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. 

ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | January 24, 2022
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
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News / Online
North Asia waits patiently for travel rebound
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WiT | January 24, 2022
Web in Travel founder and editor Yeoh Siew Hoon provides a roundup of the news from WiT Japan & North Asia 2022. Read More
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News / Technology
Wayve drives off with $200M to scale autonomous mobility tech
By Linda Fox | January 19, 2022
London-based Wayve has raised $258 million in total. Read More
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News / Technology
TUI adds machine learning to optimize its shared-transfer platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 19, 2022
The new platform, created in collaboration with Mobi Systems, automatically updates routes as needed based and communicates with travelers through the TUI app. Read More
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News
Transport companies made headlines for innovation in 2021
By Linda Fox | January 18, 2022
Some travel companies are savvy when it comes to generating buzz, while others are truly innovative. Read More
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News / Online
Car-sharing platform Turo files for IPO
By Jill Menze | January 11, 2022
Turo revenue jumped 207% to $330.5 million for the nine months ending September 30, 2021.   Read More
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News / Online
Bolt raises a €628M round, wants a role in congestion-free and sustainable cities
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
This latest and largest round for Estonia-based Bolt comes on top of a €600 million investment announced in August 2021. Read More
STARTUP STAGE: StressFreeCarRental wants to take the hassle out of rentals
Interview / Online
STARTUP STAGE: StressFreeCarRental wants to take the hassle out of rentals
By Mitra Sorrells | January 11, 2022
StressFreeCarRental provides rental options based on more than price, including details on insurance excess, fees and deposit options. Read More
VIDEO: The intersection of politics, policy and planning
News / Technology
VIDEO: The intersection of politics, policy and planning
By PhocusWire | January 6, 2022
Behavioral shifts, new business models, political divides, legislation and regulations complicate destination management, creating a ripple effect throughout the travel ecosystem. Read More
VIDEO: Behold the RV revolution in travel
News / Online
VIDEO: Behold the RV revolution in travel
By PhocusWire | January 4, 2022
There is a sense that the uptick in road trips that took place in 2020 and 2021 is here to stay, with the mechanisms in place to find and booking vehicles far more robust than they were just a few years... Read More
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News / Online
Ride-hailing apps take half of travel download top spots
By Linda Fox | January 4, 2022
While Google Maps took the top travel app downloads spot, ride-hailing apps were not far behind. Read More
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News / Technology
Transportation tech provider Via confidentially files for IPO
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2021
Via says it has not yet determined the number of shares to be offered or the price range of the offering. Read More
VIDEO: CarTrawler on car rental's challenges and recovery strategies
News / Distribution
VIDEO: CarTrawler on car rental's challenges and recovery strategies
By PhocusWire | December 21, 2021
Aileen McCormack, chief commercial officer at CarTrawler, explains how issues in car rental have evolved this year and also how airlines and other travel providers are putting the product as a part of... Read More
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News / Online
Voi adds $115M for micro-mobility expansion in Europe
By Linda Fox | December 20, 2021
Sweden-based Voi plans to use its Series D funding to expand into new European markets and add more e-bikes. Read More
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
Interview / Online
VIDEO: Road.Travel - Launch pitch at Phocuswright Conference 2021
By PhocusWire | December 20, 2021
Establishing a new industry standard for car travels with curated routes and connecting travel destinations to in-car experiences. Read More