Articles by tag: rideshare

Safety Concerns and a New Federal Law are Challenges Set to Drastically Impact Rideshare and Gig Economy Industries

experts discuss the state of rideshare and gig economy industries

The bustling world of rideshare and gig economy, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, has allowed convenience to hit the roads. However, safety has emerged as a growing concern. Late last year, a DoorDash driver in Washington D.C., narrowly escaped death after being shot in the back. And it was not an isolated incident…

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The Impact of Free EV Rideshare on the Electric Vehicle Market

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a hot topic in recent years, as more and more people are becoming aware of their benefits to the environment and their finances. One of the biggest hurdles to EV adoption is the lack of public charging infrastructure, which has deterred many from making the switch. However, a new…

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The Impact of Free EV Rideshare on the Electric Vehicle Market

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a hot topic in recent years, as more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits to the environment and their finances. One of the biggest hurdles to EV adoption is the lack of public charging infrastructure, which has deterred many from making the switch. However, a new…

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Are Uber & Lyft On the Road to Profit After Q2’s Earnings?

Earnings season is always a mixed bag, and Q2’s reports were no exception. Almost 50% of telecom companies missed their targets for the quarter, while companies like Home Depot, Salesforce and Spotify reported surprising over-performance. For leading rideshare companies, though, early August’s earnings were record-breaking and reframed a long-running narrative of persistently negative cash flow….

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Can a Fuel Surcharge Help Rideshare Drivers Beat Rising Gas Prices?

Since the writing of this article, FedEx has announced it’ll raise its own existing fuel surcharge as well, while Instacart joined Uber and Lyft in introducing a temporary fuel surcharge. Gas prices remain inflated across the United States after a mix of bans on Russian oil, inflation, and slow domestic growth of oil production compounded…

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Can the Rideshare Business Model Address All of its Accessibility Concerns?

Key Points: Gig work transportation companies like Instacart, Lyft and Doordash have faced several ADA lawsuits for lack of application accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Increasing accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is an issue facing all mobility providers. Rideshare companies fill a crucial gap in the market that can’t be filled…

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Breaking Down the Newest Innovations in Transportation: Roads, Rails and Rides

It has been five months since the COVID-19 pandemic has created a tidal wave of public and private policy shifts which dictate how humans go about their everyday lives. Many of our daily activities, once thought of as normal, have been upended with no certainty to be considered “normal” again. In this latest episode of…

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At Applied Digital, Employee Safety is #1
May 22, 2024

At Applied Digital, employee safety transcends mere compliance—it’s a core value that defines our corporate ethos. This video underlines the importance of creating a robust health and safety environment, ensuring every team member returns home safely daily, and fostering a positive and secure workplace atmosphere. By prioritizing safety above all, including production, Applied Digital…

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Wine Investment Has a Promising Future With Technology Pushing it Forth
May 22, 2024

Because investment opportunities are often shifting, wine investment is gaining some significant attention. With traditional markets experiencing volatility and uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking towards unique assets like fine wine and spirits to diversify their portfolios. The potential for appreciation over time, combined with the enjoyment of owning a tangible asset, has made wine…

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Crystal Springs Resort Re-engages Maestro PMS’ All-In-One Multi-Property Solution to Boost Hotel and Spa Operations
May 21, 2024

After a brief hiatus, the premier golf and spa destination returns to Maestro PMS to improve on-property communications and unify operations; Visit Maestro in Booth #1844 at HITEC Charlotte. MARKHAM, Ontario — May 21, 2024 — Nestled in the Appalachian Valley is the Crystal Springs Resort featuring two hotels – Minerals Hotel and Grand Cascades…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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How Up Hail is Empowering Commuters
June 18, 2020

Up Hail is revolutionizing commuting, allowing commuters to compare taxi, rideshare and bikeshare fees, among other potential options, to gain greater understanding and insight into what the best option is for their unique circumstance and needs. The service has been particularly useful in light of the growth of bikesharing, with a recent study by…

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The Role of Digital Innovation in Autonomous Driving Design: Roads, Rails, & Rides
June 17, 2020

In this latest episode of Roads, Rails, & Rides host Jeb Morris sits down with, Professor Dr. Wolfgang Gruel, Co-Director and Founder at the Institute for Mobility and Digital Innovation in Stuttgart Germany. The conversation addresses the challenges faced by automakers, how digital innovation aids development, and what the future might look like as…

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Business Casual: Uber Jumps Ship on Jump
May 13, 2020

As businesses across the globe try to remain afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are rethinking their business models, implementing contingency plans and adjusting operations to adapt to an uncertain economy in order to mitigate risk during this black swan event. However, some companies, such as Uber, have had to take more drastic measures,…

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The Ripple Effects of COVID-19 on the Transportation Industry: Roads, Rails, & Rides
March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the world, many countries are encouraging social distancing and quarantining. On this special segment of Roads, Rails, & Rides host Jeb Morris discussed the effects of the pandemic on the transportation industry so far and what else we can expect to see. With fewer people going to work in person or…

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Transformations Making Headway in Ridesharing
February 7, 2020

Featured in the media numerous times, a Senior Contributor for the Rideshare Guy and a regular contributor for us here at MarketScale, Sergio Avedian, a veteran Uber and Lyft driver known for his ‘surge only’ driving strategies, joins Daniel Litwin today to break down some changes affecting Uber and the rideshare landscape in general, particularly…

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Lyft Gets into the Rental Car Game
December 13, 2019

Stock prices for Hertz and Avis fell in the wake of the news that rideshare company Lyft would be getting into the rental car game. What ways will Lyft look to innovate in an industry that hasn’t changed in a long time? Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern take a look at the story and whether or not this will be…

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California’s AB 5 and the Legal Battle Ahead: Ratified
November 5, 2019

California Assembly Bill 5 is a piece of legislation that holds massive ramifications for the gig economy, specifically rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. It was signed into law on September 18, 2019 in an attempt to limit the ability to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees of a company. Governor Gavin Newsom…

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Business Casual: Is Lyft Keeping Their Drivers in the Dark?
October 28, 2019

A change to the drivers’ app for Lyft has some wondering if the rideshare company is intentionally keeping their drivers in the dark about the way the company is splitting fares. Where there was once a “Ride Pays” section available for drivers to see on the app, there’s now only a link that directs…

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Las Vegas Trade Show Tips and Survival Guide
September 26, 2019

Las Vegas is one of the biggest trade show destinations in the U.S., and the city won’t be giving up that title any time soon. This means the chances of finding yourself sharing a yard-long margarita with a co-worker in front of the Bellagio fountains are steadily increasing. We reached out to trade show veterans,…

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