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Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face. The post Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aptiv, Las Vegas Hop


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Eisar’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team, doubled in size in the last year. It also follows ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Lyft just poached another Google engineering executive as it continues to siphon off talent from the search giant (GOOGL)

Lyft has hired former Google VP of engineering Eisar Lipkovitz to lead its engineering team.  His move is the latest in a string of hires by Lyft from the search-engine giant.  Alphabet, Google's parent company, has invested in Lyft through its VC arm, CapitalG. Lyft has been quickly scaling up its engineering team as it continues to expand into things like bikes, scooters, and more. To keep up with the growth and manage its team of engineers that is now more than 1,000-strong, the ride-hail...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Trends, David, Chrysler, Google Capital, Alphabet Google, Becky Peterson, David Lawee, Sam Arons, Eisar Lipkovitz, CapitalG Lyft, Eisar Lipkovitz Google, Lipkovitz, Tom Lewkowitz, CTO Chris Lambert Notably Alphabet


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead team of 1,000-plus engineers

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Lipkovitz’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team doubled in size in the last year. It also follo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


How Lyft envisions bringing VR and AR to your ride

Lyft is exploring ways to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality into your Lyft rides, according to a couple of patent applications TechCrunch came across today. The first, filed in July 2017, is for “providing a virtual reality transportation experience” that would respond to real-world forces and events that happen during your ride, like sudden stops, turn and bumps in the road. Over time, the VR system would be able to predict those bumps and turns in the road. “For instance, the ...
Tags: Lyft, Tech, Blue Vision Labs


In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Jeff Bezos, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


2 dealmakers named David: Uber and Lyft's expected IPOs will trigger competition at Google's in-house VC firms (GOOGL, GOOG)

Uber and Lyft have both confidentially filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are expected to go public in 2019. While the ride-hailing competitors have dueling IPOs, Google's parent company Alphabet stands to gain no matter who fares better. Alphabet has substantial investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two venture capital arms, GV and CapitalG. The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for duelin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Singapore, Softbank, Trends, David, Google Ventures, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Alphabet, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures, Lee


Lyft wants to use augmented reality to make it easier to meet your driver

Lyft has filed a patent for augmented-reality tools that could make connecting riders and drivers easier. The system would use historical pick-up and drop-off data to determine the optimal location for drivers to meet riders.  The patent also proposes the use of AR glasses like Magic Leap to project futuristic labels onto the drivers' vision.  Finding your Lyft driver amid a sea of nearly identical Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords could soon go by the wayside if a patent the company applied fo...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, US, Trends, Tesla, Tsa, Magic Leap, Honda, Caroline Samponaro, Uber Lyft China, Microsoft Hololens Google Glass Magic Leap


SiriusXM Subs Grow, But Could Autonomous Cars End That?

Recent news that Sirius XM has gained around 1.3 million subscribers, along with the reality that almost every new car manufactured has it as a built-in option all seems like good news for the satellite radio company, at least for now, but what happens when autonomous cars begin to encroach on their market?   __________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 With news that SiriusXM added around 1.3 million new subscribers last year, things are looking up f...
Tags: Lyft, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Sirius Xm, Sirius, Bobby Owsinski


SiriusXM Subscribers Growing, But What About Autonomous Cars?

Recent news that Sirius XM has gained around 1.3 million subscribers, along with the reality that almost every new car manufactured has it as a built-in option all seems like good news for the satellite radio company, at least for now, but what happens when autonomous cars begin to encroach on their market?   __________________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 With news that SiriusXM added around 1.3 million new subscribers last year, things are looking up f...
Tags: Lyft, Music, Pandora, Guest Post, Sirius Xm, Sirius, Bobby Owsinski


From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting U.S. economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and traveler...
Tags: Lyft, Europe, New York, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Delta, Associated Press, North Carolina, Irs, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump


Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights, Join Our WomXn’s March

Gun Rights Are Women's Rights Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Why do the same politicians who claim to support women's rights want to take away a woman's right to defend herself with a firearm? Saturday, January 19th, 10am, is the nationwide WomXn's March (the X is apparently to be MORE inclusive, which we assume means even us too!). Well, gun rights ARE women's rights – and we're going to join the Denver march to let them know just that! Anyone is welcome to join us under our banner…we're non-pa...
Tags: Lyft, Guns, Colorado, US, Denver, ARE, Gun Rights News, Rally for our Rights, Confederate Anarchy Trump, Denver Capitol, Facebook RSVP, Colorado State Capitol Denver


