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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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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S. Read More
News | Startups
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
PhocusWire Pulse: Decoding Travel Security
By PhocusWire | May 6, 2021
Our fourth PhocusWire Pulse looks at the current state and future of security in travel, examining issues ranging from biometrics, system breaches, listing fraud and blockchain. Read More
News | Technology
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Booking Holdings sees upward trend in Q1, focuses on buildout of connected trip
By Mitra Sorrells | May 5, 2021
Booking.com’s flight product, a key part of the connected trip, is now available in 18 countries, and Q1 had the highest number of air tickets ever booked in a single quarter. Read More
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Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
Uber minimizes losses, hits gross bookings high in Q1 2021
By Jill Menze | May 5, 2021
For Q1 2021, Uber recorded a net loss of $108 million compared to a net loss of $968 million in Q4 2020. Read More
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Lyft sees revenue uptick in Q1 2021, claims profitability by Q3
Lyft sees revenue uptick in Q1 2021, claims profitability by Q3
By Jill Menze | May 4, 2021
Lyft revenue grew 7% quarter-over-quarter from $569.9 million to $609 million as the ride-share company continues its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More
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Autonomous shuttle startup EasyMile raises €55M for global scaleup
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2021
The France-based startup is one of the largest providers of driverless mobility solutions, with deployments around the world including a pilot at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Brian Solis on a new age for customer engagement in travel
VIDEO: Brian Solis on a new age for customer engagement in travel
By PhocusWire | April 28, 2021
He shares his perspective on the evolution of social media and the development of new tactics and, more importantly, requirements around customer engagement. Read More
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Lyft offloads self-driving car unit to Toyota
Lyft offloads self-driving car unit to Toyota
By Jill Menze | April 27, 2021
Lyft is selling its self-driving vehicle division to Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, for $550 million. Read More
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Dutch electric mobility startup raises €50M for international expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2021
GO Sharing will add new markets as well as e-bikes and electric cars. Read More
News | Startups
How I Got Here, episode 61 - Juan de Antonio of Cabify
How I Got Here, episode 61 - Juan de Antonio of Cabify
By PhocusWire | April 22, 2021
Cabify has grown alongside its high-profile peers in ride-hailing by doing things differently and making strategic moves to ensure it remains popular for both investment funds and users, Juan de Antonio... Read More
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BlaBlaCar raises $115M to expand carpool and bus services
By Jill Menze | April 21, 2021
BlaBlaCar says it has witnessed double-digit growth in its markets outside of Europe and is expecting a strong travel rebound in Europe this summer. Read More
News | Online
Dott raises $85M to expand scooter service to e-bikes
Dott raises $85M to expand scooter service to e-bikes
By Kevin May | April 21, 2021
The Series B investment is led by Belgian finance house Sofina and Estari, a growth equity partner that invests in European technology companies. Read More
News | Technology
Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
By Kevin May | April 20, 2021
In January this year, Microsoft led a $2 billion funding round as part of a long-term strategic relationship to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Read More
News | Technology
Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
Expedia unveils rebrand in major push to capture travel demand
By Jill Menze | April 19, 2021
Expedia is debuting a new look and product offerings on its quest to become consumers’ "ultimate travel companion." Read More
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Marriott partners with Uber to expand Bonvoy loyalty program
By Jill Menze | April 15, 2021
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points by ordering food delivery via Uber Eats or requesting select Uber rides. Read More
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