Articles tagged “sidecar”

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Sidecar and Lyft Will Introduce Mandatory Fares in California

Sidecar and Lyft Will Introduce Mandatory Fares in California

Los Angeles Times

The difference between the sharing economy and the old economy gets smaller as the newcomers contend with the realities of human nature.

6 years ago

Skift Asks: Do You Need a Taxi Hailing App?

Skift Asks: Do You Need a Taxi Hailing App?

Jason Clampet, Skift

Car-hailing apps are the hot thing in ground transportation, but they'll need a big market to succeed. We see a few glimpses of that here, as well as a few things that could be speedbumps for the services.

6 years ago

Los Angles ride-share battle heats up: Cease and desist orders, cabbie protest

Los Angles ride-share battle heats up: Cease and desist orders, cabbie protest

Associated Press

The battles that travel companies need to have on a local level in order to stay in business are always so much more difficult than the problem they're trying to solve.

6 years ago

New York City pulls sting on two SideCar drivers, impounds one car

Sidecar's complaint seeks to sidestep the city's concerns by arguing about the startup's altruistic goals and the taxi commission's monopolistic ways. There's truth in both, but certainly realize that new entrants to a market are going to get pushed back by entrenched players.

7 years ago

San Francisco Airport tells six ride-sharing services to stay away

What's the difference between an unlicensed driver picking up passengers at an airport using who's found his passenger with an app and one who finds the passenger by carefully approaching passengers at the departure gate? One we call "disruptive," the other we find distasteful.

7 years ago

SideCar won’t let a small matter like Austin laws stop its SXSW business

When drivers for SideCar get busted in Austin, they'll be the ones stuck with the fines, not the VC-backed startup. How's that for sharing?

7 years ago

The tricky balance between legality and innovation in the sharing economy

The tricky balance between legality and innovation in the sharing economy

Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News

As disruptive companies in the sharing economy take hold, local laws in some cases will change to accommodate them. That is beginning to happen.

7 years ago

Car-sharing service SideCar gearing up for Seattle

More disruption in ground transportation services as SideCar expands its base into Seattle.

7 years ago