Tag: Lyft

Center for Auto Safety Asks Uber/Lyft to Stop Using Recalled Cars

<img data-attachment-id="1684684" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668.jpg" data-orig-size="932,637" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="uber lyft sign" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-450×308.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-610×417.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684684″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-610×417.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”417″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-610×417.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-450×308.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-768×525.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_1419224972-1-e1565720731668.jpg 932w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week, the Center for Auto Safety announced it had reached out to America’s ride-hailing giants […]

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Uber, Still Unprofitable, Focused on ‘Healthy Growth’

<img data-attachment-id="1674814" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="uber lyft pickup sign parking" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674814″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The futuristic world of personal transportation sans ownership was, once again, called into question […]

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Lyft says ride-hailing price war with Uber is easing up

(Reuters) — Lyft on Wednesday said a price war with rival Uber was easing, boosting shares of both companies and allowing Lyft to raise its outlook for the year and forecast a faster path to profitability. Lyft said increased revenue per rider would lift both third-quarter sales and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates. That […]

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Lyft exec riffs on ground-breaking research in AI

While the exponential growth in data and the increase in compute power have been key drivers of AI innovation, without research — and the tremendous effort by academics and companies that invest in it — these advances wouldn’t go very far. At his Transform 2019 talk last month, Lyft’s head of product and machine learning, […]

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California Looks to Give Gig Workers Their Due

Konstantine Anthony, a 38-year-old Uber driver, usually starts his morning by picking up a commuter in Burbank, California, and heading over the hills on Highway 5 toward downtown Los Angeles. From there, he traverses back and forth across the city, from Beverly Hills to Koreatown, from Inglewood to Los Angeles International Airport. “There’s no way […]

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Lyft releases open source data set for autonomous vehicle development

In an effort to bolster the development of cars capable of driving themselves around without human supervision, Lyft today released an autonomous vehicle data set that the company is calling the largest of its kind. It’s freely available in the existing nuScenes format, which was initially developed by Aptiv. “Autonomous vehicles are expected to dramatically […]

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Waymo Making Self-Driving Pickups Available To Lyft Riders

Waymo has its own commercial self-driving ride-hailing service called Waymo One but the company did ink an agreement with Lyft back in May to bring its self-driving vehicles to the latter’s ride-hailing platform. It has now made some of its autonomous minivans available to Lyft riders. Advertising The self-driving vehicles only undertake rides in a […]

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Slack IPO dares investors to bet company can stop hemorrhaging red ink

The cultish devotion to Slack in offices around the worlds will propel the workplace collaboration platform to a $16 billion IPO today. But investors who have fallen under the charms of this hotter-than-hot unicorn are about to plunge their money into an extremely risky public offering. The idea that Wall Street only wanted IPOs from […]

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Kim Kardashian West Partners with Lyft to Provide 5,000 Former Prisoners With Transportation to Job Interviews

Photo: Evan Vucci (AP Photo) Kim Kardashian is problematic as hell. She’s also inexplicably gone from socialite to social justice superheroine as of late, being instrumental in commuting the life sentence of non-violent offender Alice Johnson; deploying her legal team to assist Cyntonia Brown in her eventual clemency; and unleashing her white privilege to address […]

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Lyft begins piloting discounts for late-shift employees in Nashville

In an effort to better accommodate bar and restaurant employees who work late nights, Lyft will soon begin piloting a new program — the Late Night Employee program — in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Starting June 11, eligible employees who work at businesses open past midnight at The District, a historic Nashville neighborhood along the Cumberland […]

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Consumer Reports: What Are Uber, Lyft Are Doing About Recalls?

<img data-attachment-id="1674814" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="uber lyft pickup sign parking" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674814″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_682249699.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As ride-hailing services utilize the personal vehicles of contractors, rather than a commercial fleet […]

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