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GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It's Not Really Working Out GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It's Not Really Working Out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.

This Lyft Driver Just Saved My Hide After I Ran Out Of Gas On A Major Highway This Lyft Driver Just Saved My Hide After I Ran Out Of Gas On A Major Highway

I ran my Jeep out of gas on Friday, stranding me in an “authorized vehicles only” turnaround between carriageways of one of the busiest stretches of Michigan’s Interstate 75. But I didn’t call AAA like I normally would have; I requested a Lyft. And it worked great.

Volkswagen's New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate Volkswagen's New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

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Lyft Is Offering A Flat Monthly Subscription Service For Frequent Riders Lyft Is Offering A Flat Monthly Subscription Service For Frequent Riders

Ride-hailing company Lyft is testing out a new monthly subscription model—a la Spotify or Netflix—that would provide passengers a set number of rides for a fixed cost. For now, it seems, the terms may vary, depending on the customer.

The Ford F-150 Franchise Is Reportedly Worth More Than Ford Itself The Ford F-150 Franchise Is Reportedly Worth More Than Ford Itself

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Researcher Still Finds About 50 Percent Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage Researcher Still Finds About 50 Percent Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

Over the weekend, Uber criticized a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on ride-hailing driver wages as “deeply flawed,” after the paper found 75 percent of drivers for Uber and Lyft earn less than minimum wage. One of the study’s co-authors has responded and said an “initial assessment” that uses…

About 75% Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage: MIT Study  About 75% Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage: MIT Study 

Uber and Lyft drivers earn $3.37 per hour on average, while nearly 75 percent of drivers earn less than minimum wage in their state, according to a new study out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Already companies have criticized the findings, with Uber calling the methodology “deeply flawed.”

Ride-Hailing Apps Were Never Going To Fix Traffic  Ride-Hailing Apps Were Never Going To Fix Traffic 

Over the last few years, Uber and Lyft have made it abundantly clear they believe ride-hailing services can and will reduce traffic congestion in cities. Private car ownership in cities will all but end by 2025, one exec said. There’ll be “no more traffic in Boston in five years,” another said. But more and more…

My Ride In A Self-Driving Lyft Showed How Far Autonomous Tech Still Has To Go

If you’re looking for an example of how far self-driving technology has to go before it’s ready to be adopted en masse, take my ride in one of Lyft’s first autonomous cars: On a demo ride earlier this month, the vehicle came across a bus that had seemingly stalled out. Rather than let the car figure out how to…

Lyft And Delphi Are Offering Autonomous Taxi Rides To Attendees At This Year's CES Conference Lyft And Delphi Are Offering Autonomous Taxi Rides To Attendees At This Year's CES Conference

If you happen to be in Las Vegas for next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you may have a chance to experience driving in an autonomous taxi for the first time. Lyft is teaming up with Delphi’s tech unit, Aptiv, to offer self-driving cab rides during the conference.

Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing

Following an explosion Monday morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City’s subway system backed up with congestion just as the morning commute got underway. Prices on Uber and Lyft rides also skyrocketed, and both companies have now said they will offer refunds to some passengers in the…

Ride-Hailing Apps Like Uber Could Reduce Public Transit Use And That's A Problem  Ride-Hailing Apps Like Uber Could Reduce Public Transit Use And That's A Problem 

Ride-hailing companies see themselves as a way to reduce the reliance on automobile ownership and a path forward to eliminate god-awful congestion. But a new study on the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies offers a different outlook: Instead, it turns out,…

Ford And Lyft Bring Us Ever Closer To Self-Driving Taxi Cabs Ford And Lyft Bring Us Ever Closer To Self-Driving Taxi Cabs

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Google Could Punch Uber Right In The Face With $1 Billion Investment In Lyft Google Could Punch Uber Right In The Face With $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

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Honda Finally Admits It Fucked Up Honda Finally Admits It Fucked Up

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Lyft Says It'll Always Have On Human Drivers In Its Network Lyft Says It'll Always Have On Human Drivers In Its Network

In recent months, Lyft has unveiled a multi-pronged approach to self-driving cars. There’s a new division in the company that’s expected to focus entirely on developing self-driving tech for Lyft; a number of partnerships with tech giants and autonomous vehicle developers are aimed at bringing robotcars to Lyft’s…

SUVs In Europe Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon SUVs In Europe Aren't Going Away Anytime Soon

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When It Comes To Ride-Hailing Apps, Nice Guys Are Finishing Last When It Comes To Ride-Hailing Apps, Nice Guys Are Finishing Last

Employee mistreatment and corporate scandals have become the norm for ride-hailing companies. Uber faces numerous well-documented harassment allegations, claims of data stealing and a massive executive exodus, but other ride-hailing companies have issues up top as well. Lyft opposes driver unionization efforts, the…

Uber And Lyft Drivers' Fight For Unionization Still Alive (For Now) (Updated) Uber And Lyft Drivers' Fight For Unionization Still Alive (For Now) (Updated)

Uber and Lyft’s efforts to keep drivers from unionizing faced a setback when a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that would have ended a ride-share driver union in Seattle.

Lyft Has Terrible Taste In Drunk Food (Updated) Lyft Has Terrible Taste In Drunk Food (Updated)

Can we talk about Taco Bell for a second?

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