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Lyft acquires Motivate, North America’s largest bikeshare operator

Lyft acquires Motivate, North America’s largest bikeshare operator

Ridesharing company Lyft has announced the acquisition of Motivate, a massive bikeshare operator with systems throughout the nation. Motivate is the largest company of its kind in North America, one that is joining the Lyft system to help usher in Lyft Bikes, an expansion of Lyft's services. Among other things, Lyft is acquiring Motivate's city contracts.

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Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Aptiv has announced the launch of 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas, all of them operating under the Lyft ridesharing network. The general public will have access to these cars via Lyft, though the autonomous technology itself comes from Aptiv. However, riders have to opt-in to self-driving rides before the app will allow them to hail one of the vehicles.

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Lyft vows carbon neutral rides globally in big sustainability effort

Lyft vows carbon neutral rides globally in big sustainability effort

Lyft is working to reduce its carbon footprint, vowing that from now on, all of its ride are carbon neutral. This mission takes effect immediately -- and globally -- thanks to Lyft's voluntary carbon offset purchases. According to the company, it will spend millions of dollars on this effort, making it one of the "top voluntary purchasers" in the world.

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Uber, Lyft rides in Manhattan are about to get more expensive

Uber, Lyft rides in Manhattan are about to get more expensive

Late Friday, New York passed its new budget and with it part of a new congestion pricing plan. The latter is intended to deal with growing congestion issues leading to gridlocks, among other things. Though the new budget doesn't make significant progress on tackling that issue, it does establish a new surcharge for ridesharing services operating in Manhattan, meaning rides south of 96th Street are going to get a bit more expensive.

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Lyft tests monthly ride plans, but they’re not for casual riders

Lyft tests monthly ride plans, but they’re not for casual riders

What seemed like an inevitability may soon be a reality. Ride-sharing company Lyft is now testing a subscription plan that will allow regular users to pay a flat monthly rate in exchange for a flat number of monthly rides. The plan may prove popular with customers who choose to regularly commute using ride-sharing cars rather than their own vehicle or public transport. If you're expecting something that's inexpensive, though, think again.

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Lyft wants to make a turnkey autonomous car brain

Lyft wants to make a turnkey autonomous car brain

Lyft has inked a self-driving car deal with automotive supplier Magna, to develop a turnkey driverless car brain that could be licensed out to automakers. The deal, announced today, will see Magna invest $200m into Lyft, as the two work together on adding autonomous vehicles to the ride-sharing firm's fleet.

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Many Uber, Lyft drivers make under minimum wage: MIT study

Many Uber, Lyft drivers make under minimum wage: MIT study

Over the years, many critics have cast doubt over claims of high earning potential related to driving for ride-sharing services. Some critics have called out earning potential claims made by certain ride-sharing companies, pointing out that they fail to factor in things like vehicle costs and self-employment taxes. In what is the first big look at this issue, MIT researchers have analyzed the real-world costs and earnings of being a gig economy driver.

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Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft is expanding the public presence of its self-driving cars via upcoming demonstrations during CES 2018. These won't be carefully tailored showcases in special limited lots, though; the company alongside Aptiv will be offering the public rides in its autonomous vehicles next week in Vegas to more than 20 different destinations. The news was announced by Aptiv, which is working in partnership with Lyft to offer these ride demonstrations.

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Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft and nuTonomy are giving public self-driving car rides in Boston

Lyft has started giving rides with a self-driving cars in the Boston region, nuTonomy has announced. NuTonomy is the company providing the vehicles to Lyft, which is sending them out to Boston's Seaport district to let people experience an autonomous ride. This a pilot program, according to nuTonomy, which says its engineers will use feedback to help improve the system.

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Lyft just got an absurd amount of money from Alphabet

Lyft just got an absurd amount of money from Alphabet

That Google parent company Alphabet has a ridiculous amount of money at its disposal isn't exactly a shocking realization for anyone. Today we're seeing Alphabet throw some of that money around by investing a truly eye-watering amount into ride-sharing service Lyft. Such a huge investment could give Lyft the leg-up it needs to really take the fight to Uber.

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Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft team on autonomous cars with the goal of going mainstream

Ford and Lyft have announced that they have teamed up to bring autonomous cars into the mainstream. Ford says that its tie up with Lyft is a significant step in bringing self-driving cars to the masses. The goal of the partnership is to bring affordable, dependable, and accessible transportation to the future.

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Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser will give 150k free rides to promote safe drinking

Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up to offer free rides as part of a larger promotion that draws attention to the need for safe drinking. Drunk driving costs lives, and the growing number of on-demand ride services offer a great alternative to getting behind the wheel after a night of partying. Lyft is one such company, and it is going to give imbibers up to 150,000 rides in coming days in conjunction with Budweiser.

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