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Uber shows off its vision for future ‘flying taxi’

LOS ANGELES, United States — It’s not a bird, nor a plane. But Uber’s new prototype vehicle unveiled Tuesday shows off its vision of the future of transportation — a “flying taxi” that aims to alleviate urban congestion. A model of Uber’s electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle concept (eVTOL) — a cross between a […]

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek wants to operate in PH – LTFRB exec

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek has expressed its interest in joining the country’s transport network vehicle service (TNVS) industry, an official from the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said on Monday. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada welcomed the move but said that Go-Jek’s entry would still have to undergo strict deliberation. “Go-Jek is interested […]

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Uber car drives down flight of stairs in US because app said so

An Uber driver decided to take a shortcut, but got stuck for nearly two hours trying to go down a flight of stairs. The white Toyota Camry was found on the stairs of a pedestrian walkway at around 1:23 p.m. local time, outside a Safeway store on Market Street in San Francisco, USA. The San […]

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As Uber exits, Grab hit by complaints about high rates

On the day Grab became the dominant player in the ride-hailing industry with Uber’s exit from the country, commuters complained about its exorbitant fares. The transport network company (TNC), however, stressed that it was not taking advantage of the situation, explaining that its rates were still within the bounds approved by the government. Still, Grab’s […]

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Grab testing ‘auto-accept’ feature in mobile app

Grab Philippines is considering to introduce an auto-accept feature in its mobile app amid numerous consumer complaints about Grab drivers’ tendency to cancel bookings if the destinations are far or where traffic congestion is bad. In a public hearing last week, Grab country head Brian Cu said the feature was first being tested with 5,000 […]

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Solon wants Indonesian ride-hailing app to compete with Grab PH

House Deputy Minority Leader Luis Campos Jr. on Saturday said an Indonesian ride-hailing app should compete with transport network company Grab in the Philippines following the latter’s acquisition of Uber. Campos, Makati City’s 2nd district representative, said the Jakarta-based “Go-Jek” has more than 400,000 motor vehicles and drivers. He also said it is the “most popular ride-hailing […]

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LTFRB: Higher fares unlikely with Grab’s takeover of Uber

With Grab soon the dominant ride-sharing app in the country, commuters should not worry about exorbitant rates as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it would continue to monitor and check the transport network company’s (TNC) compliance with its fare structure. On Monday, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada allayed fears that Grab’s […]

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Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street […]

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GM to pilot Airbnb-style vehicle-sharing service, says report

General Motors is looking at yet another affordable way of getting consumers behind the wheel by piloting a rental scheme along the lines of the Airbnb model.

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LTFRB clarifies who can apply first for TNVS franchise

Drivers who want to be part of the ride-hailing industry would have to wait a little longer as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) clarified that it would not accept new applications next month but instead process those that were still pending with the agency. According to board member Aileen Lizada, once the […]

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Jul 18, 2018

A couple of years back, I wrote about how men congregate on Sunday mornings like they are on a

Jul 18, 2018

Ferraris have always been about passion. They capture the very essence of the beauty and romance in driving.

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