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Arrival, Uber Partner to Come Out With Electric Ride-Hailing Car

Arrival, Uber Partner to Come Out With Electric Ride-Hailing Car

Arrival, a UK-based electric-vehicle startup has partnered with technology company Uber to come out with a purpose-built ride-hailing car that will be electric.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-09 07:45 PT

Ride-Sharing Startup Revel is Launching a Transportation Service in New York City Using Only Company-owned Tesla Model Ys

Ride-Sharing Startup Revel is Launching a Transportation Service in New York City Using Only Company-owned Tesla Model Ys

Ride-sharing startup Revel is launching a new ride-hailing service in New York City next month with a fleet of Tesla Model Y crossovers. Unlike Uber and Lyft, Revel’s driver partners are hired on as employees, and the company owns the entire fleet of Model Ys, so drivers don’t have to worry about wear and tear and accumulating miles on their personal vehicles or the added expense of maintaining them.

Eric Walz2021-04-28 12:50 PT

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Sells its Self-driving Unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings for $550 Million

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Sells its Self-driving Unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet Holdings for $550 Million

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc is following in the footsteps of its primary rival Uber Technologies and will no longer develop its self-driving technology in house. The San Francisco-based company announced on Monday that its selling its autonomous driving unit Level 5 to Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings Inc (“Woven Planet”) for $550 million. Woven Planet is tasked with developing autonomous driving and other advanced mobility technology for Toyota.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-26 15:35 PT

Ontario-based CpK Interior Products Invents ‘Anti-Viral Plastic’ That Kills 99.9% of COVID-19 on Vehicle Interior Surfaces

Ontario-based CpK Interior Products Invents ‘Anti-Viral Plastic’ That Kills 99.9% of COVID-19 on Vehicle Interior Surfaces

Ontario-based company CpK Product Interiors Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior components, announced it developed a line of “anti-viral” material formulations for hard and soft plastics, such as those used in vehicle interiors. The company claims that its formulation kills 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, on material surfaces in less than 60 minutes. Founded in 2010, CpK is a subsidiary of automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Eric Walz2020-11-19 07:50 PT

TomTom Extends its Map Editing Partnership with Uber Across its Entire Global Platform

TomTom Extends its Map Editing Partnership with Uber Across its Entire Global Platform

On Tuesday, TomTom announced it will extend its existing partnership that began in 2015 of integrating TomTom’s maps, traffic data, and Maps APIs across Uber’s entire global platform. As part of the ongoing agreement, Uber will serve as a trusted map editing partner to TomTom, leading to even more accurate navigation and location, trip routing, fares, and better arrival time estimates for Uber customers.

FutureCar Staff 2020-10-13 19:00 PT

Uber & Lyft Preparing to Suspend Their Ride-Hailing Service in California Over Labor Dispute

Uber & Lyft Preparing to Suspend Their Ride-Hailing Service in California Over Labor Dispute

​As of midnight tonight, ride-hailing company Lyft will suspend its California ride-hailing operations, and its bigger rival Uber will likely follow, leaving thousands of people without the on-demand transportation they’ve come to rely on for for the first time in over seven years. The move is a result of California's Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on Jan 1, 2020 and requires ride-hailing companies to classify drivers as employees.

Jeremy Carlton2020-08-20 11:55 PT

Lyft is Providing Protective Shields to its Drivers for Added Safety During the Pandemic

Lyft is Providing Protective Shields to its Drivers for Added Safety During the Pandemic

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft is providing its drivers with shields, which are designed to partition the vehicle to limit the chances of virus exposure for the rear seat passengers and driver.

Eric Walz2020-07-17 09:00 PT

Self-Driving Startup Aurora Debuts its New Long-Range Lidar Called 'FirstLight'

Self-Driving Startup Aurora Debuts its New Long-Range Lidar Called 'FirstLight'

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced today its new in-house developed lidar system for its driverless vehicles. The lidar sensor is called "FirstLight" and it can see and track objects more quickly and from further away than other lidar sensors.

