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Uber, Lyft to give free rides to COVID-19 vaccine sites in deal with White House

Uber and Lyft will provide free rides to any user traveling to get the COVID-19 vaccine through an agreement reached with the White House. The free rides will last through July 4, the date when President Joe Biden wants 70% of U.S. adults to be vaccinated, according to the WSJ, which was the first to report on the partnership between the ride-hailing companies and the White House. Lyft and Uber separately told TechCrunch the companies will cover the costs of the free rides. The White House will ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, White House, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Walgreens, Automotive, WSJ, Ride Hailing, John Zimmer, United Way, Dara Khosrowshahi


The Station: Einride preps for a US expansion, Argo AI reveals its lidar specs and a Tesla Autopilot reality check

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. What a week! It’s too much to cover everything that happened in world of transportation, so here are some of the highlights. Oh, and yes, I know that the big story this weekend was ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Washington, La, Senate, China, Germany, US


Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division

Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings has acquired Level 5, Lyft’s self-driving unit. Woven Planet’s deal brings scientists, software engineers, and researchers together as one. Last year, we detailed the launch of Woven, but since that time they’ve been relatively quiet until now. Woven has put together engineers, research scientists, and mobility services experts. They’ve amassed sensing, […] The post Toyota Subsidiary Woven Acquires Lyft Autonomous Division appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Japan, Technology, Safety, Marketing, Global, Traffic, Green, Industry, Futurama, Electric Vehicles, Mergers, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Behind The Scenes


Investors cheer as Lyft’s Q1 revenue didn’t fall as much as expected

Investors gave Lyft’s value a small bump Tuesday after the American ride-hailing company reported results that weren’t quite as bad as the company, and Wall Street had expected. Shares of the Uber competitor rose as much as 4.5% in after-hours trading following the disclosure of its financial performance from the first three months of the year. As of the time of writing those gains have fallen to a smaller 2.5% gain. Turning to its results, Lyft’s revenue fell 36% to $609 million in the first qu...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, London, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Earnings, Toyota, Rideshare, Ride Hailing, EBITDA, U S Munich, Woven Planet Holdings, Palo Alto California Lyft, Screenshot Lyft More


The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Lyft sells self-driving unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet for $550M

Ride-hailing company Lyft has sold off its autonomous vehicle unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings subsidiary for $550 million, the latest in a string of acquisitions spurred by the cost and lengthy timelines to commercialize the technology that have occurred within the autonomous vehicle industry. Under the acquisition agreement announced Tuesday, Lyft’s so-called Level 5 division will be folded into Woven Planet Holdings. Lyft will receive $550 million in cash with $200 million paid upfront....
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, London, Tech, Automotive, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Zimmer, John Zimmer, Toyota Research Institute, Palo Alto California, Motional, Higashi Fuji, Aptiv


Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions

With Ontario embracing some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the West and giving the police force carte blanche when it comes to enforcing public health, many Canadians have told us they’re not exactly enthralled with the idea of notifying their government that they’ve been out of the country. This is doubly true if they’ve […] The post Canadians Using Cabs to Avoid Quarantine Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Government, Canada, Border, Autos, Taxi, Cabs, Ontario, Border Security, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Border Crossing, COVID


The Station: A chat with Scale AI’s Alexandr Wang, the NYC scooter winners and TuSimple goes public

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Just as I was getting ready to ship this newsletter, I spotted that there was a fatal crash involving a Tesla, in which no one was in the driver’s seat. There was...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, France, Ipo, Berlin, Southeast Asia, New York City, Samsung, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech


Automakers, suppliers and startups see growing market for in-vehicle AR/VR applications

Augmented and virtual reality have been used for years in gaming, design and shopping. Now, a new battle for market share is emerging — inside vehicles. Safety-glass windshields offer a new opportunity for suppliers, manufacturers and startups that are starting to adapt this technology: AR overlays digital information or images on what a user sees in the real world, while VR creates a seemingly real experience that changes as they move through it. The potential for monetizing AR/VR is hamstrung ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Volkswagen, Ceres, Audi, Continental, Buick, Audi Mercedes Benz, EC Market Map


News: Update to Lyft Driver Experience for Auto Repair and Service on Openbay Marketplace

Openbay updated the Lyft driver experience on its e-commerce automotive marketplace for repair and service. As Lyft drivers return to serving the transportation needs of Lyft customers post-covid, it is more important than ever to keep vehicles in tip-top operational shape. Openbay is making auto repair and service convenient and affordable for Lyft drivers. Here is what we did – we deployed a new landing page for Lyft drivers – click here for page. The new Lyft driver dashboard contai...
Tags: Lyft, Marketplace, Autos, Auto Repair, Openbay, Openbay News, Lyft Driver, Rideshare Drivers, Rideshare Driver Apps, Lyft drivers Services, Openbay Lyft


Investors Clara Brenner, Quin Garcia and Rachel Holt are coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

