Uber, Postmates Sue To Challenge California's New Labor LawRide-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.
Lyft Restricts Pick-Ups, Drop-Offs On Busy San Francisco StreetsCyclists can't take much more of what's become the norm in San Francisco: Uber and Lyft drivers constantly blocking the bike lane to drop off and pick up passengers. But Lyft is making a major change following a recent slew of complaints.
Joe Jonas and DNCE Pose As Undercover Lyft DriversVIDEO: If you needed a lift in Los Angeles recently, it might have been Joe Jonas or one of his DNCE bandmates.
Uber To Launch Free Traffic-Status Website, Share Data With CitiesAlthough anyone can use the website, Uber says it believes its main audience will be city officials dealing with congestion in their streets and transit systems.
SF-Based Lyft Says Majority Of Its Rides Will Be In Self-Driving Cars By 2021Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft's rides will be in self-driving cars, the company's co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.
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.