Articles tagged “ride-sharing”

Online Travel

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Come for the rides, stay for the food. Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber as CEO when ridehailing was everything. Now he's navigating a multi-product approach. Yet when it comes to profits, Uber's still en route.

Uber CEO Is Fine Not Having a Superapp Model to Broaden Ridesharer’s Reach Into Travel

Online Travel

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Despite the pandemic, BlaBlaCar served 50 million passengers in carpools or buses in 2020, which shows remarkable resilience. The French startup has aggressive plans to create a rail service, debut a travel booking app for travelers, and expand its bus network much farther outside of Europe.

Startup BlaBlaCar Raises $115 Million for Long-Distance Carpooling and Bus Travel

Rail

Uber to Cover Its South African Drivers With Insurance in Case of Violence

Sometimes you can do well by doing right. Uber is correct to offer insurance to its drivers in South African cities in case of their death or injury due to violent attacks or crime. That move should also help it woo more drivers to sign up.

Uber to Cover Its South African Drivers With Insurance in Case of Violence

Rental Cars

Japan is Finally Introducing Ride-Hailing Ahead of 2020 Summer Olympics

Japan is slowly beginning to shed its isolated characteristics as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and also recently legalized alternative accommodations across the country. It will be interesting to see if taxis and successfully collaborate with ride-hailing apps, which hasn't been the case in many other countries.

Japan is Finally Introducing Ride-Hailing Ahead of 2020 Summer Olympics

Online Travel

Ridesharing Startups Raised $28 Billion in 2017 Despite Tighter Restrictions

Uber grabs the headlines. But this year expect money to pour into other mobility-themed companies, including ones focused on car-pooling, peer-to-peer car rentals, and bike-sharing.

Ridesharing Startups Raised $28 Billion in 2017 Despite Tighter Restrictions

Rental Cars

Uber Lost $1.5 Billion in the Third Quarter So Can It Be Profitable?

Can Uber ever be profitable? One thing is clear: The company will have to find a way to ensure its big payouts for legal woes become truly one-time — and not ongoing — expenses.

Uber Lost $1.5 Billion in the Third Quarter So Can It Be Profitable?

Rental Cars

Uber Will Train 150 Agents on Sexual Assault Reports

The $5 million that Uber is pledging is a modest step, but the question is whether it amounts to a deep-seated commitment to combat sexual assault within its ridesharing service or whether this is window-dressing geared for some nice public relations.

Uber Will Train 150 Agents on Sexual Assault Reports

Rental Cars

Ride-Sharing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Are Contributing to Urban Congestion

Like any new technology or service, there are often unintended consequences. Uber, Lyft and others are putting more cars on the road, which isn't great, but on the other hand they make for more affordable transportation and possibly see fewer people driving drunk. So there's that.

Ride-Sharing Apps Like Uber and Lyft Are Contributing to Urban Congestion

Transport

Transportation Spending Grabs Smaller Share of Household Income in Sharing Economy Era

The democratization of travel in the U.S. has led to a smaller share of spending on cars and transportation over the last 30 years. It's disheartening, though, that transportation costs still account for the second largest spending bucket for U.S. residents.

Transportation Spending Grabs Smaller Share of Household Income in Sharing Economy Era

Rental Cars

Uber UK and Northern Europe Boss to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight

Whether or not Bertram's departure is tied to Uber's problems in London, getting someone new in there sends a positive signal that Uber realizes its shortcomings in the UK, and wants to fix them.

Uber UK and Northern Europe Boss to Step Down Amid London Licensing Fight