Ride hailing companies delay California close-down

Uber and Lyft have decided not to close down their operations in their home state of California over a row to do with driver status. They had threatened to do so if their drivers were ruled to be employees rather than contractors, which would have significantly affected their business model. CNN reports that a court […]

Uber and Lyft consider pulling out of California

The American ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are reported to be considering ceasing operations in their home state of California over a legal row concerning the status of their employees. Reuters reports that a judge in the state has refused to give them more time to appeal against a decision to designate drivers as state […]

Lyft using crowdsourced data to help driverless development

The American ridesharing company Lyft says it’s using data from its network to improve the performance of its autonomous vehicle systems. Venturebeat.com reports that the company’s equipped a subset of vehicles with inexpensive camera sensors to capture “challenging scenarios” and solve problems like generating 3D maps and improving simulation tests. Lyft has told the website […]


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