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Chicago Adds 50 Wheelchair-Accessible MV-1s to Licienced Taxi Fleet

Chicago Adds 50 Wheelchair-Accessible MV-1s to Licienced Taxi Fleet

CHICAGO, July 6, 2016The city of Chicago will add approximately 50 MV-1 wheelchair-accessible taxis to its fleet over the next several weeks to boost public transportation options for the more than 600,000 Chicago-area residents with disabilities. Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of MV-1, the only purpo ... Continue reading

Toyota And Uber To Cooperate In Ride Sharing Opportunities

Toyota And Uber To Cooperate In Ride Sharing Opportunities

Toyota City, Japan, May 24, 2016 -- Toyota Motor Corporation, an automotive company aiming for safer, more efficient and convenient mobility, and Uber, a technology platform that is evolving the way the world moves, are announcing a partnership. The companies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to exp ... Continue reading

Service to Help Owners and Visitors Share and Rent Each Other's Unique Cars

Service to Help Owners and Visitors Share and Rent Each Other's Unique Cars

SAN FRANCISCO—FlightCar, Inc., a fast-growing community-driven service that offers owners and visitors a convenient and enjoyable way to share and rent each other’s unique cars at select airports, today reveals a completely revamped service with product, brand and operational advancements applied across every ... Continue reading

GM and Lyft To Test Elimination Of Taxi Drivers With Bolt EV Autonomous Taxi

GM and Lyft To Test Elimination Of Taxi Drivers With Bolt EV Autonomous Taxi

Detroit MI May 5, 2016; GM and Lyft plan to begin putting self-driving cabs to the test according to The Wall Street Journal. Lyft will put Chevrolet Bolts on the road in a yet-to-be-named city, where they'll actually be picking up Lyft passengers. The plan relies on GM's March billion dollar purchase of Cruise Automat ... Continue reading

Myles Adjudged as a Travel Innovator by Phocuswright

Myles Adjudged as a Travel Innovator by Phocuswright

NEW DELHI, April 26, 2016 -- - The Award Felicitates Innovators That are Set to Bring in a Revolutionary Change in the Asia Pacific Travel Industry - Achieving This milestone Within a Short Span of Time, Myles Embarks on its Next Phase of Growth in India Cementing its position amongst industry stalwarts, Myles, a robus ... Continue reading

Savvy Car Club Members Drove 100 Million Miles Less in 2015

Savvy Car Club Members Drove 100 Million Miles Less in 2015

LEEDS, England, April 26, 2016 -- Carplus released new findings today showing the massive positive impact of joining a car club. The Carplus Annual Survey showed that there are 186,000 car club members in London, using 2,800 cars - which they can book online and hire by the hour, 24/7. On joining a car club, members re ... Continue reading

Communauto Car Sharing Doubles Montreal and Qu©bec City Fleets

Communauto Car Sharing Doubles Montreal and Qu©bec City Fleets

MONTREAL, April 19th 2016 Communauto, North America's oldest carsharing company, announced today its development plan for 2016. In the coming weeks, nearly 600 new hybrid and electric cars will be added in Canada (Montreal, Québec, Ottawa and Halifax) and in France. 515 of these cars are bound for the Québec market. ... Continue reading

Toronto Taxi Alliance commends Niagara Region Police for enforcing the law on Uber - as Toronto should be doing

Toronto Taxi Alliance commends Niagara Region Police for enforcing the law on Uber - as Toronto should be doing

TORONTO, April 8, 2016 - 20 Uber drivers have been charged under the Highway Traffic Act by Niagara Regional Police in a sting operation conducted over several weeks. The Toronto Taxi Alliance commends Niagara Police for its dedication to enforcing the law for the protection of passengers and citizens. The Toronto Poli ... Continue reading

RideCell Secures a $11.7 Million Series A Financing Round Led by BMW i Ventures, Khosla Ventures

RideCell Secures a $11.7 Million Series A Financing Round Led by BMW i Ventures, Khosla Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2016 -- RideCell, the leading provider of software to power mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), including car-sharing, ride-sharing, fixed-route, and dynamic transit services, has raised $11.7 million in a Series A round led by BMW i Ventures with the participation of Khosla Ventures and angel investo ... Continue reading

GEICO Ridesharing Insurance Product to D.C. Lyft, Uber, Split and Other On-demand Taxi Like Service Drivers

GEICO Ridesharing Insurance Product to D.C. Lyft, Uber, Split and Other On-demand Taxi Like Service Drivers

WASHINGTON—Following successful launches in Virginia and Maryland, GEICO now offers its new low-cost ridesharing product to Washington, D.C. Now available in 16 states, GEICO's ridesharing product provides comprehensive coverage for Uber, Lyft, Split and other on-demand service drivers operating throughout the Gre ... Continue reading

Mercury Names Its 10 Most Affordable Vehicles To Insure For Uber & Lyft Drivers

Mercury Names Its 10 Most Affordable Vehicles To Insure For Uber & Lyft Drivers

LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2016 -- Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers – those who drive for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar – get to be their own bosses. They determine the length of their shifts, the hours during which they want to work and the communities they want to serve. Mercury Insurance , a provider of ri ... Continue reading

Shelby American, Hertz And Ford Motor Company Launch 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Shelby GT-H +VIDEO

Shelby American, Hertz And Ford Motor Company Launch 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Shelby GT-H +VIDEO

NEW YORK – March 22, 2016: Fifty years after the Shelby GT350-H was introduced, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz unveiled a special run of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs named the Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend. As a throwback to the famed Shelby ... Continue reading

Shelby American, Hertz & Ford Motor Company Announce 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

Shelby American, Hertz & Ford Motor Company Announce 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H

2016 Ford Shelby GT-H New York – March 21, 2016 – Fifty years after the Shelby GT350-H was introduced, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz unveiled a special run of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs named the Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend.2016 Fo ... Continue reading

Teamsters, Lyft Drivers To File Objections To Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement

Teamsters, Lyft Drivers To File Objections To Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement

OAKLAND, Calif., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Teamsters Union and Lyft drivers will file legal objections to a class-action lawsuit settlement which would continue to misclassify Lyft employees in California as independent contractors. The objectors, who also plan to intervene in the lawsuit, wi ... Continue reading

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2016 -- Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included. The launch of Express Drive comes two mon ... Continue reading

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