It looks Facebook wants to take the event function a step further and help people actually get to those events. Is the social media giant getting into the ridesharing game? Based on these patent filings, maybe so.
Beijing faces overcrowded roads and pollution that are constantly getting worse. Why? According to city officials, it’s because of ride-sharing services, including Uber.
Car sharing has been around for a while but most of the big players require you to pay a membership fee, which can be hard to swallow if you’re unsure about trying the service. Not so with General Motors’ new ridesharing service Maven. Maven will loan you a GM vehicle for as low as $6 an hour, no commitment necessary.
Ford has developed a new smartphone app called FordPass that allows car owners access to live support for all of their mobility needs — and the best part is you don’t have to drive a Ford.
Matt Lindsay became another victim of Uber surge pricing on New Year’s Eve after getting his inebriated self and his drunk friends home safely, only to receive an email 20 minutes later confirming an Uber charge for a whopping $1,114.71 Canadian.
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?
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?
Among the 25 "global mobility experiments" Ford announced this year at CES was a ride-sharing service the automaker is testing with its employees in Dearborn. But the plans aren't just limited to an app. Ford is contemplating making a dedicated vehicle for the program.
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?
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.
Ride-sharing service Uber is good for two things: catching a ride in a more convenient way than hailing a taxi in some cities, and pissing people off. They've done the latter just about everywhere, the latest example being in Germany, where their service was banned outright by a regional court.
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…