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The ride-sourcing industry: status-quo and outlook

Goletz, Mirko and Bahamonde Birke, Francisco Jose (2021) The ride-sourcing industry: status-quo and outlook. Transportation Planning and Technology, 44 (6), pp. 561-576. Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1080/03081060.2021.1943128. ISSN 0308-1060.

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Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03081060.2021.1943128


Ride-sourcing, the use of private cars to provide on-demand mobility services, first appeared in San Francisco around the year 2010. Since then, transportation network companies (TNCs) who offer ride-sourcing services have expanded all around the world. By examining three case cities (San Francisco, Mexico City, Paris) we explain what facilitated this growth and how the regulation of TNCs differs. Subsequently, an economic analysis discusses the current expansionary strategy of TNCs and their future. We show that TNCs adapt their strategies to local contexts, with first priority to establish themselves in the market, if necessary, using gray regulatory areas, even if they face resistance from city authorities, taxi drivers and other groups, and despite being unprofitable. Our economic model explains this. We show that an unregulated ride-sourcing market leads to monopolistic situations once autonomous vehicles become available. We hence conclude that city authorities need to develop a regulatory framework to maximize social welfare.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143431/
Document Type:Article
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
Bahamonde Birke, Francisco JoseUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8325-8055UNSPECIFIED
Date:29 June 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Transportation Planning and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 561-576
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Gillingwater, DavidLoughborough UniversityUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Keywords:Ride-sourcing; transportation network company (TNC); autonomous car sharing; mobility as a service (MaaS); ridesharing; ride-hailing; case studies
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 II
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Goletz, Mirko
Deposited On:24 Aug 2021 18:29
Last Modified:28 Feb 2023 03:00

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