A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.
Google is allegedly preparing to offer its own ride-sharing service along with its driverless car project.
The blog Tech Crunch reports that Uber is hiring a team of Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineers to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development.”
The 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.
Taxi-cab drivers refused to pick-up passengers at SFO Airport Monday night, in protest of ride-service companies like Uber and Lyft, leaving hundreds of travelers waiting on the curb for a ride.
You may have noticed how hard it was to get a cab in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon. That’s because many taxi drivers protested in front of Uber’s offices on Market Street between 10th and 11th streets.
A man who was struck by a taxi as he walking in a crosswalk in San Francisco’s Marina District on Friday night is expected to survive his injuries, a police spokesman said Saturday.
An 11-year-old child was injured in a collision with a taxi near Caltrain’s 22nd Street station in San Francisco Sunday afternoon, a police spokesman said.
A man was critically injured when he ran into the street to catch a cab in San Francisco’s Mission District and was hit by a car on Sunday evening.
A woman was arrested Friday morning after allegedly stealing a taxicab and driving the wrong way on state Highway 4 in Martinez, causing two crashes and shutting down the roadway, authorities said.