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Merge Now is a weekly series of conversations about the most important topics in mobility technology, with the people shaping the future of transportation. Hosted by Ed Niedermeyer, Senior Editor for Mobility Technology at The Drive and co-host of The Autonocast, Merge Now takes you beyond the headlines and deep into the important and thorny issues that will change the world and how you move through it.

Oct 4, 2019

I first discovered the Arc Vector in a series of intriguing patent filings that led first to a story about the high-end electric motorcycle's mind-blowing tech, and then to an episode of MergeNow with the founder Mark Truman. Today Mark is back on the show under difficult circumstances: a major investor has failed...


Oct 3, 2019

Thee "Year Of The Scooter" brought cheap little Xiaomi and Ninebot standup scooters to cities around the world, opening the public's eyes to the joys of micromobility in places where the concept of lightweight, shared electric vehicles had never been considered. In the nine months since, however, the first wave...


Sep 25, 2019

As autonomous drive development marches forward and collaboration accelerates, a new need is emerging: a language that can standardize descriptions of driving scenarios. Not only is such a language important for inter- and intra-team collaboration, but it will someday make it possible for regulators to develop...


Sep 18, 2019

Thanks to the explosive growth of scooter companies during 2018's "Year of the Scooter," a lot of the American public's understanding of Micromobility seems to begin and end with tiny-wheeled, semi-disposable Limes and Birds.Outside the US, however, eBikes are booming and companies like Karmic Bikes see an opportunity...


Aug 21, 2019

Would you be surprised to learn that a number of autonomous vehicle development programs offload data from their test vehicles by physically pulling out a hard drive and shipping it by snail mail to a cloud services provider? When Jason Stinson, the co-founder of the AV ecosystem company Renovo, told me this was common...