Tag Archives: Transportation network companies

13Nov/17

Uber OKs SoftBank’s bid to buy stake

The peace deal struck by Uber’s board will allow Softbank to make an investment worth up to $10 billion, according to sources. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

08Nov/17

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

(UBER) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday (November 8). Continue reading

27Sep/17

Uber contractors demand workers’ rights in London ahead of tribunal

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading

04Sep/17

Taxify takes on Uber in crowded London market

Taxify plans to go head to head with Uber in the highly competitive London taxi-hailing market this week, after the Silicon Valley giant allowed it to make inroads on the edges of Europe and in major African cities. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

15May/17

Lyft partners with Waymo

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (REUTERS VIA SKYPE) – U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc and Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals to dominant ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc.
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22Nov/16

Uber lays out vision for flying urban transportation system

Ride hailing company Uber released a white paper in October that envisions a future where commuters jetting city from to city in compact aircraft is as normal as taking the train. Continue reading

05Jan/16

Lyft’s vision for an on-demand network of self-driving cars will mean fewer cars on the road

Lyft, an American ride-hailing service, announced on Monday that General Motors has invested $500 million in the company, and the companies together plan to develop a network of autonomous vehicles.
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