Tag: ride-hailing

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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Uber’s Movement Speeds feature offers hourly street-level traffic data

In 2017, ride-hailing conglomerate Uber launched Movement, a tool intended to help local leaders, urban planners, and communities make civil engineering decisions using data collected from Uber users’ 15 million trips a day across over seven hundred cities. Today, Uber further invested in this effort with Uber Movement Speeds, a new module which provides traffic […]

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Uber Drivers Protest Ahead of Friday’s IPO

<img data-attachment-id="1673426" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504.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" data-image-description=" MikeDotta/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1673426″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/shutterstock_314177504.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Uber and Lyft drivers from the world over are going on strike today to protest the company’s working conditions […]

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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs. At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, it took the wraps off of PonyPilot, a test project for “product-ready” driverless cars within a geofenced area in Guangzhou. It’s currently available to Pony.ai employees and “select affiliates” by invitation […]

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Lyft IPO Makes a Splash, Followed By a Flop

<img data-attachment-id="1668232" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886.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":"1"}" data-image-title="lyft logo" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668232″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_1073950886.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite playing host to what everyone presumed would be a very hot property, Lyft’s IPO hasn’t panned […]

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Booze Tops Motivation List in Firsthand Ride-hailing Study

<img data-attachment-id="1527153" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"Paul Giamou","camera":"Canon EOS-1D X Mark II","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1465828907","copyright":"(C) 2016 Paul Giamou Photography Ltd.","focal_length":"70","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Toyota Corolla LE beige" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1527153 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Toyota Corolla LE – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Toyota-Corolla-LE-beige.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) […]

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Lyft says Shared Saver is its ‘most affordable’ ride option yet

Lyft today announced what it says is its “most affordable” ride option yet: Shared Saver. Starting this week in select cities — Denver and San Jose for now, with others to follow — riders can lock in low prices even during peak hours. Unlike Lyft’s standard Shared rides, Shared Saver isn’t affected by surge pricing. So […]

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Ford’s Chariot Program Didn’t Last Very Long

Chariot, Ford’s app-based shuttle service, has announced it will throw in the towel due to the rapidly changing “mobility landscape” of major cities. When the company launched in 2014 with Jim Hackett at the helm, it joined a bundle of “microtransit” firms hoping to undercut brands like Uber while providing a viable alternative to public transportation. […]

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Uber’s Quarterly Losses Reach $1.1 Billion in Third Quarter

Uber’s in a bit of trouble after quarterly losses surged to $1.1 billion dollars. The ride-hailing giant has watched its sales growth dwindle this year, despite an expensive attempt to promote its global expansion. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see from a company at the forefront of “revolutionizing” the automotive sector, especially […]

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Uber Announces Its Own Rewards Program For Riders to Earn Ride Upgrades and More

Ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber are starting to give back to its riders, with both companies announcing new rewards programs. Uber’s rewards program was officially announced on Wednesday, and, at the time of publication, has a waiting list for those interested in the program to sign up. Uber Rewards is launching in nine cities […]

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Pilotless Pacifica Rides for Paying Customers Are Just a Month Away: Report

Waymo expects to quietly rolls out a commercial, autonomous ride-hailing service early next month, a new report claims, making it the first such service to open itself up to paying customers. The company, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, has tested a fleet of driverless Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids in Arizona for some time, recently bringing […]

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Waymo will reportedly launch a commercial driverless car service in Phoenix

Only weeks after obtaining a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California without a safety driver behind the wheel, Google spinoff Waymo is reportedly gearing up to launch a commercial taxi service that’ll go head to head with Lyft, Uber, and other ride-hailing incumbents. According to Bloomberg, it could launch in early December and will […]

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One Way of Finding Customers: Pay People to Use Your Service

Ride-hailing company Lyft wants you to ditch your car — and hopefully give it up altogether. After rolling out a limited pilot project in Chicago last month, the company has launched a new initiative in 35 American and Canadian cities that compels drivers to leave their car untouched for 30 days. Lyft hopes to find 2,000 […]

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Toyota Investing $500 Million Into Uber for Driverless Partnership

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to drop about $500 million into Uber Technologies Inc. under an agreement that will see both companies work jointly on self-driving vehicles. The ultimate goal is for Toyota to bring to market its own autonomous vehicles using some of Uber’s hardware, with direct access to its ride-sharing network. According to the automaker, […]

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Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car

Say you’re an urbanite who made the decision to leave the perils and unexpected expenses of car ownership begin and rely only on your phone. A money-saving choice? Not necessarily, according to a study the American Automobile Association. Drawing information from numerous studies, AAA’s report looks at the cost of owning a vehicle versus the […]

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Same Old Song: Study Claims Uber and Lyft Increasing Congestion Problem in Seattle

A new study from Schaller Consulting is claiming that ride-hailing services, like Uber and Lyft, contributed to 94 million additional miles being driven on Seattle-area roads in 2017. We’ve heard similar claims in the past. Data-backed allegations typically revolve around the notion that app-based services don’t encourage motorists to carpool so much as they pull pedestrians […]

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