21 faces charges in mobile app car rental scam involving dozens of cars

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19-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges consisting of identity theft, and 20 others have been charged with misdemeanors after an alleged fraud against a car rental company targeted by scammers who utilized a mobile app to take off with luxury vehicles, which included dozens of Mercedes-Benz cars. Angelo Patterson, 19, from the 500 block […]

European Union executive conditionally approves Daimler and BMW car-sharing deal

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The European Union’s competition authority stated on Wednesday it had accepted the plan of German automakers Daimler and BMW to combine their car-sharing businesses, subject to conditions. Under the deal, which consists car-sharing units Car2Go and DriveNow along with ride-hailing, parking and charging services, Daimler and BMW will both hold 50 percent stakes in a […]

BMW aims to become ‘coolest’ ride-hailing company with autonomous car

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BMW will test self-driving automobiles in Munich next year as it looks to stay up to date with ride-hailing companies like Uber, which have invested billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German automaker will have around 40 automobiles with self-driving functions in Munich’s inner city then broaden the project to other cities, BMW executives stated […]