Employees spend 10% of their time commuting and 17% quit due their commute, so ride services for employees can make sense, charges are handled in the platform

Benefit News.com, Oct 2017, Uber for Business “Employees spend 10% of their time commuting and 17% quit due their commute,” says Crowley. “When you take an employee who’s been driving alone” and give them a car service, they’re less frustrated, he adds. It also can bridge the distance between someone’s home and the nearest public transportation station. Similarly, the employers using …

Deutsche Bank thinks GM could launch commercial autonomous-ride service within next few quarters, well ahead of competitors and disrupting Uber and Lyft

In a research note this month, Deutsche Bank analyst Rod Lache said he believes GM could launch a commercial autonomous-ride service — without anyone at the wheel — “within the next few quarters, well ahead of competitors.” Citing recent briefings with company officials, he thinks GM will offer its own service that could be “highly disruptive” to ride-hailing giants Uber …

NAS/TRB: Strategies to Advance Automated and Connected Vehicles

Highlights and Conclusions from NAS: Strategies to Advance Automated and Connected Vehicles Importance of Strategic Goals Transportation agencies will want to consider how the effects of AV and CV technologies can contribute to broad agency goals, aligning policy actions with agency goals—goals that represent societal interests. This is particularly important where investment of public resources is at stake. Associated strategic planning activities undertaken at …

EV carsharing companies to watch, also research on Uber/Lyft affect on transit and auto use

Recent research on the risks of TNCs to transit, congestion, and GHG increase cited on NYTimes.com Researchers at the U.C. Davis Institute of Transportation Studies surveyed 2,000 people about their travel behavior in seven major metro areas, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and including people who live in their suburbs and those who don’t use these services. Results suggest that ride-hailing …

One quarter of the US driving population might be better off using ride services rather than owning a car

Up to one-quarter of all U.S. drivers might be better off using ride-sharing services instead. SHARE from CityLab Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their driver’s license continues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, it’s worth asking: Should Americans stop …

Next micro-transit experiment seeking partners in LA

Los Angeles’ transit agency already runs buses and trains throughout the county, but now it’s looking into a brand new option for transportation — on-demand van pools. Dubbed micro-transit, the vehicles could be hailed by riders at street corners who need to get to transit hubs or destinations not served by buses and trains. “It’s kind of combining the best …

MaaS Readiness level indicators for local authorities

MaaS Challenges identified by CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, ECOMM Conference, Maastricht Stella Aaltonen, City of Turku, 1 June 2017 Why MaaS Readiness level indicators for local authorities? A new approach on mobility is needed. Local authorities can speed up the development of MaaS in their area. Different insights on how MaaS can be supported on local level are needed. Strategic readiness Strategic …

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility Final draft as of 21 September 2017.  Announced 2-4 October 2017 We, the representatives of cities and entities that support implementing sustainable urban mobility, assembled in Kaohsiung on 2-4 October 2017 for the Third EcoMobility World Festival and EcoMobility World Congress 2017.  Following the Congress themes of liveable, shared, and intelligent, …

India committed to the transport transition, in Delhi, 85% of the city’s 700,000 rickshaws are electric

Anuradha Sengupta in Yes! Magazine, 4 Oct 2017  It is about 6 p.m. in New Town, a satellite township of Kolkata, India. As the daylight dims, streetlights flicker on. Chintu Mondal has parked his blue-and-red electric rickshaw near a new, swanky glass-and-steel building. Very soon, the offices inside will disgorge hundreds of employees looking for rides home. Taxis here are hard to …

“It’s the cost efficiencies…”

The Financial Times Limited 2017, on Medium.  Uber: the triumph of wallet over spirit:  ‘I am quietly pleased London has taken a stand because, frankly, I wasn’t going to’  A taxi driver put his thumbs up outside Paddington Station in London — Photo by Lauren Hurley/PA Images via Getty Images By Robert Shrimsley The new greengrocer on our high street seems to have given up …