P2P Rideshare to Utilize Blockchain for Digital Payments

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 3, 2017
Blockchain technology is spreading into the auto industry, offering up several use-cases from auto financing to supply chain tracking. And now the distributed ledger technology will be used for ridesharing, to allow drivers and riders to securely share information through decentralized networks, eliminating intermediaries. Pool My Ride, a startup peer-to-peer rideshare, will utilize blockchain technology […]

Will Uber’s Self-Driving Car Crash Deter Competitors?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 27, 2017
Uber’s self-driving cars are at a standstill following a crash in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, during which an Uber self-driving car rolled onto its side. Although Uber was not at fault — the three-vehicle crash was caused by a human driver failing to yield at a traffic signal — the incident is problematic for the rideshare […]

New Rideshare Eyes Leasing Program for Drivers

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 27, 2017
Zemcar, a new safety-first rideshare service, is “in discussions” with major automakers to create flexible leasing options for drivers, similar to Uber’s deal with Toyota Financial Services, Zemcar’s Founder and Chief Executive Bilal Khan told Mobility Buzz. Zemcar specializes in safety for riders under 18 by prioritizing the screening, training, and interviewing of all drivers […]

Rideshare Company Via Aims to Change Public Transit With Capital Metro Partnership

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 22, 2017
Via is slated to partner with Capital Metro in early June, bringing its public transit-facing services to Austin, Texas, Mobility Buzz has learned. The partnership is part of Via’s larger mission to change and enhance public transportation, Chris Snyder, Via’s vice president of expansion, told Mobility Buzz. While New York City-based Via is best known for providing […]

Inaugural Issue of Mobility Buzz Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 22, 2017
The inaugural issue of Mobility Buzz, which explores deep trends disrupting traditional transportation, is now live. In this first-quarter issue, find out whether the rideshare market is too saturated for startups to succeed, and how startups can best position themselves to attract consumer — and investor — demand. The inaugural issue also explores whether autonomous cars will eliminate […]
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