Legislative recommendation for extensive background checks

Eight members of Congress made a Legislative recommendation to Uber, Lyft and all PNCs “expressing concern regarding sexual assault and potential gaps in the screening process” for their drivers.

“Your companies should implement fingerprint-based background checks right now. This would match screening standards for taxicab services that are already required by many of the largest state regulators across the United States…”

By | 2016-12-06T01:58:01+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

We Must Pay More Attention to Duty of Care

Kevin Iwamoto, a Senior Consultant at GoldSpring Consulting recently spoke at the 2016 GBTA Convention in Denver on duty of care for meetings and events.

“I’m concerned that not enough of us fully understand what duty of care means and what specifically applies to meeting and event leaders as part of their onsite planning responsibilities. During the panel session, we shared some best practices, which I, in turn am sharing with you.”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:35+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Facing Uber and accessibility hurdles, green taxi operators are seeing red

Boro-taxi permit owners, like medallion owners, feel the city betrayed them by not limiting Uber’s expansion.

They argue that they paid for the exclusive right to street hails, and e-hails are essentially the same (an argument that has failed in court).”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:35+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Real-time fleet analysis protects duty of care and safety

Duty of Care supplement–tracks speeding, driver quality via on board vehicle computer.

“Previously, fleet operators had only been able to act retrospectively using such information, however the involvement of Ctrack’s system makes it possible to extract real-time driver performance data…”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

GoEuro raises $70 million designed to make booking travel as easy as Uber

Berlin, Germany-based GoEuro allows you to plan and book a trip across Europe using different modes of transport such as buses, trains and flights.

The idea, according to chief executive Naren Shaam, is to make it as easy as ordering an Uber.”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Gov. Brown signs Uber, Lyft background check bill into law

“Uber and Lyft will have to start conducting stricter driver background checks next year under a new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The new law comes as Uber and Lyft are under fire over claims that they don’t do enough to protect the safety of their passengers.”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Is Trust Enough in The Sharing Economy?

If you book a Marriott Hotel or take a London black cab, you know what you’re getting and more importantly, know who to go to if things go wrong.

It’s slightly different with the likes of Airbnb and Uber. The companies are really just technological enablers with the individual driver or homeowner the point of contact.”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments

Uber now requires drivers to take selfies for added security

“Uber announced today that it’ll require drivers to snap selfies before signing on to the platform and accepting ride requests. The new feature, called Real-Time ID …”

“…some critics say it’s an acknowledgement by Uber that some drivers have never undergone background checks. It’s also an interesting addition from a company that has long resisted other security measures such as fingerprinting drivers to check for criminal records.”


By | 2016-12-06T00:58:36+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|Resources|0 Comments