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. 

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News / Technology
Road.Travel’s newest trip takes app into Audi, BMW UK
By Derek Catron | March 31, 2023
Road.Travel announced two new partnerships that will soon make its curated driving routes available for drivers of new Audis as well as BMW owners in the United Kingdom.   Read More
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News / Online
Tech industry veteran to take wheel as CEO of Lyft
By Kathryn Walson | March 28, 2023
Since 2009, former Amazon and Microsoft executive David Risher has been CEO of Worldreader, a San Francisco-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve reading outcomes in children ages 3-12. Read More
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News / Online
Cabify closes $110M round, looks to further expansion
By Linda Fox | March 28, 2023
The latest investment in the company comes from Orilla Asset Management and AXIS and adds to Cabify’s €40 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), as well as an investment from Mutua... Read More
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News / Technology
Kakao Mobility looks to international expansion with acquisition of Splyt
By Linda Fox | March 23, 2023
The two companies announced a partnership last year enabling the South Korea-based company to expand the transportation options in its Kakao T app. Read More
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News / Online
Multimodality app could launch in Europe in 2024
By Kathryn Walson | March 22, 2023
Along with enabling bookings of flights, trains, buses and more, the solution would share data across suppliers to manage travel disruption. Read More
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News / Online
Via acquires Citymapper in quest to be “operating system” for public mobility
By Mitra Sorrells | March 22, 2023
Via will integrate Citymapper’s app, which consumers use to plan trips, into its TransitTech platform. Read More
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News / Online
Citi’s new travel portal powered by Booking Holdings goes live
By Mitra Sorrells | March 21, 2023
The site includes supply from – such as 1.4 million hotels around the world - and is powered by technology from Rocket Travel by Agoda, another of Booking Holdings’ brands. Read More
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News / Online
Travel Talk: Is travel fully back?
By PhocusWire | March 20, 2023
While most industry sectors have been rebounding, travel experts suggest areas where caution may be merited.     Read More
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News / Technology
Splio acquires Tinyclues to boost AI-marketing power
By Derek Catron | March 16, 2023
The Tinyclues’ platform increases the value proposition of Splio, making it the European leader in AI-powered customer relationship management, the company says.   Read More
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News / Startups
BlaBlaCar looks to acquire Klaxit, boost French carpooling
By Derek Catron | March 16, 2023
While negotiations are ongoing, the companies share a goal of reducing France’s carbon footprint through more shared rides.   Read More
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News / Online secures seed round to enhance tech, expand reach
By Kathryn Walson | March 14, 2023
The Denmark-based startup says its search engine “accesses thousands of flights, trains, buses and hotels in real-time, comparing prices, locations and schedules.” Read More
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News / Online
Greyhound and FlixBus combine technology to enhance traveler experience
By Kathryn Walson | March 1, 2023
Customers can book rides with Greyhound and FlixBus to almost 2,300 destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico from either brand’s website or app. Read More
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News / Startups
BinBin swoops up GO Sharing in micromobility consolidation
By Linda Fox | February 28, 2023
The deal gives Turkey-based BinBin a foothold in West Europe after its recent growth in Eastern Europe, but the two companies will operate separately. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Travel platform Mapathink targets Southeast Asia
By Kathryn Walson | February 27, 2023
By disrupting the travel ancillary services market, Mapathink says it is looking at a huge addressable market. Read More
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News / Online
Earnings roundup: Grab, eDreams, Flight Centre
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2023
Grab, eDreams and Flight Centre update on their financial progress in Q4, 2022, Q3, 2022 and H1, 2023, respectively. Read More