Chariot co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh left Ford at the beginning of February

 As automakers continue to work on their strategies for the next generation of transportation, one of the biggies is making a change to its leadership structure. Ali Vahabzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of ride-sharing startup Chariot, which Ford acquired in September 2016, has left the company. “We thank Ali for his passion and dedication to building Chariot into the growing mobility… Read More

Heetch raises another $20 million to compete head-to-head with Uber in Europe

 French startup Heetch has an ambitious goal. The company wants to become the second ride-sharing service in France and in the other European countries where it operates. The startup just raised $20 million from Félix Capital, Via ID, Alven Capital and Idinvest Partners. In order to stay competitive with Uber, Heetch is a bit cheaper than a normal UberX ride. But drivers still get paid more… Read More

Lyft Concierge, its ride-booking service for businesses, opens to all

 Lyft today announced it’s expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business customers. First announced in 2016, the service was originally designed to help patients get to medical appointments, particularly in areas where they may not have a car of their own, like New York, where more than half of… Read More

Uber will now let you add multiple stops to your route

 Uber today is adding a new feature that will solve a challenge almost every rider, at some point, has faced: the difficulty with picking up friends along the route to your destination. That’s because, until now, Uber has only allowed you to request a ride from point A to point B. That now changes with the introduction of an “add-a-stop” feature that allows you to add up to… Read More

Daimler acquires German P2P carpooling startup Flinc

Car2go Mercedes CLA Daimler — the German car giant that owns Mercedes Benz among other brands — has made one more acquisition to further its reach in ridesharing and what it sees as the next generation of how cars are owned and used. It has acquired Flinc, a startup also out of Germany that has built a platform and app for peer-to-peer-style carpooling. People who are driving in one direction find… Read More