ridesharing News

BMW to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Munich in 2017

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich’s …

EU Court to Decide Whether Uber Is an App or a Transport Company

Fifteen judges at the European Union’s top court are trying to decide, once and for all, whether Uber Technologies Inc. is an app or a transport company. The question has long vexed regulators and lawmakers across the region. Defeat for …

Uber Looking to Begin Service in Wyoming for First Time

The ridesharing service Uber is looking to begin service in Wyoming, one of the few states where it’s not yet doing business. Wyoming law will need to be changed before ridesharing services may operate in the state. State lawmakers say …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

So Where’s All That Economic Disruption from Technology?

A funny thing happened on the path to disruption. This decade, most of Silicon Valley’s big societal claims have turned out to be wrong. These claims arguably began around the time this cycle’s real expansion began, in late 2011. Two scholars’ 2011 …

Oregon Cities Are Considering Clearing Way for Uber

City officials in the Oregon cities of Bend and Redmond are looking to entice Uber to town by changing city ordinances that would pave the way for ridesharing services. The Bulletin reported that both cities are looking into additional and …

Allstate CEO Driven by Opportunity in Transportation Disruption

Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said the country’s transportation network is highly inefficient, with vehicles sitting idle for most of the day, and that the company is betting on inevitable changes to the system. …

Uber Debuts Its Food Delivery Service in Sin City

Uber drivers are now take-out delivery drivers too in Las Vegas, Nev. The ridesharing company has launched its UberEATS food delivery service in the Las Vegas area. Users can now use the app to order food from local restaurants at …

Bill Adding Ridesharing Restrictions in Honolulu Becomes Law

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law. Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law …

Suit against Seattle Law Enabling Uber Drivers to Unionize Tossed by Judge

A judge has dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against Seattle’s new ordinance that gives drivers for ridesharing companies the ability to unionize over pay and working conditions. The Seattle Times reported that the judge called the suit premature, …