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Big Three Stocks Are Up After Not-NAFTA Deal Big Three Stocks Are Up After Not-NAFTA Deal

Everyone wants self-driving car tech but nobody’s sure how to get it, Trump’s “deals” are raising stocks here but Europe seems to know better, and more on The Morning Shift for Monday, Aug. 28, 2018.

Uber Wants You to Use an Electric Bike or Scooter for Short Trips Instead of a Car Uber Wants You to Use an Electric Bike or Scooter for Short Trips Instead of a Car

Uber has rapidly expanded its slate of transit offerings in recent months, with the addition of electric bike and scooter businesses. Now the startup’s CEO would like to see an emphasis on getting consumers to use bikes and scooters for shorter trips instead of cars, according to the Financial Times.

NYC Becomes First Major City to Cap Uber Cars and Can Set Minimum Wage for Drivers  NYC Becomes First Major City to Cap Uber Cars and Can Set Minimum Wage for Drivers 

New York’s city council on Wednesday imposed a year-long cap on new drivers for Uber and similar ride-hailing app services, as the city conducts a study on the effect of the industry. The council also passed a measure to consider a minimum wage for drivers, the first of its kind in the U.S.

How New York Became the Center of the Fight Against Uber and the Gig Economy Lie How New York Became the Center of the Fight Against Uber and the Gig Economy Lie

The scene outside of New York City Hall in late May was several years in the making. Dozens of taxi and livery drivers from across the city had joined together outside the ornate structure to call for immediate action to a growing crisis. A fifth driver in the city had committed suicide in recent days, a devastating…

General Motors Is Likely Next to Hit the Cap on the $7,500 EV Tax Credit General Motors Is Likely Next to Hit the Cap on the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors’ electric vehicle tax credit may soon run out, Fiat Chrysler’s new boss meets America’s boss, doubt over whether revised fuel economy standards will help workers—all this and more await you for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

Subaru's Business Could Take a Beating From Trump's Auto Tariff Subaru's Business Could Take a Beating From Trump's Auto Tariff

Subaru’s problem with Trump’s proposed tariff, the quagmire presented by the government’s new emissions plan, NAFTA, and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Uber Is Shuttering Its Controversial Self-Driving Truck Unit From Hell  Uber Is Shuttering Its Controversial Self-Driving Truck Unit From Hell 

Uber is ending its effort to develop self-driving trucks, just two years after the controversial acquisition of the autonomous trucking unit that ensnared it in a high-profile legal war with Google and caused countless controversies for the ride-hailing company.

Taxis Are Jamming Spanish Streets in Nationwide Cab Driver Strike Over Uber Taxis Are Jamming Spanish Streets in Nationwide Cab Driver Strike Over Uber

Taxi drivers in Spain are entering the third say of a strike designed to put pressure on the nation’s government to cap the number of licenses issued to ride-hailing services like Uber, reports Reuters.

New York City Is Considering Capping the Number of Uber and Lyft Vehicles [Update]  New York City Is Considering Capping the Number of Uber and Lyft Vehicles [Update] 

New York City is considering a proposal to cap the number of vehicles driving for Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-hailing services, in an effort to combat a sharp increase in congestion and address low wages for drivers.

Even UberPool Is Making Traffic Worse in Cities  Even UberPool Is Making Traffic Worse in Cities 

One of the main talking points about Uber and Lyft is that, by getting more people to take taxi rides instead of drive, congestion would ease up everywhere. That hasn’t happened. And now, according to a new study, it appears Uber and Lyft’s services to pool riders into cars, with the ostensible purpose of helping…

NYC Study Backs Minimum Wage Of $17.22 For Uber, Lyft Drivers (Updated) NYC Study Backs Minimum Wage Of $17.22 For Uber, Lyft Drivers (Updated)

Activists in New York City have been calling for officials to support increased wages for financially-struggling drivers, as at least six have committed suicide in recent months after falling into debt. Now, a new study from the city’s taxi commission is offering one potential policy change, calling for a $17.22…

The New Chevrolet Blazer May Ignite A Tweetstorm When President Trump Realizes It's Built In Mexico The New Chevrolet Blazer May Ignite A Tweetstorm When President Trump Realizes It's Built In Mexico

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories that are your air, that you need to know to live.

A Sixth New York City Taxi Driver Has Committed Suicide After Falling Into Debt  A Sixth New York City Taxi Driver Has Committed Suicide After Falling Into Debt 

A sixth New York City cab driver has committed suicide after falling into significant financial straits. It’s the latest in a string of deaths that, according to driver advocates, is connected to the proliferation of ride-hailing apps in the city like Uber and Lyft.

Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt

It’s the fifth suicide in five months. Yu Mein Chow, a 56 year old living in Queens, was found dead in the East River on May 11. Having spent $700,000 on the coveted medallion that would allow him to operate a cab in the city, he found that he just couldn’t make enough driving his cab to make it worthwhile. With no…

Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal

The reason an Uber self-driving car fatally struck a pedestrian in March is coming into sharper focus, thanks to the release of a preliminary report on Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board. But the agency’s findings raise a notable question: If the car—a Volvo XC90 outfitted with Uber’s own…

Uber's Autonomous Car Had Six Seconds To Prevent Fatal Crash But Failed To Act: Feds Uber's Autonomous Car Had Six Seconds To Prevent Fatal Crash But Failed To Act: Feds

The self-driving car owned by Uber that fatally struck a woman in March detected her in the road about six seconds before the crash, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also acknowledged delayed responses from the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system.

Uber Lays Off Hundreds Of Workers And Shuts Down Self-Driving Operation In Arizona Following Fatal Crash Uber Lays Off Hundreds Of Workers And Shuts Down Self-Driving Operation In Arizona Following Fatal Crash

Uber informed “about 300” workers of their termination earlier today as part of plans to shut down its self-driving car testing program in Arizona following a fatal crash in March, where one of the company’s test vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian, according to The Arizona Republic.

Higher-Octane Fuel In America Is Getting Closer And Closer Higher-Octane Fuel In America Is Getting Closer And Closer

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know in the case that your boss asks you “so when are we getting high-octane gas in America” and you need to look smart.

There Is No Such Thing As A Flying Car There Is No Such Thing As A Flying Car

Look at this thing. Uber calls it an “aerial taxi.” Our friends at Gizmodo call it a “flying car.” But it’s not. There are airplanes. There are helicopters. There’s no such thing as a flying car, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.

Uber Self-Driving Car 'Detected' Pedestrian Killed In Crash, But Decided It Didn't Need To Stop: Report Uber Self-Driving Car 'Detected' Pedestrian Killed In Crash, But Decided It Didn't Need To Stop: Report

Uber has concluded the likely reason why one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian earlier this year, according to tech outlet The Information. The car’s software recognized the victim, Elaine Herzberg, standing in the middle of the road, but decided it didn’t need to react right away, the outlet…

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