Ground Transportation


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the ground transportation sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on car rental, ride-hailing, taxis and rail. 

STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
STARTUP STAGE: Odyssey Travel App wants to democratize access to luxury travel
By Jill Menze | March 2, 2021
Odyssey Travel App is a premium travel platform that aims to democratize access to luxury hotels, car rental and other travel services directly from the provider to the user. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
VIDEO: Safer and seamless travel - a medical perspective
By PhocusWire | March 1, 2021
In the interview we discuss vaccines, antibody testing and, crucially for the travel industry, the challenges and process that different segments are having to consider as they bring back travelers to... Read More
News | Technology
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
PhocusWire Pulse REPLAY: Safer & Seamless
By PhocusWire | February 26, 2021
We explore health regulatory and vaccine trends, technology provision for welcoming back customers, changes to business practices and the implementation of new processes for customers and staff. Read More
News | Technology
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Kakao Mobility lands $200M investment, looks to growth
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2021
Kakao Mobility plans to lean on Carlyle's industry knowledge to speed up its growth strategy. Read More
News | Distribution
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
The vital, the obvious and the hopeful: Tech trends to watch in travel
By Kevin May | February 22, 2021
We list some of the trends noted by a recent CBInsights report and how they might strike a chord with the industry's strategies to move forward in 2021. Read More
News | Technology
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
Travel + Leisure Co. launches online booking platform
By Jill Menze | February 17, 2021
Travel + Leisure Co., formerly known as Wyndham Destinations, has launched a vacation booking platform as part of the company's rebrand. Read More
News | Online
Future-Proofing Travel: Decius Valmorbida of Amadeus
Future-Proofing Travel: Decius Valmorbida of Amadeus
By PhocusWire | February 17, 2021
In this series of one-to-one interviews with business leaders, we ask them to detail changes that are coming now and in the future. Our guest for this episode is Decius Valmorbida, president of the... Read More
News | Distribution
Felyx secures €24M investment round, Europe expansion beckons for scooter service
Felyx secures €24M investment round, Europe expansion beckons for scooter service
By Kevin May | February 15, 2021
The latest injection of capital brings the total raised by the four-year-old company to just over €28 million. Read More
News | Online
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BusUp accelerates away with $6M in funding
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2021
BusUp is looking to expand in the U.S. and sees growing demand for commuter mobility services from corporates. Read More
News | Startups
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Lufthansa Innovation Hub spins off mobility startup RYDES, Porsche acquires stake
By Linda Fox | February 11, 2021
Lufthansa Group and Porsche are now minority stakeholders in the startup, with Porsche’s Forward31 venture arm acquiring a stake. Read More
News | Startups
Uber reports uptick in revenue as delivery remains bright spot
Uber reports uptick in revenue as delivery remains bright spot
By Jill Menze | February 10, 2021
Uber boosted its revenue by 13% to $3.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020. Read More
News | Online
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Lyft revenue grows 14% in Q4 to $570M
By Mitra Sorrells | February 9, 2021
Lyft says it expects to be profitable no later than the fourth quarter of this year. Read More
News | Online
Rad Power Bikes raises $150M to grow e-bike business
Rad Power Bikes raises $150M to grow e-bike business
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2021
The Seattle-based direct-to-consumer brand will use the funds to scale its retail and service offerings. Read More
News | Technology
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Ixigo buys train booking app Confirmtkt to serve India’s $8B rail market
By Mitra Sorrells | February 4, 2021
The deal aligns with the Indian online travel agency’s decision in 2019 to focus on flights, trains and buses. Read More
News | Distribution
Uber acquires alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1B deal
Uber acquires alcohol delivery service Drizly in $1.1B deal
By Jill Menze | February 2, 2021
As part of the deal, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber, and its marketplace will be integrated with the Uber Eats app. Read More
News | Online
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