Articles tagged “car-sharing”

Rental Cars

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Car-sharing marketplaces are finding that partnerships with automotive leasing companies and insurers may be a more cost-effective way to get the word out about their services than using traditional digital marketing efforts.

Car-Sharing Startups BlaBlaCar and Turo Use NonTraditional Strategies to Boost Usage

Hotels

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

Online Travel

Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Enters Sacramento and Uber Responds

The taxi industry is going to have to get used to it. There is more competition now in the form of Lyft, Uber, and services such as Zipcar. Although individual startups may come and go, the ride-sharing concept is here to stay.

Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Enters Sacramento and Uber Responds

Rental Cars

Avis Budget Wants an Even Younger Fleet at Zipcar

The next step in Zipcar-Avis Budget buddying-up is technology sharing, with Avis Budget cars expected to get a Zipcar refresh. At least that's the plan.

Avis Budget Wants an Even Younger Fleet at Zipcar

Online Travel

Hollywood actors ditch restaurant jobs and embrace ride-sharing for cash

Ride-sharing is becoming an attractive employment and transportation alternative as long as there is some regulation, and the ride-sharing companies don't gouge riders. On the other hand, they won't succeed if they become to pricey.

Rental Cars

Hertz learns from car-sharing startups, launches 24/7 self-serve service

Hertz is a brand that consumers already trust and it has a fleet that outsizes most car-sharing companies combined; this makes the traditional rental company a formidable competitor in the growing industry of on-demand cars.

Hertz learns from car-sharing startups, launches 24/7 self-serve service

Rental Cars

Los Angeles and California disagree on legality of ride-sharing startups

The ride-sharing startups received the green light to operate statewide and are now caught in the middle of a state versus city regulation debate; however, it’s anticipated that LA’s new major will quick change rules in favor of innovation.

Rental Cars

Berlin becomes world’s largest car-sharing city with new one-way routes

Car manufacturers are driving the revolution in car-sharing by catering to a new generation of city-dwellers that don’t want to own a car but the flexibility to easily rent one.

Berlin becomes world’s largest car-sharing city with new one-way routes

Rail

U.S. regulator says D.C. taxi rules may be too restrictive, sides with Uber

FTC has frowned upon restrictive taxicab regulations in Colorado and Alaska before and now it has shown its displeasure in high-profile DC market. This is a big moral win -- not an actual one, since FTC is in advisory capacity here for now -- for Uber and other such new companies.

Online Travel

Car sharing startup RelayRides acquires Wheelz for its unlocking technology

The manual transfer of keys would be a major barrier to RelayRides’ growth while its competition like Zipcar and Getaround make it easy for users to independently unlock cars.

Car sharing startup RelayRides acquires Wheelz for its unlocking technology