Posts Tagged ‘Uber’

Dallas-based Ridesharing Startup Alto Raises $13M, Plans to Launch Next Month

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Uber, Lyft, and the numerous other ridesharing options cruising around Dallas-Fort Worth are about to get some new competition. Alto, a new Dallas-based ride-hailing service, is set to launch mid-November.

The service runs something of a middle ground between familiar …

Workforce of the Future: How Companies Should Handle ‘Onboarding’ in the Gig Economy

Posted by Lauren Hawkins

What if Stephen King had gig tools?

At the Big Design conference last week, Brian Sullivan posed this question to audience members during the Continuous Onboarding in the Gig Economy presentation.

Sullivan, along with co-presenter Katherine Vatalaro (scheduled co-presenter …

Bell to Collaborate with French Company Safran on Air Taxi

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based Bell announced that it will collaborate with the French company Safran to develop hybrid electric propulsion solutions for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept aircraft.

“Bell is at the forefront of on-demand mobility — ushering a new …

Daseke Betting on Technology Ready for the Long Haul

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Automatic transmissions, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, GPS tracking, built-in cameras, and electronic driver logs represent the future of the fast-evolving trucking industry.

For Daseke’s fleet of 5,000 trucks, that future is now. The Addison-based trucking empire has outfitted …

Cargo Launches in Dallas With Complimentary Breakfasts for Rideshare Passengers

Posted by Lance Murray

Cargo, an in-car commerce platform for rideshare passengers, is kicking off its Dallas launch Wednesday by offering riders complimentary smoothie bowls, organic coffee shots, and whole food protein bars, courtesy of new brand partners Joyböl, FORTO, and RXBAR.

New York-based …

Humphreys & Partners Shows Its Uber Elevate Skyport Vision

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Architects LP unveiled its concepts for skyport and mega-skyport facilties at the Uber Elevate Summit this week in Los Angeles.

In a series of architecture plans, renderings, and ideas, HPA offered its vision for the design …

BOKA Powell Releases Its Design for Futuristic Uber Skyport

Posted by Lance Murray

BOKA Powell has released its futuristic skyport vision for an urban airport structure in support of UberAIR’s vertical take-off and landing flying taxis.

The Dallas architecture firm is one of several that will offer designs for the skyports that could …

Uber Elevate Unveils Prototype for Flying Taxis That Will Soar Over DFW

Posted by Lance Murray

Uber Elevate unveiled on Tuesday what it wants its flying taxis to look that could be buzzing around Dallas-Fort Worth skies in a few years as part of the UberAIR service.

The prototype designs for the vertical takeoff and landing …

In Our Hyperconnected World, Dallas Leaders Find ‘New Power’ With Public Collaboration

Posted by Heather Noel

United Way has been working in the social sphere for more than 125 years, but don’t call it “old.”

At least when talking about it in terms of “old power,” as outlined by authors Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, says …

Real Estate: Tips for Commercial Landlords Strategically Planning for the Future

Posted by Erreka Campbell

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorWhether they own an office building, a shopping center or an industrial park, every commercial landlord should create (or re-evaluate) the overall operating or strategic plan for their property.

Not only is today’s environment competitive for attracting high-quality tenants, but …

Breaking the Mold: North Texas Companies to Keep On Your Innovation Radar

Posted by Sheryl Jean

More than a dozen companies operate innovation labs, test centers, or teams in North Texas — add these to your watch list.

Farmer Brothers
A coffee lab does exactly what it sounds like: Development, taste testing, quality control, and training.

Arlington Turns to Rideshare Service Via for Mass Transit

Posted by Lance Murray

Since 2013, the city of Arlington’s mass transit system was a single bus route that was used mainly by students at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Earlier this month, the Arlington City Council voted to end the route, and …

Uber, NASA Partner on Ways to Make Flying Cars Safe Over U.S. Cities

Posted by Lance Murray

Ride-sharing startup Uber Technologies Inc. and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have signed an agreement to develop new traffic concepts that will enable a network of flying cars to safely traverse U.S. cities.

Uber plans to roll out an …

On Tap: Big Design Conference, DisruptHR Dallas & Rotorcraft Business + Technology Summit

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event …

Uber, Airbus To Discuss DFW Flying Cars Initiative at Summit

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Dreams of flying through Dallas in style are getting a lift this month at the Rotorcraft Business & Technology Summit with Uber and Airbus. 

Hosted by Rotor & Wing International, the event will take place Sept. 20-21 at the Omni …

Dallas-based Startup Offering Comprehensive App for Scheduling Services On-Demand

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The gig economy that started with Uber has grown to just about every service imaginable, including electricians, car washing, and dog grooming.

Entrepreneurs Clayton Floyd and Joseph Harwood have created one comprehensive app called mo-de to encompass many of the …

‘Ride for Life’: CureQuest Teams With Ridesharing Services to Offer Non-Emergency Trips

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

MonaLisa Cash beat Leukemia seven years ago, but she never stopped fighting.

The founder of CureQuest Leukemia works tirelessly to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which funds clinical trials, research, and helps reduce the burden of patients …

Dallas Major Player in Uber’s New Trucking App

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Uber has already shaken up the taxi industry and the restaurant sector, so now the ride-hailing tech company has its sights set on trucking.

Uber Freight launched in Texas in the spring and has 70 percent of its drivers and …

Axxess Testing App That ‘Uberizes’ Home Health

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based technology company Axxess is testing a new app that it says “Uberizes” the process of connecting home-health agencies with qualified clinicians to provide care all day, anywhere.

Called AxxessCare, the app is integrated with AgencyCore, the company’s secure HIPAA-compliant …

DFW Will Be Test Site for Uber’s Flying Car Initiative

Posted by Heather Noel

Flying cars in Dallas-Fort Worth? It may not just be a pipe dream anymore. 

Uber announced Tuesday that DFW would be a testing site by 2020 for the flying vehicles it’s currently developing in its Elevate initiative, according to D