Barcelona Needs a New Carsharing Service. Free-Floating and Electric

Barcelona needs a sustainable, electric, free-floating carsharing program… just like the ones in Copenhagen, Stuttgart, San Diego, Austin and Paris.

Currently, the city has one of the most successful bike-sharing programs in the world. Bicing has nearly 100,000 registered users, 6,000 bikes and more than 400 stations around the city.

But Barcelona lacks a sustainable, non-polluting, carsharing service for residents and visitors.

Barcelona Needs a Sustainable, Electric, Carsharing Service

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EMV Liability Shift Nears – Small Businesses Unaware

The only major market yet to adopt EMV-standard cards, the United States, is poised to make the switch next week.

But most small businesses and retailers in the US are unaware of the pending changes, according to the latest research conducted by Wells Fargo and Gallup.

While less than 10 percent of cards shipped in the US last year were EMV, this year most banks and financial institutions have been busy shipping chip cards to cardholders. Meanwhile in Europe, the birthplace of Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) standard, all credit and debit cards are chip+pin enabled, and 25 percent of the cards in circulation are contactless......

21st Century Carsharing

21st century carsharing needs to be electric, one-way, convenient and sustainable. The carsharing industry is at a turning point where evolving business models require free-floating vehicles, free-parking and smartphone-based management. The round-trip model is outdated and only makes sense for people looking for short-term rental of delivery vehicles.