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Taxi Apps Could Transform Global Transport Models.

Walton, Nigel (2014) Taxi Apps Could Transform Global Transport Models. The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

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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.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Uber, taxi apps, transport systems, Asian markets, technology, inner-city transportation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Nigel Walton
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 16:58
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:04

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