Category archives for: Ride Share

Uber Releases Report Showing Widespread Sexual Assault Problem

Uber received 235 reports of a rape occurring during a ride in the United States last year — an average of four a week, according to a company review released Thursday. The ride-hailing company has come under increasing scrutiny amid a flood of lawsuits from riders alleging they were sexually assaulted by drivers. In the […]

Penske Enters The Car Sharing Game

While GM, BMW, Lime and others are getting out of the car sharing service, Penske plans to enter it. The Penske corporation has now its new ride sharing service called Penske Dash. Penske has joined forces with with Ridecell Inc. to launch Penske Dash in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The new car sharing service […]

Uber Cuts Another 350 Jobs Across All Departments

Uber will cut 350 jobs across units including at Uber Eats, citing “bureaucracy that tends to creep as companies grow,” per a report from TechCrunch. The cuts are the third round in recent months (800 in total ), CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said they are the last wave. Uber has come under increased scrutiny by investors […]

Uber Says It Won’t Treat California Drivers As Employees- Despite Assembly Bill 5

Uber’s top lawyer announced in a news conference (H/T NYTimes) that Uber will not treat its drivers, who are independent contractors, as employees under the newly passed California bill. Tony West, Uber chief legal officer, pledged that its drivers will remain independent contractors. Mr. West said Uber’s business is not providing rides but “serving as […]

Uber Sacks 435 Employees

Ride-hailing giant Uber gave layoff notices to over 400 employees Tuesday Uber axed 435 people from its product and engineering teams, representing about 8% of its workforce, as reported by TechCrunch. But ahead of that announcement, hiring at the company — and specifically in the divisions affected by layoffs — saw a layoffs are often […]

Uber Debuts Next-Gen Volvo Self-Driving Auto

Uber Technologies unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. Uber said they XC90s will still  have human controls such as steering wheels and brake pedals, while packing factory-installed steering and braking systems designed for computer control. In the past, Uber had purchased about 250 Volvo XC90s and retrofitted them for self-driving use. […]

OjO Sit-Down Electric Scooter Rideshare Comes To Hoboken, NJ

OjO Electric has announced its rideshare scooter launch in Hoboken, NJ. OjO in partnership with P3GM, a global smart city development company, launched a 50 scooter program as part of Hoboken’s six-month long electric sharing pilot program. OjO was chosen along with Lime scooters as the only two companies to participate. The major difference between […]

General Motors’ Maven And Maven Gig Exiting Some US Markets

General Motors‘ mobility brand Maven is ending operations in several major U.S. markets. Maven will exit in New York, Chicago and other US markets. Maven car-sharing will remain in Detroit and Los Angeles. In some markets, the firm will keep car-sharing services available for consumers while closing down Maven Gig. Maven Gig is a short-term […]

Micro-Mobility Startup OjO Debuts A New Style Of E-Scooter Share

New micro-mobility startup OjO is now preparing to roll out their sit-down electric scooter sharing platform in the US. With operations beginning in Austin, Texas, OjO’s new take on scooter sharing could signal a shift in the industry. Functionally, OjO’s scooter sharing model will be similar to those of Bird, Lime and other electric scooter […]

Lyft Adds Bikes To Their Rideshare Options With Acquisition Of Motivate

Lyft announced today that they are completing the acquisition of America’s largest bikeshare service, Motivate. Headquartered in New York City, the company is responsible for the growth of the country’s most ridden bikeshare systems, including: Citi Bike (New York), Ford GoBike (San Francisco Bay area), Divvy (Chicago), Bluebikes (Boston Metro area), Capital Bikeshare (Washington, D.C. […]

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