February 24th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
China is charging full speed ahead into electric vehicles, on track to sell over 2 million EVs this year, up from 1.1 million in 2018. The rapid growth has been driven partly by policy, but increasingly by consumer demand. In part two of this three-part series (check out part one if you missed it), we're going to look at the demand side of the EV transition in China. Why are Chinese consumers queuing up for EVs
July 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Waymo has forged new alliances with 5 companies in the Phoenix area that will make its self-driving Pacifica minivans available to customers. Walmart, AutoNation, and Avis are some of the new partners with Waymo.
December 27th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Daimler has come to terms to acquire a majority stake in the France-based on-demand taxi service Chauffeur Privé, the companies have jointly announced
December 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
MOIA, the ride hailing division of Volskwagen, has unveiled its new electric van capable of transporting up to 6 people in comfort. Customers can use an app to schedule pickups and drop offs.
November 3rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Didi Chuxing is the largest ride hailing service in the world and plans to have 1 million electric cars on the road within 3 years. It has announced plans to construct its own electric car charging network that will be available to the public.
October 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre
The car-sharing, ride-hailing, and ride-sharing software platform provider Ridecell has acquired the California-based self-driving vehicle tech developer Auro, according to a new press release from the firm. As a part of the deal, the Auro development team will now be known as the Ridecell Autonomous Driving Division
September 20th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Lyft is working on a plan to slash traffic congestion in Los Angeles. It emphasizes more autonomous cars and ride hailing technology.
July 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
The modern landscape of transit is rapidly shifting. Expanding mobility services are changing the market. It is a swift 8 years since Uber was founded and 5 since Lyft began. Now, tapping up an Uber is as common as hailing a taxi for many people, or more common than getting a taxi ever was for them. One can arrange an Uber in the US and worldwide — Rome, Wroclaw, Oslo — seemingly any city. In fact, I once had a person arrange an Uber for his wife at a Florida airport from an app in London, England
June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
If you've traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life
May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
The experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait for rider requests to ping into the system. Drivers of on-demand taxi services are going to gravitate to Lyft rather than Uber more after this weekend, though. A new Lyft app provides Lyft drivers with the option of picking up a planned rider request.
Accepting rider requests days or hours beforehand is an immense change and a big plus for drivers. Additionally, the entire experience is unheard of until now — to know where the passenger is going and how long the drive/ride may be
April 22nd, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
Our head of state seems to have no education or experience with solid information on the transit needs of the public at large. Nor has he taken the time to find it. He has not considered the value of good transit, as an aid to traffic concerns, employment, education, ecological issues, and more
April 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Uber's a strange company in many ways, even for the tech industry, with company execs seemingly forced to deal with the fallout from a new PR scandal every other week or so. ... This time, the scandal involves the company's use of a covert software-based program dubbed "Hell" -- which was focused on tracking Lyft drivers and "winning over" those who drove for Uber as well
March 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Lyft is targeting a roughly $6 billion valuation with a new $500 million funding round, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and others. That would put the company's valuation somewhat above where it is "now" — the last private funding round saw a company valuation around $5.5 billion
February 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The prominent self-driving vehicle technology firm Mobileye has now finished the installation of collision avoidance technology in around 4,500 "rideshare" service vehicles in New York City, according to a new press release on the matter
February 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
As a part-time Uber driver, I have come to realize two notable clean transportation benefits it offers. First is that it offers a nice window for broader electric vehicle (EV) education and advocacy — if the driver is an EV driver. Additionally, Uber itself teaches drivers to drive more efficiently (specifically, this is in order to provide a better ride for passengers, but the positive environmental effect is there nonetheless)
February 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
I am a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft and rather new to both. I'm also not a normal driver since I drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF that gets 85 to 100 miles on a full charge around town. All information does not fall out the same in this post as it might for full-time or long-time drivers at both or either company. Earnings ability varies, I suspect quite a bit based on location. It seems obvious that dense metropolitan areas offer more constants and the possibility of higher earnings (but also a higher cost of living). In simple terms,
February 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
As some of you know, I've been driving a Nissan LEAF for Uber part time. I was recently encouraged to look into Lyft. Below are my initial impressions
January 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Ford's on-demand ride-sharing service Chariot will be expanding into 8 new cities this year, going by comments made by company execs at the recent North American International Auto Show
October 11th, 2016 | by James Ayre
While Uber is currently used mainly as a taxi substitute/alternative, services like Uber (or Lyft) could be used in a [&hellip
October 3rd, 2016 | by James Ayre
As part of the changes (and relentless PR) that has accompanied the diesel emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group has announced [&hellip