ridehailing

Via shares its ride-pooling technology with NYC public schools

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Via Modern-day ride-hailing technology will soon be used to improve the New York City school bus system. Fast Company reported today that transportation company Via — which offers on-demand ride-sharing in select cities — will license its technology to the New York City Department of Education. Via’s algorithm, which pools […]

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Uber has a solution for chatty drivers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Uber We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long, tiring day, and you hail a ride to get home. Your driver is nice, but they’re perhaps a little too eager for some chit-chat and to play their favorite radio station, when you’d like a modicum of peace and quiet. Sure, […]

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Uber and Lyft stop accepting new drivers in NYC

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links LSP1982 via Getty Images Uber and Lyft have stopped hiring new drivers in New York City, due to a newly-passed law aimed to tamp down on an already oversaturated rideshare market. Politico reported that Uber stopped accepting new driver applications on April 1, with Lyft following suit on April 19th. […]

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Sony becomes Uber’s newest rival in Japan

Engadget RSS Feed Matteo Colombo via Getty Images Uber’s fledgling cab-hailing service in Japan has a new competitor, and it’s not by one of its usual rivals. It’s called S.Ride, and it’s a taxi-hailing app created by Sony in partnership with not one, but five Japanese taxi companies. Since the types of ride-hailing services you’re […]

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Lyft adds the option to request EVs or hybrids

Engadget RSS Feed Lyft After committing last year to making rides and the company itself totally carbon neutral, Lyft plans to add thousands more electric vehicles to its network in 2019. What’s more, you can specifically request an EV or hybrid when hailing a ride through the new green mode. Lyft is rolling out the […]

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Lyft will reportedly sue over New York’s minimum pay for drivers law

Engadget RSS Feed ASSOCIATED PRESS Lyft is planning to file a lawsuit today against the city of New York in an attempt to block a new law that would require ride-hailing guarantee a minimum wage floor for drivers, according to The Verge. Lesser known ridesharing service Juno is joining the lawsuit, but Uber is remaining […]

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Here’s ride-hailing app focuses on shared rides

Engadget RSS Feed Here Mobility Most ride hailing apps are strictly focused on getting you from A to B. That’s rather important, but they don’t really acknowledge why you’re going out — you’re heading to a party, a business meeting, a family get-together. Here Mobility thinks it can add that social element with its SoMo […]

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Ride-hailing use in the US has more than doubled in three years

Engadget RSS Feed Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images The Pew Research Center has released the results of a new study showing how the usage of ride-hailing services has grown over recent years. In 2015, just 15 percent of surveyed US adults said they used services like Lyft or Uber, but in a survey conducted last […]

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California issues its first approval for an autonomous ride service

Engadget RSS Feed Zoox Which company did you think would be most likely to offer an autonomous ride service in California? A heavyweight like Waymo or Uber? No — it’s an up-and-comer. The state’s Public Utilities Commission has revealed that self-driving car startup Zoox will be the first to transport the public. It’s joining a […]

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US regulators approve BMW-Daimler services merger

Engadget RSS Feed C.I.I.O via Getty Images BMW and Daimler’s plan to combine their transportation services, including car sharing, ride hailing and electric vehicle charging, is a step closer to reality after US antitrust officials approved the partnership. The companies hope to close the deal by January 31st, and plan to reveal more details of […]

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