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Lyft’s wallet-friendly Shared Saver option arrives in six more U.S. cities

Lyft is expanding its wallet-friendly Shared Saver option to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle after launching it earlier this year in Denver, New York City, and San Jose. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Mobile, News, Lyft, Ridesharing, Shared Saver


Lyft’s new safety features include an in-app 911 panic button

In an effort to improve the safety of its ridesharing service, Lyft is rolling out several new safety measures that include an in-app panic button so riders can quickly and easily make an emergency call. The post Lyft’s new safety features include an in-app 911 panic button appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Ridesharing Safety


Many Uber and Lyft vehicles have open safety recalls, report says

A Consumer Reports survey of roughly 94,000 cars registered with Uber and Lyft in New York City and Seattle found that many had open safety recalls. The rate of open recalls was similar to that of personal cars, however. The post Many Uber and Lyft vehicles have open safety recalls, report says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Recalls, Seattle, Consumer Reports, Ridesharing


Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Gaming Surge Pricing to Protest Getting Screwed Over on Pay?

Despite policies that prohibit the manipulation of rideshare apps, drivers for Uber and Lyft are reportedly working together to coordinate price surges at Reagan National Airport to earn a higher fare.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Ridesharing, Reagan National Airport


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the US Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, US Drove for Uber


Report: Accused Somali War Criminal Living in the U.S. Drove for Uber and Lyft

Former Somali military commander and accused war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali has been facing a over allegations of “gross human rights abuses” in the separatist region of Somaliland in the 1970s and 1980s, during the reign of U.S.-backed dictator Siad Barre. He was also a driver for Uber and Lyft…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, War Crimes, Courts, Somalia, Ridesharing, Checkr, Background Checks, Somaliland, Siad Barre, Yusuf Abdi Ali, U S Drove for Uber


Here's What You Need to Do to Take an Uber or Lyft at PDX Now

Figuring out the best mode of transportation for leaving an airport can be tricky, especially if your preferred method is using a rideshare app. Confusion starts when you try to pin yourself to the correct location, and continues as you wait to be connected to a car, then try to actually spot it, and finally navigate…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Uber, Science, Airports, Ridesharing, This Is Better


Congratulations to Uber, the Worst Performing IPO in U.S. Stock Market History

Rideshare unicorn Uber doesn’t do anything small. When it was in the game of raising money, it raised close to $25 billion. When it loses that money—and it does every single quarter—it loses it at astronomical burn rates. It finally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, in the middle of international trade…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Finance, Stock Market, Ridesharing, How Money Works


Lyft taps Waymo for driverless robo-taxi rides in Phoenix

Lyft is about to begin offering a robo-taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to its partnership with autonomous-vehicle specialist Waymo. It'll begin with 10 vehicles, with Lyft customers able to request rides in the usual way. The post Lyft taps Waymo for driverless robo-taxi rides in Phoenix appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Ridesharing, Phoenix, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Lyft taps Waymo for robo-taxi rides in Phoenix, Arizona

Lyft is about to begin offering a robo-taxi service in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to its partnership with autonomous-vehicle specialist Waymo. It'll begin with 10 vehicles, with Lyft customers able to request rides in the usual way. The post Lyft taps Waymo for robo-taxi rides in Phoenix, Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Ridesharing, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Why Uber Drivers Will Strike Around the World on Wednesday

We’re just days out from Uber making its multibillion-dollar move to the New York Stock Exchange and thousands of drivers from around the world are preparing to launch a series of strikes protests on Wednesday in an effort to fight for better pay and better treatment.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, Strike, New York Stock Exchange, Ridesharing, Gig Economy


Travis Who?

Founders are a revered breed in Silicon Valley, but for Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, that good will evaporated a long time ago. Now, according to multiple reports, Kalanick won’t be invited to the New York Stock Exchange balcony to celebrate the company going public next Friday. Ouch. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, New York Stock Exchange, Kalanick, Ridesharing, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber IPO


Lyft Fails to Overturn NYC Driver Minimum Wage Law

Lyft’s lawsuit to overturn New York City’s minimum wage for ride-hailing drivers failed after a ruling by Judge Andrea Masley on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, New York City, Ridesharing, Andrea Masley


Uber and Lyft Cut Off Hiring of New Drivers in NYC as New Regulations Appear to Work

Lyft and Uber are halting onboarding for new drivers in New York City following last year’s historic vote that lifted the wage minimum for drivers ride-hailing companies late last year, Politico reported Monday.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Politico, New York City, Minimum Wage, Ridesharing, Independent Contractors


Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars on Monday, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Robots, Nvidia, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars


Chicago Police Bust Alleged Car2Go Theft Ring, With Up to 100 Vehicles Believed Stolen

Thieves have stolen an astonishing number of Car2Go vehicles in the city of Chicago, Motherboard reported on Wednesday, with up to 100 cars reported missing. According to , the Chicago Police Department said in a statement that 16 people have been detained for questioning.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Chicago, Rentals, Ridesharing, Chicago Police Department, Car Rentals, Car2go


Lyft and Uber Mayhem vs. Taxi Line Hell: Which Airport Nightmare Is Worse?

