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The ride-sourcing industry: Status-quo and Outlook

Goletz, Mirko and Bahamonde Birke, Francisco Jose (2019) The ride-sourcing industry: Status-quo and Outlook. In: 15th World Conference on Transport Research. 15th World Conference on Transport Research, 2019-05-26 - 2019-05-31, Mumbai, Indien.

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Ride-sourcing, the use of private cars to provide on-demand mobility services has been thrilling entrepreneurs, politicians, urban planners and venture capitalists since it first appeared in San Francisco around the year 2010. As yet, its impact on urban mobility is unclear, as is the outlook for TNCs that aspire to expand in cities all around the world within the last decade. We take a look behind the development of ride-sourcing in three case cities (San Francisco, Mexico City, and Paris) to understand what facilitates their growth, and how politicians regulate TNCs in different countries. We then conduct an economic analysis to consider the future market for ride-sourcing, and in order to discuss the current expansionary strategy of TNCs. Our research shows that TNCs tailor their strategies to local contexts, but always give first priority to establish in the market, positioning themselves on gray regulatory areas if necessary. They do so even if they face significant resistance from cities, taxi drivers and other groups and despite of being unprofitable. Our economic model provides a possible explanation for this: We show that the market for ride-sourcing will lead to monopolistic situations (if it is not regulated), when autonomous vehicles become available. We hence conclude from our analysis that cities should be watchful when TNCs start to establish, and that they should seek for a regulatory framework in order to maximize the social welfare.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134373/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The ride-sourcing industry: Status-quo and Outlook
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Goletz, MirkoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6237-1734UNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2019
Journal or Publication Title:15th World Conference on Transport Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:ride-sourcing, TNC, autonomous car sharing, MaaS, ride-sharing, ride-hailing
Event Title:15th World Conference on Transport Research
Event Location:Mumbai, Indien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:26 May 2019
Event End Date:31 May 2019
Organizer:World Conference on Transport Research Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Ökonver (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Goletz, Mirko
Deposited On:10 Mar 2020 12:11
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:37

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