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Young Tae Kim takes office as ITF Secretary-General

Young Tae Kim takes office as ITF Secretary-General

The International Transport Forum at the OECD has a new Secretary-General. Dr. Young Tae Kim, a Korean national, has taken up his position at the organisation’s Paris headquarters on 21 August. Kim is the first non-European to lead the world’s only all-modes transport organisation. The ITF acts as a policy think tank for its 59(…)

How AI, AR, and VR are making travel more convenient

How AI, AR, and VR are making travel more convenient

From 50 ways to leave your lover, as the song goes, to 750 types of shampoos, we live in an endless sea of choices. And although I haven’t been in the market for hair products in a while, I understand the appeal of picking a product that’s just right for you, even if the decision-making(…)

Chrysler and Kango announce first-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership

Chrysler and Kango announce first-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership

The Chrysler brand and Kango, an app-based, on-demand service providing safe, reliable rides and childcare for kids from preschool to high school, today announced a new partnership that will make available new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for use by eligible Kango drivers. In this first-of-a-kind partnership between a family rideshare service and an automaker in the(…)

Could rideshare advertising be a $2 billion space for advertisers?

Could rideshare advertising be a $2 billion space for advertisers?

A group of San Diego tech entrepreneurs believe with the right partner, their platform will be able to quickly monetize the rideshare advertising space. With proven technology, and beta program complete, RIDEPLAY tv is now servicing advertisers and paying rideshare drivers by the mile.  The fully functional platform is equipped with proprietary technology that streams entertaining content and advertisements on tablets(…)

ABC Companies and Van Hool mark 30 years as family ventures

ABC Companies and Van Hool mark 30 years as family ventures

Since Van Hool and ABC, two family owned and run businesses joined in 1987, the shared vision of Van Hool and ABC Companies has centered on developing and relationships with customers. With a unique premium European product offering, supported by ABC’s established distribution, sales, parts and service network, the partners continue to distinguish the brand(…)

New York taxi-cab credit unions feel ripples of Uber, Lyft disruption

New York taxi-cab credit unions feel ripples of Uber, Lyft disruption

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft have been so disruptive to New York’s taxi industry, they are causing lenders to fail. Three New York-based credit unions that specialized in loaning money against taxi-cab medallions, the hard-to-get licenses that allow the city’s traditional cab fleet to operate, have been placed into conservatorship as the value(…)

Lyft has made another move to integrate itself more easily into the lives of business travelers.

Lyft has made another move to integrate itself more easily into the lives of business travelers.

The ridesharing company announced this week that it was adding “the #1 most-requested feature for business travelers.” That feature: automatic ride expensing, travel trade magazine Skift reports. Users with business profiles can add their company’s expense management system, if available — Lyft has partnered with several including Concur, Expensify, ChromeRiver, Certify, and others — and(…)

Uber and Yandex merge their ride-sharing services

Uber and Yandex merge their ride-sharing services

Uber and Russian internet giant Yandex announced something of a curve ball: They plan to merge and create an all-new company that combines their respective ride-hailing services in six markets, while also including Uber’s food-delivery service, UberEats, for good measure. The newly created $3.8 billion business is somewhat reminiscent of Uber’s deal with Didi Chuxing(…)

How merging with Uber expands Yandex’s global presence

How merging with Uber expands Yandex’s global presence

Uber and Russian internet giant Yandex announced something of a curve ball: They plan to merge and create an all-new company that combines their respective ride-hailing services in six markets, while also including Uber’s food-delivery service, UberEats, for good measure. The newly created $3.8 billion business is somewhat reminiscent of Uber’s deal with Didi Chuxing(…)

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