28 Mar '17, 1pm

Uber and Lyft Face Tougher Competitors Than Taxis: Automakers

Uber and Lyft Face Tougher Competitors Than Taxis: Automakers

As the taxi industry continues being decimated by Uber and Lyft ride-hailing and ridesharing services, these and other mobility companies will begin seeing a wave of competition coming from automakers jumping into the race. Taxi and black-car operators have been sideswiped by Uber and Lyft in recent years as riders get to pay about half the taxi fare, tap into on-demand pickup from their mobile device, and have a much more user friendly and likeable experience. That’s been especially the case for younger riders in their 20s and 30s who don’t see the point in following the previous taxi-ride tradition. Last year saw a wave of acquisitions and investment from global automakers entering the shared mobility space, and preparing for the autonomous rides of the future. The possibility of providing robo-taxis was one of the potential services being discussed as automakers reinven...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/uber-and-lyft-face-tougher-comp...

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Uber Suspends Robocar Testing After Crash

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