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GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It’s Not Really Working Out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Lyft Driver Just Saved My Hide After I Ran Out Of Gas On A Major Highway

I ran my Jeep out of gas on Friday, stranding me in an “authorized vehicles only” turnaround between carriageways of one of the busiest stretches of Michigan’s Interstate 75. But I didn’t call AAA like I normally would have; I requested a Lyft. And it worked great.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen’s New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Researcher Still Finds About 50 Percent Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

Over the weekend, Uber criticized a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on ride-hailing driver wages as “deeply flawed,” after the paper found 75 percent of drivers for Uber and Lyft earn less than minimum wage. One of the study’s co-authors has responded and said an “initial assessment” that uses…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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About 75% Of Uber And Lyft Drivers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage: MIT Study 

Uber and Lyft drivers earn $3.37 per hour on average, while nearly 75 percent of drivers earn less than minimum wage in their state, according to a new study out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Already companies have criticized the findings, with Uber calling the methodology “deeply flawed.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ride-Hailing Apps Were Never Going To Fix Traffic 

Over the last few years, Uber and Lyft have made it abundantly clear they believe ride-hailing services can and will reduce traffic congestion in cities. Private car ownership in cities will all but end by 2025, one exec said. There’ll be “no more traffic in Boston in five years,” another said. But more and more…Read […]

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My Ride In A Self-Driving Lyft Showed How Far Autonomous Tech Still Has To Go

If you’re looking for an example of how far self-driving technology has to go before it’s ready to be adopted en masse, take my ride in one of Lyft’s first autonomous cars: On a demo ride earlier this month, the vehicle came across a bus that had seemingly stalled out. Rather than let the car […]

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Lyft And Delphi Are Offering Autonomous Taxi Rides To Attendees At This Year’s CES Conference

If you happen to be in Las Vegas for next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you may have a chance to experience driving in an autonomous taxi for the first time. Lyft is teaming up with Delphi’s tech unit, Aptiv, to offer self-driving cab rides during the conference.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lyft to Drivers: Treat Yourself Because We Won’t

Lyft, a ride-sharing company that was recently valued at $11.5 billion and has positioned itself as the “woke” alternative to Uber, has done some nice things to distinguish itself from its much larger, international competitor. It was the first to allow riders to tip drivers, it once encouraged users to sit in the…Read more… Continue […]

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Uber And Lyft To Reimburse Riders Who Were Hit With Surge Pricing In NYC Following Bombing

Following an explosion Monday morning near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City’s subway system backed up with congestion just as the morning commute got underway. Prices on Uber and Lyft rides also skyrocketed, and both companies have now said they will offer refunds to some passengers in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Puke in a Stranger Things-themed Lyft this Halloween

As you head out to this weekend’s Halloween festivities, remember to avail yourself of public transportation, taxis, or ride-sharing services if you plan on drinking. But hey, being responsible doesn’t mean abandoning the spirit of the season. This year, consider puking in the backseat of a Lyft with a spooky fun …Read more… Continue Reading […]

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