DriveNow: BMW / Sixt Joint Venture - car sharing The BMW Group and Sixt AG are planning a unique and innovative car sharing venture. With effect from April 2011 onwards – initially in Munich and later in Berlin – the two companies intend to join forces in offering a modern mobility concept under the brand-name DriveNow; this new product will combine vehicles and service of the highest quality with simple, flexible usage. DriveNow is the first car sharing concept to place an emphasis on efficient premium vehicles and comprehensive service. Vehicles may be hired and dropped off wherever the customer needs them, thus clearly differentiating DriveNow from products offered by other competitors. Sixt AG and the BMW Group intend to bundle their car sharing activities in the DriveNow joint venture, in which each company will hold a 50 percent stake. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of the BMW AG for Sales and Marketing stated: “As a mobility provider, the BMW Group is not simply an automobile manufacturer.
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The Future of Mobility: a measured approach - Circulate With the development of electric automobiles, connected self-driving cars, and a growing movement of self-governed transport systems mobility is on the brink of major change. The conventional private car model is being replaced by a new shared car model, a system which is more flexible, less wasteful, and responds precisely to the needs of its user, namely reduced cost and responsibility. But in adopting a more holistic approach in all aspects of manufacturing and delivery, the key players in the mobility space are seeking the help of measurement tools that can help implement circular economy strategies and measure the innovation performance across design, business model and materials. Such a tool exists and is already being implemented. A hidden opportunity A circular economy rests on the premise that potential is being maximised.
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Culebra Camping The only place where camping is permitted in Culebra is at Flamenco Beach on the north shore. It is very civilized, this is definitely not 'wilderness camping', there are plenty of mangroves and pine trees to pitch a tent under their cooling shade or hang a hammock and relax. The camping areas are located only a few feet away from the beach. The campground is government-run, you will find the office at the entrance of the campground where you must go and register. You will be assigned an area to pitch your tent.
Europe’s circular-economy opportunity Adopting circular-economy principles could not only benefit Europe environmentally and socially but could also generate a net economic benefit of €1.8 trillion by 2030. Europe’s economy has generated unprecedented wealth over the past century. Part of the success is attributable to continuous improvements in resource productivity—a trend that has started to reduce Europe’s resource exposure. At the same time, resource productivity remains hugely underexploited as a source of wealth, competitiveness, and renewal. Our new study, Growth within: A circular economy vision for a competitive Europe, provides new evidence that a circular economy, enabled by the technology revolution, would allow Europe to grow resource productivity by up to 3 percent annually.
The connected company Many thanks to Thomas Vander Wal for the many conversations that inspired this post. The average life expectancy of a human being in the 21st century is about 67 years. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Surprisingly short, it turns out. In a recent talk, John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study.