Articles tagged “ridehailing”

Travel Technology

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

Waymo's test is a baby step — autonomous vehicles will serve the perimeter of the airport, avoiding the front door of terminals themselves. But it's the Alphabet unit's first foray into serving an airport. If it works, the days of driverless cars and profitable ridehailing services will edge closer.

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

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

Grab Nabs $856 Million From Japanese Investors Amid Merger Speculation With Rival Gojek

Whether rumors of a merger with rival Gojek will become a fact remain to be seen, but the latest fund injection Grab received for its payment services war chest is a clear boost for its valuation.

Grab Nabs $856 Million From Japanese Investors Amid Merger Speculation With Rival Gojek

Rental Cars

Uber, Lyft Will Cease Curbside Airport Pickups in Phoenix Over Higher Fees

Municipalities, like Phoenix, looking to tax increasingly popular ridehailing services to raise revenue will almost certainly face huge pushback from flyers. Will local tourism and convention businesses eventually suffer?

Uber, Lyft Will Cease Curbside Airport Pickups in Phoenix Over Higher Fees

Rental Cars

Avis Tackles Urban Congestion By Teaming Up With Ridehailing Rivals

Cities are getting more crowded with vehicles, and people are becoming more reluctant to use cars during business and leisure trips. Smart technology can help.

Avis Tackles Urban Congestion By Teaming Up With Ridehailing Rivals

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Amazon May Invest in Indonesia Superapp Gojek

Amazon is upping its presence in Southeast Asia, and currently has no toehold in Indonesia. This potential investment in Gojek could be an entry point there, as well as bolster its food delivery efforts in the region.

Amazon May Invest in Indonesia Superapp Gojek

Online Travel

Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber’s Exit

After Indonesia, Grab’s next biggest battleground is Vietnam. No surprise there, it's a rapidly growing economy with all the ingredients for a ridehailing explosion. Naturally Grab is not alone — rivals are aplenty.

Grab to Pump $500 Million Into Vietnam as More Rivals Enter After Uber’s Exit

Online Travel

Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

With a second Vision Fund, Japan has emerged as the dominant driver of key technologies, many of which apply to travel and tourism. While the first staked ridehailing and the future of work technologies, the second is said to eye opportunities in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

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Japan’s Ridehailing Ban Forces Uber to Think Up Unique Strategies

Uber wants to grow in Japan, home to its biggest investor. But ridehailing is banned there. What's a person to do? Come up with innovations, some of which it can carry globally. Here's how.

Japan’s Ridehailing Ban Forces Uber to Think Up Unique Strategies

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Grab Invests in Splyt to Give Users a One-App Ridehailing Solution Globally

What if you could use your everyday ridehailing app anywhere in the world? No more cumbersome downloads of another app or losing loyalty points from your app. That’s what Grab wants to achieve with its investment in Splyt. Too good to be true?

Grab Invests in Splyt to Give Users a One-App Ridehailing Solution Globally