The transportation industry is abuzz with upstarts, legacy automakers, suppliers and tech companies working on automated vehicle technology, digital platforms, electrification and robotics. Then there are shared mobility companies from cars to scooters and mopeds to ebikes. And who can forget the emerging air taxi companies? At the center of this evolving industry are the investors. Simply put: TechCrunch can’t hold an event on mobility without hearing from the people who are hunting for the bes...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Business, Japan, Entrepreneurship, China, Israel, Articles, Events, Supply Chain, Tech, Economy, Canada, Automotive


The Station: Archer Aviation’s two big scores, a boost for e-bikes and how Uber defines adjusted EBITDA

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. There is quite a bit to get to this week, so let’s charge forward. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, opinions or tips. You also can se...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Europe, Sweden, Congress, China, Softbank, US, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Palo Alto, Automotive, United States


The Station: Archer Aviation’s two big scores, a boost for ebikes and how Uber defines adjusted EBITDA

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. There is quite a bit to get to this week, so let’s charge forward. Email me at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer up opinions or tips. You ca...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Asia, Europe, Sweden, Congress, China, Softbank, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Palo Alto, Automotive, United States, Ford


‘Staying Ahead of the Curve’: How Victory Auto Service & Glass Gains New Customers and Grows Service Bookings with Openbay marketplace

Victory Auto Service & Glass is an award-winning, family-owned and -operated automotive repair and auto glass service business based in the Minneapolis metro area. Owner and President Jeff Matt started his career as an automotive technician. He had a vision to one day lead a business committed to delivering an honest and trustworthy experience and exceptional automotive service to his clients.  Jeff and Debby Matt launched Victory Auto Service as a one-bay shop in 1997 and the business ...
Tags: Lyft, Minneapolis, US, Research, Autos, Online Marketplace, Jordan, Digital Marketing, Customer Stories, Jeff, Customer Acquisition, Auto Repair, Openbay, Debby, Digital Tools, New Customers


EVgo to go public via SPAC in bid to power EV charging expansion

EVgo, the wholly owned subsidiary of LS Power that owns and operates public fast chargers for electric vehicles, has reached a deal to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation. The combined company, which will be listed under the new ticker symbol “EVGO” will have a market valuation of $2.6 billion. LS Power and EVgo management, which today own 100% of the company will be rolling all of ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nissan, SPAC, Wawa, Zoi, Arrival, EVgo, LS Power, Albertsons Kroger, Lion Electric Company, Canoo, Pacific Investment Management Company LLC PIMCO


Motional and Lyft target 2023 to deploy driverless robotaxi services in major US cities

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai $4 billion joint venture aimed at commercializing autonomous vehicles, plans to launch fully driverless robotaxi services in major U.S. cities in 2023 using the Lyft ride-hailing network. This is the first time Motional has specified a target date for its robotaxi service. And while Lyft has been a partner with Motional in Las Vegas, this is the first indication that the ride-hailing company will be the autonomous vehicle company’s primary partner in its commerc...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, US, Tech, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Nevada, Bmw, Hyundai, Robotaxi, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, VIA, Motional, Karl Iagnemma


5 Ways to Properly Sanitize Your Car and its Ventilation System in the COVID-19 Era

Recent spikes in COVID-19 cases remind us it may be awhile before things return to something resembling normal. While wearing masks and social distancing in public are urged to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, there are things you can and should be doing to keep your car from becoming a traveling Petri dish as you shuttle between home, work, and other essential destinations. If you’re not sure how to even go about sanitizing your car in a manner that’ll limit your exposure, we’ve got some h...
Tags: Lyft, Autos, Ownership, Wipes, Car Care, Openbay, WeatherTech, Rob Grant, Hepa, Clean Car, COVID-19, COVID, Openbay Rob, Car Cleaning, Food & Health, Hand Wipes Hand


U.S. Government Awards Huge Transportation Contract to Uber, Lyft

The General Services Administration (GSA), responsible for managing services for federal agencies, issued a five-year federal contract to Uber and Lyft. Confirmed by Veronica Juarez, Lyft’s vice president of social enterprise and government, on Monday, the deal estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $810 million and allows the ride-hailing firms to offer […] The post U.S. Government Awards Huge Transportation Contract to Uber, Lyft appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Government, Joe Biden, Autos, General Services Administration GSA, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Government Contracts, App-based Services, Veronica Juarez Lyft


Motional gets approval to test fully driverless vehicles in Nevada

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai $4 billion joint venture aimed at commercializing autonomous vehicles, is preparing to roll out fully driverless vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas after receiving approval from the state of Nevada. The company’s president and CEO Karl Iagnemma announced Tuesday in a blog post that the state has given permission to test its autonomous vehicles without a human safety driver behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean these vehicles will be plying Las Vegas streets tomorr...
Tags: Lyft, South Korea, Singapore, Tech, Automotive, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hyundai, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Motional, Karl Iagnemma, Waymo, Iagnemma, Aptiv, Boston Pittsburgh Las Vegas


