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 / Startups
South Korea’s 42dot raises $88.5M to expand autonomous driving solution
By Jill Menze | November 3, 2021
The Series A round brings the autonomous driving and mobility technology startup’s total funding to US$130 million. Read More
Lyft achieves second quarter of adjusted EBITDA profitability
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Lyft achieves second quarter of adjusted EBITDA profitability
By Jill Menze | November 2, 2021
For the third quarter of 2021, Lyft also reported record revenue per active rider. Read More
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News / Online
Eco-friendly options and cost hit sustainable travel behavior
By Linda Fox | November 1, 2021
A report coinciding with the COP26 Summit found consumers often can't find or didn't realize sustainable travel options are available. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for sustainability executives
News / Technology
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - five questions for sustainability executives
By PhocusWire | October 28, 2021
A panel this year, focusing on sustainability and the efforts of brands in travel, features Megan Morikawa (Iberostar Group), Aaron Gowell (SilverRail Technologies) and Jeremy Sampson (The Travel... Read More
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News / Startups
Chalo acquires Shuttl to boost bus travel service
By Linda Fox | October 28, 2021
The combined companies will run more than 25 million bus rides a month. Read More
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News / Startups
Tier rides away with $200M in funding
By Linda Fox | October 25, 2021
Tier plans to use its latest funding for acquisitions and strategic investments. Read More
VIDEO: Virtual interlining as a recovery and growth trend in travel
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VIDEO: Virtual interlining as a recovery and growth trend in travel
By PhocusWire | October 25, 2021
Virtual interlining has emerged as a technically efficient and strategically important process to achieve the goals being set by airlines, intermediaries and passengers. Read More
Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Urban air mobility may not hit travel at a massive scale
By PhocusWire | October 22, 2021
There is no doubt that UAM is likely to become a fixture in the world of travel and transportation in the medium to long term. But to what degree is uncertain. Read More
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News / Online
FlixMobility acquires Greyhound for $78M
By Linda Fox | October 21, 2021
The initial deal is worth $46 million, with a further deferred consideration of $32 million to U.K.-based First Group. Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Ultimate Travel Club offers subscriptions for discounts
By Linda Fox | October 20, 2021
For a monthly fee, travelers get access to lower prices for hotels, holiday rentals, flights, car hire, cruises and other leisure options such as theme parks, cinema and restaurants. Read More
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News / Technology
HT Aero raises $500M for urban air mobility company
By Jill Menze | October 20, 2021
HT Aero, which is backed by Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng, is developing a model designed for air and road travel. Read More
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
Opinion / Technology
Urban air mobility is taking off - every travel brand needs a plan
By Scott Davidson - Accenture | October 19, 2021
The disruptive potential of urban air mobility is such that no travel company can afford to wait before thinking through the implications. Read More
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News / Online
Is the neoluxury traveler leading industry recovery?
By Linda Fox | October 18, 2021
The neoluxury traveler is demanding an experience throughout the travel process and the trip itself. Read More
The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
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The Phocuswright Conference 2021 - a renaissance is here
By PhocusWire | October 18, 2021
Business leaders now have some choices to make - decisions and shifts in strategy that will help shape travel for the years ahead in both positive and fundamental ways. Read More
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News / Startups
Car rental delivery platform Kyte raises $30M for expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | October 8, 2021
Kyte will use the funding to expand across the United States and internationally and to continue developing capabilities to enable delivery of teleoperated and autonomous vehicles. Read More