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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
Interview | Online
Why a women-only ride-share app opted for crowdfunding (after kickback from male VCs)
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
News | Online
Q&A: Figuring out a role in a mega-funded world of ground transportation
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
Interview | Online
Uber eyes Middle East with $3.1B acquisition of Careem
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
News | Online
Mobile technology, customer acquisition among top challenges for ground transit operators
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
News | Technology
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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
News | Distribution
Ground innovation, part 4: Getting onboard the rail (r)evolution
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
News | Distribution
Sounding Off: The autonomous option may not be the one chosen
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
Interview | Technology
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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
Opinion | Technology
Welcome Pickups speeds off with €3.3M to grow "holistic" in-destination service
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
News | Online
The effect of IPOs on transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft
The effect of IPOs on transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft
By Dave Kilduff - Windy City Limousine, Bus Worldwide, & 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
Opinion | Technology
Ground transportation part 3 autonomous vehicles
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
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
News | Online
In the Big Chair - Nicolas Brusson of BlaBlaCar
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
Interview | Online
Are urban mobility apps the new online travel agencies?
Are urban mobility apps the new online travel agencies?
By David Litwak - Mozio  | March 13, 2019
As more money gets poured into the sector, it's time to start thinking about urban mobility and how it intersects with the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
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Ground innovation, part 2: A new model for car rental
By Mitra Sorrells | March 11, 2019
For part 2 in our ground transportation series we look at some of the innovations in the sector from Turo, Sixt and Avis Budget Group. Read More
News | Technology
Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
By SmartRail World  | March 6, 2019
Whether it is bringing wi-fi to passengers subways, or connecting the longest rail in the world, rail networks are undergoing a connectivity transformation. Read More
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Ground transportation part 1 investors
Ground innovation, part 1: The investment path
By Mitra Sorrells | March 4, 2019
In part one in our ground transportation theme series, we talk to investors about startups in the category. Read More
News | Startups
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
By Apurva Chamaria - RateGain  | March 1, 2019
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will help revenue managers price more accurately and forecast better. Read More
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