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Uber/Lyft Accidents

Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 13, 2018

Apple’s First Reported Self-Driving Crash Brings Attention to the Tech Giant

For regular readers of our blog and tech enthusiasts alike, the notion that Silicon Valley is going full-speed ahead to embrace self-driving comes as little surprise. What may be surprising, however, is that Apple is also involved in the ever-growing competition for dominance in the self-driving car sector. Apple has kept their self-driving car program largely under wraps, but the…
Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 1, 2018

New Study Suggests People May Cause Most California Accidents Involving Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars and the autonomous vehicle industry have long been championed as a way of making roads safer. In this respect, self-driving is a natural fit for the ridesharing sector, which has also touted ridesharing's ability to reduce drunk driving. And, to this end, Uber and Lyft have both ramped up their self-driving efforts in the hopes of gaining significant market…
Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 1, 2018

Lyft Completes More Than 5,000 Self-Driving Rides Months After Launching Self-Driving Service

In recent months, the bulk of news regarding self-driving cars within the ridesharing sector has related to Uber. This is not to say, however, that the press has been positive. After suffering negative publicity for the first self-driving car fatality in March of 2018, Uber's self-driving coverage has been far from entirely positive. Amid this increases scrutiny over self-driving cars, opinion…
Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 1, 2018

Southern California Man Killed in Freeway Hit-and-Run After Being Kicked Out of Lyft Vehicle

In February of 2018, a Lyft passenger was killed in a shocking turn of events that took place on a Southern California freeway. Months later, the surviving loved ones of the victim have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Lyft driver who, the lawsuit argues, demanded the passenger to exit the vehicle, leaving the victim on the Harbor (110)…
Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 30, 2018

Uber Partners With Toyota to Deliver Self-Driving Cars by 2021

In a recent blog post, we wrote about reports suggesting Uber investors were growing weary of the quarterly losses from Uber's self-driving division. Uber has long-stated that its goal for self-driving is to be entirely self-reliant without needing to rely on partnerships. With the recent high-profile self-driving car accidents and increased public opinion, Uber has now abandoned its previous path…
Uber/Lyft Accidents
August 30, 2018

Do Gig Economy Pressures Increase the Likelihood of Rideshare Crashes?

There is a myriad of factors that can factor into a car accident, with distracted driving and drunk driving often featuring as the most commonly discussed accident factors. For rideshare drivers operating under the pressures of the gig economy, however, a recent study now suggests that job fatigue and other gig economy pressures heighten accident risk. The Unique Pressures of…