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Beep Announces Autonomous Shuttle Expansion In Peoria

The Driverless Shuttle Will Begin Its First Routes in Arizona on the Weekend of February 22nd Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced today its first expansion out of the state of Florida into the city of Peoria, Ariz. The city will launch Robo Ride, a pilot program with Beep, that will begin routes on Saturday, February 22nd, and will operate daily from noon to 6 p.m. “Peoria has found a fantastic partner in Beep to explore…See More
Feb 20
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NAVYA Honed By Frost & Sullivan With 2019 Leadership Award In Global Autonomous Shuttle Industry

NAVYA (FR0013018041- NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, recently received the 2019 Global Autonomous Shuttle Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. NAVYA’s proven track record, recently acknowledged by the RTA Dubai World Challenge as the designer and maker of the most reliable fully electric autonomous shuttle with the best consumer experience, enabled the innovative company’s rise to the top among the independent analysts from Frost & Sullivan. For the…See More
Feb 13
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip Slightly to 70% Entering the New Year

Lease Approval Ratings Dip to 70% in January, a Slight Decrease from DecemberSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70% approval rate in January, a decrease from the December rate of 72%.January experienced a slightly lower number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month, registering at -2% fewer approvals than the month of December.  However, January saw an increase…See More
Feb 11
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Peoria Approves Funding for Autonomous Shuttle

The city of Peoria is piloting an autonomous shuttle programArizona’s first shared-ride, autonomous shuttle operating on a public street is coming to Peoria. Last night, Peoria’s city council approved the funding for a 60-day autonomous vehicle pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company. “This transportation pilot is a unique experiment for our community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We see this as an important step as we seek to understand some of the…See More
Feb 6
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Former Volkswagen Group North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken Joins Beep Advisory Board

Advisory members play an instrumental role in company decisions and long-term strategic directionBeep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced the addition of Hinrich Woebcken, former CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America Inc. to its Advisory Board.  Beep’s Advisory Board includes distinguished transportation industry leaders and executives who consult on company’s initiatives and influence strategic decisions. Woebcken most recently served as President and CEO…See More
Feb 4
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES RISE TO 72% TO CLOSE OUT 2019

Lease Approval Ratings in December Reached Their Highest Number Since September of 2019Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in December, a rise from the November rate of 67.1%.December experienced a slightly higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract and one of the highest approval rates for the 2019 year. The approval rate is consistent with 2018 data…See More
Jan 27
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New Lease Data Forecasts Which Red Vehicles Will Be Priced Best For Valentine’s Day

Wantalease.com Data Shows Which Manufacturers could offer Attractive Lease Deals for February based on January Lease Data TrendsWantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of January, and forecasts which red vehicles will be best to lease for Valentine’s Day in the month of February. Several manufacturers offered attractive discounts and competitive pricing on mid-size cars and SUVs, while most compact…See More
Jan 21
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Auto Loan Originations Observations From Equifax

Key Insights and Data:Auto Loan Originations ObservationsOriginations through September 2019 reported as of November 201918.8 million auto loans, totaling $442.5 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.5% increase in accounts and a 4.1% increase in balances over this time last year.Auto loans represent 86.4% of all auto account originations and 89.9% of all auto origination balances YTD.3.98 million auto loans have been originated YTD to consumers with a VantageScore® 3.0 credit…See More
Jan 14
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Swapalease.com Releases Holiday Trend Report Highlighting Consumer Preferences On Automotive Shopping And Spending

Survey Results Reveal Consumer Buying and Leasing Habits, Preferences, and Shopping NeedsSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, announced today the results of a holiday shopping survey, revealing consumer shopping trends and spending motives. Respondents were asked about the types of vehicles they were shopping for, how they shop for a vehicle, motivating factors in selecting their next vehicle as well as their opinions on holiday automotive marketing.Respondents were first…See More
Dec 17, 2019
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Beep Appoints Clayton Tino as Chief Technology Officer

Extensive Experience in Engineering, Platform Design and Software Developmentto Innovate and Scale Mobility PlatformBeep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced it has appointed Clayton Tino, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Tino will focus his efforts on defining and managing Beep’s product strategy and delivery.Tino has extensive technology experience in platform design and software development. Prior to joining Beep, he established and ran the…See More
Dec 11, 2019
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New Lease Data Forecasts Which Vehicles are Best Price to Lease in the Month of December

Wantalease.com Data Shows that Cars and SUVs could offer Attractive Lease Deals for December Year-End Promotions based on November Lease TrendsWantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of November, and forecasts new leasing trends for the month of December.  Several manufacturers offered attractive discounts and competitive pricing on compact cars and SUVs, while most luxury and full-size vehicle…See More
Nov 26, 2019
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Oct 28, 2019
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Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with Inverite Verification in Strategic Partnership

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and Inverite Verification, the leading open-banking provider with coverage for over 275 Canadian Financial Institutions, today announced their strategic partnership to increase operational efficiencies for lenders.  Inovatec will integrate with Inverite to increase the speed of lending decisions through income verification, transaction history and risk scores to help lenders…See More
Oct 22, 2019
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5 “Spooktacular” Lease Deals for Halloween

Swapalease.com Compiled 5 Most Reasonably Priced Automobile Leases Around the CountrySwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced the five best lease deals for the Halloween holiday. Vehicles were selected by Swapalease.com advisors based on new lease price data for the month of October. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive needs.The “spooktacular” lease deals are as follows:Honda…See More
Oct 8, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019

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Beep Announces Autonomous Shuttle Expansion In Peoria

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 11:23am 0 Comments

The Driverless Shuttle Will Begin Its First Routes in Arizona on the Weekend of February 22nd

 Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced today its first expansion out of the state of Florida into the city of Peoria, Ariz. The city will launch Robo Ride, a pilot program with Beep, that will begin routes on Saturday, February 22nd, and will operate daily from noon to 6…

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NAVYA Honed By Frost & Sullivan With 2019 Leadership Award In Global Autonomous Shuttle Industry

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 4:41pm 0 Comments

NAVYA (FR0013018041- NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, recently received the 2019 Global Autonomous Shuttle Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.

 

NAVYA’s proven track record, recently acknowledged by the RTA Dubai World Challenge as the designer and maker of the most reliable fully electric autonomous shuttle with the best consumer experience, enabled the innovative company’s rise to the top among the independent analysts from Frost &…

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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip Slightly to 70% Entering the New Year

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 12:43pm 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings Dip to 70% in January, a Slight Decrease from December

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70% approval rate in January, a decrease from the December rate of 72%.

January experienced a slightly lower number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month, registering at -2% fewer approvals than the month of December. …

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Peoria Approves Funding for Autonomous Shuttle

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 11:32am 0 Comments

The city of Peoria is piloting an autonomous shuttle program

Arizona’s first shared-ride, autonomous shuttle operating on a public street is coming to Peoria. Last night, Peoria’s city council approved the funding for a 60-day autonomous vehicle pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company.

 

“This transportation pilot is a unique experiment for our community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We see this as an important step as we…

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