Taxi Apps Could Transform Global Transport Models.

Walton, Nigel (2014) Taxi Apps Could Transform Global Transport Models.

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In early June this year thousands of taxi drivers in major cities across the world staged protests against Uber, the global leader in taxi apps. Taxi hailing apps allow people to hail taxis via smart phones from people using personal vehicles. Due to their lower overheads and the absence of regulation, taxi apps such as Uber, Hailo, Lyft and Get Taxi are able to undercut traditional taxi companies and provide a better service for a lower price. The protests signalled the arrival of a new digital platform that threatens to transform inner-city transportation that has seen little innovation over the last one hundred years.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: HB Economic Theory, HE Transportation and Communications, HF Commerce, T Technology (General), TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:14

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