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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


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 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


Uber Prices Are Increasing in NYC Thanks to New Minimum Wage Law

Uber rides in New York City are getting more expensive, starting today. The company announced in a blog post Friday that prices will increase in the city due to recent state and city.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, NYC, New York City, Ridesharing, Juno


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


Pregnant Lyft Driver Stabbed to Death by Passenger in Arizona

Kristina Howato, a 39-year-old driver for the transportation company Lyft, was murdered by one of her passengers in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday. Authorities believe Howato was stabbed to death by 20-year-old Fabian Durazo with a kitchen knife. Durazo has reportedly admitted to the crime but hasn’t given any motive.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Murder, Science, Arizona, Ridesharing, Tempe Arizona, Durazo, Ridesharing Safety, Howato, Kristina Howato, Fabian Durazo


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


Ridesharing gone wrong: Gay Uber horror stories you’ll be glad didn’t happen to you

Ride sharing services have revolutionized how we commute, but every now and then things go awry.
Tags: Uber, Life, Lifestyle, Travis Kalanick, Rideshare, Ridesharing, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Robbie Turner, Jeremy Baird, Christopher Wayne Jensen


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


Planes, Drones & Automobiles: Techstars Grads Run the Mobility Gamut

On Tuesday afternoon, before a packed house at the Detroit Institute of Art’s film theatre, 11 startups just finishing a summer stint in the Techstars Mobility accelerator program took to the stage to talk more about what their companies were developing.Company founders pitched to a crowd of investors, entrepreneurs, automotive and tech executives, and other interested parties. The startups in the 2018 program, which seeks to advance innovations pertaining to the movement of things and peopl...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Drones, Cycling, Ford, Innovation, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, LED lighting, Jaguar Land Rover, Mobility, Waze, Detroit, Smart Cities


Lyft wants to know about your ride experience before it’s even over

Lyft is so keen to know how your ridesharing trip is going that it wants to ask you about it while you're still in the car. The feature is currently being tested for shared rides and could be rolled out to all users soon. The post Lyft wants to know about your ride experience before it’s even over appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, News, Trends, Ridesharing, Riders


Relying on a ridesharing gig to make money ain't what it used to be

Making a living as an Uber or Lyft driver can be tough. An over saturated market, having too few people in need of your services, paying to maintain your ride and the high cost of gas can all take a serious bite out of a driver's bottom line. From : Earnings for gig economy workers in the transportation sector—think drivers for Uber, Lyft, or Postmates— plummeted by 53 percent, according to research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute. The study looked at banking data from 39 million Chase cust...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Post, Money, News, Airbnb, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Uber Lyft, JPMorgan Chase Institute, Gizmodo Uber


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


Chinese Ridesharing Service Didi Chuxing Suspends Carpooling Option After Second Murder of Year

Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing has suspended Hitch, its free/tip-supported carpooling component that allows passengers to ride along with drivers headed in the same direction, after the second murder of a passenger this year.Read more...
Tags: Security, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Safety, China, Ridesharing, Didi, Didi Chuxing


Lyft wants to drop you off closer to your seat on your next stadium visit

If you've ever been to a stadium gig, you'll know all too well how much time can be wasted trying to hunt down your ticket gate. It can be really problematic if you're running late, which is why Lyft's new idea may come in handy. The post Lyft wants to drop you off closer to your seat on your next stadium visit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, News, Trends, Ridesharing, Stadiums


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


Michigan Man Starts 'Amish Uber' With Horse and Buggy

An Amish resident of the Colon village in Michigan has launched his own ride-sharing service with his horse and buggy, and he’s calling it “Amish Uber.”Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Horses, Michigan, Ridesharing, Amish


[ADV] How Businesses Are Improving Customer Service With Lyft

Exceptional customer service is what sets businesses apart from the competition. After all, happy customers are more likely to become repeat customers and share their good experiences with friends. One unique way businesses are improving their customer service is through Lyft’s ridesharing services. Here’s how: 1. Arranging Drop-Offs and Pick-Ups. Automotive repair shops and dealerships are leveraging Lyft Concierge to arrange rides for customers. The platform allows small businesses to arran...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Customer Service, Ridesharing, Brookdale Senior Living, Products & Services, Appointments Healthcare