Cruise founder Kyle Vogt on why he joined forces with GM

General Motors snapped up Silicon Valley-based Cruise Automation for more than $1 billion earlier this year with plans to plant its self-driving tech inside its own car brands. It was a fine move for

How GM’s Maven car sharing service got to over 4.2M miles driven in 7 months

In January, GM did something somewhat unusual for a company founded in 1908 – it began a car sharing operation, offering customers a fleet of new vehicles on-demand, for use in exchange for an hour

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 initia

The 3 factors behind Uber and Lyft’s regulatory win in California

It’s a common gripe: Outdated regulations obstruct innovation; government regulators move too slowly or, worse, try to block technological progress. But when conditions are right, regulations can so

One Sidecar, Up With A Twist

GM Unveils Maven, Its Big New Play In Car-Sharing Services

General Motors has taken the wraps off its latest move to put itself into the next generation of transportation. Today the company launched Maven, a new program that brings together the company&#82

Keep An Eye On Sidecar’s Patents

A day after the news broke that General Motors was picking up assets from failed Uber competitor Sidecar, today the startup's CEO finally confirmed the details directly in a blog post and provided a f

GM Confirms Sidecar Acquisition As Auto Makers Take Tech Ambitions Up A Gear

Hot on the heels of its $500 million investment in transportation startup Lyft, General Motors has acquired select assets of Sidecar, a would-be Uber and Lyft competitor that went bust in December w

Sidecar Is Calling It Quits On Rides And Deliveries

Sidecar, the on-demand car service that was supposed to compete with Lyft and Uber, is shutting down at the end of this year, Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul wrote on Medium. In August, Sidecar basically threw

YC’s Meadow Partners With Sidecar For Speedy Deliveries of All Your Medical Marijuana Needs

Meadow, a YC-backed startup in the medical marijuana space, is partnering with Sidecar to do quick medical marijuana deliveries throughout the city of San Francisco. It follows recent moves by much bi

Instacart Is Quietly Working With Third Parties To Outsource (Some Of) Its Deliveries

Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery startup that is reportedly valued north of $2 billion, is growing fast in 15 markets throughout the country. As it seeks to meet that demand, the company has

Millennials Insist The Future Will Be Shared

What happens when 80-year-old laws meet 21st-century millennial? We’re about to find out. In California, the state Department of Motor Vehicles threatened the future of ride sharing by dusting off a

Sidecar Follows The Competition, Starts Charging A $1 “RideSafe” Fee

Last year, Uber introduced a "Safe Rides" fee that added a $1 charge to uberX fares. This fee, they said, was meant to help them cover the cost of background checks, vehicle screenings, and "the devel

Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides

Ridesharing service <a target="_blank" href="">SideCar</a> invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here's how it works, as explained on <a target="_bla

Ridesharing Service Sidecar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor

San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup Sidecar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The

California Regulator Sends Warning Letter To Uber, Lyft And Sidecar Over Shared Ride Feature

Shared rides are the new "it feature" among on-demand transportation services, with Uber, Lyft and Sidecar all releasing their own versions to users over the last few weeks and months. But the Califor

Sidecar Tests Out Shareable Rides, So Passengers Going In The Same Direction Can Split The Fare

Since launch, Sidecar has always been about <a href="">sharing rides with strangers</a>. Now the startup is taking sharing one step further, with a new f

One Year Later, SFO Still Refuses To Meet With Uber, Lyft And Sidecar To Discuss Dispute

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week asking him to intervene in the ongoing dispute over the right to pick up passengers at the San Francisco International Airp

After Raising $10M From USV, SideCar Pivots To Offer A Ride-sharing Marketplace

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing startup SideCar is releasing a brand new version of its app for both passengers and drivers, which will provide more flexibility for drivers and more choice for passengers. T

California Regulator Proposes New Ride-Sharing Rules In A Victory For Uber, Lyft And SideCar

The California Public Utilities Commission issued its proposed framework for the regulation of ride-sharing services today, granting a huge victory for companies like Uber, Lyft and SideCar. The propo
Load More