Ford-Backed Self-Driving Car Startup In Talks for Big Funding Round

It looks like self-driving cars are actually going to happen. There will be plenty of winners and losers among the various competitors. The disruption will impact lots of people who drive for a living. Meanwhile, we hope pedestrians will be OK.

15 hours ago

Waze Doesn’t Want You to Get Lost When You Lose Your GPS Signal in Tunnels

We have to ask: why didn't anyone think of this sooner?

1 week ago

Uber Wants to Negotiate After Judge Rejects Settlement With Calif. Drivers

Now that Uber's low-ball offer to settle with its California drivers has been tossed out, the ride-sharing giant will try to avoid going to court once again.

2 weeks ago

Audi Launches Rent by Hour Plan in Hong Kong and Looks to Gridlocked Beijing

The race is on for auto manufacturers and car rental companies to adapt to on-demand ride-sharing and other mobile services. Audi is the latest carmaker to get involved although China could turn out to be a tough market to break into.

4 weeks ago

Google Challenging Uber With New Waze-Powered Ride-Share Service

Google-owned Waze is a compelling navigation app, but whether Google can turn it into the foundation for a winning ride-share service will have to be tested in the marketplace over the next few months and years. Google is a latecomer to the field, although the sector is likely to undergo more disruption and a revolution in years to come.

1 month ago

Uber Is Setting New Records for Losing Money Quickly

Uber can be huge and it is transformative, but it will be near impossible to live up to the lofty valuations it has used to raise more and more money. Especially as it reaches a saturation point in the U.S. while still losing cash.

1 month ago

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

1 month ago

Uber Tells Investors It Won’t Get in Any Lyft Bidding War

Lyft is only now becoming a real threat to Uber. It seems premature to seek an exit.

1 month ago

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Start Transporting Passengers in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars -- with passengers. Uber will start to test them and also announced it has acquired technology startup Otto, which focuses on self-driving trucks. Uber's vision is obviously multi-modal.

1 month ago

Advent of Self-Driving Cars Shifts Technology Focus From Detroit to Silicon Valley

Legions of techies developing algorithms for self-driving cars are based in Silicon Valley and Detroit automakers are doing deals to tap into that talent. Meanwhile, Michigan is trying to develop a startup/tech culture of its own and isn't ceding anything to Google and Uber.

1 month ago

Uber and Lyft Work With Cities to Replace Public Buses

Uber and Lyft could be part of urban innovation plans to streamline public transit but increased traffic and fumes could be a roadblock in some cases.

2 months ago

Uber Gets Court Win in Economically Depressed Puerto Rico

Thousands of drivers have registered for Uber in economically distressed Puerto Rico. The judge's ruling, which states that the ride-sharing company should be treated in Puerto Rico like it is in 33 states and 70 U.S. cities, and not like traditional taxis gives Uber room to grow on the tourism-dependent island.

2 months ago