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Uber and Lyft will support California’s EV mandate — but only if they get more money

On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously voted for a regulation that requires the electrification of the state’s ridesharing fleets starting in 2023, Reuters reports.According to CARB’s announcement, the regulation dictates that by 2030 rideshare companies should achieve a level of zero greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that 90% of their vehicle miles are fully electric.This brings into question Uber and Lyft both of which announced last year their commitment […]

todayMay 22, 2021 2


Uber and Arrival partner to create an EV for ride-hail drivers – 98bmp

Arrival, the electric vehicle manufacturer that’s attempting to do away with the assembly line in favor of highly automated microfactories, is partnering with Uber to create an EV for ride-hail drivers.  Arrival expects to reveal the final vehicle design before the end of the year and to begin production in the third quarter of 2023. Uber drivers have been invited to contribute to the design process to ensure the vehicles […]

todayMay 4, 2021 3


Uber to classify UK drivers as workers – 98bmp

Uber changes driver classification following a legal defeat in the U.K., Facebook says it will crack down on rule-breaking Groups and Snap makes an e-commerce acquisition. This is your Daily Crunch for March 17, 2021. The big story: Uber to classify UK drivers as workers Following a Supreme Court ruling, Uber said it will classify all drivers in the United Kingdom as workers — a category between self-employed and employed […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 6


Uber says it will treat UK drivers as workers in wake of Supreme Court ruling – 98bmp

Uber said Tuesday that drivers in the UK who use its ride-hailing app will be treated as workers, a designation that will give them some benefits such as holiday pay. However, even as Uber seemingly concedes to a Supreme Court ruling last month, a new fight could already be brewing over the company’s decision to calculate working time from the point a trip commences — rather than when drivers log […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 3 2


Uber and Lyft will share data to curb banned drivers — but only in the US

Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are reportedly going to share the names of drivers that have been banned in relation to “serious” safety incidents — including sexual assault. The relationship will be managed by a company that specializes in background checks. Naturally, sharing the names of banned drivers is focused on improving rider safety, and ensuring that bans from platforms for serious safety incidents carry across companies. Unfortunately, this collaboration is […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 2


Hear from Uber, Facebook and Netflix about diversity, equity and inclusion tomorrow at TC Sessions: Justice – 98bmp

Tech companies are no stranger to controversy and workplace issues. Over the years, it’s become clear that no company is immune from diversity issues. But it’s the job of those in the diversity, equity and inclusion departments to create and foster environments that are welcoming to all. Last year, in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, many companies spoke out in support of […]

todayMarch 1, 2021