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For spontaneous travel, Overnight mixes Airbnb lodging with Uber on-demand

For spontaneous travel, Overnight mixes Airbnb lodging with Uber on-demand This latest sharing economy app takes the Airbnb and Couchsurfing model and combines it with the spontaneous, on-demand approach of Uber and Booking Now.Related: The majority of Airbnb hosts are violating San Francisco laws “We’re proud to call L.

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.

Uber sacks driver after passenger records vile homophobic rant

An Uber driver has been removed from the rideshare service after he was recorded hurling homophobic comments at an Australian couple over the weekend.Lucy Thomas, the CEO of anti-bullying organisation PROJECT ROCKIT, was in an Uber in Melbourne with her girlfriend when their driver started calling them "faggots" after he realised they were in a relationship, she wrote on Cylps.

Uber pushes new driver-friendly features amid lawsuits and scrutiny

These and other features, rolling out in Uber's dedicated app for drivers, come at a time when the $62.One group representing 5,000 drivers in New York filed a lawsuit against Uber this month accusing the company of wage theft.

Jhené Aiko will kick off Uber's summer concert series on Monday... and you can go for free

Jhené Aiko is set to kick off #UberSummerSeries, the app's three-part concert series in New York City.The "Wading" singer, who earlier this year released Twenty88, a joint album with Big Sean, will put on a show at Hotel Indigo's rooftop bar, Mr.

Robots are coming for your job — but maybe that’s okay

These facilities still rely on human workers, but the company has also increased automation with robots manufactured by Amazon’s Kiva subsidiary.5 million truck drivers in the US, and many of those jobs could vanish in short order.

UberEATS its way into the food delivery market

UberEATS its way into the food delivery market From the uber cool taxi service comes UberEATS, a modern food delivery app making waves overseas.America had the pleasure of experiencing UberEATS first with the app rolling out in Melbourne, Australia not long after.

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees Amid fierce competition from Uber, India’s largest cab hailing service Ola has shut down TaxiForSure, a rival cab aggregator it had acquired last year for $200 million.The shutdown is expected to affect nearly 1,000 employees.

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.

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo The technology is being developed internationally, however NZ Volvo national manager Coby Duggan believes the initiative will transform the industry.This new venture will take the development of fully autonomous vehicles a stage further, and into a new segment of the transport industry," Duggan says.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them. In principle, there are only a few reasons to consider getting upset about a plan like this.I’d say that Uber can still claim to be shooting for the first commercial self-driving taxi service.

Google moves in on Uber's territory with ride sharing app

Google moves in on Uber's territory with ride sharing app With Waze, drivers in each other’s areas can share real-time traffic info and even share a car ride.While Uber is an online transportation network (glorified taxi service), Waze Carpool focuses solely on covering costs, not generating an income.

Uber cuts mmuting sts with new ride share option for Aucklanders

Uber cuts mmuting sts with new ride share option for Aucklanders Battling traffic is one of the biggest problems for commuters, and now Aucklanders can ride share just a little easier with the launch of Uber Driver Destinations.The company says that ride sharing will be made easier, as the app will enable users to share rides on their morning or evening commutes to work.