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Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people
Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people

Ridesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go. Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired...Read More»

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Hyundai to offer owners Lyft rides while cars are in for service

Hyundai owners many not need a loaner car or wait for the dealership shuttle while their vehicle undergoes service. The automaker's dealer network will soon offer customers Lyft rides to home or work while it handles repairs and other services. The brand said in a Tuesday release that dealers will...Read More»

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Lyft adds 911 call button, other app features in new rider-safety push

Lyft passengers will be able to dial 911 directly from the ride-sharing company's smartphone application. The company said Tuesday the in-app emergency service contact is one of several ways it aims to boost rider safety. Using the 911 feature within the Lyft app provides a police dispatcher...Read More»

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Lyft to let riders hail Waymo self-driving taxis from its app

Lyft users in the Phoenix area may soon be able to hail a self-driving car from Google's Waymo division directly from the ride-sharing service's smartphone app. The two firms announced a new partnership on Tuesday that will see Waymo autonomous vehicles deployed as part of the Lyft network. The...Read More»

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Uber, Lyft drivers strike over low wages, limited benefits

Frequent Uber and Lyft users may have a more difficult time hailing a ride this week as drivers go on strike to protest low pay. CNBC reported Tuesday that the strike is intended to raise awareness that drivers are vital to Uber and Lyft operations. The strikes started Tuesday across numerous U.S...Read More»

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To celebrate International Women's Day, Lyft offering free rides to historical places

March 8 marked International Women's Day, and Lyft plans to extend the celebration through the rest of the month. The ride-sharing service announced last week that it will offer free rides up to $10 to historical locations relevant to women's history and women-owned businesses. The program came to...Read More»

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Walk a few blocks, save a few bucks with Lyft's newest option

Lyft users can now avoid surge pricing and lock in the lowest possible ride rate with the ride-sharing company's newest option: Shared Saver. The company said last week that users can now save money by selecting their ride type to Shared Saver, which requires the user to walk a few blocks to their...Read More»

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Ride-hailing company Lyft could beat Uber to IPO

Lyft could launch an initial public offering as soon as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The ride-hailing company is expected to list shares on the Nasdaq for its IPO, however, a separate report from Reuters claims Lyft will wait until March 18 to announce its IPO. The company...Read More»

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DC could subsidize Lyft, Uber rides when subway is closed at night

To combat loss of public transportation service at night during scheduled maintenance, Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system could subsidize Uber and Lyft rides to make up for the inconvenience. The Washington Post reported Wednesday on the potential plan, which is in the drafting stages...Read More»

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Study: More than a third of Americans have used a ride-hail service

The share of Americans that use ride-hailing services grew in the past three years, but the percentage of riders who use services such as Uber and Lyft daily has remained relatively flat. The results of a study conducted by the Pew Research Center published Jan. 4 showed 36 percent of U.S. adults...Read More»

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Lyft patents pedestrian notification system for self-driving cars

Self-driving cars pose a variety of challenges for automakers and technology companies, and Lyft has patented new technology to help make pedestrians more comfortable around autonomous vehicles. The ride-sharing company received a patent for technology that turns the windows into screens to display...Read More»

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Lyft recognizes its most popular destinations in major cities

Ride-share giant Lyft is keeping track of where its customers go. On Monday, it released a list of the most popular destinations in some of America's biggest cities. Called the "Lyftie" awards, the ride-share company delved into its data to find the most visited bar, gym, concert venue, brunch...Read More»

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Uber, Lyft reportedly filed for IPOs, expect to go public in 2019

The two largest ride-sharing companies reportedly filed for initial public offerings as of last week. Lyft and Uber are said to debut as public companies as soon as the first quarter of 2019. The New York Times reported on Friday that Uber filed for its IPO the day before, the same day rival Lyft...Read More»

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NYC sets a minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to approve a minimum wage for drivers of ride-sharing services such as Lyft and Uber. At the end of this year, drivers will be paid a mandated $17.22 per hour, which accounts for expenses, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Commission's...Read More»

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Uber, Lyft roll out rewards programs

The ride-sharing industry has gotten more competitive in the past few years, and both Uber and Lyft will kick the rivalry up another notch with the launch of ride reward programs. Uber announced its rewards program on Wednesday and said it will initially roll it out in nine cities across the U.S...Read More»

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Study: Uber, Lyft have made traffic worse in San Francisco

Ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber may appear to make travel more convenient in big cities, but San Francisco says they've actually made traffic worse. A study conducted by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority showed average speeds during morning hours decreased by 26 percent since...Read More»

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Lyft to provide half-off rides to the polls this Election Day

On Nov. 6, Lyft will make it easier for individuals to hitch a ride to their local voting precinct. The ride-sharing service will offer half-off rides for any individual across the U.S. as part of its "Ride to Vote" campaign. Lyft announced the initiative in August, but the campaign will kick off...Read More»

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Lyft expands monthly ride-hail subscription service nationwide

Ride-hailing giant Lyft said Monday that its monthly subscription service is now available nationwide. For $299 per month, "All-Access Pass" subscribers get 30 rides costing up to $15 apiece. Anything over $15 is charged directly to the rider's credit card through the Lyft smartphone app. MORE...Read More»

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Lyft hires former Obama DOT secretary Anthony Foxx as chief policy officer

Ride-sharing giant Lyft has an eye on its self-driving taxi development going forward, as the company said Tuesday that it hired Anthony Foxx, former Transportation Secretary under President Barack Obama, as its new chief policy officer. According to CNN, Foxx is the first former transportation...Read More»