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Lyft President joins Amazon in supporting a higher corporate tax rate to pay for Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan

Lyft's John Zimmer in New Orleans in 2018. Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images Lyft cofounder John Zimmer voiced support for Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. He also backed the proposed 28% corporate tax rate that would help fund it. Lyft is now one of the first public companies to support the increased taxes, joining Amazon. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lyft president and cofounder John Zimmer voiced his support for President Joe Biden's pr...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, New Orleans, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Zimmer, Ride-sharing, John Zimmer


Chinese Uber competitor DiDi unveiled a futuristic EV made specifically for ride-sharing - see the D1

Didi Chuxing's D1 at the launch event in Beijing on November 16, 2020. Xin Yue/Huanqiu.com/VCG via Getty Images DiDi Chuxing has unveiled a custom electric sedan built specifically for ride-shares: the D1. The D1 was built in partnership with electric vehicle maker BYD. The electric vehicle has features like a smart steering wheel, several touchscreens, and artificial intelligence systems. The D1s will be used by drivers across cities in China over the next several months — starting th...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Lyft, Uber, China, Trends, Beijing, Canada, Bp, Vancouver, Ride-sharing, Reuters, Liu, Reuters Passengers, Didi, Changsha China


Uber Asks CDC to Consider Drivers Essential, Wants Early Vaccinations

On Thursday, Uber Technologies made a request with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that its drivers be deemed essential and up first for the COVID-19 vaccination. While slightly presumptuous, it’s hardly the only business to make such a plea. Delivery services, the trucking industry, food producers, and more have asked the CDC […] The post Uber Asks CDC to Consider Drivers Essential, Wants Early Vaccinations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Safety, Cdc, Government, Autos, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ride-sharing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, COVID, Ride-hailing Firms


Opinion: Uber’s Reserve Program is Mildly Troubling

Uber is launching a new feature that allows riders book trips up to 30 days in advance. While supposedly innovative, it smacks of desperation following years of multi-billion-dollar losses and an inability to account for pandemic-related lockdowns. The company reported a $1 billion loss in the third quarter of 2020, noting that gross bookings declined […] The post Opinion: Uber’s Reserve Program is Mildly Troubling appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Apps, Autos, Cabs, Ride-sharing, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Black Car Services, Uber Reserve, App-based Services, Ride-hailing Industry, Uber 's Reserve Program


Uber closes in on a record high as its California victory overshadows a mixed quarter

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Uber's stock price surged as much as 8% on Friday following its third-quarter results. The company revealed a mixed recovery, with delivery continuing to help make up for a pandemic-induced slump. Executives said they still aim to be profitable on an adjusted basis next year. Prop. 22, which passed in California this week, was a decisive win for the company in its long-running labor battle. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Shares of Uber continued th...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, California, Trends, Markets, Stocks, Stock Market, Jefferies, Ride-sharing, Wedbush, EBITDA, Dara Khosrowshahi, Graham Rapier, Dan Ives, Prop 22, Proposition 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


Uber Drivers Sue, Claim Company Pressured Them to Support Prop 22

A small group of drivers are suing Uber over repetitive in-app messages from the company about Proposition 22, a ballot initiative it would very much like them to support. Considering the deluge of political messages you’re undoubtedly getting on your own cellular device, you’re probably sympathetic to their plight. There are few things more annoying […] The post Uber Drivers Sue, Claim Company Pressured Them to Support Prop 22 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Apps, Technology, California, Industry, Autos, Tech Industry, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Hot Legal Action, Driving Jobs, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Prop 22


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


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


Uber for Business introduces a couple of commuting options to get to the office during the pandemic

Uber for Business, the business side of the consumer ride sharing service, has typically focused on helping companies track their Uber expenses, but during a pandemic needs have changed. It’s no longer about getting employees to and from the airport or shuttling an important client from the hotel to the office, it’s about getting essential personnel to the office safely, and to that end, Uber introduced a couple of new business commuting options today. “Uber for Business is really about how w...
Tags: Uber, Enterprise, US, Tech, Automotive, Commuting, Ride-sharing, EMEA APAC, Uber for Business, Ronnie Gurion, Gurion, COVID-19, Employee Group Rides Group


