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Uber drivers protest against the company’s upfront pricing system

Irate with the company’s upfront pricing feature, Uber drivers in Australia decided to not pick up passengers on Monday morning. Lobby group RideShare Drivers United (RDSU) called for drivers to turn off the Uber app between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Monday in protest against company changes that it said erodes drivers’ “already poor...CONTINUE READING
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Uber’s self-driving truck program is done

Uber’s self-driving truck program feels like it just took off, but after a court trial and several major leadership changes, it’s been a long road to a dead-end announced Monday.  Back in 2016, Uber acquired Otto — former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski’s self-driving truck startup — and Uber’s self-driving truck program was born. Then Levandowski...CONTINUE READING
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NYC gets its first e-bikes, with Jump bikes in the Bronx and Staten Island

Back in April, New York relinquished its unreasonable ban on electric-assist bicycles within the city. And now the first bike-share fleets featuring e-bikes have arrived. Jump Bikes, which ironically started in New York City, finally arrived in the Big Apple after riding into San Francisco; the nearby beach town of Santa Cruz, California; Washington, D.C.;...CONTINUE READING
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Lyft and Uber duke it out with competing subscription plans

Lyft released a new monthly subscription plan on Monday for routes you take often, like home to the office or from the gym.  The “personal plan” is now available after the ride-hailing company had tested its all-access plan and other variations starting late last year. The all-access plan, which offers a set number of rides...CONTINUE READING
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Uber’s self-driving cars are back. Well, sort of.

Uber’s self-driving cars are back on the road in Pittsburgh, but with a lot of changes. In the four months since a self-driving Uber hit and killed a woman walking a bicycle on an Arizona road, the ride-hailing company has made some changes. The first and foremost is keeping the vehicles in manual mode. After...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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Ride-hailing app drivers can livestream your ride — and it’s often legal

It’d be one thing for your Uber or Lyft driver to record your trips in their car — but it’s another thing entirely when your driver posts that footage online. If you don’t think that’s happening, you probably haven’t heard the recent story of Jason Gargac, a St. Louis-area Uber and Lyft driver who was...CONTINUE READING
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