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Travel and Public transit

A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and Lyft Need More

January 8, 2019

Via: Wired

HAVE YOU BEEN inside an Uber? How about a Lyft, or another ride-hailing service? If the answer is duh, rethink your sense of superiority. Because you’re in the minority. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, […]


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Kango, HopSkipDrive Try to Make Ride-Hail Work for Kids

January 2, 2019

Via: Wired

IT’S A FEW minutes shy of six on a Friday, and Gabriel strolls into the misty San Francisco evening. Seeing his ride, he walks past his ninth-grade classmates loitering around their prep school’s entrance, waiting for a parent or babysitter […]


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It’s Now Easier to Use Uber Eats on Your Company’s Dime

November 1, 2018

Via: Wired

MAYBE YOU LIKE business trips. The chance to go somewhere new, eat out for every meal, dry off with a fresh towel each morning, and be away from the daily life of the office (and the home) for a while. […]


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We’ve Been Talking About Self-Driving Car Safety All Wrong

October 29, 2018

Via: Wired

Until a self-driving Uber killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg im March, autonomous vehicle tech felt like a pure success story. A hot, new space where engineers could shake the world with software, saving lives and banking piles of cash. But […]


Travel and Public transit

Lyft’s Bid to Rule the Streets Now Includes Public Transit

September 13, 2018

Via: Wired

In today’s transportation landscape, opening the Lyft app on your phone is a sing of intent. It means that wherever you’re going, you’ve decided you won’t biking, or walking, or taking the bus. Maybe you’ll share the ride with a […]


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Toyota Joins Uber on Its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars

August 29, 2018

Via: Wired

Uber didn’t necessarily get into self-driving cars to make friends. It launched its program in Pittsburgh by gutting the robotics program at Carnegie Mellon University, after all. But in the three years since – as the company has struggled with […]


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Self-Driving Cars Should Look Down, Not Just Ahead

August 20, 2018

Via: Wired

SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE like snowbird retirees. Given the freedom to live, or operate, anywhere in the country, they turn their backs on wintry states and flock to the sun. There’s a reason Waymo, Uber, and even grocery story giant, Kroger, […]


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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


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BMW’s Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle

July 17, 2018

Via: Wired

IN THIS WACKY new world of bike shares, electric scooters, OneWheels, and transit apps, automotive companies aren’t quite famous for their inspired, innovative business moves. But today, BMW is sending up the industry’s latest trial balloon. And it’s headed straight […]


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Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality

July 13, 2018

Via: Wired

AT THE BLOCKBUSTER plenary sessions, the chairs stretched so far back that even the most youthful Silicon Valley college dropouts-turned VC hoovers had to squint to see the action up in front. A handful of large projection screens hung between […]