It’s rickshaw wars in India as Uber takes on Ola with cash only service

Chris Price Apps, Transport, Travel Gadgets Leave a Comment

UberAUTO has launched a new cash-only service in New Delhi for hailing auto rickshaws, just as its rival Ola has announced its latest $310 million funding round. Under the uberAUTO service, the company will not charge a fee for booking autorickshaws, users will be allowed to pay for the journey in cash, and the pricing…

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Gadget Show Live: Personal transport everywhere including electric scooters from Smartrax

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At Gadget Show Live at the NEC, personal transportation solutions - particularly electric scooters - were everywhere. You practically can't move without being overtaken by someone wheeling around on what looks a bit like a 21st century skateboard. Whereas once all the hype just used to be around the Segway electric scooters which you can't…

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Hailo introduces the Piggyback – revolutionising personal transportation

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Watch the YouTube video above to see Olaf Spirls, Head of Hailo's Personal Transportation Product, talk about how cab app Hailo came up with its latest revolution in personal transportation. In the video, we are privileged to see the actual brainstorm where they came up with the stunning development and where they wrestled with important…

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Government scheme puts £7.5m aside for electric motorbikes, £1500 discounts available

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Pictured above:Harley-Davidson goes electric with the Livewire motorcycle Motorcyclists will be offered up to £1,500 to buy electric motorbikes, under a new government scheme, reports Business Green. Up to £7.5m will be set aside to accelerate the uptake of greener two-wheelers, under the same programme which also offers discounts of up to £5,000 off the cost…

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Hailocab tries to convince people that talking to cab drivers is a plus point

James O'Malley Apps, Transport Leave a Comment

Taxi app Hailocab is worried. Whilst it relies on expensive and well organised black cab drivers for its services, rival Uber (controversially) does away with the formalities, employing cheaper drivers. Worse still, one of the key investors is Google, which is working on driverless car technology, which could conceivably ultimately make Uber even cheaper and…

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Electric cabs to be built in Coventry as London goes zero emission

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China's Geely is investing £250m in a new Coventry factory to build zero emission London cabs as part of mayor Boris Johnson's plans to crack down on the capital's air pollution. Expected to hit the market in 2017,  the new London taxis will, according to Johnson, incorporate 'the latest state of the art technology'. He continues:…

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WATCH: The mindblowing plan to build a tunnel between Denmark and Germany

James O'Malley Transport Leave a Comment

Yesterday CityLab wrote a fascinating piece on the plans to build a new tunnel on the seabed between Denmark and Germany. The "Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link" looks set to reduce travel times between Copenhagen and Berlin by train from 5 hours to just 2. But what's really interesting is the technological challenges in how they…

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