Lyft launches a new self-driving division and will develop its own autonomous ride-hailing technology

July 22, 2017

Lyft is betting the future of the road midsts on sharing autonomous vehicles. It aims to be at the vanguard of information and communication technologies with a new self-driving discord and a self-driving organization “manufacturers ” could plug into their self-driving cars. The company expects to hire hundreds of people for the new division by the end of next year and has just indicated a lease for 50,000 -square-feet on…

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Uber faces another lawsuit due to a lack of wheelchair-accessible rides

July 19, 2017

The Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled, along with other disability rights groups, is suing Uber, alleging Uber is in violation of New York City human rights laws because it doesnt have enough wheelchair-accessible cars available to people who need them, Reuters reports. The class-action lawsuit, which also includes Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York and the Taxis for All Campaign as plaintiffs, alleges Uber is engaging in…

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Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit

July 8, 2017

There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companiesprepare for a trial set to begin in October. First of all, Waymo has narrowed its case, dropping three out of four patent claims it originally made against Uber. Meanwhile, Uber has been granted the ability…

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Lawsuit claims Uber ignored attempted murder conviction of driver who later raped passenger

June 29, 2017

A passenger who says she was raped by an Uber driver in Kansas City has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that Uber ignored previous warnings that the driver was not fit to drive for the company. The plaintiff, who is going by Jane Doe, says an Uber driver named Yahkhahnahn Ammi raped her on January 28, 2017, the lawsuit alleges. Doe originally met Ammi through the Uber app….

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In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

June 29, 2017

In response to a series of questions posed by District Judge William Alsup, Uber claims that no one there was aware of any proprietary information taken from Waymo until that company had filed its lawsuit. To recap: Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, sued Uber over theft of trade secrets, as the companies fight to bring autonomous vehicles to market. All of this came about after Anthony…

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Transports coming upheaval

June 26, 2017

Cyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of AddThis, which was acquired by Oracle. More poles by this help: Is Whole Foods a healthful option for Amazon ? Tyrant in the system

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/ REX/ Shutterstock (8 875114 h) President Donald Trump is was welcomed by adherents during a revival, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners . In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For instance: It’s how Donald Trump supporters apologize subsidizing Donald Trump. And it’s likewise how Travis Kalanick followers…

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As Ubers value slips on the secondary market, Lyfts is rising

June 23, 2017

Its been happening for months. The value of Ubers shares has been falling on the secondary market, hammered by a barrage of press attention paid to its real and perceived misdeeds. That slip is widely seen as the reason Uber investorsstrong-armed CEO Travis Kalanick out of his role as CEO on Tuesday night. As numerous sources confirmed to us yesterday (and The Information first reported in late April), Uber is…

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Some Uber employees are reportedly petitioning for Travis Kalanick to stay

June 23, 2017

Theres a petition circulating among Uber employees asking the board of directors to let Travis Kalanick return to the company, Recode reports. The email going around talks about how Kalanick is critical to the companys future success. It ultimately asks employees to show their support for Kalanick and push for him to get reinstated in an operational role. Update 10:45am PT:The letter, which was signed by over 1,100 employees (Uber…

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Ubers toxic culture risks its driverless future, too

June 22, 2017

So Ubers blowhard-in-chief Travis Kalanick is finally out, out as CEO after some of its most prominent investors put the squeeze on him to go (not just take a time out). Scandal after scandal has hammered the company in recent times, culminating in an external investigation into a corporate culture accused by a former female employee of being rife with sexism, aggression and inequality. Kalanicks aggressive style of management has…

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