Category Archives: Ride Sharing

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Autonomous Cars Will Change More Than Just the Way We Drive

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If you talk to anyone involved in the automotive and transit sectors, the conversation will inevitably touch on how impactful autonomous vehicles and next-generation transit will be on our day-to-day lives. In our February 8, 2018 article, Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing Will Reshape Our Buildings, Our Cities, and Our Lives, we discuss how urban … Continue reading this entry

Commuter Options Rapidly Changing: Should You Sell Your Car?

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The way people get to work is rapidly changing in cities around the country. With many cities experiencing issues with lack of parking and increased parking prices, new ways to commute to work are providing a solution. Commuting used to involve a few options: drive, bike, if you own one, or maybe walk if your … Continue reading this entry

Uber Enters Into $148M Nationwide Settlement for Concealing 2016 Data Breach

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On September 26, 2018, a record settlement was reached between Uber and the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia over the company’s 2016 data breach. While this case presents an extreme example of corporate misconduct on behalf of its former management, this settlement is unique in the imposition of stringent privacy protection … Continue reading this entry

Have Electric Scooters Pushed Cities Too Far?  

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In our May 31 article, “Scooters – The Next Mobility Wave”, we talked about how electric scooters such as Lime, Bird, and Spin have been taking cities by storm. We noted how they are many times met with enthusiasm by the younger and more adventurous residents who can easily find a scooter using an app … Continue reading this entry

Electric Scooter and Bike-Sharing Backlash Is Forcing Cities to Rethink Transit 2.0 Initiatives

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If you happen to live in, or have visited, a mid-size to large city in Canada or the United States over the past few years, you’ve likely seen a millennial cruise down the sidewalk on an electric scooter, sipping their Chai Tea latte on their way to eat some avocado toast at their local eating … Continue reading this entry

Court Rules Drivers Lack Standing to Pursue Claims Against Uber Because Data Breach Did Not Include Drivers’ Social Security Numbers

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California companies housing their drivers’ personal information may feel less exposed to liability in light of the Northern District of California’s holding in Antman v. Uber Technologies, Inc. in May.[1] The trial court in Antman found that Uber was not liable to its drivers after hackers illicitly accessed their personal information through Uber’s computer system.[2] … Continue reading this entry

GM Maven’s Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Break New Ground in Car Ownership

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Earlier this week, General Motors unveiled its latest introduction of peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing on its Maven platform.  Up until now, the Maven fleet consisted of GM-owned vehicles parked around 11 cities in the United States, which users could rent as an all-inclusive service.  Under the new Maven Peer program, which is being piloted in … Continue reading this entry

Scooters – The Next Mobility Wave

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Electric GPS-enabled scooter and bicycle rental companies like Bird, LimeBike, Spin and Jump Bike (acquired by Uber) are spreading across major U.S. cities like San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, and Washington, DC, driven by an influx of investment from venture capital focused on innovative mobility ideas. They are met with enthusiasm by some riders who … Continue reading this entry

Ride Sharing and Cities Team Up on Transit, Last Mile Issues

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A little over a month ago, in our article “Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities” we noted how cities and urban planners continue to struggle with the “last mile issue” facing their residents using public transit systems. In that April 16, 2018 article, we noted how cities are integrating Vehicle-to-Vehicle … Continue reading this entry

Fueled by Auto Industry Support, Bike Sharing Systems are Taking Over Cities

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Back in November 2017 we discussed the “last mile” issue facing cities and urban planners around the globe. At that time we noted that “… transit options often fail at providing a solution of getting people to their final destination with relative ease.” We noted the benefit of Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communication systems as a … Continue reading this entry

Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing are Reshaping Cities Now

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Just two months ago, we wrote about how Autonomous Vehicles and Ride Sharing Will Reshape Our Buildings, Our Cities, and Our Lives. We explained that “[w]hile current developments require parking space to accommodate commuters, the future might make these spaces obsolete.” Chicago is experiencing that on a grand scale with the loss of surface parking … Continue reading this entry

Ride Sharing Is Already Reducing Car Ownership and Public Transportation Usage

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A recent study by the ride-hailing service Lyft and a similar study by a group of American universities pointed to the positive impact ride-sharing services not only have on consumers, but on the surrounding communities they service. These studies found that ride-hailing services aid in reducing congestion, increase individual consumer mobility, and found that in … Continue reading this entry