Recent headlines on the sharing economy have been more about its steady march on the business travel sector and real customer data to prove it from travel management firms.
Step forward Certify, a travel expense technology specialist, which produces quarterly figures on what is being expensed and the likes of Uber and Lyft are certainly making an impact.
The SpendSmart Q3 2015 US figures show the progress of the so called rideshare companies versus more traditional transport such as car rentals and taxi.
Somewhere around the first quarter of 2015, rideshare and taxis were neck and neck but by the second quarter rideshare was dominating with 31% of overall ground transportation.
Fast forward to Q3 and the likes of Uber and Lyft continue to increase with a 34% share, compared to 22% for taxis and 44% for rentals.
Share of wallet shows Uber and Lyft to be cheaper than taxis at average per expense transaction at around $24 and $28 respectively versus about $35 for a taxi.
Customers also rate rideshare transport higher than traditional taxis and rentals according the figures.
During the recent CAPA World Aviation Summit in Helsinki, Carlson Wagonlit vice president of corporate innovatino Vincent Lebunetel shared figures from customers on the impact of the sharing economy.
See the full spend figures here.