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Category / Ride Sharing

#WhatsMyName motion is fatal reminder of Uber, Lyft protection shortcomings

“What’s my name?” That’s the question the family of Samantha Josephson is making sure everyone asks after getting into a ride-share car.  Josephson, 21, was killed last month after getting into what she thought was the Uber she had ordered in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, where she went to college. Her accused killer impersonated an...CONTINUE READING
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Usain Bolt promotes e-scooters in New York, the place it’s unlawful to trip them

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, stood on the steps of New York City Hall on Tuesday to promote the national launch of e-scooter sharing company, Bolt Mobility. The two Bolts share a name, so it only made sense that Bolt the company would bring Bolt the human onboard as its official brand ambassador. At...CONTINUE READING
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Lime brings electric bike and scooter sharing to Australia

Electric scooter and bike sharing company Lime has rolled into Australia, launching in Sydney on Friday. The Californian company’s bright green, dockless electric vehicles have been released into the streets, with 300 e-bikes distributed through Sydney to start and e-scooters to come soon. SEE ALSO: Bike-sharing has blown up in the past year, but cities...CONTINUE READING
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Uber launches program to reward high-performing drivers

Driving for Uber isn’t always the most rewarding experience. Strangers puke in your car. Riders tip poorly. You might not break even if you’re leasing a car. A recent driver survey from ride-sharing guide Ridester showed the average hourly wage is not even $15. So Uber has devised a reward program called Uber Pro to...CONTINUE READING
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Uber hit 10 billion rides even after boycotts, tumultuous leadership

Ten billion. That’s a big number no matter how you break it down. For Uber, it’s now the number of trips that have been taken using the service since the app launched in 2010. And since 2014 that growing number also includes Uber Eat food deliveries.  The San Francisco-based company hit the 10 billion trip...CONTINUE READING
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Uber Lite is a 5MB version of the ride-sharing app built for developing countries

Uber wants its app to be on every device in the world — even if those devices are connected to slow or spotty internet connections.  The company announced Tuesday that it’s launching a new version of its ride-hailing app built specifically for emerging economies called “Uber Lite.” The new app is essentially a smaller, 5MB...CONTINUE READING
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