Latest taxi-app publications

Didi Kuaidi raising further $1bn to push Uber out of China

Chinese taxi-app Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s regional enemy number one, has announced that it is securing $1bn in funding. The round, which is not yet complete, is expected to revalue the company at over $20bn. In 2015, Didi Kuaidi raised $3bn in its efforts to push Uber out of its territory. Last year’s funding started at… Read More

Uber launches on-demand motorbike service in Thailand

Uber has today launched a new option for users to hail motorbikes via its app in the Thai capital, Bangkok. The UberMOTO feature will be introduced as an extension of the taxi-app’s existing offering. Already a common mode of transport in Thailand, moto-taxis spatter Bangkok’s cityscape. Now, Uber’s on-demand motorbike service will be available to commuters… Read More

UberPOOL introduces ride-sharing service to London, drivers remain skeptical

Taxi-app giant Uber is launching its ride-sharing scheme UberPOOL in London this week, becoming the second European city to introduce the service after Paris. UberPOOL will allow up to three passengers to share a journey – in theory, cutting ride fares as well as urban congestion. Users can save up to 25%, compared with a… Read More

Ola partners with Nissan India in taxi leasing scheme

Mobile taxi-app service Ola has today announced a purchase agreement with Nissan Motor India to expand its vehicle fleet in an attempt to rival U.S.-based Uber for a larger domestic market share. The Indian company hopes to partner with further carmakers to help it reach its target of adding 100,000 vehicles to the Ola fleet by… Read More

Uber introduces Chinese API developer platform

Uber announced yesterday that it would be expanding the availability of its API tools for Chinese developers, allowing apps in China to embed the tax-hailing feature. In a blog post, the company said that it would make the platform publicly available in Chinese, as it did in English last year, making changes to the API… Read More