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Telstra acquires MTData to grow connected vehicle activity

Telstra acquires MTData to grow connected vehicle activity

Telstra has acquired Australian company MTData for an undisclosed fee, reports StartUp Daily, as it aims to grow out a “key pillar” of its connected vehicle offering. Founded in Australia in 2003, MTData has 11 global offices and operates across the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, the Middle East, providing GPS telematics and fleet management(…)

Contribution-based rideshare app announces launch

Contribution-based rideshare app announces launch

Chimo Applications Inc. announced the launch of its contribution based rideshare app called ifare that allows passengers and drivers to connect and get to where they need to be. Drivers and passengers can upload 3 pictures and provide a brief description of themselves in their profile. “Originally the app was designed for students to connect with other(…)

New business for Sweden’s Pointguard in the Middle East

New business for Sweden’s Pointguard in the Middle East

Recently Emirates Transport decided to choose Pointguard’s iToplight D-500 for their new taxi fleet in Abu Dhabi. The D-500 has already been on airport and smart taxis in Abu Dhabi for several years and after becoming the role model for the new regulations the Pointguard’s D-500 is now also making its way onto the Silver(…)

Addison Lee to launch branded car service in New York with acquisition of Tandem Technologies

Addison Lee to launch branded car service in New York with acquisition of Tandem Technologies

Addison Lee Group, the World’s largest managed car service, announced today that it is acquiring car service booking and management platform Tandem Technologies from Transdev to expand and enhance the company’s services for business customers in New York City. Tandem provides car service booking and management software to corporate customers in New York. The company’s(…)

Uber ties up with AXA for drivers’ accident cover in France

Uber ties up with AXA for drivers’ accident cover in France

Uber and insurance group AXA have joined forces in France to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service after it faced criticism over their treatment. In France, as in other countries, Uber has been challenged by lawmakers, workers’ rights advocates and the established taxi industry. They complain it is able unfairly(…)

KAPTYN – Smart Mobility Taxi Technology Company Reaches 60 Million Rides

KAPTYN – Smart Mobility Taxi Technology Company Reaches 60 Million Rides

Disruptive taxi technology company KAPTYN announced today that their taxi platform served its 60th Million ride in the U.S market. Boasting a robust platform centered around the only NIST and NCWM certified Smart Meter, KAPTYN provides a sustainable smart taxi solution to fleets and drivers and is bridging the innovation gap between legacy taxi service and new-age mobile demand and ride-sharing companies. KAPTYN has taken(…)

Addison Lee opens new £ 5 million high tech centre

Addison Lee opens new £ 5 million high tech centre

Europe’s leading car service, Addison Lee, announced the opening of Europe’s biggest and most advanced service and driver training facility in the private vehicle hire sector. Called Grand Union, the £5m project is the largest investment that the industry has ever seen in driver support. The new base near Heathrow will officially open at the(…)

Ford Smart Mobility acquires Chariot to boost its smart city transit plans

Ford Smart Mobility acquires Chariot to boost its smart city transit plans

Ford Smart Mobility, the company founded by Ford Motor Company to help provide alternate means of transportation, just made its first acquisition: Chariot, the San Francisco-based commuter ride-sharing startup, writes TechCrunch. For Ford, the move will make Chariot the cornerstone of its shuttle and mobility programs in cities going forward. Ford sees the startup as the(…)

Former regulator Gabe Klein launches CityFi

Former regulator Gabe Klein launches CityFi

Gabe Klein is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington DC Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first vs. automobiles on city streets.   This included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S. and building protected bike(…)

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