How to contact your Uber driver before and after your trip, to arrange pick-up and report lost items

It's easy to contact an Uber driver. agil73/Getty Images You can contact your Uber driver either before or after your ride has been completed.You can send a text message to your driver through the Uber app, or contact them with an anonymized phone number once your driver has confirmed your ride.If you've left an item in the vehicle, Uber will let you contact the driver to have the item returned to you.Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.Uber has made getting...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Uber, Trends, Walmart, Mobile Apps, Travel Apps, Uber app, Ride-sharing, Apple Samsung, Steven John, Tech Insider, Uber Safety, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


Lyft to Issue Partitions to Some Drivers; Company Sued Along With Uber in Massachusetts

You may not have noticed this, but there’s a lot of people wearing masks right now. These individuals aren’t working with drywall or sanding anything, either. You can spot them shopping, walking, or crowded around these new outdoor drinking areas located downtown that force them to huddle together while you attempt to squeeze by — coughing […] The post Lyft to Issue Partitions to Some Drivers; Company Sued Along With Uber in Massachusetts appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Massachusetts, Autos, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Pandemic, Ride-hailing, Partitions, COVID-19, Lawusits


Uber Buys Public Transit Software Firm

On Thursday, Uber Technologies Inc. announced the acquisition of transit software company Routematch — suggesting the ride-hailing giant may soon take up busing as a hobby. Don’t expect it to supplant your local transit authority overnight, however. Routematch clients tend to be dial-a-ride shuttle services (see: paratransit) seeking to outsource the management of daily operations. The […] The post Uber Buys Public Transit Software Firm appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Public Transit, Mergers, Autos, Ride-sharing, Acquisitions, Mass Transit, Uber Technologies Inc, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Routematch


Study Says Autonomous Taxis Will Cost Users More than Car Ownership

When Sir Thomas More coined the term “utopia,” he lifted two words from Ancient Greek that roughly translate into “not a place.” Turns out people from the 14th century still understood satire, perhaps better than we do today. After all, we are the ones operating under the assumption that we can remap society in order […] The post Study Says Autonomous Taxis Will Cost Users More than Car Ownership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Studies, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Ride-sharing, Reports, Taxis, Avs, Robotaxi, Thomas More, Self Driving, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Robo-taxis, Autonomous Cabs


Lyft Promises to Swap Exclusively to EVs by Bullying Everyone

On Wednesday, ride-hailing company Lyft announced every vehicle using its platform will be electric by 2030. Since its fleet is comprised primarily of contractors using private vehicles, one might assume the company is planning to offer some financial assistance upon their next purchase. But being sensible rarely means being correct in the postmodern era. Rather […] The post Lyft Promises to Swap Exclusively to EVs by Bullying Everyone appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Government, Regulations, Green, Electric Vehicles, Editorials, Autos, Subsidies, EVs, Ride-sharing, Lyft Inc, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Corporate Bullshit, Ride-hailing Firms


Uber face mask requirement

If you’re planning to hail an Uber anytime soon, you’d better make sure you’ve got a face mask ready. Starting on May 18, Uber is rolling out new requirements for drivers and riders prompted by the coronavirus crisis. The changes are intended to reassure passengers that riding with Uber is safe, and conversely, to assure drivers that they aren’t taking a health risk by continuing to pick up passengers. The changes include a limitation on the number of passengers in vehicles, face mask require...
Tags: Travel, Uber, Ride Sharing, Uber Eats, All, Uber Drivers, Face Masks, Sachin Kansal, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Uber Riders


Soon You'll Need a Face Covering to Take an Uber

Soon you’ll need to wear a face covering if you want to ride in an Uber.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Ride Sharing, Lifehacks, Face Masks


