car sharing

  • Uber will now tell you if your driver is a military veteran

    Uber will now tell you if your driver is a military veteran

    Uber has long been a supporter of the United States Military, dating back to when they launched UberMILITARY two years ago with the goal of signing up 50,000 military veterans to be drivers. Today, on Veteran’s Day, the company is launching a new feature aimed at honoring service members. When a rider is matched up with a driver who has signed up with UberMILITARY, they will get… Read More

  • Uber and GM partner to offer drivers car sharing through Maven

    Uber and GM partner to offer drivers car sharing through Maven

    Uber has announced that it will be teaming up with GM’s car-sharing company, Maven, allowing drivers to rent GM vehicles on a weekly basis in a 90-day pilot program to see how the arrangement works. This is separate from, but similar to, GM’s Express Drive program, wherein the carmaker makes vehicles available to Lyft drivers on an all-in short-term rental basis when they lack… Read More

  • Evercar abruptly shuts down

    Evercar abruptly shuts down

    On September 7, 2016, Evercar sent out a press release announcing that it had expanded from its Los Angeles home base to San Francisco and Oakland and had financing for buying up to 3,000 vehicles in the next year. Almost exactly a month later, the service that rented EVs and hybrids to drivers for ride hailing services shut down. The company had launched at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show… Read More

  • GM’s car sharing company Maven hits the streets of San Francisco

    GM’s car sharing company Maven hits the streets of San Francisco

    Maven, a car sharing company out of General Motors, is driving its way into San Francisco today. The announcement made late Thursday evening is one part of a continued roll-out in several cities throughout the U.S., which started at the beginning of this year. It’s city based car sharing service called Maven City is now available in nine cities throughout the nation, joining Lyft’s… Read More

  • Evercar mashes up car sharing and ride hailing

    Evercar mashes up car sharing and ride hailing

    Say you’d like to make a few extra bucks by driving for ride hailing services Lyft and Uber or on-demand delivery services like Postmates, but your old car won’t pass muster with these companies. Or maybe you don’t want to put the miles on your personal car. Or maybe you don’t even have a car of your own. That’s where Evercar comes in. It maintains a fleet of… Read More

  • GM’s Maven starts offering one-way car sharing

    GM’s Maven starts offering one-way car sharing

    GM’s Maven has begun rolling out one-way car sharing for its members in Ann Arbor and Detroit, letting users pick up vehicles and use them to get between Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, and between Detroit and the Detroit Metro airport. The one-way service is a big advantage for car-sharing services, as it means users don’t have to worry about planning their return… Read More

  • RideGuru includes driver payouts in its price comparison service for ride hailing apps

    RideGuru includes driver payouts in its price comparison service for ride hailing apps

    When you hail a cab via an on-demand app there’s more to consider than how much it’s going to cost you. How much the driver is getting paid is something you might want to think about, given how contentious the issue of pricing can be in the gig economy space where platforms do all they can to avoid adding actual employee headcount to their books. Read More

  • Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications

    There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-inducing 5.0 rider rating and a clearly shameful 4.8. Glance Clock, a smart clock that launched at TechCrunch’s hardware battlefield in Las Vegas, looks more analog than digital at first… Read More

  • Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM

    Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM

    General Motors snapped up Silicon Valley-based Cruise Automation for more than $1 billion earlier this year with plans to plant its self-driving tech inside its own car brands. It was a fine move for GM, which has been aligning itself with several automotive ventures over the past year — including a partnership with Lyft, acquiring assets from the now defunct rideshare competitor Sidecar… Read More

  • Ousta, Egypt’s ride hailing app, lands a $1.25 million investment Crunch Network

    Ousta, Egypt’s ride hailing app, lands a $1.25 million investment

    Five months after its March 2016 launch, Ousta, Egypt’s first local ride sharing app, has received a bridge investment of $1.25 million as it looks to challenge established industry stalwarts, Uber and Careem. Although the financing is a pittance compared to the combined might of Uber and Careem, who are both incredibly active in the Egyptian ride-sharing market, the company says it… Read More

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