We asked data scientists from Lyft and the Weather Company to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.
California regulators have officially approved a set of guidelines that allow ridesharing services like Lyft, SideCar, and Uber to remain in business. This could create a powerful precedent for cities around the country.
Founders of popular ridesharing service Lyft discuss the competitive market and their vision for the company’s future.
Uber published a blog post this afternoon confirming its latest, multimillion dollar round of funding today, but quickly removed the entry.
Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Elon Musk will reveal plans for his high-speed “Hyperloop” next month. But we have a sneak peek, thanks to the audacious imagination of an independent engineer.
Musk will not pursue a patent on “the Hyperloop,” a futuristic transport project that will take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
Threeways in an Uber car are now really easy. Threeway fare-splits, that is.
Uber has announced a new summer SUV service to the Hamptons. To kick off this extravagant new offering, Uber will celebrate with a limited time offer for on-demand rides via private helicopter.
Editor’s Pick Flywheel (formerly known as Cabulous) released major updates today to its application today that provides existing taxis and fleets with rider-friendly features like e-hailing, in-app payment, and a ratings system.
Today, car sharing startup RelayRides announced that it has acquired competitor Wheelz to accelerate its growth.
Transportation startups are a hot thing now, but the space is a battleground, and the tension was clear to see onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick declared his intention to roll out ride-sharing on the existing platform, posing a direct threat to companies like Lyft and SideCar that operate on a community ride-sharing model.
Uber’s new app releases will help expand its user base and continue disrupting the taxi industry around the world.
Joyride is building a voice-activated mobile applications that turns the millions of hours Americans spend driving into a safe, entertaining experience.
Kayak’s most recent data pull yields the best flight deals, busiest airports, and most popular destinations, and provides tips on how to save money on travel.
Just days after the Avis officially acquires Zipcar, a small number of zipcars pop up at NYC regional airports.
In a push to grow beyond its San Francisco roots, ride sharing service SideCar has purchased Austin, Texas-based competitor Heyride.
Editor’s Pick The Zipcar sale will pave the way for the domination of peer-to-peer services.
Chicago startup ParkWhiz raises $2 million to expand its parking reservation system to more locations across the country.
Local Motion is the first company to graduate from Lemnos Labs hardware incubator program and raise $1 million.
Travel startup Mozio offers search engine and route mapping for airport ground transportation.
Uber adds TAXI to its collection of San Francisco services.
It’s one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history, and the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.
Ridesharing app Sidecar raises $10 million amidst regulatory battles.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick talks about his ongoing battles with regulatory agencies.
Trimble Navigation has acquired transportation and logistics software maker TMW Systems from Pamlico Capital for $335 million, the companies announced today.
Electric scooters and Segways are both legitimate forms of transportation, but they’re just so dorky looking. A new product called the ZBoard from Intuitive Motion might save the genre, with a combination of cool technology and attractive design. Also, it just looks hella fun to ride.
Today Google declared the end of paper maps. For Android users, that is: Google Labs just launched “Download map area,” an experimental feature in Google Maps for Android.