Chevrolet plans “thousands” of autonomous Bolt EV from 2018 say insiders
Chevrolet is readying a fleet of “thousands” of self-driving cars, the majority of which will be used by Lyft as autonomous taxi alternatives, insiders have claimed. General Motors had previously invested half a billion dollars into the ride-sharing firm, with the intention of co-developing self-driving vehicles that could be added to its fleet. In the meantime, GM also launched its … Continue reading...
Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service
GM's Maven is adding the Chevrolet Bolt EV to its Los Angeles fleet. The electric car will be available to both car-sharing users and Lyft drivers through the Lyft Express Drive rental program. The post Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Lyft can now pull destinations off your phone’s calendar
We live in an interconnected world but our apps usually aren’t. On many occasions, you end up entering the same piece of information more than once, increasing the chances for error as well as the places you have to check and update. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to type in the address of your next appointment each … Continue reading...
Silicon Valley takes up arms against Donald Trump; CEOs pledge cash, resources to support immigrants
A few days ago, US President Donald Trump issued an order halting the arrival of all refugees into the US for 120 days. He also banned the citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, from entering the country for 90 days. Various federal courts have outright rejected Trump’s order. Despite being illegal, the order has sown a great deal of confusion at airports and other countries. Silicon Valley is particularly perturbed by this order and a number of CEOs have taken steps to...
Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest
 Uber issued an apology following backlash over a decision to saying that Uber passengers could ride to and from JFK international airport in New York without surge pricing amid calls immigration protests. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S., protests gathered at JFK International and the NY Taxi Workers… Read More ...
Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest
 Uber issued an apology following backlash over a decision to saying that Uber passengers could ride to and from JFK international airport in New York without surge pricing amid calls immigration protests. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S., protests gathered at JFK International and the NY Taxi Workers… Read More ...
You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate
Lyft already has international partners, but may be changing course to build its own ridesharing brand internationally. Recent financial reports indicate profitability sooner than Uber. The post You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate appeared first on Digital Trends.
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Carpooling can cut traffic congestion by 75%, MIT study
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have been in the news a lot lately, but mostly because of their run ins with authorities and regulators. Few have probably given deep thought, not to mention devout an entire scientific paper, on their impact at large, for good or for ill. But that is exactly what researchers at the MIT Computer Science … Continue reading...
NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles, MIT study says
New York City’s entire taxi fleet -- nearly 13,250 vehicles -- could be replaced by just 3,000 ride sharing cars if these services were used to capacity, according to a new study from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The post NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles, MIT study says appeared first on Digital Trends....
Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream
 For years, Oakland based standup Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income. It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry— even though Moyd was headlining at top San Francisco clubs like the Punch Line and Cobbs, and opening for icons like Dave Chappelle at Fox Theater in Oakland, comedy didn’t always pay his… Read More ...
Uber losses expected to hit $3 billion in 2016 despite revenue growth
 Uber’s losses are growing from $2.2 billion last year to an expected $3 billion this year, according to multiple reports this week from The Information and others. It’s hard to fathom Uber operating so far from profitability at a time when it feels like an established mainstream brand on the global stage. Hip hop stars like Drake or Wiz Khalifa commonly name check… Read More ...
Uber wants its new Beacon to guide passengers to their rides
Uber's making it easy to spot a ride with a hardware accessory called Beacon, a light fixture drivers can add in their car to signal passengers. Beacon is a Bluetooth-enabled circular LED display that's shaped like the Uber logo. The post Uber wants its new Beacon to guide passengers to their rides appeared first on Digital Trends.
Volkswagen launches new division to take on Uber
Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. VW will offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA. That takes Europe’s largest carmaker deeper into digital mobility services after investing in ride-hailing business Gett earlier this year. “Mid and long-term MOIA will create th...
Volkswagen launches new division to take on Uber
Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. VW will offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA. That takes Europe’s largest carmaker deeper into digital mobility services after investing in ride-hailing business Gett earlier this year. “Mid and long-term MOIA will create th...
Volkswagen launches new division to take on Uber
Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. VW will offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA. That takes Europe’s largest carmaker deeper into digital mobility services after investing in ride-hailing business Gett earlier this year. “Mid and long-term MOIA will create th...
Volkswagen launches new division to take on Uber
Volkswagen launched a new digital business division on Monday to take on services such as Uber, shifting its focus beyond selling cars to catering for customers who prefer to pay for use rather than own a vehicle. VW will offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA. That takes Europe’s largest carmaker deeper into digital mobility services after investing in ride-hailing business Gett earlier this year. “Mid and long-term MOIA will create th...
Lyft follows in Uber’s footsteps with the launch of upfront fares
To eliminate any nasty surprises at the end of a ride, Lyft is following in Uber's footsteps with the introduction of upfront fares. As the term suggests, the new feature lets the rider see the cost of a journey before it begins. The post Lyft follows in Uber’s footsteps with the launch of upfront fares appeared first on Digital Trends....