Whenever I type my address in Uber, the GPS directs drivers to a location about a block away. I tried dropping a pin at my location and just walking down the street, but finally settled on texting drivers whenever I request a ride and just telling them where I am.
Employee mistreatment and corporate scandals have become the norm for ride-hailing companies. Uber faces numerous well-documented harassment allegations, claims of data stealing and a massive executive exodus, but other ride-hailing companies have issues up top as well. Lyft opposes driver unionization efforts, the…
Start keeping better track of what you leave in your Uber, or else it’ll cost you.
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.
Here’s some people Uber treats badly:
Rental car companies have done virtually nothing to adapt to a changing future of car ownership, yet tech companies seem to think Avis and Hertz hold the keys to driverless car success.
The list of ride-hailing companies that are run by people who aren’t total assholes keeps shrinking.
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…
Operational heads at Uber seem to be in competition with those in the White House on who can jump ship quickest. With news of the departure of the ride-hailing company’s senior vice president of business Emil Michael, Uber has seen a mass exodus of at least 14 top executives within the past six months.
Up front, it’s probably necessary to say that I haven’t considered the financial viability of this for either party, or whether their business plans are even sound. But I think it could benefit both of them: Faraday Future and Uber, two troubled companies facing an uncertain future in different ways. should strike a…
The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of its so-called “Greyball” feature, which would track down and limit use of the Uber app by potential government investigators and officials in areas it wasn’t approved to be operating in, according to a report from Reuters.
There are stories about vigilante Uber drivers that are funny, and there are stories that are scary. The latest news from Charleston, South Carolina is a little bit of both—but with an extra dose of the psychotic.
A casual look through car renting service Turo yields some pretty sweet and unusual stuff. Why rent a Nissan Sentra at the airport when you can rent some local enthusiast’s Porsche instead? It’s easy to get wrapped up in fantasies of having rare and cool cars to drive for a weekend, but how does the reality insurance…
Daimler’s car-sharing subsidiary car2go, known for its fleet of tiny blue and white Smart ForTwos, is jazzing things up a bit with an announcement Monday that its members will soon have access to a fleet of Mercedes CLA sedans and GLA crossovers. At last, members won’t be limited to just the tiny two-seat city cars…
An Uber driver refused a ride to a New Jersey man before dragging him out of a car and severely beating him, according to a lawsuit filed last week, the latest in a string of allegations levied against drivers for the ride-hailing giant.
In a month where ride-sharing companies almost considered leaving a state entirely over background check policies, this latest incident is likely to reignite questions about the companies’ own efforts: A Boston Lyft driver who’s accused of stabbing a passenger on Christmas Day had a prior conviction that, according to…
The cool thing about Uber is that it lets virtually anybody become a taxi driver. The downside? Sometimes, without any safeguards in place, those amateur drivers do things that are against the law. Like driving passengers while they’re high as hell.
“Hello? Hold on one second ...” “Uh, hi, yeah, one second ...” “Sorry, I have to take this ...” “You need a ri—sorry I’ll be right back.” Earlier this month, this was the life of Matthais Leul, who is a limo driver in California. He is not Lyft HQ, though Google seems to suggest otherwise.
Maryland residents who rely on ride-sharing apps to get around town can still use Lyft and Uber, after a state commission Thursday exempted the companies from a fingerprint-based background check that taxicab drivers must submit to.