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Insurers Unprepared for Self-Driving Car Disruption: KPMG

The majority of property/casualty insurers do not expect autonomous or self-driving vehicles to have a real impact on their auto insurance business for another decade and have not adjusted their business models to prepare for the disruption. Many insurer executives …

Uber, Cab Companies Go to Battle Against New Mexico Regulations

The company that operates the ridesharing service Uber wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to overturn new state rules governing transportation network companies. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Uber is joining a group of cab companies in challenging …

Uber Discloses Expanded Customer Data Tracking

Uber Technologies Inc.’s new privacy policy released Thursday is shorter, easier to read and more expansive than before. The car booking company now more clearly tells its customers it can pretty much track everything they do while using the Uber …

Uber and Lyft Fight Proposed NYC Rules – and Each Other

Uber and Lyft are among the tech companies pushing back at proposed rules by New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to regulate car service apps. Uber says the rules break federal law because taxi commissions don’t have the authority …

Ridesharing Service Expands to 5 More Wisconsin Cities

The ridesharing service Uber is expanding to five more Wisconsin cities. Uber already operates in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay. Thursday it rolls out in Wisconsin Dells, Lake Geneva, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. The Journal Sentinel reported the expansion comes …

More Vetting for Uber Bill After Rocky Trip Through Nevada Senate

Nevada Assembly members aired their concerns this week about a bill that would regulate ride-hailing companies such as Uber, a day after the measure finished its rocky trip through the Senate with an 18-1 vote. The Assembly Ways and Means Committee …

Uber, Lyft Balk at Fingerprinting Georgia Drivers

Popular ride-hailing firms like Uber and Lyft are fighting lawsuits in Atlanta and other cities from cab drivers, taxi and limousine companies claiming the techno upstarts are siphoning off passengers and profits by skirting regulations that ensure consumer safety. The …

Nevada Uber Regulation Bill That Failed Senate Shows Signs of Life

A bill that would allow for ridesharing companies such as Uber in Nevada is showing signs of life after failing a vote of the Nevada Senate. SB439 was granted a deadline waiver on Monday, meaning it can be reconsidered at …

Utah’s Herbert Signs Ridesharing Regulations Into Law

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that creates new statewide regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft while overriding Salt Lake City regulations that have left the company’s drivers with big fines. Herbert’s office announced Tuesday evening …

Uber, Cab Companies Face Off Over Nevada Ridesharing Bill

Passions ran high this week over a bill that would create Nevada regulations specific to ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, a prospect that cab and limo services criticize as a double standard that would put customers at risk and …