Desperately Seeking Drivers, Uber And Lyft Offer Questionable Car OptionsNo car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. But critics say drivers are paying high and even predatory prices on rentals, leases and financing deals aimed at getting more drivers on the road.
San Francisco To Require Lyft, Uber Drivers To Obtain Business LicensesNearly 37,000 people who work as drivers for ride-booking services in San Francisco will have to register as a business within 30 days, the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector announced Friday.
San Francisco's Transit First Policy Helping Vehicle-Sharing Services ThriveWhether it’s reclaiming traffic lanes for buses only, or replacing parking spaces with parklets, the city of San Francisco is becoming less car-friendly, and that might be helping car-sharing services thrive.
Taxi Drivers Protest At San Jose Airport, City Hall For Equal Regulations On Ride-Hailing ServicesHundreds of taxi drivers are not providing rides again at Mineta San Jose International Airport and have taken their strike citywide as part of a protest calling for equal regulations for ride-booking service drivers.
2 Uber Executives Arrested, Ordered To Stand Trial In FranceTwo Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on behalf of the San Francisco-based company on charges including "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service.
Uber Accidentally Charges New Yorker $12,000 For 5.5 Mile TripUber surge pricing has taken on a whole new meaning for one woman trying to get to Manhattan one snowy March morning.
Swanky San Francisco Bus System Serving Marina Commuters Breakfast On BoardA new public transit system described as a hybrid between a Muni bus and an Uber taxi is launching its first route in San Francisco Wednesday.
Unlimited Uber Rides Offered If You Buy This 1-Bedroom Condo In San FranciscoMoving around the city in a car is a painful experience for many residents who deal with traffic headaches and limited parking, that is, unless you plan to live at 2701 Van Ness Ave #604.
Uber Reportedly Hiring Robotics Team To Develop Driverless CarsThe blog Tech Crunch reports that Uber is hiring a team of Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineers to "kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development."
How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.
San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With LyftThe district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.
Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice FrustrationThe decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.