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On Thursday, Lyft made a big expansion move by announcing that it is adding coverage to 32 states, bringing its total to 40. Things have been changing this year for No. 2 Lyft, which had been in rate wars with Uber in key markets to grab share from the ride-hailing giant. With controversies and in-fighting […]

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Some consumers are starting to prefer a shared, hailed ride over buying their own car, a study says. University researchers surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to find out how their transportation habits changed after ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft pulled out of the market after a May 2016 local election failed to […]

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General Motor’s Maven car sharing unit finds that Uber and Lyft drivers love the Chevy Bolt and are putting a lot of miles behind the wheel. Rachel Bhattacharya, who heads GM’s commercial mobility unit, spoke about it yesterday at a CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich. The Maven fleet brought in 150 Bolts […]

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft will be spreading its presence across the U.S. by adding 50 more cities. The announcement from Thursday follows one from the previous month about another 40 U.S. cities being added to the service network. Lyft says it’s all part of this year’s “massive expansion,” with the goal of providing millions more people […]

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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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