The largest ride-hailing company in the world acquires the largest taxi booking and dispatching technology platform in the UK. This takeover doesn’t only impact Uber and Autocab, but taxi & ride-hail industry as at large.
As we enter Q4, the ride-hail and taxi driver shortage only becomes more strained among the seasonal high demands. Despite high demands, drivers are not going back. How can operators resolve driver unavailability, price surges, and long waiting times? We have a solution.
There’s plenty of challenges to be addressed to make intermodal mobility solutions a truly viable option within urban mobility. How can we make intermodality really sustainable and equitable? How can we integrate it with an existing public transport infrastructure? How can we ensure it’s easily adopted by users? I’ve put together five principles to navigate these challenges.
Looking at the urban mobility industry in 2021 and beyond, I am expecting a new normal will emerge where we combine working from home and working from the office into a new weekly rhythm. This will significantly decrease the commute needs of mainly the knowledge workers representing 26% of the workforce and create a unique opportunity for ride-hailing and the taxi industry.