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Report Says Many New York City Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports. But taking a taxi or limousine isn’t necessarily a safer option: nearly a quarter …

‘Phone Becomes Car’ as Ride-Hailing Services Promote Vehicle Sharing Over Ownership

Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc. are expected to alter the state of car ownership towards subscription-based services and shared ownership, auto industry experts said at a conference on Wednesday. At the annual Collision Conference in …

Brazil Adopts Law Regulating Ride-Hailing Apps, with Insurance Requirement

Brazil President Michel Temer on Monday signed into law a bill regulating car-hailing apps like Uber without vetoing any provisions. The law will allow local governments to institute rules for the services, although Congress had voted to eliminate more stringent …

Uber Tells U.S. Appeals Court in New York Customers Must Arbitrate Disputes

A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc. customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service. The case could have wider implications …

Uber Prepares for First Public Hearing in New York Over Disclosure Rules

Uber Technologies Inc. is starting off the year preparing for a new political fight. As New York City seeks more information about ride-hailing drivers’ activities, it’s shaping up to be Uber’s second major conflict with the administration of Mayor Bill …

Lawmakers OK Uber, Lyft to Operate in New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers have given their OK to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Lawmakers on Monday approved a measure to make the services legal. If approved by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the measure would allow the state attorney general …

Atlantic City Ride-Hailing Drivers Face Legal and Regulatory Hurdles

Joshua DeLeon earned $200 a week driving for Uber, a side job he used to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. Then he got a $300 ticket from Atlantic City for operating without a proper license, and he quit. …

Chicago Taxis Aim to Counter Ride-Hailing Industry with Apps

Chicago’s taxicab industry has rolled out two official ride-hailing apps to compete with the likes of Uber and Lyft. The department that regulates Chicago’s taxi industry announced a marketing campaign to publicize the apps, Arro and Curb. The city chose …