Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in select cities

Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in select cities

After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in more cities soon. Express Pool, like Uber Pool matches a driver with riders along a similar route […]

Sony Corp. to launch an AI-based taxi-hailing service in Japan

Sony Corp. to launch an AI-based taxi-hailing service in Japan

Sony Corporation has said that it will build an AI-based ride-hailing system in Japan in partnership with five taxi companies. The service will use artificial intelligence to manage taxi dispatches and forecast demand based on factors like weather, traffic and local events. Sony’s announcement came just before Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi, who is currently […]

Didi Chuxing teams up with SoftBank for ride-hailing service in Japan

Didi Chuxing teams up with SoftBank for ride-hailing service in Japan

Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has revealed plans to launch in Japan following a strategic partnership with Japanese tech giant SoftBank. Didi and SoftBank will use Didi’s AI technology to build ride-hailing platform services for the taxi industry in Japan and the joint venture will commence trials in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Fukuoka before the […]

Grab joins hands with Red Cross to support those in need across Southeast Asia

Grab joins hands with Red Cross to support those in need across Southeast Asia

Grab and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today announced a partnership to raise additional funds for supporting vulnerable communities, including those affected by disasters. The collaboration between the world’s largest humanitarian network and Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform will enable Grab users to convert their […]

Coord feeds real-time transportation info into navigation apps

Coord feeds real-time transportation info into navigation apps

Google Maps might plot the fastest route to your destination, but sometimes the service doesn’t seem know about accidents or rerouted public transit. Coord wants to fix that by supplying current navigation information for companies to plug into their other apps and services using an API. That doesn’t just mean traffic data. Ever notice some […]

Uber partners with Canon for new campaign in Southeast Asia

Uber partners with Canon for new campaign in Southeast Asia

Uber and Canon have teamed up to launch a new campaign celebrating the hidden gems of some of Southeast Asia’s most populous cities. The #HiddenCities campaign documents the most off-the-grid places in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. The locations were found from analysing Uber drop-off points in each city and […]

Uber tests dockless bike-sharing service

Uber tests dockless bike-sharing service

Uber has announced it’s joining the bike sharing game as part of a partnership with JUMP Bikes. Users will soon be able to find nearby electric bikes and rent them for a while. It’s one of those features which could be described as “like Uber, but for bikes” only this time it’s actually Uber. According […]