Monthly Archives: October 2017

Alphabet Unit Leads $1 Billion Investment in Lyft

Bloomberg – October 19, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft Inc. that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said.

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Self-Driving Cars Are On a Collision Course With Our Crappy Cities

The Verge – October 13, 2017

The self-driving cars are coming, and US cities are totally unprepared for the radical changes that will accompany them. Their roads are crumbling, their public transportation services are out-of-date and over-capacity, and their car traffic is among the worst in the world. Autonomous vehicles are supposed to be a panacea for mobility, but if they arrive to the status quo in our major metropolises, their promised benefits may never be realized.

Uber Under Fire After NYC Accessibility Requirements Unfold

The Drive – October 9, 2017

Last week, Uber was dealt another blow when its services came under fire at a hearing held by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Under a requirement proposed earlier this year, Uber would be one of many companies operating out of the city who will be required to keep a chunk of its vehicles handicap accessible. Now it’s reported that Uber is firing back at the proposed numbers.