ridesharing News

California Suspect in Serial Rapes Was a Lyft Driver

Ridesharing company Lyft said this week that it’s investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally. The San …

Uber Granted 15-Month License to Keep Operating in London

Uber Technologies Inc. was given an 15-month license to operate in London by a judge after the ride-sharing service worked out most of its differences with regulators. Judge Emma Arbuthnot granted the license in a ruling Tuesday. The case stems …

Honolulu Bills Aimed at Taxi, Ridesharing Companies

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii are introducing two bills that would make regulations on traditional taxicab companies more in line with regulations on ridesharing companies. Taxi companies such as Charley’s, The Cab and EcoCab have voiced disappointment over upstart transportation companies …

Uber Girds for Court Battle to Continue Operating in London

In a TV ad currently airing in the U.K., a young woman leaves a bar alone and prepares to step into an Uber. “I know his license number and he’s made 3,000 trips and speaks four languages,” she says to …

Rivals Uber, Waymo in Talks About Driverless Ride Hailing Partnership

Uber Technologies Inc. is talking with Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Uber’s ride-hailing app, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms. Khosrowshahi said on …

Uber Seeks to Have California Suit by Woman Hit on Freeway Thrown out

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to fend off a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was seriously injured after her driver ordered her out of the car in the middle of a California freeway. The ridesharing company is asking …

California Utilities Commissioner Wants to Regulate Uber Like Tour Buses, Limos

Uber Technologies Inc. should be classified as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a California regulator said on Monday in a proposal that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state. A …

Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows

First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

Lyft Driver Killed in Utah in Rollover Accident

Utah police say a Lyft driver has died after being ejected from the vehicle in a rollover accident east of Saltair. They have identified the man as 26-year-old Aaron Roll of Holladay. Unified Police say Roll was thrown from the …

Waymo-Uber Trial in California Highlights Tech Talent War

Should full frontal lobotomies be required of Silicon Valley engineers looking to change jobs? Uber Technologies Inc. has said with a touch of hyperbole that that’s what the future holds if Waymo wins its lawsuit accusing the ridesharing giant of …