LYFT teams with SPLT to improve Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT)

If you’re an able-bodied, technological person, you probably don’t need to worry too much about getting from one place to another. Chances are good you can drive somewhere, walk to a bus stop, use your smartphone to hail a ride-sharing service, or any number of other ways of getting from place to place. Not everybody … Read more

Lyft’s Plan to Automate Everything

Change is inevitable in the automobile industry, and anyone who doesn’t believe it should take a long look into the future of the ridesharing service called Lyft. The idea is simply complex. Use an app on your phone to book a ride to or from virtually anywhere in town. It started in 2012 as what many … Read more

General Motors Plants A $500 Million Dollar Stake In Lyft

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General Motors has announced a $500 million dollar investment in ride service Lyft, half of Lyft’s latest $1 billion venture finance round. General Motors will not only support Lyft with a huge cash influx, but it will also be helping Lyft develop a network of autonomous self-driving cars. This GM deal is hot on the heels of news … Read more

Uber And Lyft Facing More Growing Pains

Every new technology has growing pains, but for Uber and Lyft, the pains extend far beyond the technical side of their respective apps. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is looking into how the companies ensure equal access for people with disabilities. This is in addition to other numerous issues that the companies are facing. According … Read more

Verizon Wireless Partners With Lyft, Providing Discounts To Lyft Drivers, Lyft Pre-Installed On “Select Phones”

In a blog post yesterday, Lyft announced a new partnership with Verizon Wireless. As part of the deal Verizon will offer discounted service rates and accessory prices through Lyft’s driver rewards program Accelerate. In order to sweeten the pot for Lyft, Verizon will pre-install the Lyft app on select Android phones. Lyft drivers stand to … Read more

Google And Uber Race For Robot Drivers On Demand

Controversial driver service Uber is one of Silicon Valley’s greatest success stories. Having raised $1.2bn in capital in their last round of funding, some speculate the company is valued at anywhere between $18 – 40bn. However, wrapping up whole local markets of taxi business is not enough – Uber are moving onto robots! Sources speaking to TechCrunch have … Read more

Uber Forced To Suspend Multiple NY Hubs

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Uber – prefix denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. I think it’s time for a rebrand, Uber. I don’t think you’re actually uber at anything anymore. Just days after a driver threw two passengers out of a cab for kissing, the New York’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has suspended 5 of their 6 New York hubs.

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