ridesharing

  • Done with Uber? Here are some alternatives

    I have to admit I’m pretty reliant on Uber. With a sub par public transportation system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find my way around San Francisco. Apart from the occasional delay or aggressive driver, the service has been pretty dependable overall. But like many users, as evidenced by the “delete Uber” social media campaign… Read More

  • Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth

    Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth

    Uber’s losses are growing from $2.2 billion last year to an expected $3 billion this year, according to multiple reports this week from The Information and others. It’s hard to fathom Uber operating so far from profitability at a time when it feels like an established mainstream brand on the global stage. Hip hop stars like Drake or Wiz Khalifa commonly name check… Read More

  • Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system Crunch Network

    Nine requirements for a successful private ridesharing system

    The future of urban mobility is rapidly changing as drivers look for safer and more effortless ways to move from point A to point B. While autonomous vehicles are on the horizon, ridesharing options are expanding beyond Uber and Lyft to incorporate drivers of single-occupancy cars to accept other riders on their commutes. Read More

  • There’s more than one way to share your car Crunch Network

    There’s more than one way to share your car

    Over the past several years, the popularity of “sharing economy” models has skyrocketed. The key to success has been finding a category with high demand but low capacity utilization, then relentlessly focusing on the customer experience. Although vehicles are among the most expensive assets purchased by consumers, their historical utilization rate has generally hovered around a… Read More

  • The insurance impact of self-driving cars and shared mobility Crunch Network

    The insurance impact of self-driving cars and shared mobility

    “We’re going to see more change in the next five to 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, on record. While that statement is now a year old, it continues to ring true. Vehicle ownership is changing and self-driving cars will be implemented in the next decade. What will affect the insurance industry more: self-driving cars… Read More

  • Lyft partners with Brookdale to bring on-demand rides to senior communities

    Lyft partners with Brookdale to bring on-demand rides to senior communities

    Lyft has struck a landmark partnership with one of the largest operators of senior living facilities in the U.S., Brookdale Senior Living. Through this partnership, Brookdale residents will be able to book a Lyft ride, on-demand or pre-scheduled via a concierge in their community, no smartphones or apps required. The rides will be billed to their rooms, and they won’t have to give… Read More

  • Tesla’s best-laid plans will have a challenge in convergence Crunch Network

    Tesla’s best-laid plans will have a challenge in convergence

    Driverless cars and ridesharing are poised to bring about the next big tectonic movement that technology provides for the human experience. In much the same way that the mobile phone has transformed the way we live, autonomous vehicles and transportation sharing promise to change the way we move. Read More

  • Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    Uber has completed 2 billion rides

    It took Uber six years to complete a billion rides around Christmas 2015. Now, just six months later, the company has announced that they have completed their two-billionth ride. Six months is 180 days, meaning the company was providing an average of 5.5 million rides a day, or 230,000 an hour to hit a billion rides in six months. Even crazier – instead of one person completing the… Read More

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