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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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Technology and cars are coming together

Technology and cars are coming together

The line between the technology and automotive industries is blurring. The rise of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft means that transportation is being tied ever more closely to your cell phone, while autonomous driving technology is turning your car into a computer. But these developments are expensive: Carmakers’ R&D budgets jumped 61 percent,(…)

Visa says we’re about to see a huge jump in international travel

Visa says we’re about to see a huge jump in international travel

The boom in global travel is driving a huge increase in new tourism infrastructure development, which will make access easier and more affordable to more destinations, especially in emerging markets. But we will point out that the China and Russia numbers feel especially optimistic.   More than 280 million households globally will make at least(…)

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(…)

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