In a bit of lecturing that is not just smug and annoying but also, uh, telling on his company a bit, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that (shockingly) the secret to getting a better passenger rating was “aggressive” tipping.
I have a soft spot for taxis, pretty much any taxi. Checker taxis, of course, were good, but so was the Chevy Caprice. I’ll even defend the Taxi of Tomorrow, which is bad. That’s because in any taxi you can go full Michael Clayton, which is always good. Take the new JPN Taxi, available today from Toyota. Would you pay…
Transport for London, which regulates and controls the British capital city’s subways, buses, and taxis, said today that it won’t be renewing Uber’s license to operate in the city at the end of September. The company will have 21 days to appeal the decision, according to The New York Times. Uber can still operate…
Yesterday, we asked you just what it would take for you to step inside a self-driving taxi, which, whether we like it or not, are probably our future, even if that future may still be some years away. Your responses varied from the not-under-any-circumstances to full-on embrace.
Uber, the ride-hailing giant which became mired in internal fighting and leadership intrigue after the resignation of its former CEO Travis Kalanick, appears to have scared off every female candidate willing to entertain the notion of replacing him.
I’d like to say that I’ve never given Uber money, but that wouldn’t be true. Not exactly. I did give Uber money once, years ago, when I had no other option. The company promptly ripped me off, and I wasn’t surprised. Why not? I worked in the same office as Uber in its early days. I could sense those fuckers were evil…
No longer are mere cities banning Uber (hi Austin!), now the entire country of Italy has banned the ride-sharing app following a court ruling that it constituted unfair competition to the country’s existing taxi associations.
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.
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I don’t really expect much from airports anymore. Between $15 dry-ass turkey sandwiches and outrageously expensive parking, I wouldn’t be surprised if they started charging me for the air I breathe while waiting for my delayed flight. I guess I wasn’t surprised when I learned that there are surcharges built into the…
That somewhat embarrassing pink mustache is on the way out. Far-from-innocent Lyft is not only nixing the ‘stache, it’s replacing it with something kind of cool.
This Uber is going to listen to Christopher Cross and it’s going to like it.
While we laud ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft for making it easier to get home from the pub, we sometimes forget about the drivers. With drivers of varying levels of experience often trying to use apps for multiple services in the car, New York City crashes have increased with the rise of the apps.
In Austin, a political action committee completely funded by ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft threw an $8 million temper tantrum over regulations the city council wants to enact on ride-hailing. It’s turned into one of the most contentious and aggravating elections the city has ever seen. The worst part is neither…
This is the second anti-Uber demonstration the Hungarian capital had to get through this year already, but the problem isn’t really with the cheap way everybody likes to travel nowadays.
It’s the nightmare of any taxi driver. You pick up a fare, and then that fare pulls a gun on you, demanding your wallet and personal effects in exchange for sparing your life. But it’s ever-so-slightly less of a nightmare when a cop is behind you, watching the entire thing.
Here’s one we probably saw coming. San Francisco’s largest taxi company is filing for bankruptcy, citing competition from Uber and Lyft. But it’s not too late for Yellow Cab yet.
In light of the ongoing attacks on the city of Paris by as-of-yet unknown assailants, the French government has shut down borders and the Army has begun securing the city, with the help of taxi drivers offering free rides to get people to secured locations.
Against all odds, the Nissan NV-200 will rule the streets of New York. As of today, the vast majority of cab drivers must buy the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow when they retire their old yellow cabs.