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Uber’s bikesharing service is eating into its regular business

A bikesharing service acquired by Uber nearly a year ago is causing riders to take fewer car journeys with the company. It is, however, part of the plan as Uber looks to offer an integrated mobility platform for cities. The post Uber’s bikesharing service is eating into its regular business appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Uber, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Jump, Ridesharing, Bikesharing


Uber and Lyft rides in New York City just got more expensive

If you use Uber or Lyft in New York City, you might have noticed your fares are now higher than before for the same trip. It's the result of a number of new rules that went into effect on February 1. The post Uber and Lyft rides in New York City just got more expensive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, NY City


You’re now paying more for your Uber and Lyft rides in New York City

If you use Uber or Lyft in New York City, you might have noticed your fares are now higher than before for the same trip. It's the result of a number of new rules that went into effect on February 1. The post You’re now paying more for your Uber and Lyft rides in New York City appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, NY City


Uber seeks to be a ‘one-stop shop for transportation’ with new app feature

Uber has added public transit options to its app as part of a plan to make it easier for those who want to start or finish a journey in an Uber while using public transportation in between. The post Uber seeks to be a ‘one-stop shop for transportation’ with new app feature appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Public Transit, Ridesharing


NYC mandates minimum wage for Uber, Lyft, other app-based rideshare drivers

New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a rule that drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft must be paid at least minimum wage, even though they are independent contractors. The new pay rate includes operating costs. The post NYC mandates minimum wage for Uber, Lyft, other app-based rideshare drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Minimum Wage, Ridesharing, Uber Lyft, Limousine Commission


Waymo becomes the first company to charge for rides in self-driving cars

Waymo has launched a commercial ridesharing service using self-driving cars in the Phoenix area. It's the first U.S. company to generate revenue by putting passengers in autonomous cars. Waymo One is only available to a select group of riders. The post Waymo becomes the first company to charge for rides in self-driving cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Ridesharing, Phoenix, Waymo


China’s Didi adds driver training program to counter sharp decline in rides

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company by number of users, has been struggling to recover from a major setback following the deaths of two passengers earlier this year. On Wednesday, its founder and CEO Cheng Wei released a letter detailing the company’s moves to step up safety oversight and meet new government rules, including a training program for drivers. The Softbank-backed transportation giant, which acquired Uber’s China-based service in 2016 and was last valued at $56 bill...
Tags: Uber, Asia, China, Softbank, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, Alibaba, Transport, Carsharing, Ridesharing, Meituan-dianping, Cheng, Didi, Ministry of Transportation, SoftBank Group


Here’s how Uber plans to improve its service for riders in wheelchairs

Uber is working to improve its service for disabled riders. Its latest initiative sees it teaming up with a specialist transportation firm to provide more wheelchair-accessible vehicles with wait times of less than 15 minutes. The post Here’s how Uber plans to improve its service for riders in wheelchairs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Wav, Wheelchair-accessible Vehicles


Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices

Uber launched a new loyalty program today called Uber Rewards. It offers frequent riders credits to Uber Eats, car upgrades, and the ability to lock in prices on their most traveled routes. The post Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Uber Rewards


Waymo will launch its commercial autonomous ridesharing service in December

Waymo will launch a commercial ridesharing service using self-driving cars in December, according to a new report. As previously discussed by Waymo, the service will operate in specific areas around Phoenix, Arizona. The post Waymo will launch its commercial autonomous ridesharing service in December appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Ridesharing, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Lyft’s new rewards program promises ride discounts and comfier cars

If you're always hopping in and out of a Lyft car, then you'll be pleased to hear that the ridesharing service is about to launch a rewards program. Perks include discounts on future trips and upgrades to comfier cars. The post Lyft’s new rewards program promises ride discounts and comfier cars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Lyft Rewards


Uber now offers a $15 monthly plan for access to cheaper fares

Uber riders in five cities across the U.S. can now pay a monthly fee of $15 ($25 in Los Angeles) for access to cheaper fares. Called Ride Pass, the subscription service is available for UberX and UberPool. The post Uber now offers a $15 monthly plan for access to cheaper fares appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Los Angeles, Trends, Ridesharing, Ride Pass


Volkswagen and Mobileye plan autonomous ridesharing service for Israel

Volkswagen and Mobileye plan to launching a ridesharing service in Israel using autonomous electric cars. Development work will begin in 2019, with full-scale commercialization in 2022, according to the partners. The post Volkswagen and Mobileye plan autonomous ridesharing service for Israel appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Israel, Cars, Trends, Intel, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, Electric Cars, Ridesharing, Mobileye


Lyft has a new fixed-price subscription plan for frequent passengers

Lyft wants you to save money by using rideshare services instead of owning a car. The new Lyft All-Access Plan monthly rideshare trip subscription includes 30 rides a month with a small discount for additional trips. The post Lyft has a new fixed-price subscription plan for frequent passengers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Lyft All-Access Plan


Lyft offers some fun stats celebrating its 1 billionth ridesharing journey

Lyft cars have made a billion journeys since its ridesharing service launched six years ago. Announcing the milestone on Tuesday, the company revealed a few fun stats about its rides so far. The post Lyft offers some fun stats celebrating its 1 billionth ridesharing journey appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Bike-sharing, Scooter Sharing


Lyft offers some fun stats to celebrate its 1 billionth ridesharing journey

Lyft cars have made a billion journeys since its ridesharing service launched six years ago. Announcing the milestone on Tuesday, September 18, the company revealed a few fun stats about its rides so far. The post Lyft offers some fun stats to celebrate its 1 billionth ridesharing journey appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Bike-sharing, Scooter Sharing