Motional gets approval to test fully driverless vehicles in Las Vegas

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai $4 billion joint venture aimed at commercializing autonomous vehicles, is preparing to roll out fully driverless vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas after receiving approval from the state of Nevada. The company’s president and CEO Karl Iagnemma announced Tuesday in a blog post that the state has given permission to test its autonomous vehicles without a human safety driver behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean these vehicles will be plying Las Vegas streets tomorr...
Tags: Lyft, South Korea, Singapore, Tech, Automotive, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hyundai, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Motional, Karl Iagnemma, Waymo, Iagnemma, Aptiv, Boston Pittsburgh Las Vegas


Lyft sees ride revenues recover by nearly 50% in just three months

Shares of Lyft are riding high, popping more than 7% in after-hours trading today after the American ride-hailing giant reported its Q3 earnings. Lyft, which competes with Uber for rideshare, reported revenues of $499.7 million in third-quarter, a 48% drop from the $955.6 million in same year-ago period. That lackluster result is still a 47% improvement over last quarter when Lyft reported $339.3 million in revenue. That’s good? Investors were heartened by the improvement and Lyft’s abilit...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Green, Automotive, Earnings, Logan Green, Uber Lyft, COVID


Transportation on the ballot, Softbank parks its money in REEF and Tesla Tequila arrives

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. What.A.Week. Shall we dig in? Email me anytime at [email protected] to share thoughts, criticisms, offer up opinions or tips. You can also send a direct message to me at Twitter — @kirstenk...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, UK, Indonesia, California, Washington, China, Germany, Massachusetts, Softbank, Tech, Information, Tesla


Prop 22 Shows Why Big Tech Is the Climate Movement’s New Foe

The results of many elections—chiefly the presidential one—are still up in the air. But Tuesday night saw a sure, devastating blow to working people: California passed Proposition 22, meaning drivers with app-based companies like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash will be considered independent contractors and not employees.…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, Cars, Ban Cars, Uber Lyft, Climate Movement, Prop 22


Uber, Lyft Win in California: Drivers to Remain Contractors

Uber and Lyft stocks saw a bump this week after California passed a ballot measure that will exempt them (and similar businesses) from a state law requiring contracted drivers to be reclassified as employees. App-based work platforms bent over backward and expended millions to ensure Proposition 22 passed in November, with many suggesting it was […] The post Uber, Lyft Win in California: Drivers to Remain Contractors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Autos, Drivers, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Ride-hailing Firms, Prop 22


Shares of Uber, Lyft soar on expected passage of California gig-labor ballot measure

Shares of American ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are sharply higher in pre-market trading this morning on the expected passage of Proposition 22, a California ballot measure that allow tech-enabled, on-demand companies to continue classifying gig-workers as independent contractors. Shares of Uber are up 11.88% in pre-market trading, while shares of Lyft — which is more heavily dependant on the U.S. market, and thus California — is up a staggering 14.9% before the market open today. Tec...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Uber, California, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Postmates, Doordash, Eastern Time, Shares of Uber, Prop 22


Lyft's head of transit says cities should keep catering to bikes and scooters even after the pandemic

Mario Tama/Getty Images During the Business Insider's IGNITION: Transportation conference, Lyft executive Caroline Samponaro said some changes made to cope with the pandemic should stick around for a bit. "We hope we get back to some sort of routine that is somewhat normal, but we don't have to leave behind the great things that we've done, the creative things that we've done," she said. Samponaro also spoke to helping cities improve infrastructure to make them more friendly for "micromob...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Cars, Trends, Barbara Smith, Mario Tama Getty, Caroline Samponaro, Samponaro, Edit Series, Ignition 2020, Arity-ignition


Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture, and on-demand shuttle startup Via plan to launch a shared robotaxi service for the public in a U.S. city in the first half of 2021. The companies said the aim is to develop a “blueprint” for on-demand shared robotaxis and learn how these driverless vehicles can be integrated into mass transit. The details on this partnership and the service are scant — at least for now. The companies, which said more specifics would be shared at a later date, didn’t ide...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, California, Tech, Automotive, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Santa Monica, Irvine California, New South Wales Australia, VIA, Pony, Motional, Karl Iagnemma, Waymo, Hyundai Kona


California Rules Uber/Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers

A California appeals court unanimously ruled against ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft on Thursday, mandating that they would indeed need to reclassify drivers operating within the state as employees. The duo have been pushing against Assembly Bill 5, which seeks to reclassify contracted, gig-economy workers as fully fledged employees entitled to all the associated benefits, […] The post California Rules Uber/Lyft Must Reclassify Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, California, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Assembly Bill, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22


Lyft to make it easier to split fares with friends and family

Lyft riders will soon be able to pay for their trips with Venmo, a process that offers an easy way to split fares with friends and family.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Breaking Twitter


Uber, Lyft Spending Big to Fight Californian Gig Economy Laws

California’s Proposition 22 is a torpedo launched by the SS Gig Economy and will undoubtedly sink Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) if the measure passes this November. The proposal seeks to flip new laws (instituted in January) that prohibit companies from erroneously categorizing employees as independent contractors, forcing them to adhere to minimum wage laws — while likewise […] The post Uber, Lyft Spending Big to Fight Californian Gig Economy Laws appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, California, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22, Proposition 22



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