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2018 Expat top-10: Ailén Gamberoni

For the third year in a row, Innovation Origins has organised the annual Expat Top-10. Over the past years, Eindhoven has welcomed thousands of internationals, many of whom have done a great job for the city. Through this top-10 we say Thank You to all of them. This year’s theme of the Top-10 is ‘Jobs and Entrepreneurship’. Every day we offer you an interview with one of the winners. In this interview, you can read about how they ended up in Eindhoven, what they are doing in and for the city, and how they get around in their new...

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Province of Brabant to use Amber’s shared cars

From now on, employees of the province will be able to make use of electric shared cars for their appointments. On May 14, 2 BMW i3’s of Amber were delivered to the provincial government building. For this moment, this will be a one-year pilot project. According to a provincial spokesman, the collaboration with Amber fits in with Brabant’s sustainability ambitions. At the same time, the province wants to offer its employees more customised services in sustainable mobility and thus, among other things, reduce parking pressure. The shared car is useful for employees who prefer to come to work by...

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Amber expands its car sharing service to Amsterdam Zuidas

ABN AMRO and EY will be offering their employees the Amber electric cars service at their Amsterdam Zuidas locations. In this way, the companies want to contribute to improving the traffic and parking situation around the Zuidas. Amber is an e-mobility startup based at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. The ultimate goal of the company is not only to offer a mobility solution but also to build its own car. The service is currently being delivered with BMW i3 cars. By bringing Amber to the Zuidas, ABN AMRO and EY are taking a concrete step with mobility innovation. Thanks...

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Amber to expand to other cities after successful funding

After raising a total of 500,000 euros in subsidies and private investment, Eindhoven-based car sharing startup Amber plans to expand rapidly in the Netherlands and internationally. With this recent investment, Amber will be able to expand to other major cities in the Netherlands, including Utrecht, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam. [wp_ad_camp_1] Much of the investment comes from Jan Scholt, founder of Scholt Energy Control, a business-to-business energy provider from Valkenswaard active in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Scholt plans to become a leading investor in Amber’s series A round in 2018. Scholt says that he was convinced by Amber’s vision during...

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Amber Mobility: shared cars are the future

Initiated by E52 and High Tech Campus, the 10 most promising startups-to-watch from the Brainport Eindhoven region have been announced for the fourth consecutive year. On July 12th they received a Gerard & Anton Award. The winning companies are highlighted one by one in an interview. Today part 1; read the whole series here. Amber Mobility has a clear goal in mind. A shared electric car that is ready for you when you need it. An easier and cheaper way of driving, which is also more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Kate Brunton, CMO Amber Mobility, explains. General Amber Mobility was founded in February 2016. There are currently working 21 people. The past year, Amber has picked up the first customers, such as ABN AMRO, who provide the first revenue. Amber is currently only active in the Netherlands, but the startup wants to grow in Europa and America. Why are you doing this? “The founders of Amber have built two sustainable electric cars as students at the TU/e, the Iza and the Nova. After building these cars as students, they wanted to see if they could also make the technology available to the public as a company. With Amber Mobility they want to make shared electric cars, which is better for the environment and it’s cheaper. That turned out to be a good move because there is currently no viable alternative...

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Amber Mobility moves to self-driving in 2018

Amber Mobility – the Eindhoven based startup that focuses on a mobility concept using shared vehicles – wants to implement self-driving cars as soon as next year. According to Amber CEO Steven Nelemans Eindhoven will be “the first city in the world to use self-driving cars for large-scale commercial use”. Together with several development partners including TomTom, KPN, TNO, NVIDIA, Microsoft, and the local Dutch municipalities of Eindhoven and Helmond, Amber plans to equip electric BMW i3’s currently used in the business-to-business car sharing platform Amber Mobility with automated driving capabilities. Amber plans to have the self-driving cars on the...

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Amber Mobility shows its first electric BMW

At the opening day of Automotive Week 2017, Amber Mobility showed the BMW that was designed for its first business mobility program. Amber Mobility is starting a car sharing community at the High Tech Campus, and everyone can join. The High Tech Campus will be Amber’s first mobility hub! Many companies are starting to realize that they have to change their mobility policies if they want to reduce parking problems, CO2 emissions and save money. With the solution offered by Amber Mobility, companies can outsource their employee mobility, in return for a service that is sustainable, convenient, and saves time and money. With this service, employees gain access to a fleet of electric cars stationed at a specific location. Through the Amber app, employees can use a car whenever and wherever they need it for internal business travel. Using an intelligent software algorithm, Amber can even help optimizing on employees’ commuting trips to and from work. Each new company that joins the Amber Mobility service is added to an existing “mobility hub”, making all users’ access to mobility even more reliable, efficient, and affordable. The High Tech Campus is the ideal mobility hub in many aspects. Because over 140 companies with 10,000 employees are located within one square kilometer, the possibilities for mobility optimization in a community are vast. On the other hand, the high-density workforce on the campus...

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Design and Technology: Amber Mobility bridges the gap between DDW and DTW

He is a proud ambassador for the Dutch Technology Week, but with Amber Mobility he can also be found at the Dutch Design Week. Of course, says Steven Nelemans, CEO and Co-Founder of Amber. “People need to learn to look at a car in a different way.” Read more about Amber Mobility “Beautiful things are happening in this region and the DTW is a wonderful opportunity to show this to everyone.” Amber is a technological and social initiative with great ambitions. Which means that Nelemans has a lot to tell the Design audience. During DDW the prototype of his car covers a...

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Amber Mobility Reveals Amber One At High Tech XL Day

Eindhoven based start-up Amber Mobility has revealed the design and specifics of their car: the Amber One on High Tech XL Day on Thursday. According to Amber Mobility’s founders it’s the first car in its kind.  The Amber One weighs 650 kilograms. The highway capable car has a top speed of over 150 and does 0 to 100 in 7 seconds. Furthermore, it has a range of 400 kilometres and a lifespan of 1.5 kilometres. Co-founder Steven Nelemans: “We needed a car that met these needs. But we couldn’t find one. So we build one. Because this is Eindhoven, where you don’t just...

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Amber Mobility hits the streets with shared electric cars before the end of the year

Later this year, the first employees of ABN Amro in Eindhoven will be using the electric cars of Amber Mobility for their business trips. The Eindhoven startup today announced their plans during a presentation in the klokgebouw, as part of a special farewell exhibition for former mayor Rob van Gijzel. The flexible platform around Amber ensures that an employee is always within walking distance to a car. This allows employees to no longer own a car. “For a lease contract you pay on average about 520 euros per month, with us that will be far less,” says co-founder Merien ten...

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