In this week's Transport Digest, explore InDrive's US launch, Vietnam's electric taxi boom, Domino's & Uber Eats' collab, and Waymo's strategic shift. Stay on the move with us!
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Welcome to this week's edition of The Weekly Transport Digest, where we navigate the ever-evolving world of transportation. From ride-hailing apps and electric vehicle charge stations to food delivery partnerships, join us as we traverse the globe to bring you the latest happenings. This week's highlights include the expansion of a bid-based ride-hail app, InDrive, into the US and the exciting partnership between Domino's and Uber Eats!
1. Ride-Hailing Evolution
InDrive's Expansion: InDrive, known for its innovative bid-based ride-hailing app, has made its US debut. The platform allows users to place bids for rides, ensuring competitive pricing and transparency. Read more.
VinFast's Moves in Vietnam: Green SM introduces a pure EV taxi service in Vietnam. With the deployment of 500 units of VinFast VF-E34 and 100 units of VF8, Vietnam's transportation scene is getting an eco-friendly boost. This move coincides with the launch of an electric taxi rental service by Vingroup's Chairman.
Taxi War in Singapore: Grab acquires Singapore's third-largest taxi operator, Trans-Cab. Meanwhile, Strides & Premier are joining forces to become the second-largest taxi operator in the country. Read more 1Read more 2.
2. The Charge of Electric Vehicles
VoltPost's Momentum: VoltPost, a promising EV charging startup, has successfully secured $3.6M in its seed round. This is set to accelerate the company's growth and expansion plans. Read more.
Kenya Goes Green: Public transit is paving the way for the EV sector's growth in Kenya, demonstrating the continent's commitment to sustainable transport solutions. Read more.
3. The Challenges and Triumphs of Giants
NYC Taxis Vs. Uber and Lyft: New York City's iconic yellow taxis are battling for survival against modern giants Uber and Lyft. Can they revamp their strategies to stay relevant in the digital age? Read more.
Domino's & Uber Eats Partnership: In a delightful twist for pizza lovers, Domino's is teaming up with Uber Eats, hinting at a new direction for food delivery partnerships. Read more.
Waymo's Shift: Waymo, a significant player in the autonomous vehicle world, has decided to halt its self-driving trucks program. The reasons behind this sudden decision remain intriguing. Read more.
Uber's Profit Milestone: After years in the red, Uber has finally reported a profit from its ride-sharing business, marking a significant turning point for the company. Read more.
4. Spotlight on Innovations
Tesla in Tampa: Tesla's Model Y is making waves in Tampa, as it becomes part of a new ride-sharing program called 'Dash.' This marks another step towards a greener future for urban transport. Read more.
That wraps up this week's roundup. As the transportation industry continues to evolve, we'll be here to keep you informed and updated. See you next week!
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