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Ford’s Ride Sharing Concept Hints at the Future of Collaborative Mobility

When a large established company makes an earnest effort to reinvent its relevance to the market, by focusing on its strengths and responding to the changing needs of their customer base, interesting things can happen. Big automakers such as Ford, arguably the most well-known car brand in the history of the US, beginning from the all-American success story of its founder’s assembly lines, are now redefining their focus to include a stronger emphasis on technology and personal mobility, and with…

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Long-Distance Ridesharing App Helps Find a Seat or Fill One For Roadtrips

Editor’s Note: Uh-oh! Looks like Coride is now defunct. Check out our post about 15 best apps for rideshare and carshare apps here on Green Living Ideas instead! Instead of driving alone on your next long-distance trip, this ridesharing app and network can help you find a like-minded traveling partner willing to share a ride, and the costs, with you. The rise in local ridesharing services and on-demand cars help add to our transportation options, and can be a great…

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Sharing Economy Advisory Network Formed to Identify Regulatory Challenges

The emerging sharing economy, which includes not just peer-to-peer sharing, but on-demand rentals of many items that have historically been owned by an individual rather than shared, such as cars, bicycles, office space, houses, etc., has quite the potential as a gamechanger in the coming years. Using the sharing economy framework, individuals, businesses, and organizations can avoid the cost of ownership for items that are only used occasionally, while also potentially profiting from sharing those items they do own. And…

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Book a Private Space to Work or Relax with Breather

When you’re away from your office or home, but need a quiet and private space to get some work done, or a place to relax and recharge before your next appointment, a new service could help you find a comfortable and well-equipped spot to grab some peace and quiet. If you need a temporary space in the city to be more productive during your day, or to hold a meeting in, or even to catch a quick nap and charge…

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Sharing Economy Website Offers Open Market to Swap, Rent, Buy, or Share

The idea of the sharing economy has been getting a lot of press these days, with some hailing the rise of collaborative consumption as a more sustainable model than the current one, where everyone needs to own one of everything, and some decrying the term sharing economy as being nothing of the sort. The phrases that get associated with the concept of the sharing economy are certainly a bit muddy, but at its core, the idea of enabling people to…

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