car sharing

  • Profiting socially on nickels and dimes Crunch Network

    Profiting socially on nickels and dimes

    As the #DeleteUber count increases, Lyft has cleverly seized the opportunity to distinguish itself as a beacon of goodwill. In its most recent attempts to gain public favor, Lyft will soon be taking a stand by pledging fixed commitments to charities when you take a seat as a Lyft passenger. Read More

  • GM expands Maven car sharing to NYC

    GM expands Maven car sharing to NYC

    GM’s car sharing service Maven is expanding to the largest city in the U.S., the company announced Monday. The expansion is one of many for the company, which originally began operating only in January 2016, and is now available in 17 different markets across North America. Maven now includes three service offerings, including City, which is on-demand short-term rental; Home, which… Read More

  • Waymo’s claims of trade secret theft could result in criminal case

    Waymo’s claims of trade secret theft could result in criminal case

    When Waymo sued Uber earlier this year, claiming that its former employee stole 14,000 documents containing trade secrets about its self-driving car project and took the documents to Uber, it was a stain on Uber’s reputation. Now, it looks like the damage could be more extensive — the judge in the civil case has referred the theft claims to the U.S. Attorney for a possible… Read More

  • Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber is going to trial, judge rules

    Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber is going to trial, judge rules

    Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber, its competitor in the automated vehicle business, is going to trial. Judge William Alsup ruled that Uber could not force the lawsuit over theft of trade secrets into private arbitration. Instead, the trial will play out publicly, with evidence being presented mostly in the open. This is not the scenario that Uber wanted. Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary… Read More

  • Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

    Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

    Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan. With a population of 50 million people and rapidly increasing internet adoption, Myanmar is seen by many tech firms as a market with much growth potential. Grab, Uber’s chief rival in Southeast Asia, entered the country’s… Read More

  • U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program

    U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program

    It looks like there’s more trouble round the corner for Uber. Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the company’s controversial “greyball program” which helped it sidestep law enforcement officials and regulators. The existence of the program was made public in early March following an explosive report from The… Read More

  • Car2go puts safety in the hands of humans

    Car2go puts safety in the hands of humans

    While nearly every car-related company on the planet is integrating sensors and refining algorithms to create safer cars that eliminate human error, car2go is putting safety back into human hands. A pilot program in New York City and Washington, DC will give 1,000 car2go members free online driving courses. Read More

  • Uber adds privacy info and easy account deletion

    Uber adds privacy info and easy account deletion

    Uber announced today that it will make it easier for users to delete their accounts and access their privacy settings. Now, the company will let users delete their accounts from within the app, without contacting support. The process is known internally as “Dear John,” and Uber employees said it has taken over a year to design. Once a user opts to delete their account, Uber… Read More

  • ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the recent conference on flying vehicles, had partnered to prepare for just that exact scenario. Read More

  • Uber shares growing financials to distract from negative publicity

    Uber shares growing financials to distract from negative publicity

    Uber, the popular ride-hailing startup, shared a grip of new financial metrics with Bloomberg today. The numbers indicate that the company is still growing at an impressive pace, and that despite staggering losses may be getting a handle on its cash burn. The company’s numbers have leaked in various quantities before, but today’s disclosure is a welcome dose of sunlight. That Uber… Read More

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