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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 11, 2018

Months After Fatal Self-Driving Crash, Uber Announces $150M Investment for Self-Driving Research in Toronto

In the immediate aftermath of Uber's first fatal accident involving a self-driving vehicle (which occurred in March of 2018), the San Francisco-based company appeared to be scaling back its broad autonomous vehicle ambitions. Indeed, Uber shut down its self-driving testing program after the fatal crash occurred in Tempe, Arizona. However, it soon became clear that Uber's plans to suspend self-driving testing…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 11, 2018

West Hollywood Crash That Injured 4 Involves Suspected DUI Driver Whose Vehicle Bore a Lyft Sticker

One of the long-touted benefits of the ride-share industry has been its supposed ability to significantly reduce drunk driving. Whether this holds true or not, however, appears to depend on the city. To be certain, some cities see a correlation between ride-sharing and a drunk driving reduction, but this is not the case everywhere. Of course, these types of studies tend…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 10, 2018

Are Self-Driving Cars and "Walkable" Cities Mutually Exclusive Goals?

It is no secret that proponents of self-driving, fully autonomous vehicles tout a future that increases the safety on the roads. Moreover, these ambitions broadly extend to large cities and metropolitan areas, at least in theory. However, an insightful opinion piece on CityLab sheds a light on whether self-driving cars and walkable cities are mutually exclusive goals. Namely, there are several…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
October 10, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Car Crash the Result of Driver Who Fell Asleep at the Wheel

After the fatal self-driving car accident involving an Uber vehicle in March of 2018, it was eventually revealed that the human safety driver for Uber was watching Hulu just prior to the fatal accident. While that safety driver was certainly asleep at the wheel in a figurative sense, a new car accident involving a self-driving vehicle occurred because a safety driver…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

In Large Cities, Will the Rideshare Industry Eventually Make Taxis a Thing of the Past?

In recent days, Lyft celebrated completing 1 billion trips. Just two months ago, Uber also surpassed 10 billion trips, demonstrating just how reliant Americans are on the ridesharing industry for transportation. It is difficult to fathom that literally billions of trips have been made via ridesharing apps in a period of time spanning less than a decade. Indeed, billions of trips are now…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

As Trust in Autonomous Vehicles Decline, So Does American Interest

In a survey conducted shortly after Uber's first fatal self-driving accident in March of 2018, the overwhelming majority of Americans said they would be afraid to ride in a self-driving car. The exact figure discovered by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in that study was 73 percent. In fairness, these results may have been skewed by the high-profile coverage of…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Be Able to Capably Handle Inclement Weather?

In the race toward a driverless future, there is one entity casting a large shadow over the entire endeavor. That entity is Mother Nature. Yes, for all the advances in driverless technology — of which there are many to boast of — autonomous vehicles of today have little capability for effectively dealing with inclement weather. Even the most minor amounts of snowfall…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Lyft’s 1 Billion Trips Are a Reminder of the Rideshare Industry’s Rapid Rise

Recently, Lyft celebrated making 1 billion trips in just a few short years. As one of the primary competitors in the ride-sharing sector, this rapid rise is a remarkable one for the company. Here are just a few of the fun facts touted by the brand to commemorate the occasion: 76 million rides to the airport have been provided 500,000 rides…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Did a Drunk Uber Driver Force a Passenger to Take the Wheel?

In one of the more shocking stories involving a ridesharing driver, an Uber passenger in India has made the claim that his Uber driver was drunk behind the wheel. The driver was so intoxicated, in fact, that the passenger claims he had to take the wheel in order to drive himself home safely. The passenger, Surya Oruganti tweeted about the incident…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 14, 2018

Is a "Robotaxi" Soon on the Way Via Waymo’s Self-Driving Project?

As 2018 is in its waning months, it seems fair to say that 2018 was a rough year for the "true believers" in a driverless future. American sentiment has grown increasingly untrusting in a number of studies and surveys, while ride-sharing leader Uber suffered from a spate of negative publicity after the first fatal self-driving car crash in Tempe. However,…
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