Category Archives: taxi industry

Adapting to a Post COVID19 Workplace and Transport Model

There are many considerations about the return to work post COVID19 lockdowns. Social distancing is an interesting one. Many organisations have gone to open plan workspaces in place of offices, but now we have to consider social distancing. This means … Continue reading

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Is Uber Safe During COVID?

I recently read an article in Intelligent Transport , exploring whether rideshare, such as from Uber and Lyft was a substitute or complementary to public transport. It quoted research from SMART which found that a third of ride-share trips were … Continue reading

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Pay As You Drive Car Insurance – A Big Disruptor?

I have written several posts in the past, suggesting that PAYD insurance will become popular in the future, but acknowledging that most traditional car insurance companies won’t like it. Shareholders will hate the concept, because the customers who have the … Continue reading

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Spark Sport, Sky and the Future of TV

I said I wouldn’t pay for it and I didn’t. However, as I have just had spine fusion surgery and limited mobility, my daughter’s partner paid the $89 as a get-well gift. So I’m not about to look a gift … Continue reading

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On Neighbors, Earthquakes and Terrorism

Yesterday I read an article called What to do in a Terrorist Attack in your Neighborhood on a website called RealEstateAgent.com. I thought why would this be relevant to me? I live in a country where the only terrorism attack … Continue reading

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How Uber conquered London | Sam Knight

The long read: To understand how the $60bn company is taking over the world, you need to stop thinking about cars Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theguardian.com This is a fascinating insight into the world of Uber. It’s a 15 minute … Continue reading

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Uber mocks Australian state’s stiff fines, takes away the Ubers

Imagine a world without Uber? Okay, now come back to 2016. Unless you are in Queensland, Australia. Sourced through Scoop.it from: mashable.com I arrived at Newark airport on my first trip to NYC at midnight. There was a sign above … Continue reading

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Why Transit Agencies Are Finally Embracing Uber

Increasingly, public transit is viewing mobility startups as partners, not competition. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com Maybe ride-share and new transport suppliers aren’t the enemy. One interesting opportunity suggested in this feature is bridging the gaps between transit stations and … Continue reading

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Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate Drivers

Lyft plans to start a new program in Chicago later this month aimed at expanding and motivating the ride-hailing service‚Äôs driver pool by offering the chance to rent GM cars for $99 a week, plus 20 cents a mile. Sourced … Continue reading

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Ever felt ripped off by a taxi driver? Ride-hailing Cars with Smart Navigation? Almost There.

I challenge taxi drivers everywhere to be honest, drive by the fastest or best route using GPS (with real time traffic) and let your customer know you are dong the best possible job for them. Continue reading

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