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9 Shared-mobility startups eager to disrupt transportation

9 Shared-mobility startups eager to disrupt transportation

Nine upstarts pitched ideas to advance the booming shared-mobility industry Thursday in Chicago. Some tackled the young industry’s most dogged problems. Executives from nine fledgling companies faced three judges and 120 conventioneers on the opening afternoon of the Shared Use Mobility Summit. Read to the end to discover which three were selected as semifinalists to compete for votes over the(…)

The unethical greed of Deliveroo and Uber Eats

The unethical greed of Deliveroo and Uber Eats

Home-cooked meals can be a troublesome affair. First, a savoury, nutritious meal must be chosen from what seems like an endless selection of dishes. Then a trip to the supermarket is required to locate the various, skillfully-disguised ingredients, a task more challenging than identifying a Bichon Frise in a cotton field. Finally, there’s the messy(…)

Women in public transport: Ground-breaking agreement announced on International Women’s Day

Women in public transport: Ground-breaking agreement announced on International Women’s Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and UITP (the International Association of Public Transport) have signed a joint agreement to strengthen women’s employment in public transport. The two parties will now work with unions and employers to implement the agreement in pilot cities, with an announcement of the first city expected later this year. This(…)

Lime’s integration with Google Maps expands to a further 80 cities

Lime’s integration with Google Maps expands to a further 80 cities

Lime’s bikes and scooters can now be found via Google Maps by users in almost 100 different cities worldwide, from London to Mexico City. Better connected mobility is set to be one of the hallmarks of 2019, and in line with that trend, micromobility provider Lime has announced that riders in more than 80 new(…)

NAVYA announces the appointment of Étienne Hermite as CEO

NAVYA announces the appointment of Étienne Hermite as CEO

NAVYA,  a leading company in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart and shared mobility solutions, announces today the appointment of Étienne Hermite as Chief Executive Officer. His mandate will take effect on March 18. After graduating from HEC in 1999, Étienne Hermite, 42, started his career as Business Development Manager for Vivendi Universal’s digital branch before(…)

Can a ridehailing app be ethical? Via thinks so.

Can a ridehailing app be ethical? Via thinks so.

Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch? Roman K. tried a lot of car jobs. After immigrating to New York from Tbilisi, Georgia, he worked at an auto shop, but the dust and chemicals made him sick.(…)

Ride sharing market size worth $11.94 billion by 2025

Ride sharing market size worth $11.94 billion by 2025

The global ride sharing market size is projected to reach USD 11.94 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. It is projected to register a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period. Increasing awareness in regular commuters regarding environmental deterioration due to vehicle emission is expected to drive the growth.(…)

Why companies like Lyft and Uber are going public without having profits?

Why companies like Lyft and Uber are going public without having profits?

The last time unprofitable companies went public at this rate was in 2000 — the year the dot-com bubble burst. Lyft filed paperwork to become a public company last week, with a valuation of $15 billion. But the ride-sharing company is still deeply unprofitable. Recode investigated. The company had a net loss of nearly $1(…)

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