An Experiment in Error? Maven Bites the Dust, GM Lauds ‘Insights’ Gained

The great General Motors ride-sharing experiment is over. At least for now. Maven, which hit parking lots in 2016 and eventually expanded into the nation’s driveways, was GM’s attempt to put its vehicles to work, rather than sell them to retail or fleet customers like some kind of dinosaur. For a fee, users could access […] The post An Experiment in Error? Maven Bites the Dust, GM Lauds ‘Insights’ Gained appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Mobility, Car Sharing, Ride-sharing, Maven, News Blog, Coronavirus


Uber Goes Old School With New Delivery Services

With a pandemic suppressing the world’s need for transportation, Uber has kept itself busy by offering free rides to healthcare workers and expanding its food-delivery service, Uber Eats. Initially, that meant activating the program in more countries. The ride-hailing company has since added ways for businesses to manage meal plans for employees working from home […] The post Uber Goes Old School With New Delivery Services appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Autos, Uber Eats, Ride-sharing, Uber Technologies Inc, News Blog, Ride-hailing


Zipcar Expands Options Amid Pandemic, Auto Rental Agencies Cut Prices

With auto manufacturers, dealerships, and insurance agencies scrambling to find a way to retain customers during a global pandemic, now is the season of trying new things. Insurance companies have begun offering refunds on premiums for certain people who can’t afford to pay (and aren’t driving) during the health crisis. Automakers are offering heavy incentives […] The post Zipcar Expands Options Amid Pandemic, Auto Rental Agencies Cut Prices appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Zipcar, Ride-sharing, News Blog, Car Rentals, Supply And Demand, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Auto Rental, Dedicated Zipcar, Rental Agencies


Grab hires Peter Oey as its chief financial officer

Grab announced today that it has hired Peter Oey as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining Grab, Oey was the chief financial officer at LegalZoom, an online legal services company based near Los Angeles. Before that, he served the same role at Mylife.com, an online platform that aggregates information about people based on public records. Oey also held financial leadership positions at Activision for twelve years, including corporate controller. Grab, whose services include ride-sh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Los Angeles, Online Payments, Cnbc, Ride-sharing, Activision, Peter, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Tan, MAA, MyLife


With "Boober Eats" Portland strippers continue to serve the populace

Portland, Oregon, home of a fantastic bookstore and some awesome people. The Oregonian: The home delivery service, in which a pair of scantily clad strippers will deliver hot food to your door, started as a joke Boulden posted on social media. When people began seriously inquiring about orders, Boulden saw potential. So, while the rest of Portland was hoarding toilet paper and pasta, he bought out one local store’s stock of pasties. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Boober Eats is offering the full...
Tags: Food, Video, News, Portland, Portland Oregon, Delivery, Ride-sharing, Boulden, Lucky Devil Lounge


Public Transit Is for Squares: Citroën’s Ami Calls All Non-conformists

Given the size and modest specs of Citroën’s Ami city car, you’d think post-war rationing was still a thing in France. The Ami, revealed Thursday, is a production version of the Ami One concept PSA Group debuted at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. It’s small, short, looks the same coming as it does going, and doesn’t […] The post Public Transit Is for Squares: Citroën’s Ami Calls All Non-conformists appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Mobility, EVs, Citroën, Ride-sharing, AMI, News Blog, PSA Group, City Cars, Citroen Ami


Judge rejects Uber and Postmates’ request for an injunction against California’s gig worker law

A U.S District court judge has rejected Uber and Postmates’ request for a preliminary injunction against a California bill mandating how independent contractors are classified. The request was made as part of lawsuit filed by the companies, along with two ride-sharing drivers, at the end of December. The lawsuit is still in progress. Assembly Bill 5 (known as AB5) went into effect at the beginning of the year and limits how companies can label workers as independent contractors. While meant t...
Tags: TC, Uber, California, Tech, Postmates, Contractors, Gig Economy, Ride-sharing, Legislature, AB, Dolly Gee, Miguel Pérez, Assembly Bill 5, Ab5, Lydia Olson, Central Court of California


