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Self-driving car technology can’t deliver on overblown ride-sharing promises

Self-driving car technology can’t deliver on overblown ride-sharing promises

In the battle to go public, Lyft might be winning. The company’s initial public offering — with a target of  more than $20 billion — is expected shortly, ahead of rival Uber. Key to wooing public investors, however, is showing potential for strong returns. That’s a problem because both ride-hailing giants spend more than they earn. Their biggest(…)

The ‘handoff-problem – Who’s to blame for robo-car deaths?

The ‘handoff-problem – Who’s to blame for robo-car deaths?

An interesting comment on Uber’s Tempe-crash in Intelligent Transport: Arizona prosecutors said Tuesday that they wouldn’t charge Uber with a crime after one of its autonomous cars hit and killed a pedestrian last year. Instead, they said investigators should look into what the safety driver “would or should have seen that night.” One interesting point about the news was(…)

Transport for London to trial on-demand bus service with ViaVan and Go-Ahead

Transport for London to trial on-demand bus service with ViaVan and Go-Ahead

Transport for London (TfL) is to trial on-demand bus service in Sutton with ViaVan and Go-Ahead (Pickmeup). The trial is expected to last a year and will see areas of Sutton which currently do not have access to public transport connected through the scheme. Transport for London (TfL) launched a four-week consultation on plans to(…)

Eurostar reports record performance in 2018

Eurostar reports record performance in 2018

Eurostar, the high-speed rail link between the UK and mainland Europe, reported record sales revenues and passenger numbers for 2018, underpinned by a buoyant business travel market, strong US traveller numbers and the launch of Eurostar’s new service between London and Amsterdam. 11 million passengers travelled by Eurostar in 2018, representing a 7% increase compared(…)

Airports feared losing revenue to Uber and Lyft. Here’s what happened

Airports feared losing revenue to Uber and Lyft. Here’s what happened

Airport officials were understandably nervous when Uber and Lyft drivers began pulling up at terminals across the country a few years ago. After all, more fliers using the relatively cheap ride-hailing services could mean that fewer would pay for airport parking and rental car services — two significant sources of airport revenue. “At the time,(…)

How the internet is clogging up city streets

How the internet is clogging up city streets

Traffic in New York is slowing down. Jams are endemic in Manhattan, especially in its business districts. Daytime traffic in the busiest areas now moves almost 20% more slowly than it did five years ago. It seems a place ripe for wide use of ride-hailing apps that, you might think, would alleviate some of the(…)

2getthere partners with NTU Singapore and SMRT

2getthere partners with NTU Singapore and SMRT

2getthere, the Utrecht-based company specializing in autonomous transit systems, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and SMRT Services have joined forces to deploy fully automated Group Rapid Transit (GRT) autonomous vehicles (AV) on the NTU Smart Campus by 2019. The three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), paving the way for the GRT to be(…)

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

Toyota Connected Europe to bring advanced mobility services to the European market

Toyota Connected (TC) is expanding the global reach of its technology-driven mobility solutions with the launch of Toyota Connected Europe (TCEU). The new start-up company, based in London, will support the growing adoption of new mobility businesses in Europe with products and services tailored to the unique needs of the market. Toyota Connected North America’s(…)

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,(…)

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