After five months of beta testing, BlaBlaCar has launched its short-distance carpooling service BlaBlaLines in Paris and the Ile-de-France region. BlaBlaCar had established its long-distance carpooling service and released the feature for shorter daily trips in May and tested it on two routes from Reims to Châlons-en-Champagne and Toulouse to Montauban. The pilot initially ran […]
On this episode of the Tech.eu podcast, we talk about some major funding rounds from across Europe, BlaBlaCar’s new app, and we interviewed two entrepreneurs:
In another bid to diversify its business, BlaBlaCar has launched a new beta app to assist drivers and riders with their commutes to work. The BlaBlaLines app differs from the company’s usual carpooling business model, which connects people for long distance journeys. Instead drivers on shorter distance commutes can pick up and drop off passengers […]
French carpooling platform BlaBlaCar has announced its new “Ambassadors” program in a partnership with Opel and leasing company ALD Automotive. Ambassadors is a “car-as-a-service” program for BlaBlaCar’s most active members, which will include lower leasing, warranty, and maintenance fees. The pilot is available only in France so far. According to the company, its community of […]
As the son and grandson of school teachers, and a student of engineering schools in France and the US, BlaBlaCar’s Frédéric Mazzella reflects on today’s education.
Editor’s note: This post, written by Jaime Novoa, was syndicated from Novobrief with his permission. Spain hasn’t been very friendly to transportation startups that are trying to change the status quo and the way the industry has operated over the past few decades. While Spanish consumers have received services like BlaBlaCar, Cabify and even Uber […]
Tech.eu caught up with BlaBlaCar co-founder Nicolas Brusson in San Francisco, to discuss their latest $200 million round and the company’s plans for the future.