“Ridesourcing,” also called ridesharing, involves transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber using a digital network to connect passengers with drivers of, most commonly, personally owned vehicles. GAO estimated that nationally, nearly 1 in 6, or about 16 percent, of ridesourcing vehicles that performed a passenger trip in August 2022 had an open safety […]
While using ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft may be convenient to get to class, around town or home after a late evening out, there are some safety tips you need to keep in mind before you take that ride. Before the Ride Request rides only through the official app. Wait for your ride in […]
Many young urbanites don’t want to own a car, and unlike earlier generations, they don’t have to rely on mass transit. Instead they treat mobility as a service: when they need to travel significant distances, say, more than 5 miles (8 kilometers), they use their phones to summon an Uber (or a car from a […]
In advance of the summer travel season, Uber and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) today announced a national partnership called “Make it Click: Every seat. Every ride” to bring education and awareness regarding the dangers of riding unbuckled to millions of Uber riders and drivers.
Self-Driving Cars May Ultimately be Safer than Human Drivers. But After a Pedestrian’s Death, Will the Public Buy It?
As long as robot cars roam public streets and highways, they will occasionally kill people. That’s the ugly truth that no on in the driver-less vehicle industry can deny. Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired, or distracted human drivers do now? Automakers, technology companies, politicians, and regulators […]
Tempe police on Wednesday released video footage taken just before an autonomous Uber SUV hit and killed a 49-year-old pedestrian. The video shows what the car and its safety driver could see before the collision with the woman and also offers footage of the driver. The safety driver, Rafaela Vasquez, appears to look down several […]
The death of a woman who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Arizona on Sunday has auto-safety advocates demanding that U.S. regulators and lawmakers slow down the rush to bring autonomous vehicles to the nation’s roadways. Don’t count on it. Efforts to streamline regulations to accommodate the emerging technology have been under way since […]
To say that we’re in a technological revolution would surprise no one. With the Internet of Things constantly growing and mobile devices taking over the world, everyone can see that technology is changing the world at a breakneck pace. But it may surprise you to know that technology is also having a major effect on […]
Use of ride-sharing services such as Uber has prompted a drop in drunk-driving accidents in some American cities, a new report suggests. But access to smartphone-connected drivers doesn’t uniformly slash booze-related crashes, researchers found. “Uber seems to affect crashes differently in different cities,” said study author Christopher Morrison. Those differences may depend on specific local […]
Navigant Research released a study claiming that Ford was leading the pack in developing self-driving cars. Some of the factors of the study were: Demonstrating that the company had a strategic vision Execution capabilities to develop and deploy them