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Lyft is collaborating with Uber, Ford and Toyota on self-driving safety

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Self-driving technology has the potential to increase road safety, as some dramatic video from Tesla and others has shown. However, the dark side of it has made bigger headlines thanks to notorious accidents during autonomous operations in Uber and Tesla vehicles that resulted in fatalities. As such, Lyft has joined […]

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Lyft will help you contact ADT if you feel unsafe during a ride

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Scott Olson/Getty Images Lyft plans to extend its in-app emergency tools beyond the option to call 911. The ridesharing firm is partnering with the security company ADT on safety features, starting with a US pilot program that will let you contact ADT if you need help. Thankfully, it’s not just […]

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Lyft sues NYC over limits on driver ‘cruising’

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Mike Segar Uber isn’t the only one suing New York City to demand looser rules for ridesharing drivers. Lyft has sued NYC in a bid to end a rule that limits the amount of time drivers can “cruise” in Manhattan (that is, drive without passengers). The 31 percent cap on […]

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Lyft offers free rides to relief centers during PG&E blackouts

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS With the planned power blackouts in California expected to continue for the next several days, Lyft is offering free rides until the end of October 15th to respite centers across parts of northern California. Each center includes restrooms, bottled water, a place to sit and charge your mobile […]

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Lyft unifies transportation options inside its app

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lyft Lyft is countering Uber’s moves by making it easier to find every transportation option inside its app — including the ones that won’t give the company a dime. It’s rolling out updates that unify transportation searches, whether it’s bikes, scooters, rideshares, rentals or mass transit. The standard search now […]

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Lyft’s app shows bike lanes to help riders find smoother routes

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lyft Just because you can ride a bike somewhere doesn’t mean you want to — many cyclists can tell tales of braving streets that are downright dangerous to two-wheelers. You might not need an intuitive knowledge of where to ride after today, at least. Lyft has introduced bike lanes to […]

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California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Kate Munsch It was really just a matter of time, but it’s now official: California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s Assembly Bill 5 into law. The measure is intended to reclassify many gig economy workers as employees by applying a test that determines whether or not they qualify […]

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California is close to reclassifying gig economy workers as employees

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 5, voting 29 to 11 in favor of requiring gig companies like Uber and Lyft to recognize independent contractors as employees. It’s not a law just yet — it has to go through the State Assembly and secure California Governor […]

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Uber and Lyft prepare $60 million fight against worker classification bill

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The fight over whether rideshare drivers should be classified as employees and therefore be eligible for benefits continues. The latest battleground is California, where a worker classification bill is currently being debated by lawmakers. Uber and Lyft say that classifying their drivers as employees and not independent contractors […]

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After Math: Things that shouldn’t cost this much

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget Samsung unveiled the latest iterations its Galaxy Note line during which time the company showed off a plus-sized phone that costs more than a laptop — specifically, the brand new Book S laptop debuting at the same dang press conference. That ain’t right. And that ain’t all. Take a […]

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