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The Path to Let Rideshare Companies into Alaska Not So Smooth

The drive to allow rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of rideshare groups will drive down wages …

Anchorage Considering A Second Chance for Ridesharing

Anchorage, Alaska officials are set to consider a proposal that would allow ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city this coming year. The ordinance has been drafted by Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans. He said …

Uber Seeks to Help Cities Better Understand Traffic Patterns

San Francisco, Calif.-based Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, …

Fleet of Self-Driving Uber Cars Gets Warm Welcome from Arizona Governor

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is happy about the arrival of a fleet of Uber self-driving cars delivered via a self-driving truck that transported them from California. Ducey’s office says the governor welcomed the truck carrying the self-driving Volvos at the …

Uber Capitulates, Takes Self-driving Cars off Streets of San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc has removed its self-driving cars from San Francisco streets after California regulators cracked down on the week-old program because the company had not obtained a permit to test the vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles said …

California Attorney General Warns Uber over Self-Driving Cars

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has told Uber Technologies Inc. to pull its self-driving cars from San Francisco’s streets or it will seek a court order forcing it do so, saying the ride-hailing company needs a permit under autonomous vehicle …

California Vs. Uber in Legal Bout over Self-driving Cars

Uber is riding its self-driving cars into a legal showdown with California regulators. The ridesharing company is refusing to obey demands by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles that it immediately stop picking up San Francisco passengers in self-driving cars. …

Uber’s ‘Self-Driving’ Cars Already Roaming Streets of San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc. continues to dive head first into autonomous vehicles. Just don’t call them that in California. Starting today, Uber is letting customers in San Francisco hop in a self-driving car, if they’re lucky enough to hail one. There’s …

Uber Drivers in Taiwan Threatened with Fines of $780,000 in Draft Rules

Investors and companies are getting a preview of how the Taiwan government’s plan to become “Asia’s Silicon Valley” might fare. Uber Technologies Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s most disruptive companies and valued at more than $60 billion, launched services in …

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 …