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App-based Carpooling to be Allowed During Commute Hours

App-based Carpooling to be Allowed During Commute Hours

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The government, taxi businesses and a shared mobility operator agreed Thursday to permit app-based carpooling services during morning and evening commute hours. Taxi associations have been strongly opposed to the introduction of carpooling services by Kakao Mobility, the operator of South Korea’s largest taxi-hailing app, claiming it will put [...]

Social Dialogue Body on Taxi, Carpooling Services Launched

Social Dialogue Body on Taxi, Carpooling Services Launched

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party, the government, and the taxi and carpooling service sectors launched a social dialogue body Tuesday in an effort to explore win-win strategies over shared mobility. Taxi associations have been strongly opposed to the introduction of carpooling services by Kakao Mobility Corp., the operator of South Korea’s [...]

S. Korea at Crossroads over Shared Mobility

S. Korea at Crossroads over Shared Mobility

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Kil-jun, a taxi driver for 22 years, thought his taxi-hailing app was like a business partner, something that helped him get more fares, but now he feels like the platform has turned on him and become a powerful competitor in South Korea’s growing mobility market. The app’s operator, [...]

Citi to Sponsor Successful Bike Share Program in America

Citi to Sponsor Successful Bike Share Program in America

MIAMI, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – In July, there came a bad news for the world automotive industry: About 50 percent of car owners in industrialized countries would, in principle, share their vehicle with others and ride sharing companies like Uber will grow constantly, according to Roland Berger report.  And the report expected so called [...]