Toyota Just Bought Lyft’s Self-Driving Division For $550 Million
Right now, various companies are working on developing self-driving car technology, but they are mostly working separate from each other. This means that whatever advantage a company can get to get ahead in terms of development is being taken, and Toyota just gave themselves a huge boost.
Lyft’s Driverless Cars Will Be Rolling Out To More US Cities In 2023
Self-driving cars seem like something that we can look forward to in the future. There is a lot of potential behind the technology, such as the potential to reduce accidents as computers should have faster reaction times than us, which means that avoiding obstacles and anticipating other drivers around us should be better.
Lyft Has Pulled Its Electric Bike Fleet From San Francisco
If you set out to find one of Lyft’s pink electric bicycles in San Francisco today, you might find it hard to locate one. That’s because the company has decided to pull them from the streets of San Francisco. It has made this decision merely two months after the electric bikes were deployed in the city. It’s having to do this because some of these bikes actually caught fire while […]
Lyft To Add Bus And Subway Directions For NYC In Its App
Lyft wants people in New York City to be hooked to its app which is why the ride-hailing service has decided to add NYC subway and bus directions to its app. It will take a couple of weeks for the roll out of transit directions in the app for NYC to complete.
Waymo Making Self-Driving Pickups Available To Lyft Riders
Waymo has its own commercial self-driving ride-hailing service called Waymo One but the company did ink an agreement with Lyft back in May to bring its self-driving vehicles to the latter’s ride-hailing platform. It has now made some of its autonomous minivans available to Lyft riders.
Lyft Now Gives Non-Emergency Rides To Medicaid Patients In Arizona
Lyft today announced its approval to become an enrolled Medicaid provider in Arizona. What that means is that the ride-sharing company can now provide non-emergency rides To Medicaid patients in the state. The company says that it’s also looking to expand this service to other states across the country.
Lyft Updates App With Panic Button For 911 Calls
Lyft announced a handful of new improvements today which are aimed at making rides safer for the countless people who use its service every single day. One of the additions is an in-app panic button which will enable riders to quickly call 911 should the need arise. Lyft already added this option to the driver’s app late last year.
Lyft Is Trying Out Car Rentals In San Francisco
Lyft’s offerings are now far more than just enabling you to get a ride from one place to another. It has been leading the electric scooter charge in the country and now it’s working on yet another way to eliminate the need for people to own a car. Lyft is trying out longer term car rentals with a small group of customers in San Francisco.
Uber And Lyft No Longer Accepting New Drivers In NYC
After the city passed new rules designed to get a grip on the rising growth of ride-hailing companies, both Uber and Lyft have now stopped accepting new drivers on their platforms in New York City. Uber says that it’s no longer accepting new drivers “in part to new TLC regulations,” by which it means the new Taxi and Limousine Commission regulations.
Lyft Removes Countless e-Bikes From Service Due To Braking Issues
Lyft is pulling thousands of its e-bikes out of service temporarily in three U.S. cities due to braking malfunctions. It follows after dozens of injuries were reported due to the brake issues. Lyft has thus removed its fleet of pedal-assist electric bikes in New York city. The systems affected by this include Citi Bike in New York City, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, and Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C.
Uber And Lyft Drivers Reportedly Receiving Cash Bonuses For IPO Stock
Uber and Lyft are both due to go public and a new report reveals that the companies are planning to give some of their drivers cash bonuses which they will be able to put towards purchasing of IPO stock as these companies go public. This workaround enables Uber and Lyft as Securities and Exchange Commission rules prohibit them from directly granting stock to drivers, the rules indicate that private company […]
Lyft Announces Shared Saver Rides, Will Save Passengers More Money
If you refuse to be price gouged by taxis, ride hailing services from the likes of Uber and Lyft are pretty decent alternatives. However if you’re looking to save even more money, then you might be interested to learn that Lyft has since announced a new feature in the form of Shared Saver rides.
Use Of Ride-Hailing Services In The US Has Doubled In 3 Years
If you don’t like to drive or don’t want to drive, there have always been plenty of alternatives such as public transport in the form of a bus or train or taxi, or if you can afford it, you could rent a town car. However it seems that with companies like Uber and Lyft offering more affordable alternatives to taxis and town cars, it’s not surprising that their usage has […]
Lyft Enables Default Tipping And 5-Star Ratings For Drivers
Lyft is adding a couple of driver-focused features to its ride-sharing service. It’s making it easier for passengers to tip drivers with a default tipping option. Lyft will also allow passengers to tip while they’re still on the ride so that they don’t forget about it when rushing out of the car.
Lyft Rider Loyalty Program Launches Next Month
Lyft has announced today that it’s going to launch a loyalty program for riders in the United States next month. The program is called Lyft Rewards and it will allow riders across the country to earn points for each dollar that they spend on the service. The reward points can then be used for savings on future rides, upgrading to nicer cars, and more.
Lyft Monthly Subscription Plan Available Nationwide
Lyft began experimenting with monthly subscription plans for riders earlier this year and the ride-sharing company today announced that it’s now making them available nationwide to all users. Lyft’s “All-Access Pass” will provide riders with a set number of rides every month for a fixed amount.
Lyft Expands Its #DitchYourCar Challenge To More Cities
Several months ago, Lyft announced a month-long challenge dubbed #DitchYourCar. The idea is that the company wants to encourage users to stop driving and instead rely on ride-sharing/hailing services, such as Lyft, to get around. The challenge is to see if they will be able to do so for a month.
Lyft Announces Commitment To Go Fully Carbon Neutral
Many companies are starting to realize the impact that their operations are having on the world today. This is why those companies (more recently Sony) have announced plans and initiatives to try and go green. Ride-sharing service Lyft is one of them as the company has announced their commitment to go completely carbon neutral.
First Lyft Electric Scooters Arrive In Denver
Scooters appear to be the next area of focus for ride-sharing services. Lyft had announced a couple of months back that it was going to put bikeshare systems across the country as it seeks to grow further. The company today announced the launch of its first electric scooters for users in Denver.
Get Free Lyft Rides On Election Day This November
Lyft wants Americans to get out and vote. For this reason, the ride-sharing has announced that it’s going to offer free rides to get people out on November 6th so that they can do their civic duty and vote in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. It has teamed up with Vote.org, Nonprofit Vote, and TurboVote on this campaign to get as many people out as possible to go vote on […]