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Family of pedestrian killed by self-driving Uber test car files $10M claim against city
Family of pedestrian killed by self-driving Uber test car files $10M claim against city

Family members related to the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber test vehicle have filed a new lawsuit against the city of Tempe, Arizona, seeking $10 million. The Arizona Republic reported last week the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Elaine Herzberg's daughter and her...Read More»

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Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes

Ride-sharing company Uber said at a robotics convention on Saturday that it is dabbling in the idea of autonomous scooters and bikes. 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson tweeted a photo from a presentation by Uber's JUMP group that indicates they are now hiring robotics engineers. The image also shows...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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Pennsylvania gives Uber green light to resume self-driving car tests

Nine months after an Uber self-driving car was involved in a deadly crash in Arizona, the company has received the OK to restart testing thousands of miles away near Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania agreed to allow the company to begin self-driving car tests again, though it's still banned from operating...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 hires former NHTSA official as it seeks to shore up its safety record

Uber, still in recovery mode after a deadly self-driving car crash this past March, has hired a former NHTSA official as it prepares to restart its autonomous car operations. CNBC reported Monday that Nat Beuse has joined the company. He's the latest government official to enter the private sector...Read More»

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Uber removed second backup driver from self-driving test cars ahead of fatal crash

Prior to a fatal crash with between a pedestrian and its self-driving experimental car in Arizona, Uber is alleged to have removed a second human backup driver from its testing procedure. The latest report comes from Business Insider, which said Monday that Uber handed over all monitoring and...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»

Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
Uber ready to restart self-driving car tests

Following a fatal crash this past March, Uber is ready to resume self-driving car tests on public roads. The ride-sharing company's head of system safety for self-driving cars, Noah Zych, told The Washington Post in an interview published Friday that the goal is to regain the public's trust after...Read More»

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Study: Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 per hour

A publication focused on the ride-sharing industry found that median hourly wage for nearly half of the Uber drivers in the U.S. is just $9.73 after driving costs. While average hourly pay was $14.73 after tip, nearly $5 in vehicle costs per hour for things like gas, insurance, and maintenance cut...Read More»

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Cargo in-car convenience store brings snacks and gum to your Uber

On your way to a date or business meeting in the back of an Uber and realize your breath could use freshening up? A new service called Cargo has a solution for that. According to CNBC, the start up aims to put fully-stocked boxes of snacks, toiletries, and more on the center consoles of...Read More»

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San Francisco warns Uber, Lyft passengers not to get into the wrong ride-share car

The city of San Francisco kicked off a public campaign on Tuesday to increase awareness around recent safety concerns involving passengers getting into the wrong Uber or Lyft vehicle. A number of recent assaults contributed to the need for a focused campaign, as San Francisco District Attorney...Read More»

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Uber plans to make ride-sharing less than half of its business within 10 years

Think Uber is just another ride-sharing company? Think again, apparently. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has big plans to change the way we think about car ownership and transportation in general in the not-so-distant future. According to Market Watch, at an address to the crowd at the L’Attitude...Read More»

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Uber to ban low-rated riders in Australia, New Zealand

Uber riders with a low rating on the company's scale will soon need to look for a new ride-hailing service in Australia and New Zealand, the company said last week. Speaking on Australia's "Sunrise" morning television program, Uber's general manager for Australia and New Zealand, Susan Anderson...Read More»

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Uber’s app can report crashes to emergency services, order free new ride

In an attempt to make things safer for drivers and riders in the event of a collision or unexpected stop, Uber Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that the company would be instituting a new Ride Check system. The system uses a GPS-powered tool and smartphone sensors to detect...Read More»

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Lyft beats Uber, launches its own scooter service

Ride-share giant Lyft beat Uber to the pavement when its first rent-by-the-minute scooters hit the road in Denver Thursday. Uber is expected to put its scooters into service in Santa Monica, California, within a few weeks, CNN reported. Lyft dropped off 350 scooters in Denver, 100 of which it...Read More»

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App all-stars: The 10 best vehicles for Uber and Lyft drivers

If you're in New York and you hail an Uber or Lyft, chances are you’ll be picked up in a black Toyota Camry. In California, your driver will likely arrive in a Prius (or at leastsome sort of hybrid). While there are certainly some vehicles that make for more popular choices among Uber and...Read More»

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