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Lyft reportedly in talks to purchase Spain’s Cabify for $three billion

In the newest signal of its rising confidence, U.S.-based Lyft is reportedly in talks to purchase Cabify of Spain because it appears to be like to take a significant step towards increasing in European and Latin American markets. Spain’s El Confidencial newspaper reported the talks, a narrative that was spotted by While the deal […]

Toyota pumps $1 billion into Grab as auto industry bets big on ride-hailing startups

Uber-Grab merger might be reversed as Singapore watchdog cites lack of competitors

(Reuters) — Singapore’s anti-trust physique proposed fines on Grab and Uber Technologies and warned it might must unwind the 2 ride-hailing companies’ merger because the deal considerably lessened competitors. Uber offered its Southeast Asian enterprise to greater regional rival Grab in March in change for a stake within the Singapore-based agency, marking the U.S. agency’s […]

Uber returns to Finland after transport law reform

Uber returns to Finland after transport regulation reform

(Reuters) — Uber will re-start its ride-hailing enterprise in Finland on Wednesday after a one-year pause, it stated, in search of to profit from the nation’s transport regulation reform. The U.S. firm has come beneath strain from conventional taxi drivers and regulators throughout Europe, who accuse it of unfair competitors and skirting conventional licensing guidelines. […]

Uber's former self-driving lead is working with a secretive startup

It’s not sure when would possibly publicly reveal its plans. The firm hasn’t responded to requests for remark. It’s under no circumstances surprising that Levandowski would return to the sphere he is finest recognized for, although. Between his influential work at Google (the place he helped develop Street View and early self-driving tech), Uber […]

NYC examine backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers

About 85 % of drivers do not make this sort of pay, Parrott and Reich mentioned. And that is notable given NYC’s comparatively unusual market: not like in most cities, ridesharing drivers want a license, plates and industrial insurance coverage to function. They’re extra more likely to be full-time or dedicated part-time drivers who rely […]

Uber is out to show its self-driving vehicles are secure

Among the modifications to be carried out are a set of emergency braking options that may again up the principle self-driving system — a difficulty the NTSB brought up in its report — and the corporate additionally plans to reinstate its use of a second security rider. Previously, the corporate had each a security driver […]

The future of ‘entrepreneurship’? Working for Amazon and Uber

The way forward for ‘entrepreneurship’? Working for Amazon and Uber

Amazon this week introduced the subsequent chapter in its bid to rule the business world. The firm is trying to create a network of independent delivery fleets, and it needs “hundreds of entrepreneurs” to “start businesses” in assist of this. This represents a serious transfer within the logistics realm, one that may see Amazon go […]