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The new symbiosis between automakers and ride-hailing companies

The new symbiosis between automakers and ride-hailing companies

Automakers will increasingly find themselves in a complicated relationship with ride-hailing companies such as Lyft and Uber. The latter will be competitors but also customers. In the next few years, sales to drivers for Lyft, Uber and others will almost certainly offset declines in car purchases by users of the services. As shared mobility services(…)

What Wall Street can learn from Yellow Taxis and Uber

What Wall Street can learn from Yellow Taxis and Uber

Just a few years ago in New York City, the yellow cab was dominant. The service and comfort weren’t great, the cabs were often dirty, and they were scarce when most needed, but they were so lucrative that a taxi medallion cost over $1 million. Technology had already disrupted everything from music to retailing, but(…)

ViaVan launches in Amsterdam, Berlin opening still pending

ViaVan launches in Amsterdam, Berlin opening still pending

ViaVan, the joint venture between Via and Mercedes-Benz Vans, on March 5 announced the launch of its shared ride service in Amsterdam. This is the company’s first of several planned deployments in the European market. The Berlin opening, where the local public transport company BVG and ViaVan are teaming up, seems to have stalled, as(…)

Breanne E. Injeski joins Windels Marx as special counsel

Breanne E. Injeski joins Windels Marx as special counsel

Windels Marx Transportation Practice Group Chair and partner, Matthew W. Daus, announced that former Deputy General Counsel for the NYC Comptroller’s Office, Breanne Injeski, has joined the firm as Special Counsel. “We are excited to welcome Bre to our Transportation Practice Group, where her years of diverse legal experience in both the public and private sector(…)

Lyft commits to cutting the problem of health care transportation in half by 2020

Lyft commits to cutting the problem of health care transportation in half by 2020

In the wake of Uber’s entry into the healthcare transportation market, Lyft wants to remind people that’s a space it’s been working at for years, with partnerships across brokers of non-emergency medical transportation that cover nine of the top 10 health care systems in the U.S. It’s adding Allscripts today, and already counts Blue Cross(…)

Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcare

Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcare

Uber’s launching a new business line called Uber Health that will provide a ride-hailing platform available specifically to healthcare providers, letting clinics, hospitals, rehab centers and more easily assign rides for their patients and clients from a centralized dashboard – without requiring that the rider even have the Uber app, or a smartphone. The Uber(…)

Mercedes-Benz takes pole position as World’s Most Valuable Car Brand

Mercedes-Benz takes pole position as World’s Most Valuable Car Brand

Mercedes-Benz has overtaken Toyota and BMW to claim pole position as the world’s most valuable automobile brand, following 24% year-on-year growth to US$43.9 billion, according to the latest Brand Finance report. Mercedes-Benz’s surge in brand value was driven largely by a big rise in forecast revenue as car sales increased by 9.9% to 2.3 million vehicles.(…)

EU meetings fire debate on emissions and Mobility Package proposals

EU meetings fire debate on emissions and Mobility Package proposals

Brexit, innovation and decarbonisation, together with the European Commission’s Mobility and Clean Mobility Package proposals, topped the agenda in Brussels last week, as groups from IRU’s EU membership gathered for two days of debate. The EU Goods Transport Liaison Committee (CLTM) elected its new board members. Vojtěch Hromíř from the Czech Republic’s ČESMAD Bohemia was elected president,(…)

The ride-hailing business is now way bigger than Uber and Lyft

The ride-hailing business is now way bigger than Uber and Lyft

The ranks of companies in the ride-sharing game have swelled far beyond the likes of Uber and Lyft, past the self-driving gurus like Google sister company Waymo, past even the established automakers. It’s the question on the lips of just about everybody involved in the transportation business—and a few who aren’t. The ranks of those(…)

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