Layer Design’s Joyn ride-sharing concept lets you choose between private and public transportation

The great thing about public transport is that it’s cheap and eco-friendly. The not-so-great thing about it is the word ‘public’. Unless you’re with company, transportation is all about keeping to oneself, whether it’s listening to music, browsing the internet, playing a game, working, or catching some crucial shut-eye. LAYER Design’s Joyn brings privacy to public transportation, more popularly known today as ‘ride-sharing’. Pulling inspiration from airplane-style seating (an area LAYER has work...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Design, Automotive, Ride Sharing, Product Design, Seating, Benjamin Hubert, Layer Design, Joyn, Airbus Joyn


Lyft Follows Uber, Promises to Prioritize Rider Safety

At the start of this month, Uber released a safety report in a bid to address concerns surrounding rider welfare. Not to be outdone, its main competitor also took steps to convince the masses that it’s also doing everything within its power to keep customers safe. Lyft is forming a council of experts to assist […] The post Lyft Follows Uber, Promises to Prioritize Rider Safety appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Autos, Ride-sharing, Reports, Lyft Inc, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Automotive Safety, Ride-hailing Apps, Customer Safety, Safety Study


Newly Released Uber Safety Report Focuses On Sexual Misconduct, Murder

Uber released its first safety report on Saturday, primarily to address concerns surrounding rider welfare. The media has become increasingly critical of Uber as a brand after its corporate culture was dubbed toxic — allegedly loaded with sexism and financial progress by any means necessary. Following a fatal accident involving one of the company’s autonomous test […] The post Newly Released Uber Safety Report Focuses On Sexual Misconduct, Murder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Safety, Studies, Autos, Ride-sharing, Reports, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports, Ride-hailing Apps, Customer Safety, Safety Study


BBB: Ride-hailing Customers Getting Doused With ‘Vomit Fraud’

SACRAMENTO (CBS) — Uber riders are warning other riders about an alleged scam from some ride-sharing drivers. One woman tells CBS Philly that she was scammed by a driver and was charged for a mess she didn’t make. Alison Kahan says she was conned after an Uber ride in Florida on December 27. “Take pictures before you enter the vehicle,” she said. She says the ride originally cost her $16, but the next day, she Uber hit her with an extra $20 fee. ALSO: Uber To Pay $4.4 Million To End Federal Sex ...
Tags: Uber, Florida, News, Seen On, Sacramento, Cbs, Ride-sharing, Philly, Kahan, Alison Kahan, Better Business Bureau Kahan, Louis Schwartz


Uber Loses License in London, Deemed Unsafe by Regulator

Transportation for London (TfL) announced it has informed Uber that it will not be reissued a license to operate in the UK capitol, citing concerns over customer safety. TfL had previously declined to renew the ride-hailing business’ private hire operator license, which expired on September 30th, saying it was unsatisfied with the number of drivers it found […] The post Uber Loses License in London, Deemed Unsafe by Regulator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Uber, Apps, UK, London, Safety, Regulation, Autos, Tfl, Ride-sharing, Uber Technologies, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Transportation for London, Transportation for London TfL


Uber’s London license revoked

If you regularly depend on Uber to get around London, it may be time to rethink that Oyster card. The Transport for London (TfL) agency has identified a number of passenger safety breaches by the popular ride-sharing app, leading the regulator to deny the renewal of Uber’s operating license in the British capital. According to Agence France-Presse, Uber has 3.5 million customers and about 50,000 drivers in London. One of the most dangerous breaches permitted unauthorized drivers to upload t...
Tags: Travel, Uber, London, Ride Sharing, Tfl, Ridesharing, All, Helen Chapman, the Transport for London TFL, Ride Shares, Agence France Presse Uber