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Some consumers are starting to prefer a shared, hailed ride over buying their own car, a study says. University researchers surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to find out how their transportation habits changed after ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft pulled out of the market after a May 2016 local election failed to […]

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Daimler’s car2go is starting to see some real payback for its one-way carsharing business model with 40-percent growth in the first half of this year. More than 4.5 million trips were taken in the first half of 2017 at 11 North American locations. The company also reported that customers were spending 33 percent more time […]

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General Motor’s Maven car sharing unit finds that Uber and Lyft drivers love the Chevy Bolt and are putting a lot of miles behind the wheel. Rachel Bhattacharya, who heads GM’s commercial mobility unit, spoke about it yesterday at a CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich. The Maven fleet brought in 150 Bolts […]

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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 […]

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General Motors plans to be the first company to bring thousands of self-driving vehicles to roads through its partnership with ride-hailing firm Lyft. Two sources familiar with GM’s plan told Reuters last week that thousands of self-driving all-electric Chevrolet Bolts will roll out by 2018, with most of them going to Lyft. The automakers has […]

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Maven, it’s a car-sharing app that’s owned by General Motors. And in a neat bit of corporate synergy, GM is adding its new Chevrolet Bolt EV to the fleet, at least in Los Angeles. The Bolt has a promised range of 238 miles and has now been […]

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General Motors has launched its own car-sharing service called Maven. “Maven’s mission is to give customers access to highly personalized, on-demand mobility services,” according to the American automaker. The new company’s team will have more than 40 dedicated employees from the connected car technology industry as well as ride- and car-sharing professionals from notable companies […]

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