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Report: Testers in California Logged 2.8M Autonomous Miles Last Year

Each year technology’s promise of having autonomous vehicles ruling the roads seems to be a bit more fleeting, or at least a bit further off, but that hasn’t stalled the efforts of would-be makers of self-driving cars to deliver a …

Uber, Lyft to Halt Shared Rides to Help Limit Coronavirus Spread

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. Tuesday began suspending shared rides on their ride-hailing platforms in the United States and Canada to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The pooled option, which allows riders to book trips at lower prices …

California Freelance Journalists Sue Over New State Law

Freelance writers and photographers on Tuesday filed the second legal challenge to a broad new California labor law that they say could put some independent journalists out of business. The law taking effect Jan. 1 aims to give wage and …

Uber’s London License Ban Marks Global Regulatory Backlash for Ride-Hailing Firms

Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s transport authority banned Uber for a second time on Monday, citing concerns about customer safety …

Video Shows Lyft Driver Dragging Woman from Car in California

Los Angeles police say they’ve cited a Lyft driver for misdemeanor battery after video showed him dragging a passenger out of a car. Alessandra Ward says she suffered a black eye, bruises and a possible concussion after the man pulled …

Fixing Ride-Hailing Will Take Fewer But Better Drivers, More Money: Viewpoint

Your mother probably told you never to get in a car with a stranger. The multibillion-dollar global ride-hailing industry depends on your ignoring her. If they want to earn that trust, though, companies need to rethink the tradeoff they’ve long …

Uber And Lyft Will Ask California Voters to Block Employee Law

Some of the country’s largest ridesharing companies proposed a California law on Tuesday that would let them continue to treat drivers as independent contractors while also guaranteeing them a minimum wage and money for health insurance. The state Legislature enacted …

Insurance Cost Strategy Key to Lyft’s Path to Profitability

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. on Wednesday said higher-than-expected third-quarter revenues and an improved outlook showed it was well on its way to profitability by the end of 2021. As pressure to become profitable mounts in the ride-hailing industry, Lyft executives …

Lyft, Uber Bypass House Panel Hearing on Transportation Safety and Labor Conditions

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. skipped a U.S. House of Representatives hearing the ride-hailing industry, angering lawmakers who threatened tighter regulation for the fast-growing market. The two ride-hailing companies had been asked to appear as part of a House …

Rideshare Driver Suspected of Raping Passenger Near San Francisco

Police have arrested a Lyft driver on suspicion of raping a female passenger in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Bruno police say the 25-year-old victim told investigators she scheduled the ride early Saturday while intoxicated at a bar in …