Tagged Ride Hailing

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.


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.


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.


Europcar Launches First-Kilometer, Last-Kilometer Service

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


Calif. Judge to Approve $7M Uber Settlement

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


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%.


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.


GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.


U.S. Car Rental: Sanity in the Face of Disruption

A newfound austerity in fleeting is producing a domino effect of benefits for 2018.


HyreCar Expands to New York

HyreCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that connects vehicle owners with potential drivers, has expanded its service to New York state.


Is Ride-Hailing Reducing Number of Vehicles on Road?

A study by the University of California Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies looked at the adoption, utilization, and impacts of ride-hailing (Uber and Lyft) in the United States.


GO Rentals Analyzes Cost Difference Between Rental Car, Uber, Taxi

New Zealand-based GO Rentals has researched Uber prices, taxi prices, and worldwide rental car rates to come up with the answer, depending on where you are in the world.


Ford Partners With Lyft to Test Self-Driving Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. will be working with Lyft to eventually deploy its self-driving vehicles on the ride-hailing company’s platform.


A Shared Mobility Model Takes Shape for Fleets

Technology that allows cab drivers flexible access to a shared fleet is leveling the playing field for an 89-year-old taxi company.


Uber Names New CEO

Uber’s board of directors has voted unanimously to appoint Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new CEO. Khosrowshahi, the former CEO of Expedia, has accepted the position.


GM's Weekly Car Rental Service Continues to Expand Across U.S.

GM’s Maven Gig service now provides vehicles for freelance drivers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, including package delivery, food or grocery delivery, and ride hailing.


Own the Fleet, Own the Future

In the dialogue surrounding new transportation paradigms, fleets have been off the public radar until recently. Here’s what’s going on, and a way for you to participate in the conversation.


Ride Hailing Continues to Accelerate for Business Travelers

In the second quarter 2017, ride-hailing service Uber gained 2% to claim 55% of ground transportation overall, according to the Certify SpendSmart Report. Taxi dropped to 8% while car rental saw a two-point decline in business travel transactions.


Lyft Launches Minnie Van Service at Disney World

Guests at select Walt Disney World Resorts can now use Lyft’s new Minnie Van service, which accommodates up to six riders and provides two car seats.


Lyft Users Can Now Add Taco Bell Stop to Ride

Taco Mode is an in-app option for Lyft passengers, providing them with Taco Bell swag, custom in-car menu, a tricked-out taco-themed car, and a free Doritos Locos Taco.


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