TRB dispatch: Micromobility, big data, and hyperloops

I couldn’t resist.(Photos: Aaron Brown) Welcome to the latest dispatch from our Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Special Correspondent Aaron Brown, who’s in D.C. covering this event thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University (TREC at PSU). See past coverage here. New Modes, New Research, New Challenges, New Opportunities As TRB gears up to celebrate its centennial (a detail that conference organizers are eager t...
Tags: Lyft, Utah, Los Angeles, Research, Sport, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Portland, Salem, PSU, Cleveland, University of Oregon, Aaron Brown, Transportation Research Board, TREC


NAIAS: Ford’s Foray into Microtransit Proved Valuable, Klevorn Says

Detroit’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) pulled back the curtains for a media preview Monday and Tuesday before it opens its doors to the public next week.Coming on the heels of CES—the annual technology conference in Las Vegas that has increasingly become the preferred venue for automakers to showcase their latest technology developments—the Detroit auto show is a more car-centric affair. However, as automotive companies strive to be seen as tech companies, there is also plenty...
Tags: Deals, Lyft, Trends, Ces, Ford, Scooters, Auto Industry, Innovation, Mobility, Las Vegas, Volkswagen, Detroit, Smart Cities, Spin, Chariot, North American International Auto Show


TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry of the City “When we get excited about [a new form of transportation] that won’t scale,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, Washington, Oregon, US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, PSU, Columbus, Rhode Island, Trump


BikePortland is at TRB AM thanks to TREC at PSU

These stickers (modeled by Portland State University’s Michael Espinoza) are a hot commodity at the conference.(Photo: @TRECPdx on Instagram) Publisher’s Note: I realize that’s a lot of acronyms for a headline; but anyone who cares about the big transportation research conference happening in Washington D.C. this week is probably fluent in them. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting is the most important wonky gathering of the year. It’s such a big deal that we hired Portland o...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Walter, Portland State University, Aaron, Washington Convention Center, Aaron Brown, Transportation Research Board, TREC, TRB


BikePortland is at TRB thanks to TREC at PSU

These stickers (modeled by Portland State University’s Michael Espinoza) are a hot commodity at the conference.(Photo: @TRECPdx on Instagram) Publisher’s Note: I realize that’s a lot of acronyms for a headline; but anyone who cares about the big transportation research conference happening in Washington D.C. this week is probably fluent in them. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting is the most important wonky gathering of the year. It’s such a big deal that we hired Portl...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Walter, Portland State University, Aaron, Washington Convention Center, Aaron Brown, Transportation Research Board, Jonathan Maus, TREC


Ride Sharing Continues Rapid Grow

Pew Research recently did a study on the use of ride sharing services by Americans. Key quote on their findings: "The share of Americans who use ride-hailing services has increased dramatically. Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2018. By comparison, just 15% of Americans said they had used these services in late 2015, and one-third had never heard of ride-hailing before." Not ...
Tags: Lyft, US, Sales, Pew Research Center, Gig Economy, Pew Research


Startups Weekly: Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams?

The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents with the SEC to go public. Others were giddy to hear Lyft, Pinterest, Postmates and Slack (via a direct listing, according to the latest reports) were likely to IPO in 2019, too. Unfortunately, floats that seemed imminent may not actually surface until the second half of 2019 —...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Money, Pinterest, Wall Street, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, WeWork, Magic Leap, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump


Extended shutdown of SEC could delay IPOs, ripple through market, experts warn

By Renae Merle, The Washington Post The shuttering of the Securities and Exchange Commission during a prolonged government shutdown could ripple throughout the markets, including slowing some highly anticipated stock offerings by companies such as Uber and Lyft, securities experts say. The agency provides day-to-day guidance to companies weighing what to disclose to shareholders and must sign off on most initial public stock offerings, or IPOs. Without this advice, companies may have to delay me...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, Business, News, Pinterest, Washington Post, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Angel, SEC, Smith, Turner, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Johnson Johnson


Companies to Watch in IPO-Land This Year

Barring total financial or governmental collapse, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. look destined to go public this year. In Uber’s camp, there’s Morgan Stanley, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. expected to play a supporting role. Until the government reopens, Uber and Lyft are in a lurch.
Tags: Lyft, Science, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Uber Technologies Inc, Lyft Inc


South Korean taxi drivers are setting themselves on fire in protest of a proposed ride-sharing app

