location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
15 hours ago

Can a Ridehailing App Be Ethical?

Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch?
Ankita Rao

Uber and Lyft Are Officially Part of the Healthcare System

Lyft, Uber and other rideshare companies say they can save our healthcare system lots of money. But at what cost?
Ankita Rao

Uber Is Sweating NYC’s New Rideshare Minimum Wage

The new rules for app-based rideshare companies could mean $10,000 more for drivers every year.
Ankita Rao
On Demand

You Can Hail a Public Bus Like an Uber in This City

Can on-demand buses stop Uber from cannibalizing public transit?
Tracey Lindeman
gig economy

Gig Economy Drivers Are Making Half What They Did in 2013

According to a JPMorgan Chase & Co. report, there are more gig economy drivers than ever before but half of the earnings.
Jordan Pearson

China Suspends Carpool App After Two Passengers Murdered

Hitch, run by rideshare app Didi Chuxing, has been shut down for the time being.
Kaleigh Rogers
Bye Bye

San Francisco Denies Scooter Permits to Uber, Lyft, Bird, and Others

Today’s ruling is a giant middle-finger to Uber, Lyft, Bird, and others who did not receive permits.
Sarah Emerson
ride sharing

Lyft Accused of Helping People Cross a Workers’ Picket Line In Toronto

“Woke” Uber rival Lyft is making it easier for people to cross a picket line at the CNE in Toronto, union leader says.
Jordan Pearson
Autonomous Car Crash

Uber Self-Driving Car Operator Was Watching Hulu When the Car Struck and Killed a Pedestrian

A new police report shows the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona could have been avoided.
Sarah Emerson

Private Transport Monopolies Will Be Bad for Everybody

Lyft’s rumored acquisition of bikeshare company Motivate isn’t about improving mobility.
Tracey Lindeman

Uber Driver's Car Shot Up After He Becomes an Unwilling Getaway Driver

Uber driver avoids paying the ultimate price, gets charged $1,000 instead.
Ashwin Rodrigues