Tagged Ride Hailing

Uber Founder Resigns as CEO

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick has stepped down as the ride-hailing service's CEO after pressure from investors.

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Maven Gig Expands to San Francisco

Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride sharing.

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Jaguar Land Rover Invests $25M in Ride-Hailing Lyft

InMotion, Jaguar Land Rover’s mobility services business, has invested $25 million in ride-hailing service Lyft. This investment will provide Jaguar Land Rover with the opportunity to develop and test its mobility services and to supply Lyft drivers with a fleet of vehicles.

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Vulog Launches Ride-Hailing Technology Platform

Vulog, a carsharing technology provider, is unveiling its new technology platform that enables drivers of ride-hailing services to use shared cars in free-floating services.

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Lyft to Operate at Syracuse Airport

Ride-hailing Lyft will soon be able to pick up and drop off passengers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Uber hasn’t reached out yet about operating at the airport.

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Bill to Help Uber, Lyft Re-Enter Texas Markets

Texas legislature approved HB 100, a bill that eliminates local ordinances for transportation network companies (TNCs). This legislation will help Lyft to re-enter Houston and for both Uber and Lyft to re-enter Austin, Corpus Christi, and Galveston.

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Uber's Self-Driving Experiment Sours in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has begun to reevaluate its relationship with Uber and the self-driving cars the company has been testing in the city, claiming the ride hailing company has reneged on several promises made to city officials and Mayor Bill Peduto.

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Auto Manufacturers: Mobility Disruptors or Fleet Providers?

Maven’s Alex Keros shares insights into evolving smart mobility business models and new opportunities with fleet management.

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HyreCar Partners With Lyft Los Angeles

HyreCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that connects vehicle owners with potential drivers, can now directly sign up drivers for Lyft in Los Angeles.

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Ride Hailing Continues to Top Ground Transportation for Business Travelers

According to the Certify SpendSmart Report for Q1 2017, ride hailing now accounts for 59% of all ground transportation transactions. Car rental accounts for 31% of transactions while the taxi industry only takes 10%.

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Maven Program Targets Gig Economy

Maven Gig drivers are provided access to vehicles they can use for independent gigs, such as package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride sharing. The program is live in San Diego and will launch in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year.

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Lyft Partners With National Federation of the Blind

By working with the National Federation of the Blind, Lyft has made its app more accessible to blind passengers and is helping to educate the public on how ride hailing can improve the lives of these passengers.

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Uber and Getaround Offer Pilot Program in San Francisco

Through this pilot program, Uber drivers can rent vehicles through Getaround’s peer-to-peer carsharing platform. It’s a flat fee of $5 per hour.

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Ride-Hailing Services Add Traffic to Denver Roads

According to a University of Colorado study, about 34% of people would have taken transit, biked, or walked if they hadn’t used ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft. Passengers in Denver, Boulder, and various nearby suburbs were surveyed for four months.

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Uber Looks to Partner with Rental Companies in Taiwan

After a two-month suspension, Uber will have to partner with licensed rental car companies in order to resume its ride-hailing services in Taipei.

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Lawsuit Claims Uber Used Scheme to Defraud Drivers, Passengers

A proposed class-action lawsuit claims the ride-hailing app manipulates the navigation data that calculates the fare amount for its users as well as the amount reported and paid to its drivers.

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My Number One Takeaway from ICRS 2017

This year’s International Car Rental Show (ICRS) opened the door to new business models facing transportation today — yet adapting to these new technologies is not the first key to survival.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Fleet After Ariz. Crash

The ride-hailing company has suspended its autonomous test fleet operations while investigating the collision.

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Uber Drivers Guilty of Using Vehicles for Commercial Use

A Hong Kong court found five Uber drivers guilty of illegally using their vehicles for commercial purposes.

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Didi Chuxing to Add English Platform

Ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing plans to add an English version to its app as early as spring this year.

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