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How personalisation is affecting business travel

How personalisation is affecting business travel

Is personalisation a threat to managed travel, or a benefit that’s being delivered too slowly? Both, it seems…Rob Gill reports. The potential impact of personalisation and the use of data on the managed business travel industry has been much debated in recent years, but when will it really start to bear fruit? And will it(…)

The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy

The truth about working for Deliveroo, Uber and the on-demand economy

Drivers, couriers, cleaners and handymen are now at your beck and call thanks to a host of apps. But what’s it like to earn your living waiting for someone else to press a button? It’s the simplicity that is so seductive. Thanks to apps such as Uber or Handy, in a few clicks you can be whisked home(…)

Ubeeqo: Europcar launches multi-mobility app in Brussels

Ubeeqo: Europcar launches multi-mobility app in Brussels

After Paris and London, Brussels just became the third city where the app Ubeeqo lets you share a car in Brussels, rent a car without a driver or book a taxi. Ubeeqo, a subsidiary of the French Group Europcar yesterday launched a new mobility app in Brussels. Ubeeqo calls the initiative a multimodal application. Users(…)

San Francisco aims at federal ‘smart city’ funding

San Francisco aims at federal ‘smart city’ funding

Campus experts have joined with the mayor of San Francisco to attempt to convince the U.S. Department of Transportation that the city is the best place to invest for a 21st-century smart transit city program. Should the department choose the city as the winner of its Smart City Challenge, San Francisco — one of the(…)

Uber’s boss looks to the future

Uber’s boss looks to the future

Uber Technologies wants to work with carmakers, not build vehicles itself, Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick said, leaving open the possibility of more partnerships after last month’s agreement with Toyota Motor. Just go to a German manufacturing facility, “and you will very quickly realise you do not want to make cars”, Kalanick said at a(…)

Have you registered for Brussels?

Have you registered for Brussels?

Transportation expert Martyn Briggs commented on the above article. His colleague at consultants Frost & Sullivan, Shwetha Surender, is a keynote speaker at next week’s Taxi & Mobility Update-conference in Brussels. She is Program Manager – Mobility, Automotive & Transportation and on June 23 she will be giving a sneak peek into the future of(…)

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning(…)

The D.C. start-up that’s crazy enough to take on Uber and Lyft

The D.C. start-up that’s crazy enough to take on Uber and Lyft

Split, the ride-sharing service based in D.C., finds itself in a battle of David and two Goliaths. The smartphone app offers cheap rides by putting commuters with similar routes in the same vehicle. But since Split launched its smartphone app in the nation’s capital a year ago, it’s watched heavyweights Uber and Lyft launch similar(…)

Volvo Cars pioneers two-hour in-car delivery service with Swedish start-up urb-it

Volvo Cars pioneers two-hour in-car delivery service with Swedish start-up urb-it

Volvo Cars, a leader in the field of connectivity in the automotive sector, is set to disrupt the delivery experience with the introduction a new service that promises In-car delivery of your online shopping in under two hours. The ground-breaking collaboration with Swedish start-up urb-it will enable Volvo Cars to expand its tried and tested(…)

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