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UK business travellers are embracing the sharing economy

UK business travellers are embracing the sharing economy

More than half of company travel policies now allow the use of ride sharing services. Millennials (those aged between 18 to 34) show the greatest appetite for ride-sharing and home-sharing services and are most likely to harness technology whilst traveling. Millennial business travellers are driving technological change as consumer travel habits continue to impact the(…)

Volvo Cars and Autoliv create joint-venture for autonomous driving

Volvo Cars and Autoliv create joint-venture for autonomous driving

Volvo Cars, the global premium car maker, and Autoliv Inc, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, have signed a letter of intent to set up a new jointly-owned company to develop next generation autonomous driving software. The planned new company will have its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an initial workforce taken from both(…)

Uber and Lyft are getting pushback from municipalities all over the US

Uber and Lyft are getting pushback from municipalities all over the US

Uber and Lyft, and others, want hailing a ride to be as common as catching the bus. But their aggressive expansion plans are being stymied in many places in the U.S. by lawmakers because of safety concerns, pressure from taxi companies or a desire to level the playing field for incumbents, writes CNBC. Some methods(…)

Transdev joins Corporate Partnership Board ITF

Transdev joins Corporate Partnership Board ITF

Transdev, provider of multi-modal transport services, has joined the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB) of the International Transport Forum (ITF). The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises a Summit of transport ministers every May. The(…)

Northumberland taxi drivers working much harder than before

Northumberland taxi drivers working much harder than before

New research by insureTaxi gives a fascinating insight into the working habits of Northumberland’s taxi drivers, the Northumberland Gazette reports. The Northumberland taxi drivers are working much harder than they were three years ago. The survey of more than 1,000 public and private hire drivers across the UK was commissioned by the UK’s largest taxi(…)

Deliveroo raises $ 275 million; competes with Uber Eats

Deliveroo raises $ 275 million; competes with Uber Eats

How much money does it take to compete with Uber? That’s the question The New York Times (NYT) raises in an article today: “Deliveroo, a food delivery start-up based in London, is about to find out after it raised $275 million on Friday to take the company’s fund-raising to almost half a billion dollars since(…)

Residential batteries: the story that doesn’t start or end with Tesla

Residential batteries: the story that doesn’t start or end with Tesla

Tesla is an eye-catching company active in clean energy applications – not only pure electric cars, but also home battery systems, writes Dr. Xiaoxi He, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx. With its launch of Tesla’s Powerwall on April 30, 2015 and every progress update on its Gigafactory’s building, Tesla has continued to fuel interest in home battery(…)

Taxelco acquires Taxi Diamond in Montreal

Taxelco acquires Taxi Diamond in Montreal

Taxelco has purchased Taxi Diamond, the biggest taxi fleet in Montreal. This transaction, which combines the strengths of two innovation-focused players, will allow Taxelco to step up its modernization strategy to meet the needs of Montrealers looking for safe, fast, and efficient professional taxi service which is available round the clock everywhere on the island(…)

Taxi & Mobility Update – Presentations

Taxi & Mobility Update – Presentations

Corrado Simontacchi- changing face of business travel J-C Simon-Taxi and PHV in large cities James Cooper- TaxiIntell Kaan Yildizgoz-UITP study Levent Erdogan – Karsan Max Zeumer-FlixBus Disrupting Transporation-T&MIU-final Oleg Kamberski – IRU Richard Harris -is MaaS the magic wand Sampo Hietanen-MaaS taxis Shwetha Surender-Mega Trends Simon Buggey-Taxi and Mobility 2016 – London briefing Suzanne Hoadley-CityMobil2(…)

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