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Uber’s goodwill campaign arrives in New York City

Uber’s goodwill campaign arrives in New York City

With momentum building in New York City to curb the growth of companies like Uber, the corporation’s CEO spent Monday recasting the Silicon Valley unicorn with the bad-boy reputation as Mr. Nice Guy. Dara Khosrowshahi, the former Expedia CEO who’s been trying to reshape Uber since replacing Travis Kalanick last summer, began the day by(…)

Sony rolls out ‘Everybody’s Taxi’ dispatch service later this year

Sony rolls out ‘Everybody’s Taxi’ dispatch service later this year

Sony is moving forward with plans to introduce a taxi-hailing service in Japan, unveiling a joint venture with cab companies called ‘Everybody’s Taxi’, writes Bloomberg. The Japanese electronics maker, which announced in February that it was forming an alliance, said it will begin services within the current fiscal year through March. Subsidiary Sony Payment Services(…)

Uber and Lyft failing to support those with reduced mobility in New York

Uber and Lyft failing to support those with reduced mobility in New York

Out of a fleet of 100,000 for-hire vehicles in New York City, the Taxi and Limousine Commission has estimated that only 0.5 per cent of them are wheelchair accessible, reports intelligenttransport. A recent report by New York Lawyers For The Public Interest (NYLPI) has highlighted a serious fault within the operation of for-hire vehicle (FHV)(…)

Uber posts rare profit, sort of, MoneyCNN reports

Uber posts rare profit, sort of, MoneyCNN reports

Uber just turned a big profit — but don’t get used to it. The startup said Wednesday that it posted a $2.5 billion profit in the first quarter after years of mounting losses. However, the impressive figure was almost entirely the result of Uber ceding two of its operations abroad to rivals. Uber said it(…)

Green taxis: We’re hurting too

Green taxis: We’re hurting too

In the debate about Uber and cabs, those created to serve the outer boroughs are forgotten, writes Nancy Reynoso who is a green taxi driver who lives in Bronx, New York City. When City Council Speaker Corey Johnson expressed his support during a recent radio interview for a package of bills that would better regulate(…)

California may push Uber and Lyft to go electric, with far-reaching consequences

California may push Uber and Lyft to go electric, with far-reaching consequences

For more than a decade California has pushed automakers to green their lineups by selling zero-emission vehicles to aid its fight against pollution and greenhouse gases. But as more people opt for on-demand ride services rather than driving themselves, it was only a matter of time before state officials targeted Uber and Lyft fleets to reduce emissions,(…)

Disrupters don’t stand a chance against car companies

Disrupters don’t stand a chance against car companies

Waymo and Uber may pioneer self-driving cars, but history shows incumbents like GM are more likely to follow through. Companies like GM know how to work at scale, writes Bloomberg. The technology for self-driving cars keeps improving. And there’s no shortage of investment, from both tech and automobile companies. What’s missing so far is a(…)

Report: Taxi & Mobility Update 2018 – What does tomorrow’s mobility look like?

Report: Taxi & Mobility Update 2018 – What does tomorrow’s mobility look like?

What’s tomorrow’s mobility going to look like? And what’s the taxi industry’s role in styling that new mobility? Or continuing to work in it? These and other questions were asked by the organisers and participants at the sixth annual international Taxi & Mobility Update conference, held in Brussels on 19 and 20 April. As always,(…)

De Blasio administration looks to take air out of Uber’s tires

De Blasio administration looks to take air out of Uber’s tires

The de Blasio administration urged the City Council on Monday to put the brakes on the expansion of the e-hail vehicle industry. Meera Joshi, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chair of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, made the request of the local legislature’s Committee on For-Hire Vehicles during a hearing at City Hall. The head of(…)

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