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Impact & Regulations

Surprise! Uber and Lyft Do Not Like NYC’s New Ride-Hail Rules

August 16, 2019

Via: Wired

UBER CEO DARA Khosrowshahi, who took the helm of the controversial company back in 2017, is known for being pretty unflappable. He was even upbeat during the company’s second quarter earnings call, when he was charged with explaining why Uber […]


Travel & Public Transit

Uber customers in Denver can now buy train and bus tickets in the app

May 2, 2019

Via: The Verge

Uber has announced that it will begin selling train and bus tickets through its app for its customers in Denver, Colorado. It’s the first step in the ride-hailing giant’s high-stakes quest to become the de facto smartphone app for all […]


Vehicles

71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles — 71% in AAA’s latest survey — virtually is unchanged from a year ago and up 8 percentage points from […]


Vehicles

Jargon Watch: What ‘Roadmanship’ Means to a Self-Driving Car

February 18, 2019

Via: Wired

Roadmanship n. A proposed safety standard for self-driving cars, based on the road etiquette of humans. In 1909, when horseless carriages were all the rage, a magazine called Country Life in America advised new drivers on “the ­ethics of good […]


Travel & Public Transit

Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don’t Blame Uber

February 13, 2019

Via: Wired

IN PHILADELPHIA, A small group of transit riders sat down to talk about what sucks about the bus. “What is it about the bus?” the interviewer said, and they were off. “They got to stop at every corner,” one rider […]


Vehicles

Uber Freight Now Enables Drivers to Rate Facilities

January 31, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities. Uber Freight said this new facility ratings feature is designed to help carriers make […]


Vehicles

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

January 24, 2019

Via: Wired

REALLY, IT WAS only a matter of time before somebody thought to combine today’s hottest transportation trends: shared electric scooters and autonomous driving. Over the weekend, Uber reportedly unveiled a micromobility robotics division at a robotics meetup in the Bay […]


Travel & 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, […]


Vehicles

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 […]


Vehicles

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. […]