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  • Volkswagen’s MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle

    Volkswagen’s MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle

    Some carmakers are talking a lot about the potential of shared mobility services and alternatives to car ownership, but Volkswagen’s MOIA is actually going a step further, with a brand new vehicle it’s unveiling today that’s focused entirely on this new market. The all-electric car, which made its debut at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin today, is designed to provide maximally… Read More

  • Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps

    Waymo focuses on user experience, considers next steps

    Waymo is investing a lot of time and effort on building out the user experience of its self-driving vehicles, which includes both the external and internal user-facing features of its autonomous cars. This includes looking at everything from how a user gets picked up during a ride-hailing experience, to communicating with others sharing the road, to how a user interacts with the car once on… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Go-Jek Raises $1.2 Billion

    Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Soylent raises $50 million, wheelchairs get a makeover from Izzy Wheels and Uber attempts to make UberPOOL a little less like a game of Russian roulette. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Waze Carpool Grows in Bay Area

    Twitter rolls out updates to combat abuse on its platform, YouTube launches mobile live stream and Super Chat exits beta, Waze Carpool grows in the Bay Area, Apple Beats are expected to drop February 10th and a recap from the 10th Annual Crunchies. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Waze Carpool completes its Bay Area rollout and adds three new partners

    Waze Carpool completes its Bay Area rollout and adds three new partners

    After expanding to the Bay Area in a pilot last September, Waze Carpool is now officially open to all in the nine counties that make up the region, and also in Northern California from Sacramento to Monterey, the company announced. This marks the proper launch for the Google-owned collaborative ride-sharing tool, which is not so much a competitor for Google as it is a community-focused effort… Read More

  • Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco

    Google said to undercut Uber with expanded ride-share service in San Francisco

    Google is running its own ride-sharing service in San Francisco, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move would put Google in direct, immediate competition with Uber, which helps explain even further┬áthe recent departure of Alphabet executive David Drummond from Uber’s board. Google’s new offering piloted in May, according to the WSJ, and uses the Google-owned Waze app to… Read More

  • Lyft now lets riders add an extra stop to their trips

    Lyft now lets riders add an extra stop to their trips

    Lyft is giving riders a way to make a multi-stop trip, letting them use the Lyft app to add an extra destination for two-stop trips. The logic is simple: With more users, especially city-dwellers, tapping ride-sharing and on-demand services in place of owning a vehicle, it’s more likely they’ll want some flexibility in how those trips are routed, since a multi-errand excursion is… Read More

  • Regulators order environmental impact study of Lyft Line and UberPOOL

    Regulators order environmental impact study of Lyft Line and UberPOOL

    Remember when a California regulatory agency tried to shut down carpooling services like UberPOOL and Lyft Line throughout the state? Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Two years after its initial threats, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has decided that the services are legal and can continue to operate. However, the CPUC has ordered Uber and Lyft to provide specifics… Read More

  • Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool

    Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool

    Back in 2007 co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green envisioned a new kind of mass transportation carpooling system connecting riders and drivers across the nation. They called it Zimride. But it turned out a lot more people wanted to get around the city than wanted to go the distance and the parent company was supplanted with something pinker and fuzzier a few years later. Lyft now wants you… Read More