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Could New York city reduce its taxi fleet by 40% if its residents shared cabs ?

An article in the New York Times (September 1, 2014) titled “If 2 New Yorkers Shared a Cab…” suggests that 40% of the current 13,5o0 cabs in New York City could be eliminated, along with┬áthe associated road congestion is riders … Continue reading

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Will delaying online cab service pickups by 15 minutes increase competition in France

An article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Uber, Taxis engage in French Street Fight” (30 December 2013) describes a proposal to impose a 15 minute delay between the online order and pickup by online by limo service companies like … Continue reading

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Can Uber be a hyper-local logistics provider ?

An article in Fortune magazine (October 7,2013) describes the capability of Uber, the taxi app software provider whose main capability rests on the algorithms that enable its drivers to remain utilized by matching the dynamics of the spatial demand and … Continue reading

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