This seems like a win-win for the ridesharing companies and the car companies working with them. What's debatable is whether drivers really benefit, too.
If delays continue many travelers will not bother using the Chunnel which could hurt those that couldn't otherwise afford to travel.
You know it must be a rough battle if Uber is trying to make friendly. But considering the ambitions of both companies this would only be a temporary truce.
As app-based ride-hailing services become widespread in personal use, it's no surprise that corporate travel use is also increasing — even if some employers aren't fully on board yet.
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.
Humans have a way of mucking up the works sometimes, especially when you're talking about the initial adoption of new technology like self-driving cars. The test and learn approach will one day solve this problem too.
Travel managers will have a lot to worry about going into next year; at least significantly higher prices likely won't be one of them.
In Vancouver, Uber probably should have tried the same tactics it deployed in New York City, another major city with a very strong taxi association.
A real notable accomplishment: Enterprise made a name for itself as a rental car company that you didn't dread using, one that didn't hit you with fees until it hertz.
If you can't beat 'em, then join 'em -- or at least, from Hertz's perspective, partner with Uber and Lyft to attract a new revenue stream. Hertz, Avis Budget, Enterprise and others can't sit on their butts and they are scurrying to adapt.