Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is poised to invest a billion dollars in ride hailing service Lyft. Several years ago, it was an early investor in Uber. What’s going on?
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Tesla is talking with officials in Nevada and California about conducting test of systems that will allow autonomous trucks to platoon together on highways.
Lyft has unveiled a package of new features designed to make drivers happier and help them earn more money.
A study of data compiled from self driving cars in California shows Uber cars require their drivers to take control from the computer once for every mile driven. By comparison, Waymo’s stat is once every 5,128 miles.
” A child born to day may never drive an automobile” says one expert. Is that a good thing?
Tipping can be a life saver for the Uber or Lyft driver to help offset costs of fuel, time, wear and tear on the car, plus extra insurance.
General Motors is pushing legislation in several states that would prevent Uber and Waymo from testing autonomous cars on their roads. It’s a matter of safety, GM says, but others see it differently.
Elon Musk has decided to continue as a member of the president’s advisory council despite his disagreement with the president about his immigration ban. Musk thinks he can have more influence working from within the process than outside it.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s business advisory group but Elon Musk says he will remain in the group hoping to be a voice of reason in the chaotic Trump administration. Good luck with that, Elon.
Tostitos is partnering with MADD and Uber to help keep drunk drivers off the road following this Sunday’s Super Bowl game. Good for them.
Uber is resisting pressure from the California DMV to obtain a state permit before allowing its semi-autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco and claiming it has the moral high ground in the dispute.
General Motors will build some autonomous Chevy Bolt cars at the same factory where the regular cars are manufactured. They will be used in test fleets in Michigan, San Francisco and Scottsdale.
Uber already has rules for its drivers. Most of them are common sense restrictions, culminating in a prohibition against any sort of sexual activity between drivers and passengers. But now for the first time it has published what is calls Community Guidelines that set forth what passengers are not allowed to do in the back […]
At the Q3 earnings call this week, Elon Musk said that the proposed Tesla Network for sharing self driving cars is not Tesla vs Uber but rather “People versus Uber.”
Otto, a San Francisco start-up purchased recently by Uber, has completed the first delivery of Budweiser beer in a Level 4 autonomous driving tractor trailer.
Uber has been hostile to the idea of price comparison software that allows customers to see quotes from competitors, but Google has just added such a feature to its Maps application.
Nvidia and Baidu are teaming up to develop self driving car technology. Baidu has recently received permission to test autonomous cars in California.
With Google, Apple, Tesla, and dozens of others pushing hard to get self driving cars on the road, it looks like Uber will get to the finish line ahead of all of them. It will begin using autonomous Volve XC 90 SUV’s in its ride hailing fleet in Pittsburgh with one month.
Uber has waved the white flag in its fight with Didi Chuxing in China. The two companies have agreed to create a new company with each owning a minority interest in each other.
Uber suggests its drivers can earn enough to move into the middle class. But an analysis suggests that may be not be the case.