Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that the city’s Department of Transportation will be carving out a new advisory position to get the city ready for new modes of transportation, including ride-sharing and self-driving cars.
If you want to understand the future of the car world, look at this chart. It's the way things are going, according to one analyst, who says, "Telling the story of this chart will occupy the remainder my professional life. It's sort of sad that my life can be boiled down to one chart… but it's so true." »
One of the best things about ride-sharing services is you can match the car to your destination. Headed out to the opera? An Uber Black fits the bill. Meeting friends at the bar? Lyft is a solid choice. But what if you want something even more specialized? I mean really specialized? »
There are many ride sharing services that provide an alternative to traditional taxi cabs, but none larger than Uber. With backing from big names like Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Uber has expanded globally and asserted its dominance in cities across the United States. They're now… »
An Uber X driver is accused of bludgeoning a rider with a hammer following a dispute about the route the driver was taking. »
The Federal Aviation Authority has shoved your Uber for planes idea back into the hangar. Yesterday, it ruled that it has banned pilots from "publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money," reports TechCrunch. That puts startups like AirPooler and FlyteNow in a legal bind since they were offering… »
Uber's latest update for its mobile apps finally solves one of the biggest problems with the service: drivers having no damn clue where they're going. »
Republicans are slowly embracing the techno-libertarianism emanating from Silicon Valley. First it was the about-face in the battle between Tesla and dealers, and now the GOP is all about Uber. »
Uber and Lyft are doing everything they can to recruit new drivers. There's cash and perks and a bevy of enticing benefits, but for whatever reason they're not mentioning the massive amount of spontaneous sex drivers are having with riders. »
Uber has been cutting prices for its lower-cost UberX cars since the budget ridesharing service launched in 2012, and the reasons are obvious: Get more people into more cars more often. But Uber CEO Travis Kalanick wants it to be so affordable you'll give up your own ride. »
If you're a taxi driver, how do you generate sympathy among the public when you feel your business is threatened by ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft? Do you A.) Get better about showing up on time, B.) Make a ridiculously useful app of your own, or C.) Create a massive traffic jam in a city already notorious… »
Problem: Apparently there are people out there with cars who want to give people a ride. Conversely, there are people out there who don't have a car who want to get rides.
Solution: The internet, duh!