot’s life. This fatal accident in New York City yesterday highlights the pitfalls of airborne traffic, adding to worries that a...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Flying cars and dog-walking robots were all part of a futuristic world of “smart cities” envisioned as early as the 1960s, when they were mainstays in...
Blackstone Group doubled down this weekend on its commitment to the logistics space, placing a $18.7 billion bet on what on the surface may be the dullest corner of the real estate market -- logistics.
Ather Energy, India’s electric scooter startup, raised $51 million in new round of funding on Tuesday. Known as “India’s Tesla,” the Bengaluru-based company is expanding just as two-wheelers are projected to dominate India’s EV market.With the new...
The escalating tariff war between the world’s two largest economies isn’t just hurting Chinese investment in the U.S. It may lead China to abandon its baby steps toward adopting ESG principles. Chinese direct investment...
KEY TAKEAWAYS In the future, smart cities will be home to driverless cars. Tires will have to change too. At this early stage of development, it helps to frame the challenge with a series of questions around driving habits,...
With the spread of sensors that help drivers see more, Hyundai Motor Co. is getting behind the idea that another nose might keep us safer. The South Korean car maker’s $7 million investment in...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. A European logistics startup called Sennder raised an undisclosed amount in a Series B financing, according to U.S. venture capital firm Accel, which announced its investment in the round. Other...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The global race to build “the brains” behind driverless cars is accelerating, even as different international players have various motivations and visions of the self-driving future. The...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Middle Eastern ride-hailing app Careem is branching out into the fast-growing micromobility market by acquiring Cyacle, a United Arab Emirates-based...
Waymo pulled ahead in the robotaxi field with California allowing it to ferry passengers in its robot-controlled taxis. Still, the Alphabet unit has enough regulatory and safety hurdles to leap to push broad uptake of its autonomous...
Tesla is rolling out entertainment features for its vehicles -- while Wall Street questions the automaker’s profitability and critics continue to voice concerns surrounding its lofty self-driving goals.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over...
Slowly but surely, the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is becoming more economic. Since 2010, the battery cost per kilowatt hour has collapsed from $1000 to to just over $200, suggesting that soon EVs could reach price...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Zencargo, a freight forwarding firm that uses machine learning to improve how large shipping companies and their customers manage and move cargo, has closed a Series...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Traffic in New York City has slowed to a crawl as the roads are packed with more vehicles. While a range of tech fixes have been put in place, traffic still causes $100 billion in lost productivity...
Venture capital’s appetite for EV mobility startups shows no sign of satiation, as India’s electric-vehicle ride-sharing service Ola Electric Mobility gets a $250 million investment from SoftBank. With the SoftBank investment, which Bloomberg said...
Taiwan’s Gogoro unveiled its electric scooter rideshare app, as it seeks to keep its position as the country’s leader amid intensifying competition from larger competitors and overall weakness in the market.  Called GoShare, the...
On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. If you’ve wondered when you could book a private jet to any place in the world with an app, get your fingertips ready. As did Dubai-based aviation...
Amazon may be taking a huge step into India’s bustling food delivery market, seeking to improve its mixed record in deliveries. The largest online retailer is in talks to acquire Uber Eats’ operations in...
Critics have called electric scooters a nuisance and safety risk; New York bans them. Still they grow, with promises of green urban transport and backing from companies like Uber. Now a North Carolina State...
Just as electric vehicles go mainstream, the man known as the father of China’s electric car movement, Wan Gang, says that hydrogen-fueled car vehicles are the future of mobility. “We need to move further...
The biggest opportunity in space travel may be in the smallest end of the market.  With its seventh successful rocket launch into low-Earth orbit last week, Rocket Lab -- which is billing itself as...
KEY TAKEAWAYS The top 10 fastest growing countries by population are in Africa, primarily in countries where infrastructural issues are the most severe. Africa’s annual infrastructure funding deficit is projected to increase by $60 billion by 2025, which furthers...
KEY TAKEAWAYS Bike sharing businesses are competing for geographical expansion in a growing market characterized by urbanization and congestion. Recent shifts in the bike sharing experience, such as the move from docked to deckles bikes and motorization, suggest we...
Sensors are everywhere -- on street lights, traffic signals, buried in electric substations -- taking the pulse of a city, measuring its vital statistics. Figuring out what to do with all of that information hasn’t been an...
Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. The revenue opportunities in the rideshare boom don’t just live behind the wheel. Viraj Ratnalikar, founder of Car Quids, thought of an opportunity while watching cars drive...
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