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Articles tagged “sidecar”

General Motors Buys Assets of Shuttered Ride-Hailing Company Sidecar

General Motors Buys Assets of Shuttered Ride-Hailing Company Sidecar

Eric Newcome and Brad Stone, Bloomberg

The ride-hailing space is getting really interesting this year. Much more so than we were expecting.

11 months ago

Sidecar Calls It Quit Amidst Multi-Billion Dollar Competitors Uber and Lyft

Sidecar Calls It Quit Amidst Multi-Billion Dollar Competitors Uber and Lyft

Selina Wang, Bloomberg

When you're up against unicorns the challenge is steep if you're competing on price or coverage, two things that you can't win on.

11 months ago

Insurance Boss and Uber Leader Trade Barbs in Liability Spat

Insurance Boss and Uber Leader Trade Barbs in Liability Spat

VentureBeat

We're waiting for the company that comes up with smart insurance policies geared toward sharing economy participants.

2 years ago

California Regulators Warn Lyft and Uber About Airport Pickups

California Regulators Warn Lyft and Uber About Airport Pickups

Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle

CPUC has demonstrated that while it's more willing than most to work with the new car services, it's not about to be a pushover.

2 years ago

What New York’s New Mayor Doesn’t Get About Uber or Taxis

What New York’s New Mayor Doesn’t Get About Uber or Taxis

Quartz

Agreed. The smartest move would be to create a level field for all. That wouldn't make anyone happy, of course -- except consumers.

3 years ago

Uber and Lyft Will Have to Play by Same Rules as Traditional Taxis in Illinois

Uber and Lyft Will Have to Play by Same Rules as Traditional Taxis in Illinois

Chacour Koop, Associated Press

Despite wanting to be regulated as something from the magical future, Uber and its peers are taxi companies and should play by the same rules.

3 years ago

Ride-Share Drivers Committing Insurance Fraud Says San Francisco District Attorney

Ride-Share Drivers Committing Insurance Fraud Says San Francisco District Attorney

Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle

There's a growing market for a smart insurance policy that would fill the gaps we're seeing in the sharing economy.

3 years ago

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Have Until Today to Provide Insurance Details to Chicago

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Have Until Today to Provide Insurance Details to Chicago

Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune

Neither drivers nor consumers are protected by the insurance policies ride-share drivers have. But Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar are protected since they're merely "ground transportation platforms."

3 years ago

Chicago Taxi Operators Sue the City for Allowing Uber and Lyft to Operate

Chicago Taxi Operators Sue the City for Allowing Uber and Lyft to Operate

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Whether it's cars, buses, or accommodation, the lack of enforcement of existing laws by municipalities is the loudest complaint by businesses that are playing by the rules.

3 years ago

Taxi and Car-Share Companies on Driver Recruitment Push

Taxi and Car-Share Companies on Driver Recruitment Push

Ellen Huet, San Francisco Chronicle

Sidecar and Lyft don't stand much of a chance against Uber unless they start thinking "What Would Travis Do?"

3 years ago

Drivers for Lyft, Uber and Sidecar Grapple With the Insurance Gap

Drivers for Lyft, Uber and Sidecar Grapple With the Insurance Gap

Ellen Huet, San Francisco Chronicle

In the sharing economy as it currently stands, it's the users who bear the risk as the leading companies shelter themselves from responsibility.

3 years ago

New Skift Trends Report: What the Sharing Economy Means to the Future of Travel

New Skift Trends Report: What the Sharing Economy Means to the Future of Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

3 years ago