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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 […]

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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 […]

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Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

Waymo and Uber’s Self-Driving Cars are Getting Bullied

According to corporate giants Waymo and Uber, driverless cars are catching heat from drivers and pedestrians alike. Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber’s self-driving car unit, said that the vehicle-mounted cameras captured the bad behavior. Check Out: The 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback Rudeness on the road Commonly, self-driving cars are subject to rude gestures and words from […]

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Uber Rides Might Be 80-Percent Cheaper 10 Years from Now

Uber Rides Might Be 80-Percent Cheaper 10 Years from Now

Many industry leaders and automakers view autonomous vehicles as a key part of future transportation. Some say that will come in the form of robot taxis.  According to Business Insider, UBS estimates that the robo-taxi market will be worth $2 trillion by 2030. The UBS Evidence Lab reached this figure by running a massive simulation […]

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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 […]

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Toyota Leads $1 Billion Investment in Uber Self-Driving Tech

Toyota Leads $1 Billion Investment in Uber Self-Driving Tech

The race to develop self-driving cars continues to accelerate, and Uber just received a major push forward in the form of a $1 billion investment from Toyota, Denso, and SoftBank Vision Fund. Toyota says the purpose of the investment is to “accelerate the development and commercialization of automated ridesharing services.” The Japanese manufacturer led the […]

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Sauber F1 Team Returns as Alfa Romeo Racing for 2019

Sauber F1 Team Returns as Alfa Romeo Racing for 2019

The Swiss-based Sauber F1 team, which has been competing in Formula One since 1993 and has never operated under any name that didn’t include its founder’s name, has for the first time broken that streak. It will compete in the 2019 championship as Alfa Romeo Racing, despite any lack of change to the team’s ownership […]

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Uber Ventures Beyond Cars, Focuses on Automated Bike and Scooter Technology

Uber Ventures Beyond Cars, Focuses on Automated Bike and Scooter Technology

If you’re familiar with the ride-share company Uber, you might be familiar with its past efforts to advance automated vehicle technology. For 2019, however, the company focusing on new goals, such as applying autonomous technology to its bike and scooter-sharing services. Just this past weekend during a DIY Robocars meet-up in California, Uber announced a […]

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5 Things to Know Before Becoming an Uber or Lyft Driver

5 Things to Know Before Becoming an Uber or Lyft Driver

If you’re in need of some extra money, you might think that becoming an Uber or Lyft driver is the thing to do. You basically get paid to drive your car around the city while also meeting new people and helping them get to their destination. Before becoming a rideshare driver, there are some things […]

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Uber To Rehab Its London Image with Clean Air Plan

Uber To Rehab Its London Image with Clean Air Plan

Uber lately has been a series of PR fires, with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi more often than not playing the role of firefighter. One of these fires was London, where the government briefly considered banning Uber wholesale before eventually letting it have a 15-month probationary period. So, now that it has something to prove, Uber is […]

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Ford Teams with Uber, Lyft to Leverage SharedStreets Platform

Ford Teams with Uber, Lyft to Leverage SharedStreets Platform

Ford last week announced that it is joining Uber and Lyft in committing to the use of SharedStreets, a data platform that will allow the companies to better work with cities in the effort of improving urban mobility. The announcement was made on Sept. 26 by Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford Motor Company; Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber; and John Zimmer, co-founder and […]

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Antonio Giovinazzi to Race for Sauber F1 in 2019

Antonio Giovinazzi to Race for Sauber F1 in 2019

Sauber has announced that Antonio Giovinazzi will race alongside Kimi Räikkönen for the Formula One team in 2019. This will also mark the end of Marcus Ericsson’s three-year run with Sauber and four-year stint in the sport as a full-time driver, though he’ll remain with the team as third driver and brand ambassador. This means […]

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Kimi Räikkönen to Drive for Sauber in 2019

Kimi Räikkönen to Drive for Sauber in 2019

Kimi Räikkönen, the oldest driver in Formula One and still the reigning Ferrari champion after his victory in 2007, will be leaving the Scuderia at the end of the year — but not to retirement, as many had expected. Räikkönen will instead drive for Sauber, the Ferrari-powered (and likely Ferrari-backed) team with whom Charles Leclerc, […]

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Toyota Invests $500 Million in Uber

Toyota Invests $500 Million in Uber

Toyota has announced it is investing $500 million in Uber and that it will be working more closely with the ride-sharing company to help accelerate the development and implementation of self-driving vehicles. The collaboration will involve the “mass production” of autonomous vehicles that will be deployed on Uber’s ride sharing network, with self-driving technology developed […]

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Taxi Strike Against Uber Fills Streets Across Spain With Stationary Cabs

Taxi Strike Against Uber Fills Streets Across Spain With Stationary Cabs

A taxi strike protesting ridehailing apps like Uber is clogging cities across Spain. Basically, the taxi drivers in major cities across the country are taking their cabs to major roads, bus stations, train stations, and airports and just parking. Stop Better: How much do you know about your most important safety feature? This is how […]

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Honolulu Caps Price Surges for Uber and Lyft

Honolulu Caps Price Surges for Uber and Lyft

If you’ve ever had to call an Uber or Lyft during peak hours, you know how expensive it can get. A short ride from downtown to the edge of the city can cost you hundreds of dollars during peak hours, especially on a weekend or holiday. Honolulu is no stranger to high fares. In fact, […]

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Uber Files Patent To Detect Drunk Riding, Shrugs Shoulders on Its Future Use

Uber Files Patent To Detect Drunk Riding, Shrugs Shoulders on Its Future Use

As Uber has spread and the novelty has worn away (and setting aside, for a while, the enormous dumpster fire that is the brand’s public image), we have received story after story about a more mundane problem with running a side taxi-like business: the patrons. The drunk, possibly angry, possibly nauseated patrons. Now, though, it […]

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New Study Shows That It Is Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in 4 of the 5 Largest U.S. Cities

New Study Shows That It Is Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in 4 of the 5 Largest U.S. Cities

Car ownership may not be the ideal means of transportation for many of the country's largest urban centers

Owning a car in a large city can be quite the expensive endeavor. Not only will you likely have to sit in traffic for long periods of time, but paying for parking can quickly add up when you have to commute to work every day. As such, many urban workers have turned to using ride-sharing […]