Tag: ride-hailing

Ford’s Chariot Program Didn’t Last Very Long

Chariot, Ford’s app-based shuttle service, has announced it will throw in the towel due to the rapidly changing “mobility landscape” of major cities. When the company launched in 2014 with Jim Hackett at the helm, it joined a bundle of “microtransit” firms hoping to undercut brands like Uber while providing a viable alternative to public transportation. […]

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Uber’s Quarterly Losses Reach $1.1 Billion in Third Quarter

Uber’s in a bit of trouble after quarterly losses surged to $1.1 billion dollars. The ride-hailing giant has watched its sales growth dwindle this year, despite an expensive attempt to promote its global expansion. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see from a company at the forefront of “revolutionizing” the automotive sector, especially […]

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Uber Announces Its Own Rewards Program For Riders to Earn Ride Upgrades and More

Ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber are starting to give back to its riders, with both companies announcing new rewards programs. Uber’s rewards program was officially announced on Wednesday, and, at the time of publication, has a waiting list for those interested in the program to sign up. Uber Rewards is launching in nine cities […]

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Pilotless Pacifica Rides for Paying Customers Are Just a Month Away: Report

Waymo expects to quietly rolls out a commercial, autonomous ride-hailing service early next month, a new report claims, making it the first such service to open itself up to paying customers. The company, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, has tested a fleet of driverless Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids in Arizona for some time, recently bringing […]

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Waymo will reportedly launch a commercial driverless car service in Phoenix

Only weeks after obtaining a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California without a safety driver behind the wheel, Google spinoff Waymo is reportedly gearing up to launch a commercial taxi service that’ll go head to head with Lyft, Uber, and other ride-hailing incumbents. According to Bloomberg, it could launch in early December and will […]

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One Way of Finding Customers: Pay People to Use Your Service

Ride-hailing company Lyft wants you to ditch your car — and hopefully give it up altogether. After rolling out a limited pilot project in Chicago last month, the company has launched a new initiative in 35 American and Canadian cities that compels drivers to leave their car untouched for 30 days. Lyft hopes to find 2,000 […]

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Toyota Investing $500 Million Into Uber for Driverless Partnership

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to drop about $500 million into Uber Technologies Inc. under an agreement that will see both companies work jointly on self-driving vehicles. The ultimate goal is for Toyota to bring to market its own autonomous vehicles using some of Uber’s hardware, with direct access to its ride-sharing network. According to the automaker, […]

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Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car

Say you’re an urbanite who made the decision to leave the perils and unexpected expenses of car ownership begin and rely only on your phone. A money-saving choice? Not necessarily, according to a study the American Automobile Association. Drawing information from numerous studies, AAA’s report looks at the cost of owning a vehicle versus the […]

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Same Old Song: Study Claims Uber and Lyft Increasing Congestion Problem in Seattle

A new study from Schaller Consulting is claiming that ride-hailing services, like Uber and Lyft, contributed to 94 million additional miles being driven on Seattle-area roads in 2017. We’ve heard similar claims in the past. Data-backed allegations typically revolve around the notion that app-based services don’t encourage motorists to carpool so much as they pull pedestrians […]

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