Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers

[ad_1] After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers. In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said that the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will now partner with the Rape, […]

California law on rideshare drivers may hurt 'gig economy'

[ad_1] Labor activists Wednesday were celebrating California’s move to have drivers treated as employees by rideshare firms even as it fueled concerns it will hurt digital platforms depending on the so-called “gig economy.” A landmark bill was approved 29-11 late Tuesday in the state senate, with the assembly—which has already approved the measure—expected to send […]

Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

[ad_1] Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB5, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat […]

Uber's next business idea: Lending money to drivers

[ad_1] The survey reportedly asked drivers if they have taken out any small loans of $1,000 or less in the last three years. It also asked “If Uber provided loans, what amount are you most likely to request?” The question offered drivers answers including “Less than $100,” “Between $100 and $250,” “Between $250 and $500” […]

Amazon will no longer use drivers' tips to cover their base pay

[ad_1] The delivery drivers weren’t aware of the practice due to the lack of transparency. They weren’t told how much of the money they get came from tips, so some of them had to experiment by ordering items themselves to figure out what was going on. Going forward, based on Amazon’s email, the company will […]

Older drivers need more time to react to road hazards

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car detects a moose charging out of the woods and alerts you to take the wheel. Once you look back at the road, how much time will […]