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Taxi unions march in Argentina to protest Uber

Taxi unions march in Argentina to protest Uber

Drivers from Buenos Aires’ powerful taxi unions will take to the streets on Thursday to begin two days of protests against ride-hailing apps including Uber, which they claim operate illegally in the city. The march on Thursday is expected to attract thousands of people. It will culminate at Plaza de Mayo, a historic focal point(…)

Karhoo wins European startup Gold Prize

Karhoo wins European startup Gold Prize

Urban mobility marketplace Karhoo won the prestigious European Startup Gold Prize for mobility on Thursday (April 11th). Beating over 500 other mobility startups to the top prize, the victory marks a milestone moment for the company which was formed just two years ago. During the main event at the European Parliament in Brussels, Karhoo alongside(…)

Korton Group splits: Korton Software joins Total Specific Solutions

Korton Group splits: Korton Software joins Total Specific Solutions

Total Specific Solutions has taken its first steps into the mobility and personal transport vertical with the acquisition of Korton Software BV, a supplier of software solutions for mobility of specific target groups. With the acquisition, TSS strengthens its portfolio of software solutions for municipalities who are responsible for taking care of the transportation needs(…)

‘Please meet your TNC-rides in the garage’ San Francisco Airport says

‘Please meet your TNC-rides in the garage’ San Francisco Airport says

Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft together made 10 million pickups and drop-offs at SFO in 2018, creating more congestion than ever. Now the airport is trying to manage the chaos. The two companies are now making a combined 1,200 pickups and drop-offs every hour at SFO. In response, the airport put out a statement last(…)

Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, to secure an investment as large as $1 billion for its autonomous vehicles unit. The deal would value the business at between $5 billion and $10 billion, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber declined to comment. The news comes(…)

Juno selling for almost nothing

Juno selling for almost nothing

Juno, New York’s third-largest app-based service by market share, is for sale at a nominal asking price by parent company Gett, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person said Juno was losing $1 million a day. Several other industry insiders said Gett has approached its ride-hail rivals about buying the struggling service.(…)

Uber to pay $20 million to its drivers in California and Massachusetts

Uber to pay $20 million to its drivers in California and Massachusetts

Uber will pay $20 million to its drivers in California and Massachusetts to settle a class-action lawsuit that raised the question of what responsibility the company has to its workers. Lawyers for Uber said in a court filing Tuesday that they had agreed to a settlement with thousands of drivers. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen(…)

Uber ‘not criminally liable’ for self-driving death in Tempe, Arizona

Uber ‘not criminally liable’ for self-driving death in Tempe, Arizona

Uber will not face criminal charges for a fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars. Prosecutors have ruled that the company is not criminally liable for the death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was struck as she crossed a road in Tempe, Arizona. The car’s back-up driver could still face criminal charges. A police(…)

Matatu hailing app launched for Nairobi commuters

Matatu hailing app launched for Nairobi commuters

MobiTill Epesi Smart Transport Solution, has come up with a mobile application system that aims to streamline public transport the same way ride-sharing apps have done with the taxi economy. According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mary Mwangi, the app will schedule matatus and buses in Nairobi which will, in turn, reduce congestion at(…)

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