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Uber rides again in Vienna after two-day suspension

Uber rides again in Vienna after two-day suspension

Ride-hailing service Uber has resumed operations in Vienna after a two-day suspension to comply with an injunction pending a ruling in a local taxi firm’s lawsuit, Reuters reports. A spokesman for the court in the Austrian capital had said that the injunction required Uber to stop operations until it could ensure orders for rides were(…)

Op-ed: At last, a sign of hope for taxis

Op-ed: At last, a sign of hope for taxis

The Uber-generated chaos and despair in the taxi industry, a calamity that has turned my world upside down, was underscored by the spate of recent tragic suicides of livery drivers, and even one of my own fellow medallion owners. It is telling that it took someone’s ultimate sacrifice to get the media’s attention to what(…)

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

Japan is proving a tough market to crack for ride-sharing service providers, and not just because of regulatory barriers — there is also a relative lack of demand in a country where taxis are safe, affordable and, in urban areas, easy to catch. Many Japanese also do not commute by car so only a few(…)

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

New York City’s three biggest ride-hail companies have banded together to undo the recently passed Taxi and Limousine Commission mandate requiring them to make wheelchair accessible service a growing part of their operations. Uber, Lyft, and Via filed a petition in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday asking that the TLC mandate be vacated(…)

Uber wants to be the über-provider in transportation

Uber wants to be the über-provider in transportation

Uber users will be able to book e-bikes, buy public transit tickets and rent a car via the Uber app — and it’s all part of a bigger plan Uber wants to be the app that connects people to all types of transportation, not just car rides, writes Johana Bhuiyan on RecodeNet. Uber isn’t just(…)

CEO Khosrowshahi promotes ‘nicer’ image for Uber

CEO Khosrowshahi promotes ‘nicer’ image for Uber

As part of the previous announcement, Uber-CEO Khosrowshahi also announced that the company is expanding its recently acquired bike-share service, Jump, to Washington, D.C., where there is an existing dockless bike-share pilot and several competitors. Uber is also beginning to work with local Washington, D.C., regulators to establish a data-sharing pilot that the company hopes(…)

Ride-sharing service ViaVan launches in London

Ride-sharing service ViaVan launches in London

ViaVan has launched a revolutionary ride-sharing service in London, where seamless journeys can be matched in real time across the city. ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has announced the launch of its new shared ride service in London. Through the app, passengers will be seamlessly matched in real time with other(…)

Uber rival Taxify plots London comeback

Uber rival Taxify plots London comeback

Taxify, which operates in 26 countries across Europe, Africa and Australia, applied for a private hire licence with Transport for London (TfL) this month. If successful, it will mark the latest entry into the competitive London transport market, which has been shaken up by a string of tech companies. Taxify hopes to steal a march on(…)

MaaS Global and Whim app win Europe-wide contest with 500 innovative startups

MaaS Global and Whim app win Europe-wide contest with 500 innovative startups

The European Startup Prize for Mobility is the largest European contest for startups that specialize in mobility that incorporates sustainable development. MaaS Global’s Whim mobility app was selected as one of the three winners from ten finalists and from almost 500 startups. The contest, organized by the European Parliament, aims to help growth companies to(…)

NewMotion trials Vehicle-to-Grid technology in Amsterdam

NewMotion trials Vehicle-to-Grid technology in Amsterdam

NewMotion, Europe’s biggest provider of smart and safe charging solutions for electric driving, has installed the world’s first public charge points that can charge electric vehicles and deliver electricity back to the grid by using Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology. The company launched the pilot in Amsterdam alongside grid company Alliander, technology company Enervalis and(…)

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