Ride-sharing

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Colombian court overturns restriction on Uber Technologies

A Colombian court has overturned an order which forced ride-hailing app Uber to briefly suspend operations in the country last year and change its service provision model.

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

California regulator says Uber and Lyft drivers are employees

Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies and Lyft will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading ind...

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

Lyft says May rides jump 26% from prior month, but down 70% YoY

Ride-hailing firm Lyft has said that rides on its platform rose 26% in May from the previous month helped by strong growth in cities where coronavirus-induced restrictions have bee...

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

Lyft to require passengers and drivers to wear masks

Lyft will require both passengers and drivers to wear masks and complete a health certification program, including confirming before each ride that they are not displaying symptoms...

BAIC Group

BAIC and Didi plan car leasing service amid new car sales slowdown

Chinese automaker BAIC Group and ride-hailing service provider Didi Chuxing plan to team up with other industry players to lease BAIC’s cars to customers amid concerns about ...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

China’s Didi Chuxing restarts evening Hitch service

Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Friday it would restart its evening Hitch service in some cities, with improved safety features and more rigorous driver and passeng...

Gojek

Indonesia’s Gojek closed $1.2 billion funding last week – internal memo

Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek closed an additional $1.2 billion of funding last week, according to an internal memo reviewed by news agency Reuters. 

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

German court bans Uber’s ride-hailing services in Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A German court on Thursday banned Uber ride-hailing services in Germany, arguing the U.S. company lacks a necessary licence to offer passenger transport...

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

Lyft expands rental car program in San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles

Reuters – Lyft Inc has said that it is offering rental cars to a wider group of users across the San Francisco bay area and Los Angeles. The company first introduced a rental...