ridesharing News

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 …

EU Court Rules Uber Should Be Regulated as Transport Firm, Not an App

Uber Technologies Inc. suffered a defeat when the European Union’s top court ruled its ride-hailing service should be regulated as a transport company, a decision that could set a precedent for the burgeoning gig economy. The EU Court of Justice …

Is Uber an App or Transport Firm? EU’s Top Court to Rule This Week

A debate in Europe over whether ride-hailing app Uber is merely a digital company or one providing transport services will be decided when the top European Union court hands down its verdict on Wednesday in a highly anticipated case. While …

‘Rideshare Guy’ Says 60-80% of Drivers Still Don’t Have Correct Insurance

He calls himself “The Rideshare Guy” and he’s become one of the more prolific voices covering the still-burgeoning business. When Uber and Lyft were at the point in development that they were considered by some to be just another fly-by-night …

Fake Uber Driver in Illinois Accused Of Picking Up and Raping Women

Additional charges have been filed against a suburban Chicago man accused of posing as an Uber driver who picked up women outside bars and raping them. Musaab Afandi of Glenview appeared at a bond hearing Wednesday after DNA testing linked …

Court Blocks Seattle Law Enabling Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it …

Judge Won’t Allow Challenge to Seattle’s Rideshare Driver Union Law

For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik rejected …

General Motors’ Maven Gig Has Expanded to Los Angeles

Maven Gig has expanded to Los Angeles. The General Motors Co. service lets drivers rent cars by the week and use them for ridesharing and other services. Maven Gig began this spring in San Diego and San Francisco. It launched …

Challenge to Seattle’s Ridesharing-Union Law Dismissed

A judge has dismissed one challenge to Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents Uber and Lyft, sued in March …

First Uber Driver in Alaska’s Denali Hits The Streets

Denali’s first Uber driver has hit the streets following Gov. Bill Walker’s recent signing of a ridesharing bill. The first thing Noah Treky, 36, did was turn on his Uber app after the governor’s approval in June, The Fairbanks Daily …