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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 17, 2018

Uber and Lyft Reportedly Increase Seattle Car Traffic by Almost 100 Million Miles

In recent weeks, New York City took efforts to cut down on traffic congestion within the city by capping the number of ride-hailing vehicles allowed in the city. However, it appears that New York City is not America's only metropolitan area that is struggling with congestion due to the rise of ride-hailing services. According to data provided by the Seattle…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 17, 2018

Investors Seem to Be Tiring of Uber’s Self-Driving Expenditures

New technology has a way of consistently transforming American life, and self-driving cars have long been viewed as the inevitable future by many industry experts. Indeed, Intel data famously predicted in 2017 that self-driving cars would soon usher in a $7 trillion industry by 2050. However, things have not gone as expected in the year since that bold prediction. After…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 10, 2018

Startup Aims to Take Over Self-Driving Truck Vacuum Left by Uber’s Departure

In recent months, Uber chose to abandon their self-driving trucks division. This decision comes after a wake of negative publicity stemming from a high-profile self-driving car death in Arizona, even though Uber had laid out an ambitious vision for the future of self-driving trucks. Interestingly, the New York Times wrote a profile piece highlighting Uber's self-driving trucks that were hitting Arizona highways…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 10, 2018

Uber and Lyft Vehicle Numbers Capped by New York City

In August of 2018, New York became the first city in the United States to place a limit on the amount of ride-sharing vehicles allowed to operate by way of restricting new vehicle licenses. This is significant news for Uber's bottom line since the city is, unsurprisingly, the company's largest market in the country. Lyft, for its part, will be…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 10, 2018

Research Shows Most Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars Amid Increase in Self-Driving Car Crashes

In a world where Intel data has suggested the self-driving industry will grow into a $7 trillion industry by 2050, it is altogether fitting that the entire automotive industry is taking notice of where the future of transportation is heading. The ridesharing economy, has similarly paid attention, which has led to fierce competition and even lawsuits (Uber and Google's Waymo are…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 2, 2018

California Paves Way for Driverless Cars to Carry Los Angeles Passengers

Recent action taken by California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ultimately paved the way for driverless cars to carry passengers in Los Angeles and around the state. Based on the action taken by the CPUC, two programs have now been authorized that will permit the carrying of passengers in driverless vehicles. Since there are two separate programs that will allow…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 1, 2018

Newport Beach Uber Accident Results in Driver’s Death and Two Others Injured

In a recent Newport Beach accident in late July of 2018, a driver was killed in a crash with an Uber car after the driver's vehicle crossed over a raised median. The crash occurred after a possible drunk driver was reportedly driving on that stretch of highway, according to a report received by Newport Beach officers. It remains to be seen…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

100 Self-Driving Car Operators Terminated After Fatal Uber Crash

Few car accidents have received more national attention in recent years than the spate of accidents involving self-driving cars. These high-profile accidents have varied, whether they are related to Google's first self-driving car crash in 2016 or the first driver killed with a self-driving vehicle's "Autopilot" system turned on (Tesla's Tesla S model sports car in 2016). Most recently, however,…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Staying on Top of Latest Legal Changes Is Essential for Ride-Sharing Accident Litigation

When new technology transforms our lives, it can be difficult to remember what life was like before those technologies existed. For example, it was only 1989 when the first Internet service providers offered the public Internet access for a fixed monthly fee. Today, most homes have rapid Internet download speeds, Netflix access and similar technologies that are taken for granted.…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
July 28, 2018

Ride-Sharing Causes More City Traffic Than It Prevents, According to Report

For most drivers, it likely comes as little surprise that traffic congestion is a frequent contributing cause of car accidents. Now, to be sure, traffic is not nearly as dangerous to public safety as drunk or distracted driving, but this does not mean traffic congestion is a negligible safety risk. Far from it, in fact. Today, there are well over…
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