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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(…)

Waymo 360-degree video shows how autonomous vehicles wor

Waymo 360-degree video shows how autonomous vehicles wor

Fresh on the heels of settling a contentious and expensive lawsuit with Uber, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo is looking to get out there and educate the public on how its autonomous vehicles work. In a blog post announcing that Waymo self-driving cars have racked up 5 million miles of driving experience on public roads, the(…)

Mobility on Demand: Three Key Components

Mobility on Demand: Three Key Components

Increasingly, mobility customers are turning to on-demand service providers to access an array of mobility options. Mobility on demand (MOD) is an innovative transportation concept where all consumers can access mobility, goods, and services on demand by dispatching or using shared mobility, delivery services, and public transportation solutions through an integrated and connected multi-modal network.(…)

Passengers who call Uber instead of an ambulance put drivers at risk

Passengers who call Uber instead of an ambulance put drivers at risk

Sick people are increasingly using ride-hail to get to the emergency room, putting drivers in an uncomfortable position and a potentially tricky legal bind. Mike Fish was driving for Uber 10 minutes outside of Boston when he picked up a second passenger in his Uber Pool who, he said, seemed “out of it, drowsy —(…)

How Norway became the leading EV market

How Norway became the leading EV market

The country of Norway only has 2.5 million cars, yet they own the largest share of electric vehicles in the world. Not only were they early movers, they were also early to market. Their incentive programs have sped up the introduction of electric vehicles to the population, but the buzz has been going on since the(…)

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