There are few things I dread more when getting off of a long-ass flight than getting back onto a train and waiting another hour or more to make it home—particularly when I fly a red-eye, which is often if I’m flying between the coasts.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Airports, Chatroom, Ridesharing, Taxis, Airport Hell


‘Adulting’: How Millennials Are Shaping Auto Trends Part II

We’ve heard all the adages about millennials before. They’re entitled. They constantly need praise in order to be motivated. They whine about wanting to work remotely. They switch jobs too often. They live in their parents’ basements and can’t stand on their own two feet. Their lives take place as much online as they do in honest-to-goodness “real” life. They demand instant gratification, want everything online, and are oddly enamored with brunch. Millennials (also known as Gen Y) get a bad r...
Tags: America, Auto Industry, Millennials, Car Buying, Autos, Gen Y, Rideshare, Wall Street Journal, Trend, Ridesharing, Boomers, Gig Economy, University Of Michigan, Industry News, Gallup, Millennial


Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner Small VC funds continue to raise, despite pressure from above After years of fierce competition as private companies, Uber and Lyft are going public on U.S. markets. Scooter service providers, the transportation trend du jour, raised ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Column, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Commuting, Food Delivery, Carsharing, Ridesharing, Jason Rowley, Grab, Go-jek


Lyft You Up: Rideshare IPO Could Mean Big Payday for GM

Back in 2016, General Motors invested half a billion bucks in Lyft, the rideshare company bent on taking Uber to school. When the deal was made, the companies portrayed it as a long-term strategic alliance. Since then, investments have been made in Lyft by GM’s competitors (namely Ford), and GM has made investments in potential […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lyft, Ipo, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Price, Nasdaq, Stock, Ridesharing, News Blog


Uber expands its low-cost Ride Pass program to 17 more cities

Uber launched its money-saving Ride Pass program in five cities in October 2018. This week it’s rolling it out to 17 additional locations, offering riders savings of up to 15 percent per trip for a monthly fee. The post Uber expands its low-cost Ride Pass program to 17 more cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Uber, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Ride Pass, Uber Ride Pass


Uber Gobbles Up Middle East Competitor in $3.1 Billion Deal, Spreading Global Dominance

Finalizing a long-rumored deal, Uber announced on Tuesday that it would acquire its Dubai-based competitor Careem in a deal worth $3.1 billion. The acquisition arrives ahead of Uber’s initial public offering expected as soon as next month.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Middle East, Dubai, Ridesharing, Careem


Uber May Sign $3.1 Billion Deal to Buy Middle Eastern Rival Careem as Soon as Monday

In a move that goes against its recent trend of pulling out of foreign markets, ride-sharing giant Uber is preparing to purchase Dubai-based competitor Careem in a $3.1 billion deal, according to reports in Bloomberg and the Financial Times this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Mergers, Financial Times, Ridesharing, Careem


Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Safety, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona, Elaine Herzberg


Book Your Uber or Lyft With Google Assistant 

We’ve all had those rushed moments when we’re late for dinner (or the airport) and there are still a half-dozen things to accomplish on our way out the door—including booking an Uber or Lyft. Read more...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Lifehacks, Ridesharing, Google Assistant


Archrivals BMW and Daimler detail plans to join forces on mobility services

BMW and Daimler are joining forces to take on the likes of Uber and Lyft. The two German automakers are investing $1.1 billion in a mobility-service joint venture encompassing ridesharing, car-sharing, and more. The post Archrivals BMW and Daimler detail plans to join forces on mobility services appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bmw, Daimler, Ridesharing, Car-sharing, Mercedes Benz


Lyft’s Shared Saver service offers cheaper rides but you’ll have to walk a little

Lyft has launched a new ride option called Shared Saver that offers cheaper rides if you're willing to walk a little. Shared Saver designates a nearby pick-up point and drops you off a short distance from your final destination. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Shared Saver


Lyft’s ‘Shared Saver’ offers cheaper rides but you’ll have to walk a little

Lyft has launched a new ride option called Shared Saver that offers cheaper rides if you're willing to walk a little. Shared Saver designates a nearby pick-up point and drops you off a short distance from your final destination. The post appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, News, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, Shared Saver


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