Football fans can now get to the game easier with Uber. Photo credit: Shutterstock Ride share app Uber has partnered with popular international football club Manchester United in a bid to make transport to and from matches hassle-free. As a part of the partnership, a dedicated Uber pick-up and drop-off zone will be set up at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, allowing fans to travel to and from games by simply using the app. Through experiences and interactive campaigns, the partnership aims to recreate the joy of travelling to Old Trafford. Amy Friedlander Hoffman, Head of Business Development – Experiential Marketing at Uber,
LatAm Autos products take off. Photo credit: Shutterstock LatAm Autos launched CarSync and MotorCredit in mid-November 2016, with a greater than expected uptake in leads and sale conversions. LatAm Autos received 3,400 leads for CarSync installations, with conversion rates in January increasing to 6% from 1% in December. In Ecuador alone, CarSync is now generating more leads per day than all new and existing LatAm Autos products. Strong growth in the CarSync and MotorCredit revenues are expected in 1H 2017. Read original article here
Cox Automotive. (PRNewsFoto/Cox Enterprises) The merger between Cox Automotive and CarsGuide.com.au was been finalized. Under the terms of the merger, CarsGuide, Dealer Solutions, Manheim and Sell My Car with also merge to form Cox Automotive Australia. This new conglomerate will empower clients to thrive in a rapidly changing automotive marketplace and can bring to Australia and New Zealand other brands from U.S.-based Cox Automotive. John Bailey, president of International, Cox Automotive said in a press release: “Today’s announcement is a watershed moment for the automotive industry, as we officially combine CarsGuide with Dealer Solutions, Sell My Car and Manheim to form Cox
Zoomcar expands India marketplace. Photo credit: Shutterstock India-based car rental start-up Zoomcar has announced plans to expand operations to Jaipur making it the 14th city where the service is available. "There are 60 cars in city and we aim to increase the fleet to 200 in coming months," Zoomcar CEO Greg Morgan told Economic Times. Claiming to have a 70 per cent market share in self-driven car rental industry of about 3,500 cars fleet, he said the company would expand aggressively. The current national fleet size is about 2,600 cars and in a year's time, this will be expanded to 10,000 cars.
Uber moves forward with plans to expand in India. Photo credit: Shutterstock Ride share app Uber plans to scale up operations in India by launching a new centre in Bengaluru which will also support business in South Asia since the company plans to develop India into a regional hub for the region. The new centre, Uber’s third in India, could be used for providing both rider and driver support, apart from developing custom solutions for the country and the adjoining markets. A spokesperson for the company told Economic Times that India is a global priority market for Uber and it
Uber files legal challenge in Seattle. Photo credit: Shutterstock Ride share app Uber has filed a legal challenge against a Seattle ordinance that allows drivers to unionize. The first of its kind, the ordinance came into fruition in 2015 and gives independent contract drivers for Uber and other app-based ride share companies the right to collective bargaining with the companies. The ordinance also covers drivers for taxi companies and for-hire vehicle companies. Uber’s legal challenge states the city denied drivers a chance to meaningfully comment as officials drew up the rules for the ordinance. It also claims the rules are
US-based automotive portal Cars.com this week announced Becky A. Sheehan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Sheehan joins Cars.com from her role as executive vice president and chief financial officer for FTD Companies, Inc., where she also served as a member of the office of the chief executive officer. Sheehan presided over a period of tremendous growth at the digital consumer company, which saw revenues double during her 10-year tenure fuelled by carefully planned organic expansion and acquisitions under her leadership. "In this next phase of our evolution, Cars.com is poised for expansion and revenue growth, and
Uber VS Google Maps. Photo credit: Shutterstock Two technology giants are going head to head on Australian roads with Uber launching a fleet of camera-equipped cars. The initiative, led by former head of Google Maps Manik Gupta, aims to help Uber better predict traffic snarls, estimate travel time, and pinpoint safe parking locations. In 2016 the company rolled out similar schemes in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico as Google did not deliver enough information to make ride-sharing a smooth experience. “We’re interested in improving maps and optimising the pick-up and drop-off experience for users,” Mr Gupta told The Daily Telegraph.
Greg Roebuck, Chief Executive Officer of Australian automotive portal Carsales.com.au is resigning after 20 years with the company. He will be replaced by chief operating officer Cameron McIntyre from March 17, 2017. Since founding the company in 1997, Roebuck helped build Carsales from a loss-making start-up into an ASX 100 company with a market capitalisation of $2.7 billion. In an interview with The Sunday Herald, he said the decision to leave the role was hard, but coming at the right time. "When we started the company 20 years ago, I never imagined that today we would be operating in
OEM acquires taxi start-up. Photo credit: Shutterstock European manufacturer Renault has bought failed taxi start-up Karhoo out of administration for an undisclosed amount. The fee was paid to Flit Technologies Ltd, which acquired the assets of Karhoo after it went into administration last November. The app was one of the biggest start-up fails in the United Kingdom for 2016. It allowed users to compare taxi prices and times across a variety of online platforms without having to switch between apps. Despite raising a whopping $250M in funding from investors, it burnt through cash at an alarming. This was due in part