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. 

Lyft achieves adjusted EBITDA profitability for first time
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Lyft achieves adjusted EBITDA profitability for first time
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2021
The ride-hailing company's Q2 revenue figure is an increase of 26% compared to the first quarter of this year when revenue was $609 million. Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
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ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | August 4, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
Sabre revenues less than half of 2019 levels despite some travel resuming
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Sabre revenues less than half of 2019 levels despite some travel resuming
By Kevin May | August 3, 2021
Revenues in the second quarter of 2019 were $1 billion, compared to $400 million this quarter, an indication of how far the distribtion and tech supplier still has to go before it reachs pre-pandemic... Read More
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Bolt rides off with €600M investment round
By Linda Fox | August 3, 2021
Bolt, which calls itself Europe's super app, claims it is valued at more than €4 billion after its most recent Series E funding round. Read More
REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
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REPORT: Influencing and activating travelers as travel recovers
By Hollis Thomases - PhocusWire | August 3, 2021
This exclusive report, produced by PhocusWire in association with TINT, examines what has come before and what comes next for travel brands as they utilize social to assist in their recovery efforts. Read More
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
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Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2021
If a brand can inspire just one customer (or thousands) to do the right thing when they return home, by the way it behaves on the smaller things, then it's a strategy worth implementing. Read More
Ixigo raises $53M led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund
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Ixigo raises $53M led by Singapore's sovereign wealth fund
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
The round also has participation from Bay Capital Holdings, IE Venture Fund, India Acorn Fund, Malabar India Fund and others.  Read More
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VIDEO: Booking.com on overcoming the travel payments mountain
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
During the PhocusWire Pulse: Progress in Travel Payments session, Daniel Marovitz, SVP of booking.com's fintech arm talks about the ambitions for the unit. Read More
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Skyscanner tests personalized road trip service
By Mitra Sorrells | July 29, 2021
Skyscanner's new Road Trips service is built on personalization capabilities from Inspirock and launching in five countries. Read More
PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
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PhocusWire Pulse: Progress In Travel Payments
By PhocusWire | July 29, 2021
We look at issues and trends ranging from delayed payment programs, fintech divisions in major travel brands, credit cards, customer trust and much more. Read More
Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
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Lyft and Ford unite to push autonomous ride-hailing services at scale
By Kevin May | July 26, 2021
The motor manufacturing giant will deploy its vehicles and safety drivers, using Argo AI's autonomous driving software, on the Lyft network of services. Read More
softbank invests in yanolja
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SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
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Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
NoTraffic uses artificial intelligence to modernize traffic management and save cities on infrastructure and traffic management costs. Read More
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
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VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 14, 2021
Establishing a new industry standard for car travels with curated routes and connecting travel destinations to in-car experiences. Read More
VIDEO: FlyNow Aviation - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
Interview / Startups
VIDEO: FlyNow Aviation - Summit pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2021
By PhocusWire | July 13, 2021
Affordable 3D mobility game changer by fulfilling contradicting goals of social, ecologic and economic sustainability. Read More