Tag: Uber

Chicago Considers Congestion Charges, Starting With Uber/Lyft

<img data-attachment-id="1693124" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949.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="Chicago traffic downtown" data-image-description=" F11photo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1693124″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_444051949.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Chicago is considering sticking ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft with a new tax that would add […]

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The ‘Billions’ Co-Creators Are Working On A New Series About Uber

Sure, Succession is doing wonders for the public image of billionaires and media moguls over at HBO, but Showtime’s Billions beat them to the punch two years prior. And while both shows have had a great deal of satirical fun at the elite’s expense, the latter program’s wider canvas allows co-creators Brian Koppelman and David […]

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Uber adds electric mopeds to its transport options, starting in Paris

Uber is continuing its multi-modal push with the news that it’s adding electric mopeds to it main transport app. The ride-hail giant has partnered with French startup Cityscoot, which operates an e-moped sharing service across a handful of cities in France and Italy, to allow travelers to book and pay for an electric moped directly […]

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Wheels raises $50 million for ebikes focused on safety and durability

Wheels has raised a $50 million round of venture capital for its micro-mobility platform that uses electric vehicles with a design that falls somewhere between scooters and bikes. Based in Los Angeles, the company has built an ebike, but with a minimal frame, narrow seat, and smaller wheels than most conventional dockless electric bikes. However, […]

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Uber to Owe UK >£1 Billion in VAT if It Loses Appeal on Suit on Driver Status, Also Loses Liability Insurer

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1530 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and […]

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Uber to Launch Pet-based Pricing in Select Cities

<img data-attachment-id="1691822" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,646" 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="dog car" data-image-description=" Little Moon/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-450×291.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-610×394.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1691822″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-610×394.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”394″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-610×394.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-75×48.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-450×291.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-768×496.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_123701344.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Uber is testing pet pricing in North America to see if it can minimize surprise cancellations stemming […]

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Uber Pet launches so you know Fido can ride with you

Uber is piloting a new feature in the U.S. that allows riders to request a driver that has pre-agreed to accept pets. Uber’s existing pet policy requires drivers to accept service dogs only — that is, dogs trained to help someone with a disability, such as visual impairment. Aside from that, it’s left to the […]

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Uber’s push into on-demand recruitment is a natural progression for the gig economy

It had been rumored for a while, but Uber officially confirmed today that it is expanding beyond on-demand transport and into on-demand staffing for the recruitment industry. The move represents a natural evolution both for Uber and the modern day workforce, which has pushed steadily toward temporary, part-time, and shift-based employment. The Financial Times first […]

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Deliveroo lost $284 million in 2018 amid bruising food delivery battle

Deliveroo’s revenues and losses grew rapidly in 2018, demonstrating both the soaring popularity of food delivery services and the financial fragility of these disruptive businesses. London-based Deliveroo reported today that sales rose to $584 million in 2018, up 72% from $340 million in 2017. But losses also jumped to $284 million, up from $244 million. […]

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Uber commits to reporting its rides’ environmental impact

Uber last year announced a three-year, $10 million investment in sustainable transportation, and it became a signatory to the Step Up Declaration for carbon mitigation and energy efficiency. This morning at a press conference in San Francisco attended by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, it doubled down on its sustainability pledges by committing to power all of […]

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Lyft’s app now shows nearby bike, scooter, subway, bus, and walking options

Lyft continues to forge ahead in its effort to become a one-stop transportation hub. A week after the company added protected scooter- and bike-friendly routes to its mobile app, it today took the wraps off a revamped experience that spotlights bike, shared ride, scooter, subway, bus, and walking options in cities around the U.S. Once […]

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Uber receives 2-month reprieve in battle to regain London license

(Reuters) – Uber on Tuesday received only a two-month London operating license, failing to secure a maximum five-year term in a battle with the regulator which has previously stripped the app of its right to take rides. Transport for London (TfL) rejected the Silicon Valley company’s license renewal request in 2017 due to failings it […]

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Uber restricts drivers’ app access in NYC to comply with regulation

(Reuters) — Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers’ access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers’ pay and easing congestion in Manhattan, laws that Uber says will have unintended consequences. Uber’s move to lock out drivers at times and in areas of low demand comes just […]

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Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-One: Mike Isaac’s Book Ignores Economics and Financial Results and Gets the Uber Story Almost Entirely Wrong

By Hubert Horan, who has 40 years of experience in the management and regulation of transportation companies (primarily airlines). Horan has no financial links with any urban car service industry competitors, investors or regulators, or any firms that work on behalf of industry participants One of the recurring themes of this series has been the […]

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How Uber and Lyft got lost

Uber and Lyft may have a long-term vision to transform the face of transportation. However, it’s clear that the firms have a key problem: their short-term mindset when it comes to implementing this vision. Last month, Uber drivers in California staged protests demanding better workers’ rights. Last week, the Teamsters protested drivers’ ‘gig worker’ status. […]

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