1. AlphaAtlas

    New York Passes Minumum Wage Law for Uber and Lyft Drivers

    The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has reportedly passed a law designed to enforce a minimum hourly wage for app-based driving services, like Uber and Lyft. The formula proposed in the document guarantees $27.86 per hour, but that actually works out to about $17.22 per hour after...
  2. DooKey

    New York City Cracks Down on Uber and Lyft

    The NYC City Council passed a bill that requires Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers a minimum wage and placed a one-year moratorium on new for-hire vehicle licenses. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is going to conduct a study over the next year to determine if there should be a limit on the...
  3. FrgMstr

    Ride Sharing Shenanigans Turning Ugly

    There is a reason you identify your ride sharing driver by name, before you hop in the car with him and cruise away. If "Bob" is supposed to come pick you up, make sure that "Bob" is driving the car. And while this is not exactly tech related, and about 98% of HardOCP readership identifies as...
  4. FrgMstr

    You Can't Ride in Your Own Self-Driving Car as Good as Uber or Lyft

    While this is a very local story home to Silicon Valley, it does paint an ugly picture as to how Uber and Lyft are lobbying local governments in order to keep citizens from using their own self-driving cars in urban areas. Bottom line we all know it is a cash grab to turn us all into drones...
  5. DooKey

    Lyft Added to Long List of Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits in California

    Lyft has become the latest company to gain a testing permit for autonomous vehicle testing in California. We know autonomous vehicles are all the rage now, but what surprises me is how many companies are jumping on the band wagon. Take a look at the list here and you'll see just how many are...
  6. DooKey

    Lyft is Going Outside the U.S. Market to Canada

    Lyft has decided it's time to expand outside of the US market and the first target is Toronto. I imagine they will continue to expand to other cities once Toronto is up and operating, but we'll have to wait and see how things go in Toronto. Once again, competition will be good for the consumer...
  7. Schtask

    Uber Tracks Lyft Drivers with Hell's Help

    Technical website "The Information" has published an article claiming that Uber is in league with the Lord of Darkness. Are you stunned? Neither am I. Through the use of spoofed rider accounts on the Lyft platform, Uber found that they were able to track the 8 closest Lyft drivers to the...