car sharing Archive

GM’s car sharing company Maven hits the streets of San Francisco

Maven, a car sharing company out of General Motors, is driving its way into San Francisco today. The announcement made late Thursday evening is one part of a continued roll-out in several cities throughout the U.S., which started at the beginning of this year. It’s city based car sharing service called Maven City is now available in nine cities throughout the nation, joining Lyft’s new …

Evercar mashes up car sharing and ride hailing

Say you’d like to make a few extra bucks by driving for ride hailing services Lyft and Uber or on-demand delivery services like Postmates, but your old car won’t pass muster with these companies. Or maybe you don’t want to put the miles on your personal car. Or maybe you don’t even have a car of your own. That’s where Evercar comes in. It maintains …

Ousta, Egypt’s ride hailing app, lands a $1.25 million investment

Radwa Rashad Crunch Network Contributor Radwa Rashad is an Egyptian writer and entrepreneur. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Five months after its March 2016 launch, Ousta, Egypt’s first local ride sharing app, has received a bridge investment of $1.25 million as it looks to challenge established industry stalwarts, Uber and Careem. Although the financing is a pittance compared to the combined might …

Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco

Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, the Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even further the recent departure of Alphabet executive David Drummond from Uber’s board. Google’s new offering piloted in May, according to the WSJ, and uses the Google-owned Waze app to connect commuters for shared carpooling. The plan …

Uber’s launch of self-driving cars mimics its approach to ride-for-hire

Uber revealed today that it would put self-driving Volvo SUVs on the road in Pittsburgh, picking up actual passengers, with a driver on board only to make sure everything goes smoothly. It’s a launch of near-complete autonomous vehicles that seemed to come out of nowhere – just like Uber itself. In Bloomberg’s telling of the launch of Uber’s self-driving program, they note that Uber starting road-testing …