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Autocab and Karhoo partner, adding 140.000 more cars to the network

Autocab and Karhoo partner, adding 140.000 more cars to the network

Karhoo, the new cab comparison and booking app, has partnered with Autocab, the world’s largest taxi dispatch system, to integrate and align their technological solutions, which will allow all of Autocab’s fleets to seamlessly join the Karhoo platforms. Autocab operates in 26 countries and 320 cities, from Australia to Spain to the UK, has 60(…)

MaaS Finland now MaaS Global

MaaS Finland now MaaS Global

MaaS Finland has officially changed its name to MaaS Global. The company also has a new logo and visual identity that will be used in the company material and its communications channels. ”Our new name better supports our global approach as we will be expanding the service to other countries already this year. We are still proud of(…)

Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

Google has a solution to help mitigate injuries in the event a pedestrian and a self-driving car collide: human flypaper. In a patent issued this week, the search giant describes a “system for protecting a colliding object from a secondary impact, after an initial impact with a vehicle.” The patent calls for a giant sticker(…)

DivvyRide a new driver focused rideshare app is now available

DivvyRide a new driver focused rideshare app is now available

DivvyRide is a Chicago-based rideshare startup that is addressing the need for better earnings and higher job satisfaction for rideshare drivers. Our major point of differentiation is that we focus on the 3 million plus drivers in the United States as our primary customers. Our business model makes us unique when compared to all other(…)

London’s black cabs introduce split payment via Gett

London’s black cabs introduce split payment via Gett

Gett, the global app for on-demand transportation, is proud to announce you can now split your fare payment when riding in over 15,000 black cabs in the UK. Since one person usually hails the cab, splitting cash payments can be awkward or put you out of pocket. No more worrying about ordering a cab for(…)

Taxi-hailing app Curb (Verifone) takes on Uber with a new weapon

Taxi-hailing app Curb (Verifone) takes on Uber with a new weapon

After being caught like a deer in Uber’s headlights for the past five years, the taxi industry appears to be waking up, writes Matthew Flamm of Crain’s in New York.   Verifone Taxi Systems announced Wednesday that its recently acquired cab-hailing app Curb (previously Taxi Magic) will soon launch in New York with an advance-booking(…)

Taxis Verts launches UK-app Splyt in Brussels

Taxis Verts launches UK-app Splyt in Brussels

‘Order and share a taxi with the new application Splyt and save up to 40% off for the ride’. That’s what Brussels leading radio circuit Taxis Verts (600 cabs) promises its old and new customers since yesterday. Splyt, a global first in the taxi industry according to Taxis Verts, offers a unique and innovative service(…)

Should US government speed up development of self-driving cars?

Should US government speed up development of self-driving cars?

Executives from companies developing self-driving cars will testify before a congressional committee on Tuesday March 15. The head of Google’s self-driving car program, along with representatives from GM and Lyft, will testify about the government’s role in promoting the technology — after manufacturers complained that regulation was hampering its development. The meet comes shortly after(…)

Is BMW working on a rival to Uber?

Is BMW working on a rival to Uber?

BMW Is readying a rival to Uber and ride-sharing services in Germany say German media, Bloomberg and webmagazine Skift. We’ve long wished to see an old-school yet innovative transport brand take on Uber. BMW may just be that brand. BMW is said to be exploring offering a ride-sharing service, something that would pit it against(…)

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