"A future dominated by shared, driverless cars linked via ride-hailing apps may sound like a world without traditional forms of mass transit. But we don't believe it will be."
Just last week President Obama made headlines by floating a $10 per barrel oil tax. This needs to be the opening salvo in a renewed effort to move the country beyond oil, but the effort also needs to be more ambitious.
Some Uber drivers in New York City went on strike this week, after the company reduced rates on its basic service, UberX
Programs like "Let's Drive NYC" will only become more common in the years to come. That's a good thing.
Let's take a look at the globally surging ride-sharing/ride-hailing industry around the world as a case in point. And nowhere better to start than Uber. Is Uber the new Evil Empire? And if so, who cares?
California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon recently announced a new electric vehicle car-sharing grant for the City of Los Angeles that will make zero emission driving available to low-income residents.
In this episode of the Future in 5, I talk about why Uber is not really in the transportation business. I'm a very frequent Uber user. Every time I go to a conference or speak at an event -- which is fairly often -- I take the UberBlack car.
PROTESTS AND RAIDS Born out of the frustration of two Silicon Valley entreprenuers trying to catch a cab in Paris, Uber's
As the sharing economy becomes more widely accepted, it opens the door for sharing services in new industries to take root and build reputable brands. Based on the principle of communal goods or services, companies will continue to help users solve common annoyances.
According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.
Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.
Just a day after Uber unveiled the service, competitor Lyft announced it was also launching a car pool option. The company
Uber Technologies Inc. is creating a new category of hot startup: the $17 billion club. Read more on Bloomberg
Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.
Check out the electric car vending machine, below. Rockett doesn't think Tesla's entrance into the Chinese market will hurt
By 2050, seven out of every 10 people living on Earth will call themselves an urbanite. So how will we navigate the throng?
Want entertainment? Instead of reaching for your CDs or even your hard drive -- you rent the musical experience from the cloud from any number of providers: Spotify, Pandora and others with varying business models, but all you require for any of them is a credit card and password.
The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?