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Mayor of London calls for power to limit minicab numbers - BBC News

TfL<p>London mayor Sadiq Khan says the increase in minicabs needs to be halted to improve air quality and combat congestion<p>The mayor of London has urged the government to follow New York's example and allow a cap on the number of minicabs in the capital.<p>Sadiq Khan said an increase in private hire cabs …

City Halls

L.A.'s taxi industry discriminates against black riders. If we don't force them to change, they won't

Since Uber and Lyft arrived in Los Angeles in 2012, taxi trips have fallen by more than 30%. In 2016, Lyft alone completed four times more trips than all L.A. taxis combined. Riders appear to overwhelmingly prefer new ride-hailing services to taxis. Is this just a matter of technological …

Transportation

Transition To Autonomous Cars Will Take Longer Than You Think, Waymo CEO Tells Governors

Speaking in a fireside chat at the National Governors Association meeting Friday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik told the gathering that the “time period will be longer than you think” for automated vehicles to be everywhere. Krafcik spent his conversation with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval emphasizing the …

7 Places Around the World Where Uber Is Banned

While Uber is certainly one of the world’s most successful tech firms, the unicorn company (a tech start-up valued at over $1 billion) is also …

Northern Territory

Uber, Lyft, and Grab Want to Do More Than Give You a Ride

At this week's Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, the heads of Uber, Lyft, and Grab all talked about 'transportation as a service,' and their …

Ridesharing

Does the city of the future know too much about you?

There are significant privacy concerns about the giant piles of data smart cities collect.<p><i>Subscribe to POLITICO Money on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>In this week’s POLITICO Money podcast, POLITICO's Nancy Scola takes you on a virtual tour of Quayside, the futuristic smart …

Phoenix will no longer be Phoenix if Waymo’s driverless-car experiment succeeds

The car cult<p>Sitting in the BMW dealership waiting for a flat to be replaced, I realize I’ve driven over 100 miles and spent five hours behind the …

Blacks face longer wait times on Uber, Lyft than other races – worse for taxis, study says

African-Americans waiting on taxis in Los Angeles are likely to face longer wait times and have a greater chance of being canceled on than whites, Asians and Hispanics, according to a new study out Wednesday from UCLA.<p>They also faced longer wait times and more cancellations with Lyft and Uber, …

Transportation

Massachusetts Welcomes Self-Driving Cars—With a Couple Caveats

Before a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian one night in March, Arizona was an autonomous vehicle developer’s paradise. Governor Doug Ducey …

Uber adds feature that gives you 25% discount if you WAIT four minutes

UBER could soon slash ride prices by 25 percent for customers willing to wait slightly longer for their cab.<p>The company has started testing the …

The future of Lyft is more carpooling

Lyft wants half of its rides to be shared by 2020, up from about 35% now, an effort it says will reduce congestion and carbon emissions. To get there, the company has redesigned its rider app with shared rides in mind.<p>The refreshed app, which Lyft unveiled today, starts by asking, “Where are you …

Transit

Uber and Lyft may have to disclose Seattle data they claim secret, Supreme Court rules

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the government should disclose trade secrets unless doing so would cause substantial and irreparable harm. …

How Uber destroyed the NYC cab market

Time Warner

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he’s trying to convince Alphabet to put Waymo self-driving cars on the company’s network

“It’s up to them whether they want to do it or not.”<p>Months after Uber and Alphabet settled their messy legal battle over self-driving trade secrets, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the companies are discussing working together on self-driving.<p>“[The relationship is] getting better,” Khosrowshahi …

GM Cruise Prepping Launch Of Driverless Car Pilot In San Francisco: Emails

General Motors has said it wants to deploy a fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolts for a commercial ride-sharing service at some point in 2019. But ahead …

Uber Is Losing US Market Share to Lyft

According to eMarketer, Uber’s growth suffered due to a series of scandals in 2017, allowing US rival Lyft to gain market share. The research company …

From cab to Uber to cab, drivers try to find a way to make a living

Taxi drivers in Philly face a difficult choice: Drive a taxi for an industry that in Philadelphia has lost almost half its customers, or drive for …

The real reason we get freaked out by self-driving car accidents

National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS<p><b>Self-driving cars have the potential to save lives.</b>• <b><br>But as the technology is being tested in</b> …

What's Stopping Urban Designers From Creating Walkable Neighborhoods From Scratch?

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Why Can’t We Create Brand New Walkable Communities?"</i><p>I have lived in neighborhoods where you …

Self-driving vans ready to shuttle riders in Dallas suburb this summer

After-work happy hour will never be the same in Frisco, Texas. That's because the nation's first on-demand self-driving car service said Wednesday …

Lyft, Aptiv to launch self-driving car program in Las Vegas

ADVERTISING<p>LAS VEGAS >> Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 self-driving cars to …

GM sees custom designs, personal ownership for self-driving cars

General Motors Co., which plans a ride-sharing fleet of robotaxis for next year, is looking at further business opportunities for self-driving cars, …

Fatal Uber accident caused by software setting, report says

CNBC’s Deidre Bosa reports on the latest findings from the investigation into a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber.

Lyft launches monthly plans in Denver, includes 30 rides for $200, more or less

Provided by LyftLyft launches a monthly subscription plan in Denver that could save riders hundreds of dollars per month if they use the service …

Here's how much Americans spend on Uber and Lyft in 32 major cities

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft make it easy to overspend. After all, since your payment information is already linked to the app, you never …

Alphabet President Sergey Brin says technology companies must take full responsibility for the social impact of their work- Technology News, Firstpost

Alphabet Inc President Sergey Brin said on Friday that technology companies must take greater responsibility for the social impact of their work, his …

Coming soon to the Uber app: bikes, rental cars, and public transportation

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in Washington, DC today to extend the hand of friendship to cities and make some product news<p>Remember back in the day when you’d open the Uber app and just see cars? Well, that’s all about to change. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in Washington, DC today to make a …

$2.75 or $25 Per Hour? How Much Are Uber Drivers Really Making?

A familiar question is at the heart of a new fight before the Seattle City Council: Just how much are drivers for services like Uber and Lyft …

Uber CEO outlines mobility plans

Uber is done being solely a ride-hailing company. Under the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is well on its way to becoming a multi-modal transportation platform.<p>At a future of mobility event in Washington, D.C. today, Khosrowshahi announced Uber’s foray into car rentals, shared …

Uber-like app Flywheel will kick half of SF taxi fleet off its platform

Flywheel, the Uber-like app used to electronically hail traditional cabs, will kick half of San Francisco’s taxi fleet off its platform on Sunday, …