Multimodal


PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the multimodal sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on the brands and their strategies, executives and positions in the market. 

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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
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Google Maps adds augmented reality for airports and stations
Google Maps adds augmented reality for airports and stations
By Linda Fox | March 31, 2021
Google Maps says it's making 100 AI-led improvements this year. Read More
News | Online
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Transreport lands £2.3M in funding for marketing and expansion
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2021
Transreport has developed a passenger assistance service which helps rail operators and staff as stations respond to passengers with reduced mobility. Read More
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European Commission sets mobility strategy, aims for 90% emissions cut
By Linda Fox | December 14, 2020
Over 80 initiatives have been folded into ten key areas for action including sustainability projects, such as zero-emission airports and ports, as well as healthy and sustainable inter-urban and urban... Read More
News | Technology
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Destinations join forces with private companies to boost tourism
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2020
Travel companies and tourism organizations are devising various initiatives to bring back travelers in recent months. It's not just lip service, but a collaborative effort by all parties. Read More
News | Distribution
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Omio secures $100M in funding, eyes customer experience developments and "opportunistic acquisitions"
By Linda Fox | August 19, 2020
Existing and new investors have participated in this latest round, including Kinnevik, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, NEA and Kleiner Perkins. Read More
News | Online
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How the crisis changed fundraising for travel startups
By Linda Fox | June 24, 2020
Some travel startups have secured funding despite pandemic, but the process has been far from straightforward. Read More
News | Startups
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Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More
News | Technology
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With travel existing virtually, startup CEOs share tips on staying upbeat and creative
By Linda Fox | May 1, 2020
Founders and execs discuss over-communicating and staying upbeat during the coronavirus crisis. Read More
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Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
Sounding Off: In a post-coronavirus world, it's trains before planes
By PhocusWire | April 3, 2020
Air travel will come back, for sure. But travelers shifting to rail might be a lasting outcome from the current climate (no pun intended). Read More
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Google Maps adds features allowing users to explore and share more
By Linda Fox | February 12, 2020
The service, which Google claims has a billion users, now presents users on its Android and iOS app with five tabs: Commute, Contribute, Explore, Saved and Updates. Read More
News | Online
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Consumers plan to fly less as climate change concerns hit home
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
Research from the European Investment Bank reveals consumers plan to reduce their flying. Read More
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Omio launches in North America with 20 partners, 23,000 routes
By Mitra Sorrells | January 14, 2020
Omio is adding routes in the United States and Canada to its multimodal transportation platform. Read More
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BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
BlaBlaCar expands multimodal service with acquisition of Busfor
By Linda Fox | September 25, 2019
The France-based carpooling platform says the acquisition will expand its inventory of third-party bus operators in a region where members total more than 25 million. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
STARTUP STAGE: Wapanda wants to give control back to riders and NYC taxis
By Jill Menze | August 20, 2019
The Wapanda app connects consumers with ride-share companies as well as New York City taxis and lets them negotiate on fares. Read More
Interview | Startups
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