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 Kyle Johnson

Ford, Argo AI Launching Self-Driving Lyft Cars by End of Year

Ford, Argo AI Launching Self-Driving Lyft Cars by End of Year

Ford Motor Company and partner Argo AI announced on Wednesday a partnership with Lyft that will bring autonomous vehicles to the ride-sharing network by year’s end. The partnership is a major step toward commercializing self-driving cars for ride-hailing. Ford’s Focused on Safety: Rugged new Bronco Sport named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ “This collaboration marks […]

 Kurt Verlin

Toyota Acquires Lyft’s Self-Driving Division for $550 Million

Toyota Acquires Lyft’s Self-Driving Division for $550 Million

Woven Planet will pay the first $200 million upfront and the remaining $350 million over the next five years

 Kurt Verlin

Vancouver Lyft Drivers Can Now Rent Toyota Mirai for $198

Vancouver Lyft Drivers Can Now Rent Toyota Mirai for $198

Toyota and Lyft have launched a new partnership that will grant Vancouver ride-share drivers access to the zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle. The collaboration enables eligible Lyft drivers to use Toyota’s KINTO Share Canada app to pick up a Mirai at any one of three dealerships in the area for $198 per week. […]

 Whitney Russell

Lyft and Uber Pause Carpool Services to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Lyft and Uber Pause Carpool Services to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Some rideshare platforms have paused its shared carpool feature to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Lyft and Uber are to of the primary companies that recently announced a temporary suspension of services for both the U.S. and Canada. Amazon Key In-Car Delivery: Get your deliveries during social distancing with this helpful service A step […]

 Whitney Russell

Lyft Cars Will Start Displaying Digital Ads

Lyft Cars Will Start Displaying Digital Ads

Lyft recently bought Halo Cars, a U.S. startup that allows drivers to display car-top digital ads on their vehicles, like those seen on yellow cabs in New York City. This means that you might start seeing these ads on more Lyft cars in the near future. Per Reuters, it’s already been a successful year of […]

 Caleb Cook

Toronto Uber and Lyft Drivers Have New Rules to Follow

Toronto Uber and Lyft Drivers Have New Rules to Follow

As of Jan. 1, ride-share drivers in Toronto are now required to meet specific standards for training and experience behind the wheel — with the goal of making transportation safer and friendlier for customers. Narcity reports that Toronto Uber and Lyft drivers — along with taxi, limo, and other vehicle-for-hire operators — will now have […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Ring in 2020 With New Uber and Lyft Fees

Ring in 2020 With New Uber and Lyft Fees

If you’re headed out tonight to celebrate the arrival of 2020, be ready to pay a bit more to get home safely with Uber and Lyft. Not only will there probably be surge pricing after the ball falls, but new fees on ride-share journeys will go into effect. Are You Ready? Before you drive, check […]

 The News Wheel

How Accident Claims Involving Uber or Lyft Are Different

How Accident Claims Involving Uber or Lyft Are Different

When people are injured in Uber or Lyft accidents as passengers or drivers, the claims process may differ considerably from other types of motor vehicle accidents. The key difference with ride-share accidents is the potential recovery sources. Getting medical care, information from the other driver, accident report, and other relevant information will all still be […]

 The News Wheel

Study: Uber and Lyft Contribute to Traffic Congestion

Study: Uber and Lyft Contribute to Traffic Congestion

When Uber and Lyft first came on the scene, both companies said that their services would help reduce traffic with fewer personal cars on the road. A recent study conducted in major metro areas like Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago released this month seems to prove that Uber and Lyft are adding to the problems […]

 The News Wheel

The Moral Rise of Lyft

The Moral Rise of Lyft

In the wake of nearly ten years of scandals, Uber is in serious danger of losing the battle of public perception to Lyft.

 Rebecca Bernard

Safety Tips For Riding in an Uber or Lyft

Safety Tips For Riding in an Uber or Lyft

Earlier this month, a tweet from Twitter user and Lyft rider Tiffany D. Jackson went viral for all the right reasons. In the post, she laid out a discussion she had with her driver, who noticed her opening and closing the door after she got in the car. Turns out she was checking the door […]

 The News Wheel

Uber and Lyft Drivers: Help Uncover the Secret Behind Surge Pricing

Uber and Lyft Drivers: Help Uncover the Secret Behind Surge Pricing

One of the most annoying things about being an Uber or Lyft passenger is surge pricing, which can turn a ride home from a night out into an expensive headache. It seems as if the fare strategy is even worse for drivers, with ridesharing apps adjusting how they compensate for during busy times. The team […]

 The News Wheel

The Legal Options Available to Uber and Lyft Drivers Involved in Accidents

The Legal Options Available to Uber and Lyft Drivers Involved in Accidents

Uber and Lyft are becoming more and more popular across the world, and their tight grip on the market is becoming quite pronounced in some places. At the same time, working as a driver on this basis can have some downsides which not everyone considers at first. Most notably, liability in case of an accident […]

 The News Wheel

How to Approach Personal Injury Situations with Lyft, Uber, and Similar Services

How to Approach Personal Injury Situations with Lyft, Uber, and Similar Services

One of the downsides of being injured as a passenger of a service like Uber or Lyft is the legal complications that come afterward. In a normal car incident, or one involving standard public/commercial transportation, the procedure for resolving the dispute is more or less standardized and familiar to everyone. Not so much in these […]

 The News Wheel

Lyft Introduces In-App 911 Panic Button to Enhance Safety

Lyft Introduces In-App 911 Panic Button to Enhance Safety

Recently, we addressed the negative underbelly of rideshare services. Despite their convenience, the industry could definitely add some extra levels of security to ensure that rideshare users are safer. Lyft is doing just that. It recently announced that it’s adding some new safety features to its app.  New safety features The first of these changes is […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Hey Lyft and Uber, Don’t Hire Predatory Drivers

Hey Lyft and Uber, Don’t Hire Predatory Drivers

Rideshare services make life incredibly easy at times. When you’re headed out for some drinks with friends and want to stay safe, hailing a Lyft or an Uber is just a couple taps away on your phone. But for some — mostly women — using these services can turn out to be an incredibly stressful […]

 The News Wheel

How to Get Lyft Promo Codes if You’re a New Customer

How to Get Lyft Promo Codes if You’re a New Customer

Lyft is a highly interactive platform that allows you to connect with experienced drivers in your area. All you need to do to get a ride is download the app, create an account, and say where you want to go. One you’ve ordered a ride, Lyft sends you information regarding your driver (name, vehicle color, […]

 The News Wheel

Lyft’s Electric Future

Lyft’s Electric Future

Photo: Pixaline Soon, rideshare services will provide consumers with more than just convenience. They’ll also give consumers the opportunity to help reduce emissions. Lyft recently announced its plan to start incorporating electric vehicles in its fleet. It will also add a new Green Mode feature in the Lyft app through which users can hail an EV […]

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