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Don Creery signed up for health care on the Affordable Care Act as soon as it went live. Creery drives for Uber full-time in Seattle, earning $700 a week for 50 to 55 hours of work. With $900 premiums for private healthcare, he said an Obamacare repeal would leave him uninsured.
Lyft has been trying to gain momentum on the incessant slip-ups of its main competitor Uber, and this week it took another step to gain some ground: The company says it’s going to develop its own self-driving technology, following a string of announced partnerships to focus on bringing autonomous cars to the public.
Fact: I take a lot more Lyfts than I do planes. Now, however, I earn miles for doing both. In May, Delta quietly announced a new partnership with Lyft, where riders can earn a mile for every dollar they spend with the car-sharing service.
Late last week, a number of rulings came down in the case between Uber and Google’s self-driving car subsidiary Waymo, which accuses the ride-hailing giant of stealing a number of trade secrets. Among the orders, Waymo has to disclose details of a deal it struck with Lyft, Uber’s main competitor, to work on…
Lyft has recently rolled out a “shuttle” service that is in beta in San Francisco and Chicago. Since I live in San Francisco, I was able to give this service a try so you know what to expect if it comes to your city. It was much more convenient to take than a Lyft Line (shared ride), and the one I took was 2-3 times…
Ride hailing apps across the country appear to be competing to see who can engage in the most detestable corporate behavior.
San Francisco ordered an investigation into whether Uber and Lyft are “public nuisances,” which makes them sound like the college kids next door. But it’s way worse than that—the investigation is not only into whether the companies’ drivers create road hazards, but also into their service of the poor and disabled.
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Uber drivers landed a major payday in New York last week when the ride-hailing service agreed to reimburse drivers after miscalculating its commission on rides for years. But a group of drivers claim they are owed even more money than what Uber conceded, and it could end up costing the company millions more.
This is rich. On Sunday, Waymo announced it inked a deal with Uber’s arch-rival Lyft to collaborate on autonomous vehicle technology. Oof. Google’s self-driving car project could potentially scuttle Uber’s autonomous driving ambitions for months. If Waymo prevails in that effort, it could be the coup de grâce for…
There’s a tendency to think that ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft will help seriously reduce congestion in major cities. If that’s the case, San Francisco hasn’t seen it. City officials are now reportedly considering “legal action” against the state of California to obtain location data of records of tens of…
Uber has made a lot of questionable decisions behind closed doors, and today, yet another one emerged. According to The Information, between 2014 and 2016, Uber used secret software called “Hell” in order to track drivers from its biggest rival, Lyft.
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Background checks have been a major sticking point for Uber and Lyft. Both, for instance, dropped serious loot to spike a law in Austin. They also threatened to leave Maryland over a proposed fingerprint background check system. If laws there had gone into place, you might’ve seen more stories like this: more than…
Uber has had a relentless year of scandals, spurring the logical conclusion that its arch-rival Lyft is now in a position to capitalize. John Zimmer, Lyft’s president, spoke at length on Tuesday with Time about how his company’s attempting to do just that—and it’s ridiculous.
Three years ago, ride-hailing giant Uber came under investigation for a tool called “God View” that allowed employees to track drivers and customers in real-time. Uber has since scaled that ability back, but Jalopnik has learned the company still deploys a revamped version of it, along with other secret internal…