Uber and Lyft could be part of urban innovation plans to streamline public transit but increased traffic and fumes could be a roadblock in some cases.
The irony of this conversation, unfortunately for car services, is that ridesharing trips already account for nearly half of ground transportation spending expensed through U.S. companies. So the fingerpointing and recriminations continue.
Deem will try to become more relevant by reducing its product offerings and adopting a more focused approach to developing travel solutions. But in an extremely crowded marketplace, it may be a case of too little, too late.
It's probably only a matter of time before governments and other public services begin to leverage the power of ridesharing services for the public good.
That's one way to both one-up your chief rival and solve your regulation challenges in one fell swoop.
What do you get the online travel agency that seemingly has everything it can have? Several majority investments, apparently, as Expedia is on an investment spree of sorts across various sectors of the travel industry.
It doesn't matter whether Maven succeeds. GM is trying multiple things here, and has the potential to disrupt everything from car rentals to taxi hailing. Really: GM.
As Uber dips its toes in the logistics and delivery industry it has to be careful of how thin it spreads itself as its core product faces scrutiny around the world.
The Bandwagon app's matching system is a smart way to reduce congestion and wait times without impacting current transportation infrastructure. If it's a success, we expect the service to expand quickly.
With just $40 million in the bank, don't expect Getaround to make good on its pledge to launch in "all major U.S. cities in the next year," but this latest funding round, in tandem with other fundings in this space, shows that ground transportation and ridesharing is the hottest thing going at the moment.