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 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.
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.
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’ 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 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 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.
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 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.
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…
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…
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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.
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…
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…
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 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.
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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 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…