How New York Became the Center of the Fight Against Uber and the Gig Economy Lie

The scene outside of New York City Hall in late May was several years in the making. Dozens of taxi and livery drivers from across the city had joined together outside the ornate structure to call for immediate action to a growing crisis. A fifth driver in the city had committed suicide in recent days, a devastating…

VW Will Create A Huge Taxi Service With China's Biggest Ride-Hailing Company: Report

Practically every major automaker has some sort of plan to develop an Uber-like service of the future, and if a report from Reuters is accurate, Volkswagen has a massive project of its own in the works. VW plans to form a joint venture with China’s largest ride-hailing company that would involve developing vehicles…

LIDAR Maker Velodyne Shifts Away Blame In Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash

Investigators examining this week’s fatal crash involving a pedestrian struck by a self-driving Uber are scrutinizing the vehicle’s automated driving technology, and why it didn’t register a pedestrian in the middle of the road before the collision. On Friday, Velodyne, which makes LIDAR sensors used by Uber, said its…

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