All ride-sharing articles

  • magna
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    Magna reconfigures seating for car-sharing, introduces app interface, but stresses that basic requirements aren’t necessarily tech-driven

    2018-12-12T14:54:00Z

    Image: Magna Magna, a leading supplier of automotive seating, has announced details of a reconfigurable interior solution which can be custom-adapted for different car-sharing and autonomous-driving scenarios. Its new seating concept creates a flexible cabin for three key use-cases. The concept was developed out of digital ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Uber sells Chinese business to Didi Chuxing

    2016-08-02T13:00:46Z

    Chinese ride-sharing is growing as urban traffic jams worsen (Photo: Anna Frodesiak/wikimedia) Uber is selling its Chinese operations to Didi Chuxing, boosting the local company's already dominant transportation-services presence in the home market. In a statement, Didi Chuxing said it is acquiring all assets of Uber China, including its ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
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    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Uber gets green light to continue in Germany - for now

    2014-09-18T13:37:54Z

    Uber uses private chauffeurs for its ride-sharing operations (Photo: Uber) A Frankfurt court has overturned an earlier verdict banning Uber from conducting business in Germany. The California-based ride-sharing services is free to continue operations in Germany for the time being. The verdict was largely based on a procedural flaw. ...

  • car2gether.automotiveIT
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    2,000 users for Daimler's Web-based ride-sharing project

    2011-05-03T18:02:22Z

    car2gether lets users book a ride using their smartphones Daimler said that, after six months, it had registered 2,000 users for its "car2gether" ride sharing project. Car2gether was launched last September in the German cities of Ulm and Aachen. The service brings together cars that have empty seats and passengers ...