Don’t be duped by fake rideshare drivers, safety campaign urges

"Make sure you get in the right car!" That's message to rideshare passengers from a new safety campaign urging people to check the details of the car and driver to ensure they're genuine. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Uber Safety


Uber’s upcoming ‘Ride Check’ feature could save your life

Uber's Ride Check feature aims to get help as soon as possible if you're unlucky enough to be involved in a crash in one of its cars. The technology uses GPS and sensors built into smartphones, and launches in the next few months. The post Uber’s upcoming ‘Ride Check’ feature could save your life appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Uber Safety, Ride Check


Uber wants to focus on bikes over cars for shorter journeys

Uber has already taken tentative steps in the bike- and scooter-sharing space, but the company's CEO says it's now ready to push more heavily into the space, targeting riders taking short trips in cities. The post Uber wants to focus on bikes over cars for shorter journeys appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Scooters, Ridesharing


How autonomous ridesharing will reshape our cars, cities, and lives

Ridesharing is a growing phenomenon, and it’s closely linked with developments in autonomous and connectivity technology. In the coming decades, shared mobility will even change the way cities around the world develop. The post How autonomous ridesharing will reshape our cars, cities, and lives appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Autonomous, Mobility, Connectivity, Ridesharing, Road Rave, Shared Mobility


Toyota picks Hawaii for its first app-controlled ridesharing effort

Toyota is launching its first ridesharing effort in Honolulu. Similar to Zipcar, the new service offers customers 50 vehicles at 25 stations. An app helps you manage rentals and operate the car, and rates start at $10 an hour. The post Toyota picks Hawaii for its first app-controlled ridesharing effort appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Hawaii, Toyota, Ridesharing, Zipcar, Car-sharing, Hui, Honolulu Similar


“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor

Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The report suggests various deal structures have been discussed, although it also says that no deal has been reached — nor may ever be reached, as discussions are ongoing and may not come to anything. Bloomberg’s sources told it that Uber has said it would need to own more than half of the combined company, if not buy Careem outright....
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Europe, China, Ipo, Russia, India, Africa, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Middle East, Dubai, Rakuten, Carsharing


Uber could soon know if you’re drunk before the car arrives to pick you up

Uber has filed a patent outlining an idea to use app-based artificial intelligence capable of detecting "uncharacteristic" behavior, such as drunkenness, among riders. But why does it want to know? The post Uber could soon know if you’re drunk before the car arrives to pick you up appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Patent, Ridesharing


Uber will run criminal and driving history checks for every driver every year

Uber introduced three new safety programs. Riders now can share ride details with contacts and can call 911 from the Uber app. Uber also says it will run criminal background and driver history checks every year, for every driver. The post Uber will run criminal and driving history checks for every driver every year appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Uber criminal background checks, Uber Driver Criminal Background Screening, Uber app Uber


Chrysler may shift its focus to shared vehicles and mobility services

Chrysler may survive as a provider of vehicles for ridesharing services, according to a new report. That means more partnerships like the recent deal with Waymo to provide up to 62,000 autonomous minivans. The post Chrysler may shift its focus to shared vehicles and mobility services appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chrysler, Self-driving Cars, Ridesharing, Minivans, Waymo


Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for May 23, 2018

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup –National Survey shows Americans have increased their fear of AVs— –AV backers push for federal framework— –AAA survey says drivers are distracted by in-car tech— Click on the colored title to see the full story NMA Car of the Future Story of the Week National survey shows increasing fear of driverless vehicles There’s a growing distrust of driverless vehicles similar to an autonomous bus that crashed on its first day of testing in downtown Las Veg...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, UK, Technology, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Tesla, Intel, United States, New Jersey, Auto Industry, Distracted Driving, Autos, Ohio


Uber gears up for its latest scheme in the tricky Japanese market

Strict regulations make it tough for Uber to launch its regular ridesharing service in Japan. But taking a different approach, it plans to link its app with 20 local cab firms to offer a taxi-hailing service as part of a trial. The post Uber gears up for its latest scheme in the tricky Japanese market appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Uber, Japan, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Taxis, Uber Japan


Uber vs. Lyft: Which ridesharing app goes the distance?

Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ridesharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we break down the major differences between the two. The post Uber vs. Lyft: Which ridesharing app goes the distance? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing


TheNewspaper.com Roundup: May 21, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! –NTSB examines school bus fatalities– –Traffic school has no safety benefit– –TX AG says no more public money for toll roads– Friday, May 18, 2018 NTSB Investigation Examines Preventable School Bus Fatalities The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will meet Tuesday to discuss a pair of tragic school bus accidents that took a dozen lives in 2016. While some school administrators have cited school bus fatality numbers as a reason to install stop a...
Tags: Privacy, Safety, Miscellaneous, US, Autos, Rental Car, Road Safety, Driver's License, Ridesharing, US supreme court, Great Britain, Fourth Amendment, School Bus, Ntsb, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Ken Paxton


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 18, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy— –Close to 50,000 People in Waco, TX could be headed for jail due to non-payment of traffic fines— –Truck Driver Shortage will affect all of us– –TX AG says no more public funds can be used for toll roads— –CAF Settlement shines light on NYCPD transparency– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy Drivers of borrowed veh...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Privacy, Safety, California, Oregon, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Miscellaneous, Sacramento, America, Fuel, Georgia, Walmart



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