Will self-driving cars be on the road sooner than expected? Not if they can’t make left turns. In this round up, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers the struggle to improve autonomous vehicles, and Uber touts how it’s trying to improve its relationship with drivers.
Heads Up: We’ve learned that Lyft is going to start displaying driver pay in Net Earnings instead of Gross Earnings on Oct. 18th. It’s still the same pay as before but it might look lower since it’s no longer showing what you’re paid before they take their cut. Basically, they’re going to show earnings like Uber does.
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.
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.