Eric Walz2020-07-08 16:00 PT

Uber Buys Rival Postmates for $2.65 Billion as its Core Ride-Hailing Business Stumbles

Uber Buys Rival Postmates for $2.65 Billion as its Core Ride-Hailing Business Stumbles

Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc is looking to extend its reach beyond the food delivery and ride-hailing business. The San Francisco-based company announced today the acquisition of Uber Eats division rival Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal.

Eric Walz2020-07-06 13:00 PT

Toyota’s Annual Governance Reports Reveals That it Holds a $293 Million Stake In Uber

Toyota’s Annual Governance Reports Reveals That it Holds a $293 Million Stake In Uber

Toyota’s latest corporate governance report was released on Wednesday and it revealed that the automaker holds a $293 million stake in ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. Toyota said it held 10.25 million shares valued at 31.15 billion yen ($292.46 million) as of March 30, 2020.

Derrick Smith2020-06-24 11:00 PT

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Vows to Switch to Fully-Electric Vehicles by 2030

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Vows to Switch to Fully-Electric Vehicles by 2030

San Francisco-based company Lyft Inc. said on Wednesday that every vehicle on its ride-hailing and rental car platform will be fully-electric by 2030.

FutureCar Staff 2020-06-17 14:30 PT

General Motors Shutters its Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Unit Maven

General Motors Shutters its Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Unit Maven

General Motors has shuttered its car-sharing platform Maven, which allowed GM owners to share their vehicle as a short-term rental, earning a little extra income in the process. The automaker said it would transfer the Maven assets and resources to its Global Innovation group, which is GM’s incubator for new mobility ideas and technology.

Eric Walz2020-04-22 11:00 PT

Exor to Invest $200 million for a 9% Stake in Ride-Hailing Company Via Transportation

Exor to Invest $200 million for a 9% Stake in Ride-Hailing Company Via Transportation

New York City-based on-demand and shared transportation provider Via announced it received a $200 million investment from Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, the business dynasty founded by Giovanni Agnelli, one of the original founders of Italian automaker Fiat.

Eric Walz2020-03-30 10:40 PT

Former Head of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets

Former Head of Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets

In one of the biggest cases involving the theft of intellectual property in Silicon Valley in recent memory, Anthony Levandowski, the former head engineer of Google’s self-driving car project, has agreed to plead guilty for stealing trade secrets from the technology giant and using them to launch his own self-driving truck startup Ottomotto.

Eric Walz2020-03-20 10:00 PT

Waymo, Others Stop Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads Due to the Coronavirus

Waymo, Others Stop Testing Self-Driving Cars on California Roads Due to the Coronavirus

After Alphabet subsidiary Waymo announced it was cancelling its autonomous vehicles testing using drivers on Tuesday, other notable Bay Area companies, including Uber, Cruise and Pony.ai have followed suit and suspended their operations that normally rely on safety drivers behind the wheel to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-18 04:00 PT

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-hailing company Lyft has bought U.S.-based startup Halo Cars, which allows drivers to make money through digital advertisements displayed on top of their vehicles. Lyft confirmed the deal but did not comment on the financing of the deal.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-21 19:00 PT

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

A new on-demand transportation company called Myle Technologies is moving into Uber’s space and launching a ride-hailing service today in the five boroughs of New York, enabling customers to get picked up by the nearest taxi.

Eric Walz2020-02-19 11:00 PT

Hyundai S-A1 Flying Taxi Could Help Uber Go Airborne by 2023

Hyundai S-A1 Flying Taxi Could Help Uber Go Airborne by 2023

Unveiled at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, the Hyundai S-A1 flying taxi has been jointly developed by Uber and Hyundai and could ferry up to four passengers at altitudes of up to 2,000 feet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-12 06:00 PT

Uber, Distracted Driver Cited for Fatal Crash in Arizona Claims NTSB

Uber, Distracted Driver Cited for Fatal Crash in Arizona Claims NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued its findings into what caused the fatal accident involving one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles and a pedestrian in 2018.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-01 15:00 PT

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing, often referred to as the “Uber of China” plans to launch a pilot ride-hailing service in Japan using luxury cars from Tesla and Mercedes Benz the company said.

Eric Walz2019-11-19 11:45 PT

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