South Korean taxi drivers are protesting a new ride-sharing app from popular tech company Kakao.  They say the app would make it impossible to make ends meet.  Two taxi drivers have reportedly died after setting themselves on fire to protest the app.  Up to tens of thousands of South Korean cab drivers have been protesting in Seoul for months against a ride-sharing service called Kakao T Carpool . Cabbies said Kakao T Carpool, which would be a ride-sharing app similar to Uber,  would underc...
Tags: Lyft, Asia, South Korea, London, US, Trends, Korea, Reddit, Kakaotalk, Seoul, Daum, Kakao, Reuters, Lim, Lee, Yonhap


Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security The government has been shut down for nearly three weeks, and there’s no end in sight. While most of the core government departments — State, Treasury, Justice and Defense — are still operational, others like Homeland Security, which ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Lyft, Apps, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Government, Samsung, Tech, Policy, Venture Capital, Aws, SEC, Fidelity


Lyft partners with Segway to deploy more durable scooters

Lyft is gearing up to roll out its next generation of shared scooters in partnership with Segway Ninebot. This comes on the heels of Segway Ninebot’s announcement of its newest scooter, the Model Max. The Model Max was designed with the realization that wear and tear is a major issue for shared electric scooter services in mind. It’s supposed to be stronger, have a better rider experience and more operational efficiency, with a battery that can last 37.5 miles on a single charge, compared ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Hardware, Tech, Ford, Xiaomi, Segway, Electric, Ninebot, Electric Scooters, Max, Lime, Denver Colo, Eyler, U S Lyft


Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion.That’s according to PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Monitor report, released this week, which tallied nearly 9,000 deals made last year, through which venture investors sunk $130.9 billion into companies. That was about 500 fewer deals than in the year prior, but the total amount invested increased by $...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Vc, Software, Pwc, Venture Capital, Angel, National, WeWork, Magic Leap, Biotech


Shutdown creates uncertainty over Uber and Lyft IPO timing

Uber and Lyft are still waiting for feedback from the U.S. securities regulator on their confidential submissions for IPOs, Bloomberg reports tonight, citing people familiar with the matter who aren't disclosing their identities. Donald Trump’s government shutdown over his demand for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has effectively halted all but basic operations at the Securities and Exchange Commission. No SEC means no IPOs. From Bloomberg, on how this impacts the Uber and Lyft IPO plans: ...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Post, Business, Technology, News, Mexico, San Francisco, Bloomberg, SEC, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Uber and Lyft, Eli Lilly Co


With SEC workers offline, the government shutdown could screw IPO-ready companies

The government shutdown has entered into day 19, making it the second-longest shutdown in U.S. history. With President Donald Trump slamming his hands down on a table and storming out of negotiations with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer earlier today, a fast-approaching end feels unlikely. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are out of work as U.S. leaders struggle to reach a fair agreement on the federal budget, including employees of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commiss...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, Chuck, Pinterest, Ipo, Tech, SEC, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Nancy, Cnbc, Exit, Trump, Donald J Trump


Uber and Lyft IPO Timing Is Left in Limbo by Shutdown

A partial government shutdown resulting from President Donald Trump’s negotiations for a wall on the southern border has sapped the Securities and Exchange Commission of resources, delaying what’s expected to be a busy year for IPOs. The ride-hailing companies, likely two of the year’s biggest offerings, believe the shutdown could slow their public debuts depending on how long it takes for the SEC to reopen and how substantial the agency’s feedback is when it does, said the people, who asked no...
Tags: Lyft, Science, SEC, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission


Big Tech loves disruption, when they're doing the disruption

My latest Locus Magazine column is "Disruption for Thee, But Not for Me," and it analyzes how Big Tech has been able to "disrupt" incumbent industries, but has repurposed obscure technology regulations to prevent anyone from meting out the same treatment to their new digital monopolies. I cite the example of Uber and Lyft, which have gutted the (often corrupt and rentier-riddled) taxi industry, but which can't be similarly cannibalized my driver co-ops without risking legal retaliation thro...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Post, Business, Happy Mutants, News, Disruption, Dmca, Rideshare, 1201, Locus Magazine, CFAA, Platform Cooperativism, Cory Doctorow Locus, Selective Schumpeters, Meta Uber


A Week In New York City On A $48,000 Salary & $900 Monthly Allowance

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a dance instructor who makes $48,000 per year (plus receives an additional $900/month from her parents) and spends some of her money this week on Tarte blush.Occupation: Dance Instructor Industry: DanceAge: 23Location: New York, NYSalary: $48,000 + $9...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Spotify, Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Netflix, Arizona, Hulu, Virgo, Venmo, Opentable, Secret Santa, Peapod, Trump