Autonomous driving’s blunders are good news for the climate
If autonomous driving would have taken off before EVs got a foothold in the market, the results could have been catastrophic for the climate.
Don’t miss the roundtable roundup at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022
Two days of in-person programming awaiting you at TC Sessions: Mobility, including topic-focused roundtable discussions.
Rideshare drivers gather in NYC in hopes of unionizing
Protesters gathered in bright red t-shirts and matching masks bearing the Independent Drivers Guild logo. Placards bearing slogans like “Freeze Hiring, Reactive Workers Now!” and “Unlock Uber”
Study shows cities with ride-hailing services report lower rates of sexual assault
Our research on ride-hailing and sexual assault provides a surprising finding: ride-hailing, reduces the number of sexual assaults reported.
Uber says rides down by as much as 70% in cities hardest hit by coronavirus, looks at delivering meds
Uber — the on-demand transportation and food delivery behemoth — has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said today in a call with investors that ride v
Audi experiments with a rideshare service in Southern Germany using an EV and gasoline fleet
Audi Business Innovation is testing out a ridesharing service in Southern Germany called BITS that uses both gasoline and electric vehicles in its fleet. To manage the service, Audi has turned to Flee
Uber rival Bolt has closed about $67M in funding at a $1B+ valuation
Uber and Lyft going public may have put closer public scrutiny on the economics of ridesharing, but it hasn’t had a chilling effect on the level of competition in the space. In the latest develo
Why women are indefinitely sharing their locations
One can easily wonder why anyone would want to allow someone complete 24-hour access to their location, especially the type who text “On my way!” before they’ve even stepped foot into the shower
Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of mobility
Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark l
‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: NYT’s Mike Isaac discusses his upcoming Uber book, Leaks from Facebook and More
Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – s
Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought
Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Where are all the biotech startups raising? Ride-hailing, bike an
China’s Didi adds driver training program to counter sharp decline in rides
Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company by number of users, has been struggling to recover from a major setback following the deaths of two passengers earlier this year. On Wednesday,
“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor
Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The report suggests various dea
France’s BlaBlaCar acquires carpool startup Less in ongoing ridesharing consolidation
The ongoing trend of consolidation in the world of ridesharing continues apace, with the latest development coming out of Europe. BlaBlaCar, the French carpooling platform, is acquiring Less, a young
Didi confirms it has acquired 99 in Brazil to expand in Latin America
Earlier today, we reported that Didi was in the process of acquiring 99, a ridesharing company in Brazil, and now the two companies have confirmed the deal as part of Didi’s plans to expand its
Report: China’s Didi to buy Brazil’s 99 in $1B deal to take on Latin America
A year ago, Didi made a big move into Brazil when it laid down over $100 million to take a stake in 99, a local competitor to Uber in the app-based ride hailing market. Now, on the heels of getting a
Heetch raises $12 million to reboot its ridesharing service
French startup Heetch has been around for quite a few years. Although things were running smoothly, the company had to start over mostly from scratch. In March 2017, a court in Paris ruled that Heetch
Zūm raises $5.5 million to pick your kids up from school
Busy parents could benefit a lot from ridesharing, but they can't send their children alone in an Uber until they are 18 years old. That's why several startups are trying to build an "Uber for kids"
Can Didi out-network Uber to win the global ridesharing market?
News from the ridesharing industry seems to come in one of two flavors. There’s salacious coverage of the cultural and leadership woes of the industry’s reigning champion, Uber. And, every month o
$47 billion has been invested into ridesharing startups — here are 10 other things that money could buy
When the ridesharing industry emerged in 2007, few would have believed it would grow into the cash-eating behemoth it is today. Dozens of companies, in hundreds of markets, have garnered just over $47