Ride-sharing

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Lyft sees sustained profit starting in third quarter on cost cuts, demand rebound

Ride-sharing challenger Lyft has surprised Wall Street with significantly lower losses than expected and said it would deliver dependable profit on an adjusted basis beginning in t...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber app to enable US users to book vaccines and rental cars

Uber Technologies has said it is launching new features in its app to allow US customers to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments and reserve rental cars.

Platform Industry: CEO of the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies

Uber’s UK driver benefits highlight broader gig-worker challenges

Uber’s proposal to expand benefits to UK drivers following a court defeat last month has not put an end to the fight for better gig-worker pay in Britain and around the world...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Lyft focuses on OAP’s with feature to book rides by call

North American ride sharer, Lyft has introduced a service that would let users request a ride by call, without needing the app, in a bid to make its ride-hailing service more conve...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber asks US states to prioritize its drivers for COVID-19 vaccine

Uber has sent letters to the governors of all US states, asking for the ride-hail and food delivery drivers to find early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential employees.

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Judge to rule whether Uber deserves new London licence

A British judge is set to inform Uber today if it has won back its London operating licence after it was eliminated over security concerns, the most recent period of a long-running...

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Didi and BYD to launch co-designed ride-hailing EV in China

BYD received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to market an electrical sedan version known as D1 last month, based on government records. ...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber says it is fit and proper in battle to win back London licence

Ride-hailing leader Uber Technologies have told a London court it had addressed concerns over safety as it struggles to win back its operating licence in a few of its main markets,...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber attempts to win back London licence in latest court battle

Ride-hailing app Uber will battle in court Tuesday to win back its licence to operate in London after the city’s transportation regulator eliminated it over safety issues.

Ride Hailing

California court ruling gives voters last word over ride-sharing protections

A California appeals court avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and cover voters in a Nov...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber to operate food delivery even if ride-sharing business forced shut in California

Uber Technologies has said it would continue operating its revenue-generating food delivery company Uber Eats even if its ride-hail business should be pushed shut in California at ...

Platform News: Lyft ride-hailing app is part of the sharing economy

Lyft to provide drivers with partition shields as COVID-19 protection

Lyft said it would distribute some 60,000 vehicle partition shields to its most-active drivers as a protection against the coronavirus and begin selling the custom-made protective ...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber extends mask requirements for drivers and riders

Uber Technologies extended indefinitely a requirement for drivers and riders on its platform to wear a face covering or mask and launched a new campaign video to educate users abou...

Uber Bus

Uber bus just around the corner on post-COVID-19 public transit map

Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by ...

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