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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft passes 1 billion trips six years after its founding, amid some concerns about its future growth ahead of a potential IPO   —  But can the ride-hailing company keep up the pace?  —  Earlier this month, Lyft crossed a major milestone when it completed its 1 billionth trip.
Sep 18, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft launches a fleet of around 350 electric scooters in Denver, its first market, available for $1+ from 6AM to 8PM daily   —  The company is playing catch-up in a flush market, but it believes it can win by playing nice with cities  —  Lyft is the latest company to jump on the shared-scooter bandwagon …
Sep 6, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
San Francisco grants permits for one-year e-scooter pilot program to Scoot and Skip; Santa Monica selects Jump, Lyft, Lime, and Bird for its e-scooter pilot   —  Skip and Scoot, two underdogs in the scooter war, won the coveted permits  —  After more than two months of waiting …
Aug 30, 2018, 4:34 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
A look at Waymo's self-driving car depot in Phoenix and the progress of its Early Rider program, which offers free test rides to 400+ members   —  Waymo is ready to start charging for its self-driving trips, but first, it needs to master the dreaded art of fleet management
Aug 22, 2018, 3:01 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Kroger, the US's largest supermarket chain, teams up with Nuro, a two-year-old self-driving startup, to launch driverless delivery service later this fall   —  Kroger is teaming up with Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving team  —  Kroger, the nation's largest …
Jun 28, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Tech giants and automakers form Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity (PTIO) group to explore the impact of self-driving cars on human jobs   —  A crisis in labor is brewing, and the big AV companies are on it  —  Driverless vehicles could eliminate millions of jobs in the future …
Jun 19, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lidar startup Luminar says Volvo is making a “substantial” investment in the company and buying its lidar sensors   —  Luminar will supply lidar sensors to the Swedish auto giant  —  Lidar startup Luminar is on a bit of a hot streak.  After announcing a major deal with Toyota …
Jun 14, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft redesigns its app for the first time in three years to emphasize shared rides and public transport, available to everyone by the end of June   —  ‘This is to put shared rides front and center’  —  Lyft's app for riders is getting a fresh new look, with a greater emphasis put on shared rides and public transportation.
Jun 7, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo announces deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62K minivans to its upcoming robotaxi service and begins discussions on selling self-driving cars to people   —  Google spinoff orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans  —  The size of Waymo's fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans just got radically bigger.
May 31, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber's new in-app emergency button that lets riders call 911 assistance goes live across the US   —  Dial 911 directly from the app  —  In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app, in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation.
May 29, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context

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