Taxis

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Uber, credit-challenged drivers walk the subprime tightrope

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2015

Uber offers its credit-challenged drivers a finance program to help them buy their vehicles. But the program can put some drivers in trouble, according to a Marketplace.org report. Some auto industry experts fear that too many subprime loans could help trigger another financial crisis....
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Icahn invests $100 million in Lyft as Uber rivalry grows

11:51 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2015

Lyft raised an additional $150 million, led by an investment of $100 million from Carl Icahn's investment company, raising the stakes in the car-hailing service's rivalry with Uber Technologies....
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Uber joins German automakers in seeking to buy Nokia's mapping service

May 8, 2015 10:29 CET

Uber Technologies has submitted a bid for HERE, Nokia's maps business, for as much as $3 billion, a report said. The offer is competing with a bid by a group of German automakers, including BMW, Audi and Mercedes, which are teaming up with Chinese Internet search engine giant Baidu on a deal....
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JAMIE LaREAU

BLOG: Uber might trump the cost of car ownership, but not leasing…yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2015

Most dealers probably don’t lose sleep with worry that Uber, the popular app-based service that pairs private drivers with riders, will usurp car ownership anytime soon despite Uber’s ambitions to make it so....
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Nissan is looking for more fleet business

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

Honda's complaint that bigger fleet sales are driving Nissan's sales growth is erroneous, says Nissan Chairman Munoz. But while Nissan has cut back on rental-fleet sales, Munoz wants to sell more Nissans into lucrative commercial fleets....
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Dutch regulators raid Uber over court ruling compliance

March 27, 2015 11:41 CET

A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of ride-sharing service Uber in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deemed it illegal in December....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars may focus on the need for a map

3:49 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2015

The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map. The company at the forefront of the race, Google, is creating intricate maps that detail everything along the road. Newer entrants such as Apple could take a shortcut....
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Google developing Uber rival, report says

6:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries. But the most significant threat to the app-based transportation company may be much closer to home: one of its biggest investors. Google is preparing to offer its own ride-hailing service, most likely in conjunction with its long-in-development driverless car project....
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EDITORIAL

You try doing business with New York City

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Government deals and local politics make for an unsteady foundation for a long-term business....
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YELLOW TAXI BLUES

How a billion-dollar deal is frustrating Nissan in New York

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

In 2011, New York City awarded Nissan the exclusive contract to supply all of the taxis sold there for 10 years. So far, the contract has given Nissan little to celebrate....
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N.Y. taxi owners to fight Nissan's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' in court of appeals

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014

New York taxi fleet operators won permission to challenge the city's $1 billion plan for the "Taxi of Tomorrow," a new fleet of cabs from Nissan, before the state's top court....
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Lyft to buy Hitch app's developer as carpooling competition grows

7:38 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

Lyft, which makes a mobile application for ride-sharing, is acquiring Corral Labs to expand its carpooling business as competition with Uber Technologies Inc. mounts....
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Automakers warm to the era of ride-sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

The rise of car-owning alternatives such as rental service Zipcar, and ride-summoning services including Uber and Lyft, is prompting automakers to embrace the idea that their mission is more about moving people than selling cars. Far from challenging the trend, they're rushing to capitalize on it....
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He bested Clinton; now what about cabbies?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Amid regulatory battles and fierce opposition from cab companies, Uber CEO David Plouffe has turned to the 47-year-old, erstwhile boy genius to strategize for the car-booking service....
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Nissan's taxi deal revived -- for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

After a court ruling in October killed the deal, Nissan is now allowed to move ahead with a $1 billion contract to exclusively supply all the nonhybrid taxis in New York City for the next decade....
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Nissan, N.Y. clear hurdle as appeals court validates taxi pact

3:17 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014

New York's plan for a new fleet of cabs from Nissan is legal, an appeals court ruled, overturning a judge who said the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped its authority by requiring owners to buy a specific vehicle....
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Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You grow or you go'

Nissan N.A. boss Jose Munoz continues to push U.S. dealers for a big jump in market share while deflecting complaints that his stair-step sales targets are too hard to achieve.
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