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Zipcar, Uber, and Lyft are working to get out the vote tomorrow through free and discounted trips. Carsharing leader Zipcar is offering free rides to the first 7,000 voters who reserve its nationwide free-of-charge rental. Existing customers and new members can reserve cars now, either online or through Zipcar’s mobile app, and can use the […]

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft is taking the future of self-driving cars very seriously – maybe even more seriously than arch-competitor Uber and other companies testing the autonomous systems. John Zimmer, Lyft’s cofounder and president, expects that most of the company’s rides will come from autonomous vehicles within five years. Zimmer shared his perspectives in an exclusive […]

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Uber is taking its autonomous vehicle project seriously with plans to set up shop in Detroit. Sherif Marakby, Uber’s vice president of global vehicle programs, on Monday announced that the ride-hailing company will be opening a facility in the Detroit area. The objective is to work closely with automotive suppliers and automakers. “The facility in […]

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Google is launching a carpooling service in San Francisco that could take business away from ride-hailing leaders Uber and Lyft. Since May, Google has been testing out a carpool service using the Waze navigation mobile app for commuters to share rides to work, reports the Wall Street Journal. The system connects Waze riders with drivers […]

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