Harry here. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at Uber’s launch of ‘self-driving’ cars in San Francisco, which was anything but smooth. One of their cars promptly ran a red light and it was caught on camera. Also, it turns out Uber failed to register with the DMV despite nearly every other large automaker doing so. We all know that real self-driving cars will hit the roads some day, but it seems like there’s a lot more hype around them than reality these days.
We’ve also have news on Google’s new ridesharing service, an alarming privacy lawsuit against Uber and a story about the ever increasing congestion problem and whether or not Uber and Lyft are making things worse.
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Harry here. Lots of articles this week about self-driving cars upon the heels of Uber’s PR event in Pittsburgh. In case you missed it, I wrote an article yesterday that went in depth on all of the challenges Uber will face when it comes to self-driving cars.
Today RSG senior contributor John Ince shares his weekly rideshare roundup on what the media thought about Uber’s ‘self-driving cars’. Everything from what it’s like to ride around in one to what safety experts with no skin in the game are saying about the latest technology craze.
Harry here. With summer winding down and kids heading back to school, demand always seems to pick up this time of year, so make sure you stay on top of any promotions sent your way and keep an eye out for new pockets of surge pricing!
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince updates us on the latest in the Uber employee lawsuit and the news isn’t good for drivers. The appeals panel basically ruled against Judge Chen’s decision to certify the class and it will vastly reduce the scope of the class action (from 385,000 to just over 6,000). Drivers can still go to arbitration if they want to challenge the employee status quo, but they’ll have to do it individually through Liss-Riordan’s law firm.
Harry here. This week we’re mixing it up a little with a bunch of stories on Lyft. It’s easy to get caught up in “Uber this” and “Uber that”, but let’s not forget about their closest competitor.
Today, RSG contributor John Ince breaks down some numbers that Lyft announced at a conference this week, Lyft’s new premium service and some skepticism about self-driving cars.