New York is considering measures that would block TNCs from adding new drivers. According to Lyft, 25 percent of drivers leave the network every year, which could leave the TNCs unable to meet demand if the cap is implemented.
Electric scooters tap into the pent-up demand for urban mobility without the physical exertion of traditional bicycles or the expense and inconvenience of driving in a congested city.
Uber’s new initiative is a large step toward increasing the number of EVs in its overall vehicle fleet, reinforcing the belief that TNCs will catalyze the transition to advanced fuels.
Has the disparity between telecom costs on the one hand, and motor vehicle costs on the other hand, led to a shift in consumer behavior?
A new business structure enhances the ability of ride-hailing drivers to offer lower prices, attract more riders, reduce empty-vehicle driving time, and enhance utilization.
Smartphones interact with the other pillars of the sharing economy—excess capacity and urbanism—to facilitate the use of ride-sharing and other services in cities.
The sharing economy is built on three pillars: Excess resource capacity; mobile internet; and urbanism.
At an event this week in Washington, DC, Uber’s CEO announced a number of new initiatives and partnerships, reinforcing the company’s strategy of expanding beyond its core business as a ride-hailing service.
Congestion fees have a number of both pros and cons, and are controversial for city planners and transportation service providers. They can be effective in the goal of reducing gridlock, but they also raise the cost of travel and limit access.
Hosts of the Mobility Podcast discuss autonomous vehicle safety in the aftermath of the tragic accident in Arizona and driverless regulations in California.