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 […]

Research reveals new plan to maximize rideshare availability by routing empty cars

[ad_1] Time is money. Especially for rideshare drivers with companies like Uber and Lyft. New research in the INFORMS journal Operations Research looks at a new model for rideshare companies focusing on maximizing the availability of rideshares by optimally routing empty cars. All rideshares start off waiting on a passenger… when a passenger arrives if […]

Rocket Report: Iranian launch failure, SpaceX rideshare business booming

[ad_1] Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar. Welcome to Edition 2.13 of the Rocket Report! There continues to be no shortage of news about rideshare launches this week, and it appears as though SpaceX has really shaken up the smallsat industry with its new—and changing—plans to launch satellites for a very […]