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Labor Lawsuits V. Driverless Cars: Which Will Hit Uber First?

Posted on October 14, 2015


Who Will Win: Uber Drivers Or Driverless Cars?
The relative speed of self-driving car technology — which at Google, has already been tested for 1 million miles — and the notorious slowness of court proceedings made me wonder: Can Uber just wait this out? Is there any chance that by the time a conclusion is actually reached, Uber will already have self-driving cars on the road? Fast Company article here

Uber Taking Millions Of Manhattan Cab Rides: The transportation network company is replacing cabs in the center of the city and supplementing them in the outer boroughs, an analysis shows. FiveThirtyEight Economics article here

Uber Exposes Drivers' Personal Info: A glitch in the website Uber created for its drivers accidentally exposed tons of confidential, sensitive, and personal information — like drivers' licenses and financial documents — to other Uber drivers across the country, the company confirmed. Business Insider Article here

New App Allows Advanced Chauffeured Bookings: TimeTravel is a new app for iOS that automates Uber bookings to allow you to request Uber rides in the future. The app is not endorsed by Uber in any way, but it already has positive app store ratings shortly after launching. Social Media Week article here

California OKs Insurance Plan For Lyft Drivers: Thanks to a recent ruling by California's insurance commissioner, Lyft drivers themselves (and their Ubering counterparts) will now be covered from the time their patrons request a pickup through dropoff. Engadget.com article here

Rush Your Delivery Through Uber: Uber is inching closer toward its plan of dominating every segment of the transportation industry. UberRUSH will pick up and deliver everything from a meal to an item of clothing to a bouquet of flowers. Deliveries are made by foot, bike messenger and car, depending on the location and delivery. Entrepreneur Magazine article here

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