Daimler Mobility Services Acquires French Uber Competitor

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 22, 2017
Daimler Mobility Services — which is under the operation of Daimler Financial Services — acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Privé, a private-hire vehicle service in France, yesterday. Daimler Mobility Services now controls more than 50%, with the intention to fully acquire Chauffeur Privé by 2019, the company said in an announcement. Financial details were […]

Waymo Partners With Insurance Startup to Roll Out Ride-hailing Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 19, 2017
Following Waymo’s announcement in November that it would launch a commercial ride-hailing service in 2018, Waymo has partnered with a startup to provide the proper insurance. Waymo currently operates a beta ride-hailing service to the public in Phoenix, Ariz., and will be work with Danville, Calif.-based Trov to provide on-demand trip insurance customized for passengers of Waymo’s soon-to-be-launched […]

China Rideshare Didi Plans to Expand Into Carsharing

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 13, 2017
Didi Chuxing, China’s ridesharing behemoth, plans to expand into other mobility services including car-sharing, Cheng Wei, the founder and chief executive, said at China’s annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen last week. The Beijing-based company intends to enter the car-share market with an initial investment of at least $151 million, Wei said, adding that users will be able to […]

Renault-Nissan Captive Relaunches Mobility Platform Karhoo

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 13, 2017
After RCI Bank and Services purchased a majority share in the startup Karhoo in January, the bank is restarting the mobility aggregator’s operations. RCI Bank and Services is a French bank that provides automotive financing and services for the Renault-Nissan Alliance brands. As a ground-transit mobility aggregator, Karhoo will have over 150,000 vehicles available worldwide on its platform by […]

Lincoln to Pilot Monthly Subscription Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • November 30, 2017
Lincoln Motor Co., under the ownership of Ford Motor Co., plans to pilot a monthly subscription service next year, adding to the ever-growing list of luxury subscription car options. The service will begin in California, enabling clients to select a month-to-month vehicle subscription that includes insurance, maintenance, roadside assistance, and vehicle pickup and delivery. “Building […]
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