Tagged Ride-Hailing

All Future Rides to Be Carbon Neutral, Lyft Says

Just in time for Earth Day, Lyft expects the new initiative to offset over a million metric tons of carbon.

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Jordan Court Rules to Ban Ride-Hailing Group Careem

Careem may resume operations in the country when it obtains the appropriate licenses.

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Mercedes-Benz Brings On-Demand Ridesharing Vans to London

This is the second city launch for ViaVan, following its launch in Amsterdam last month.

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Women-Only Ride-Hailing App Launches in Toronto Despite Criticism

Before the launch, DriveHer's creator had to be represented by a human rights lawyer to convince city officials the app isn't discriminatory.

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BMW, Daimler Merge Mobility Units

Daimler AG and the BMW Group have combined their mobility business units with the intent of offering an app-based platform of connected mobility services.

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Ride-Hailing App Careem Integrates with Google Maps

The service, which is currently available to users in the United Arab Emirates, will be rolled out across the other markets in the region in the coming weeks.

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Careem Resumes Service in Ramallah, Fares to Be Same as Metered Taxis

As of now, only licensed taxi drivers are driving for the ride-hailing group, although it plans to add private cars later.

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Grab Acquires Uber's Southeast Asia Operations

The two companies are working together to seamlessly integrate Uber’s drivers and riders onto Grab’s app.

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Emov Expands to Lisbon, Launches Corporate Accounts in Madrid

Both residents and tourists will be able to access the carsharing service through their smartphones.

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Didi Chuxing Invests in Car Rental Firm Yestock

According to the mutual agreement, Yestock will provide car rental-purchase or leasing services to full-time drivers on the DiDi platform.

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Uber Disputes MIT Wage Study

In a blog post, Uber Chief Economist Jonathan Hall cited previous studies that found Uber drivers make wages closer to $13.04 per hour after expenses, compared to the $3.37 per hour found by the MIT paper.

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MIT Study Reinforces the Newfound Importance of Fleet

Uber and Lyft drivers make far less when factoring vehicle expenses, though the actual numbers are now in dispute. A proper lifecycle cost analysis would’ve helped, and shows the benefit of collaboration with fleet professionals.

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MIT Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Net $3.37 an Hour

The study also found that 30% of ride-hailing drivers are losing money once vehicle expenses are included.

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Adesa-AFC Parent Acquires Stratim

KAR Auction Services acquires mobility and fleet management software company Stratim, expanding the company's presence in on-demand carsharing and ride-hailing services.

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Report: Ride Hailing Accounted for 65% of Business Travel Expense Transaction Volume in 2017

Certify's annual review of business expense trends shows that car rental represented 25% of overall transaction volume in ground transportation in 2017. National Car Rental was the most expensed and top-rated brand in 2017, according to Certify data.

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Not a Traditional Operator? There is an Industry Event for You

The International Car Rental Show expands its tent to recognize new business models — and invites new operators to gain market intelligence, best practices, and business contacts to increase business sustainability.

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Europcar Launches First-Kilometer, Last-Kilometer Service

Customers can choose from three service levels: economy, business, and first class.

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Calif. Judge to Approve $7M Uber Settlement

The lawsuit was brought against the company by drivers in California for alleged labor-code violations.

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Car Rental Revenue Up at St. Louis Airport after Uber, Lyft Added

Revenue from car rentals increased 7.2% at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after three months, while taxi pickups dropped by 19.5%.

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ComfortDelGro Buys Majority Stake in Uber’s Car Rental Subsidiary in Singapore

Singaporean transport giant ComfortDelGro and Uber have entered into a strategic agreement to form a joint venture, subject to regulatory approval.

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