cabify News of 08/26/19
China’S Didi Kicks Off Expansion In Latin America With Moves Into Chile And Colombia
The wheels are turning on Didi Chuxing’s first major expansion in Latin America after the Chinese ride-hailing firm announced moves into Chile and Colombia to double its presence in the region. Didi said it rolled into Valparaiso, ...
The Stanford Connections Behind Latin America’S Multi-Billion Dollar Startup Renaissance
The houses along the tree-lined blocks of Josina Avenue in Palo Alto, with their big back yards, swimming pools and driveways are about as far removed from the snarls of traffic, sputtering diesel engines, and smoggy air of South America’s major ...
Movo Grabs $22.5m To Get More Cities In LatAm Scooting
Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering ...
Transportation Weekly: Waymo Unleashes Laser Bear, Bird Spreads Its Wings, Lyft Tightens Its Belt
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of ...
Cabify Returns To Barcelona With A Workaround For Ride-Hailing Wait Limits
Well that didn’t take long. Despite warning loudly and publicly that incoming changes to private hire vehicle (VTC) rules in Catalonia would drive it out of Barcelona for good, and force it to fire thousands of drivers, Spanish ride-hailing ...
Ford Partners With Geocoding Startup what3words
Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on an iOS or Android device — to their ...
Uber Driven Out Of Barcelona Again
Uber is suspending its professional taxi service in Barcelona from tomorrow almost a year after it re-entered the Catalan capital. The move follows the regional government agreeing new regulations for the vehicle for hire (VTC) sector aimed at ...
Rules To Rein In Ride-Hailing Apps Coming To Barcelona
Catalonia’s regional government in Spain has agreed new rules to regulate the vehicle for hire (VTCs) sector that will require ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify to substantially change how they operate in Barcelona and other local ...
‘Anti-Uber’ Taxi Strikes Kick Off Again In Spain
Taxi drivers in major cities in Spain are on strike again to apply pressure for more stringent regulations to control app rivals such as Uber and Cabify which they view as unfair competition. In Barcelona the taxi sector called an indefinite ...
Sony Venture Arm Invests In Geocoding Startup what3words
Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial details were not disclosed. The ...