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Autonomous taxis: Why you may never own a self-driving car

Autonomous taxis: Why you may never own a self-driving car Since we first wrote about this topic, the landscape has changed dramatically for the better, both for autonomous vehicles, and for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services.Research firm ARK Invest concludes that the cost of operating a shared autonomous vehicle fleet could be as low as $.

Behind GM’s EV deal with Lyft: The old guard prepares for wrenching change

Behind GM’s EV deal with Lyft: The old guard prepares for wrenching change It’s all part of the wrenching change forced on automakers by demographics and quality control.All of this proves, at least to the big automakers, that they’re still in charge of the car business.

Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels

Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels To make the self-driving car happen, Ford will double its R&D presence in Silicon Valley and is making acquisitions to fill in the technology gaps Ford isn’t developing.It’s the first automaker to peg a specific year — 2021 — for an autonomous car.

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

VW's 13th brand: Moia, for ride-hailing (and maybe self-driving) electric shuttles

VW's 13th brand: Moia, for ride-hailing (and maybe self-driving) electric shuttles Add Volkswagen to the major automakers who are creating a mobility services company.Our sights are set on becoming one of the global top players for mobility services in the medium term.

Lyft launches in 40 new cities, 3 new states

Lyft launches in 40 new cities, 3 new states The launch brings Lyft to three new states: New Hampshire, Delaware and Missouri.The 40 cities are spread throughout the United States.

Lyft catches up to Uber, adds pre-tax commuter benefits

Lyft catches up to Uber, adds pre-tax commuter benefits If you've been using your commuter benefits for Uber, now you can add them to Lyft, too.The underdog ride-hailing company is adding pre-tax commuter benefits to its payment options, five months after Uber introduced the service in New York and a week after Uber expanded that program to a dozen more cities.

Lyft pledges $1 million ACLU donation in response to Trump's #MuslimBan

Lyft pledges $1 million ACLU donation in response to Trump's #MuslimBan While the #DeleteUber hashtag continues to gather steam on social media, Lyft is taking on Donald Trump's Muslim ban directly — and probably picking up some new customers in the process.The ride-sharing company — and Uber competitor — addressed the political minefield in an email to customers, bearing the title "Defending Our Values.

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban He recently endorsed Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who until recently was the CEO of ExxonMobil, a massive oil and gas company.Kennedy airport on Saturday during an hour-long strike called by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance as a form of protest against Trump's immigration ban.

Lyft catches up to Uber again, adds calendar integration

Lyft catches up to Uber again, adds calendar integration The No.2 ride-hailing app on Monday announced it would add a calendar integration, allowing Lyft users to connect their native or Google calendars with the app to find addresses from their events.

Rapper who got famous off Uber declares beef, is switching to Lyft

Rapper who got famous off Uber declares beef, is switching to Lyft It's getting real out here on these ride-hailing streets.Atlanta-bred rapper MadeinTYO—known for his viral 2016 hit "Uber Everywhere"—has now wedged his way into the war on Uber that took the internet by storm over the weekend, and decried the very brand that helped propel him to stardom.

So how many customers actually deleted their Uber accounts?

So how many customers actually deleted their Uber accounts? Or was last weekend just a blip on Uber's radar, yet another moment of viral anger to be forgotten?More than 200,000 people said bye-bye to their Uber accounts, according to the New York Times.

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states — its biggest launch day ever.That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017.

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.Some have openly courted a relationship with Trump, such as Peter Thiel, a cofounder of surveillance-happy Palantir and of PayPal.