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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft teams up with NuTonomy for on-demand autonomous vehicles, will launch limited pilot in Boston within the next few months   —  Riders in Boston will be able to hail one “in a couple months”  —  Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put …
Jun 6, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber updates app to make ratings of riders more visible, encouraging “better” behavior, changes UberPool so riders say why they rated drivers below five stars   —  Are you a 4.9?  —  It used to be that if you wanted to see how many stars you've racked up as an Uber rider …
Apr 26, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans to residents of Phoenix, Arizona as part of an “early rider program”, available to users today   —  Major milestone for the Google spin-off  —  Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area can sign up to go for a ride in a self-driving minivan.
Apr 25, 2017, 6:20 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft testing Shuttle service in San Francisco and Chicago with fixed pricing and a set route running on weekdays from 6:30AM to 10AM and 4PM to 8PM   —  Buses are the new ride-share  —  Lyft Shuttle is the ride-hailing industry's latest product to mimic the fixed routes and flat fares of a city bus service.
Mar 29, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Washington state judge rules against Uber's attempt to block the implementation of a law that would allow Seattle drivers to unionize   —  Landmark law gives drivers the right to collectively bargain  —  A Washington state judge put the brakes on Uber's attempt to block the city of Seattle …
Mar 21, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo asks court to block Uber from operating autonomous vehicles, adds Levandowski's former colleague's testimony to support allegations of trade secrets theft   —  The case of the stolen self-driving car is heating up  —  Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving spinoff from Google …
Mar 10, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft hires Luc Vincent, an ex-Google engineering director who worked on Google Maps, to lead its mapping and marketplace division   —  Luc Vincent, your Lyft is arriving  —  Luc Vincent, senior director of engineering at Google, has been hired by Lyft to lead the ride-hail company's maps and marketplace division.
Feb 9, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber sues Seattle over law allowing drivers to unionize, hearing set for March 17   —  Liberal city of the Northwest vs. global ride-hailing juggernaut  —  Late last month, Uber sued the city of Seattle, challenging the city's authority to implement a landmark law allowing drivers in the gig economy to unionize.
Feb 7, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo says it is now producing all self-driving tech in house, with big cost savings, will deploy Chrysler minivans this month in Mountain View and Phoenix   —  Now with all-new tech produced in-house  —  Waymo, the self-driving car startup spun-off from Google late last year …
Jan 8, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber refuses to apply for autonomous vehicle testing permit, asks DMV to clarify how self-driving Ubers in SF are different from Teslas with autopilot   —  Your move, California  —  Uber is sticking to its guns in refusing to apply for a $150 permit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles …
Dec 16, 2016, 8:30 PMIn context

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