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Uber unveils "Quiet Mode" feature to shush chatty drivers

Uber launched a ‘Quiet Mode’ feature this week for riders who want to be left alone......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2019

Tesla Autopilot mode is assisted driving: cybersecurity expert

Tesla drivers who engage the Autopilot feature should recognize that it requires the assistance of the driver, a cybersecurity expert told FOX Business......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 30th, 2018

NewsWatch: There’s a quiet battle of wills between Uber drivers and customers over who cancels first

Uber penalizes its drivers for cancellations, and sometimes customers are forced to cancel instead......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2018

There’s a quiet battle of wills between Uber drivers and customers over who cancels first

Uber penalizes its drivers for cancellations, and sometimes customers are forced to cancel instead......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 16th, 2018

Uber will check in with riders and drivers if something seems ... off

Through a new feature called "Ride Check," the company will send alerts asking if everything is okay......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 5th, 2018

Tesla’s automatic lane-changing feature is ‘far less competent’ than a human driver, Consumer Reports says

When Consumer Reports tested the feature, drivers raised concerns that it doesn't help -- but could hurt......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 22nd, 2019

Tesla’s automatic lane-changing feature is ‘far less competent’ than a human driver, Consumer Reports says

The nonprofit found that cars in autopilot mode often cut off other vehicles or broke laws while trying to pass......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 22nd, 2019

Buckle to Drive: Chevrolet has a new way to get teen drivers to wear a seat belt

Chevrolet has a new Buckle to Drive feature in the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, Malibu and Colorado to get teen drivers to buckle their.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 22nd, 2019

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft"s rental program

Lyft and its rival Uber have struggled to attract enough drivers to meet demand. As the companies have sought to expand their fleets, they have tried to recruit workers whose ve.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 21st, 2019

Report: Many Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls

One in six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 21st, 2019

Uber, Lyft Drivers Game "Surge Pricing" At Reagan National Airport With Synchronized Scheme

Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport have been gaming the system "every night, several times a night," by simultaneously turning off their rideshare apps for a minute or two so that the system is tricked into thinking there are no dr.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 20th, 2019

Study Finds Some Uber and Lyft Drivers Racially Discriminate

Researchers who studied trips in Seattle and Boston said African-American users might wait up to 35 percent longer for rides than white users......»»

Category: worldSource: nytMay 20th, 2019

There are no words for Uber’s latest perk

The company's new "quiet mode" has some people speechless......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 17th, 2019

Romania sets steep fines for drivers of ride-haling services

The Romanian government has issued an emergency decree ramping up steep fines for drivers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Taxify......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 16th, 2019

Could Uber, Lyft drivers trick the apps to increase surge pricing? Experts say 'probably'

A 2017 study found that drivers can increase surge prices by collectively shutting down ride sharing apps and then qui.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 15th, 2019

Federal labor board says Uber drivers are independent contractors

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 15th, 2019

Feds Give Uber A Lift On Contractor Status

Federal authorities have deemed Uber drivers independent contractors in an opinion that could prove valuable for the ride-sharing company after its IPO valuation launched below expectations. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMay 14th, 2019

Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, U.S. labor agency says

A U.S. labor agency has concluded that ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc's drivers were independent contractors and not its employees, which could prevent them from joining unions......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 14th, 2019

Uber testing PIN feature to speed up airport rides

Ride-hailing giant Uber is testing a feature to take the hassle out of getting a ride from the airport......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 13th, 2019

Uber and Lyft IPOs could mean the end of cheap rides

Uber Technologies Inc., like rival Lyft Inc., does not have a road to profitability unless it does one of two things: Get rid of drivers or raise prices. Expect the ride-hailing giants to try to do both......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 10th, 2019

The Uber strike was a blast from the past — there were 400 strikes in 1969, but only 20 last year

Drivers for the rideshare company stopped working Wednesday ahead of Friday’s IPO......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 10th, 2019