My mailbox is now an endless chute of garbage thanks to Austin’s Proposition 1, an Uber and Lyft-penned measure that deals with ride-hailing regulations. I’ve been called, emailed and texted. I’ve gotten spammy notifications on my phone and campaigners at my door. At what point does campaigning become harassment?
When was the last time you rode a bus?
Google Maps will soon be able to give you time and fare estimates on a variety of ride-sharing apps so your drunk ass can get home in the least amount of time for the best price.
General Motors revealed plans to have human chaperones in the first generation of its self-driving vehicles through its partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft, which should only make your trip even more uncomfortable than a current Lyft fare as you and your ambivalent chaperone struggle with the moral complexities…
Last week, President Obama announced plans to earmark a whopping $4 billion for autonomous vehicle research. These funds will be dispersed to pilot programs all over the country during the next decade—but where and how the money is spent will determine just how big a step forward Obama’s plan really is.
Here’s one we probably saw coming. San Francisco’s largest taxi company is filing for bankruptcy, citing competition from Uber and Lyft. But it’s not too late for Yellow Cab yet.
Ride-sharing! Mobility! Autonomous vehicles! Welcome to the world of cars in 2016. Here’s a huge development on all of those fronts: General Motors announced today it will invest $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft and partner with the San Francisco startup for a network of autonomous on-demand cars.
You probably check your Uber and Lyft drivers’ ratings before you hop in their car, but those drivers pay attention to your rating as well. And a bad rating can make grabbing a ride a lot harder in the future. To keep your passenger rating as high as possible, you need to know what drivers look for in passengers, too.
You’re stuck at work, your spouse is out of town, your son is sick at school and your daughter is late for piano lessons. A few years ago, some sacrifices would have to be made-but now you just call a car-sharing service to haul your brats away! I mean, you’d trust this man to transport your kids, right?
Sorry tech bros, your days of snorting and chortling and calling Lyft "mustache rides" are pretty much over. The pink fluffy 'stache on the ride-sharing service's cars is going away, because who wants to roll up to a date with a crusty Muppet prosthetic stuck to your hood?
The legal battle between Lyft and its former COO is shaping up to be a long, ugly fight. The on-demand car company has accused Travis VanderZanden of stealing tens of thousands of secret company documents before he joined Lyft's main competitor, Uber. Now VanderZanden has fired back in a new court filing, saying he…
In May, Lyft launched a program to compete with Uber's black car and SUV services. Drivers had to pony up $34,000 to purchase the "tricked-out" Lyft-branded Ford Explorers just to get into the pool. But the luxury pilot bombed, leaving "Lyft Plus" drivers with the expensive SUVs they were forced to buy.
Uber, Lyft, and other on-demand taxi startups are on a lobbying blitz this week as California lawmakers consider two pieces of legislation that would strengthen insurance and background check requirements on the companies.
Just because Uber's motto is "Everyone's private driver," doesn't mean every car is yours for the hailing. But the popularity of apps like Uber and Lyft have spawned some awkward curbside interactions. "Basically anytime I'm pulled over on the side of the street, someone tries to hail me or just opens my car door,"…
Uber is the Übermensch of the sharing economy. It's better at making money than other startups, it knows how to politick better, and it throws sharper elbows. Uber applied the same superior machinations to a press release claiming that Lyft wants to get acquired by Uber.