Transportation

Uber and Grab hate boils over in Jakarta
The ongoing conflict between taxi companies and ride-sharing apps in Indonesia boiled over yesterday (March 22) as thousands of taxi drivers took to the streets in Jakarta to stage a protest that escalated into violence in some areas.
Indonesian taxi-hailing app pioneer Blue Bird aims to catch up
Blue Bird first launched a booking app in 2011, but only saw it as yet another platform – that has changed with the rising competition.
A conversation with the ‘father of Hadoop’
Doug Cutting weighs in on the present and future of Hadoop’s role in the world, from an obscure database to being the basis of big data analytics.
Singapore carpooling startup Ryde raises US$1mil
Singapore-based startup Ryde Technologies Pte Ltd, behind the ‘Ryde’ carpool app, said it has raised S$1.5 million (approximately US$1 million) in seed round funding from “strategic angel and private investors.”
Big benefits for Bangkok if Intelligent Transport Systems used: GSMA study
Deploying Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to US$1 billion per year, according to the GSM Association (GSMA).
Uber lauds Manila regulations for legalising ride-sharing apps
San Francisco-based startup Uber has praised the Philippines’ Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for its new guidelines which would pave the way for the legal use of ride-sharing smartphone applications.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) The Uber-SPAD spat: Be careful what you wish for
Spurred by complaints from taxi drivers and companies, Malaysian authorities are going to start cracking down on Uber drivers without permits. The Malaysian public is up in arms, saying that the Government is protecting at best an inefficient industry, at worst a dishonest one. A. Asohan believes the issue is greyer and murkier than that.
NEC develops crime-fighting and bus scheduling technologies
NEC Asia Pacific announced today it has developed a command and control centre system for advanced security operations to detect unusual activity and potential crime in crowded areas, as well as a bus schedule optimisation technology that can reduce commuters’ waiting time.
Easy Taxi scales down Malaysian ops, layoffs begin
20 to 30 members of Malaysian team told they would be laid off Company withdraws from India, Hong Kong and Indonesia; regional executive leaves
Week in Review: Does Anthony Tan have the chops to win the war?
Having raised around US$325 million (RM1.12 billion) to date, Anthony Tan now has to demonstrate his management and leadership chops after proving he has among the best sales skills of any startup founder in Asia, much less South-East Asia writes Karamjit Singh.
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