Ground Transportation Month


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News / Technology
PhocusWire's theme months for 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | December 2, 2019
This year we continued our coverage on key trends and added regions into the mix on our theme months. Here are the highlights from those months. Read More
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Interview / Online
Sounding Off: There's nothing wrong with being smart about investment cash
By PhocusWire | March 29, 2019
As unprofitable Lyft secures its multi-billion valuation IPO, startups in ground transportation and elsewhere should reflect on what their own strategy does for them. Read More
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Why a women-only ride-share app opted for crowdfunding (after kickback from male VCs)
By Jill Menze | March 29, 2019
Dismissed by male venture capitalists, Australian company Shebah has nearly hit its funding goal of $3 million through crowdfunding. Read More
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Interview / Online
Q&A: Figuring out a role in a mega-funded world of ground transportation
By Kevin May | March 28, 2019
The focus tends to go to ground transportation brands that have raised multimillion (even billion level) dollar investment rounds, so how do smaller players compete? Read More
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Uber eyes Middle East with $3.1B acquisition of Careem
By Kevin May | March 26, 2019
The purchase price will be split between $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes, Uber said when confirming the acquisition this week. Read More
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News / Technology
Mobile technology, customer acquisition among top challenges for ground transit operators
By Jill Menze | March 26, 2019
According to a survey from CellPoint Mobile, ground transit operators in the United States are struggling to keep up with consumer demand for a seamless, mobile-first transportation experience. Read More
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News / Distribution
Lufthansa Innovation Hub offers rewards via RYDES app
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub unveils RYDES mobility application, rewarding consumers for public transport trips as well as intercity services. Read More
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News / Distribution
Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2019
In the final part of our series on ground transportation, we look at the development of rail technology and distribution. Read More
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Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: The autonomous option may not be the one chosen
By PhocusWire | March 22, 2019
Second-guessing consumer behavior, especially when it comes to the introduction of new technology, is often fraught with problems. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Rental car companies need to evolve now, or they will die
By Rob Cosentino - Epsilon  | March 22, 2019
Similar to other industries, there is a need for evolution by both traditional car rental companies and rideshare services to stay competitive. Read More
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Welcome Pickups speeds off with €3.3M to grow "holistic" in-destination service
By Jill Menze | March 22, 2019
The Athens, Greece-based company will use the funds to build a traveler app and grow its team and partnerships. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
The effect of IPOs on transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft
By Dave Kilduff - Windy City Limousine & Bus Worldwide | March 19, 2019
There's good disruption and bad, and plenty of corporate travel buyers will argue whether the disruption in ground transportation by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft has been good or... Read More
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News / Technology
Ground innovation, part 3: A driverless future in travel and tourism
By Mitra Sorrells | March 18, 2019
In the third part of our series on ground transportation we consider the impact of autonomous vehicles on the travel industry. Read More
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Drivezy eyes $100M investment round and international growth
By Kevin May | March 15, 2019
The round will bring its total to-date in the region of £250 million, through a combination of debt financing and a recent round in late-2018 of $20 million. Read More
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Interview / Online
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2019
BlaBlaCar is an online marketplace for carpooling. Founded in France is 2006, it has since grown to cover additional markets and has widened its offerings to other transport modes. Read More