Chinese car giants team up on a ridesharing platform

It’s not just Western automakers jumping head-first into transportation services. Three of China’s largest car brands (Chongqing Changan, Dongfeng and FAW Group) have launched a venture that will create a ridesharing platform. T3 Mobile Travel Services will bring in partners from other fields to create the Uber-style service, and it’ll unsurprisingly take advantage of the […]

Uber is reportedly in talks with Dubai ride-sharing service Careem to merge their Middle East operations

Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock Uber Technologies is in preliminary talks with rival Careem to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The companies have discussed several potential deal structures and under one of them, Careem’s current leaders would manage the new combined business while retaining one or […]

Didi Chuxing tightens ride-sharing rules after murder

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Toyota just sunk another $1 billion into Asian ride-sharing giant Grab

Business Insider/Jonathan Loh   It’s the second major investment in ride-share giant by Toyota Values Grab around $ 7 billion Recently booked its one-billionth ride  See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: THE KRISTIN LEMKAU INTERVIEW: JPMorgan Chase’s CMO explains how she deals with disruption on two fronts at once, why […]

Didi sets new ridesharing safety measures following murder

China’s Didi Chuxing is rolling out new safety measures for its Hitch carpooling service after a driver allegedly killed a passenger last week. Drivers will need to verify their identities through facial recognition before each trip — the alleged murderer, who was also found dead over the weekend, was using his father’s Hitch account when […]

Renault’s EZ-GO electric car is ridesharing for the masses

Renault has managed to outdo the craziness of the Mercedes F 015 concept with its own driverless concept electric car, the EZ-GO. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, it’s a Level 4 autonomous urban EV with a top speed of just 30MPH. Six passengers enter through the massive front door and can see everything (and […]

A Major Automotive Supplier Joins the Ride-Sharing Ranks

– Carpooling has historically been a hard sell to commuters. Whether it’s the convenience of driving themselves or the lure of cheap gasoline, the percentage of Americans who share rides to work peaked at 19.7 percent in 1980 and has fallen by more than half over the past three decades. But with more people rethinking […]

Uber Rolls out (More) Affordable Ride-Sharing With Express Pool

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