This Week in Mobility – April 19, 2019 This week, Uber keeps IPO details confidential as it talks up investors, Phantom Auto attempts to expand into logistics with its latest funding round, and proposed rideshare tax debates heat up in Georgia. Uber Woos Investors With Road Show for May IPO After months of anticipation, the […]
This Week in On Demand― March 14, 2019 From Lyft bikes to Doordash, the new champ of food delivery, here’s the latest happenings from the gig economy this week. Lyft To Invest $50 Million in Chicago Bike Sharing Program A proposed contract from Chicago bike-sharing program Divvy will bring $50 million in investment from Lyft to the […]
Is it better to be first or to be best? For Uber and Lyft, rideshare companies that started with different ideas than what we now know them for, the question of being first is moot. As a result, these two companies must compete to be the best at providing the exact same service — getting […]
Lyft And Self-Driving Cars: What’s It Mean For Drivers? You’ve probably heard about autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars. If you drive rideshare, you may be wondering how self-driving cars will affect you. Lyft COO Jon McNeil and Lyft Head of Driver Relations Laura Copeland recently posted a video addressing some driver questions on the topic. Here […]
TaaS – What Is It? If you work in the corporate world, you may be familiar with SaaS, or Software as a Service. Over the years, critical office software has migrated from the desktop to the cloud, and this design means the software will be available on an on-demand basis. With this change, companies have […]
Last year, after Apple invested $1 billion in Didi, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk about teaming up in the self-driving car sphere. Musk said no.
What’s happening in the Waymo Uber lawsuit As you may know, Waymo, Google self-driving car unit is suing Uber for stealing their technology. Currently, the Waymo Uber lawsuit is in the discovery phase. Prior coverage from Rideshare Central since the case was filed: Google v. Uber: The lawsuit in a nutshell. Google v. Uber: Don’t […]
Well, this case is not going well for Uber so far, but it’s early. To recap, Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s head of self-driving cars, used to be Google’s head of self-driving cars. Google says he stole 14,000 documents, started his own company, and sold it to Uber. Also, it’s possible Uber may have colluded with Mr. […]
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