The shadow-boxing is over. The players have sussed each other out, swayed away occasionally, hugged and made up. But the bell has just been rung. The year 2017 should go down as the one when things got real in the global ride-hailing wars. Companies, both incumbent and global, have begun making decisive moves that could go a long way in deciding how transportation shapes up in the years to come.
Taxi Wars 3.0
The ride-hailing Game of Thrones
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Ride-hailing companies and investors are making decisive moves that could go a long way in deciding how transportation shapes up in the years to come
Uber has been virtually boxed into a corner thanks to management issues, scandals and litigation
Having vanquished local rivals and Uber in China, Didi Chuxing is making a play for newer, global markets through investments in Uber rivals
A parallel war for ride-hailing is currently unfolding: between automakers like General Motors and tech giants. The prize? Autonomous or self-driving cars, touted as the future of ride-hailing