Category: Taxi Industry Newsletter – April 2017

With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China

Publication: The New York Times, When Uber pulled out of China last summer, it appeared to be the end of two years of frenzied competition with the local rival Didi Chuxing. Yet with a new funding round that has...
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Publication: Crain’s Daniel Ramot co-founded Via in 2012 as a shuttle service that relies on algorithms to pick up multiple passengers without taking them on detours or side trips. The service, which costs $5, has done such a good...
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Chinese tech titan Baidu acquires US start-up to boost driverless car efforts

Publication: CNBC, Baidu Inc, China’s biggest search engine, agreed to buy xPerception, a U.S. company that develops visual perception software and hardware, as it expands efforts to produce driverless cars. Often dubbed the ‘Google’ of China, the Chinese language...
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What is Uber, why is the taxi cab app so controversial and why has it been banned in Italy? Everything you need to know

Publication: The Sun, The California giant has whipped up a fair amount of controversy during its dramatic rise, as question marks about accountability and exploitation hang firmly over its head. The company is in the news again after a judge...
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