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Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Lyft is offering perks to riders who get rid of their cars

Ridesharing company Lyft is trying to get riders to permanently ditch their cars by offering them various perks through a new Carvana partnership. Assuming customers go through the program to 'ditch' their car, they'll receive multiple free months of the Lyft Pink subscription service, as well as Lyft credit for rides and more. This is a revival of the program first launched in 2018.

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Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Cheaper Lyft Pink monthly plan revealed with scooter and ride perks

Ridesharing company Lyft has unveiled a new, and much cheaper, monthly subscription plan called Lyft Pink that includes various perks like limited free scooter rides. The new plan differs from the previous All-Access plan, which was priced at a huge $299/month. With Lyft Pink, regular users will get discounts on car rides, some 'surprise offers,' and more.

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Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Lyft rolls out free rides to help job seekers get their first paycheck

Ridesharing company Lyft has introduced a new program in partnership with the Goodwill, USO, and the United Way to help people get to their job interviews. Called the Jobs Access Program, the new perk will give free and discounted rides to people who are going to a job interview, as well as rides to work in the weeks until their first paycheck is available.

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Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Lyft partners with security company ADT for new safety features

Ridesharing company Lyft has announced a new partnership with the security company ADT to offer new features on its platform. Under the partnership, Lyft will launch a pilot early next year that'll allow customers in select markets to directly contact ADT if there's a security issue. The ADT-powered feature will be available in Lyft's mobile app; the company indicates it will be the first of multiple new features.

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Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Explainer: Uber, Lyft, WeWork – Why are these tech companies losing money?

Rising tech companies like Uber and WeWork have been on the news lately, but not for reasons they would have anticipated at the start of the year. What was meant to be a record-setting year for tech companies listed on the stock market has led to major disappointment, with many of these big names losing up to half of their stock value in a matter of months.

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Lyft is adding real-time NYC public transit info to its app

Lyft is adding real-time NYC public transit info to its app

Later this year, Lyft will offer users access to real-time data on New York City's public transportation options. The company recently revealed its plan, stating that an update arriving over the next few months will present users with information on Citi Bike docks in the city, as well as bus stations and subways. The expansion will arrive despite the city's new ride-hailing rules.

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Lyft teams with AEG for dedicated pickup spots at music venues

Lyft teams with AEG for dedicated pickup spots at music venues

Lyft has teamed with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) to be its exclusive transportation partner -- at least when it comes to bikes, scooters, and the ridesharing service. The partnership applies to 16 venues located in big cities around the United States. Under this business deal, music fans attending a concert at one of the destinations will enjoy dedicated 'Lyft Spots.'

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Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Your next Lyft could now be a Waymo autonomous car

Waymo is starting its slow autonomous drive into existing ride-hailing services, with a partnership with Lyft seeing some users of the service offered self-driving minivans for their journey. The collaboration builds on Waymo's existing pilot scheme for Waymo One, the autonomous ride-hailing service it has been offering since late last year.

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Lyft’s new electric scooters have longer battery life and pink wheels

Lyft’s new electric scooters have longer battery life and pink wheels

Lyft is deploying a new electric scooter model that is built for sharing. The new scooters have arrived in Denver, bringing with them hot pink wheels and a high-contrast Lyft logo. Riders will enjoy a number of improvements to the design, including a wider base, improved durability, and longer-lasting batteries. This is the first time Lyft scooters have featured pink wheels, making them easier to spot.

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Lyft customers have taken more than 50,000 rides in self-driving cars

Lyft customers have taken more than 50,000 rides in self-driving cars

In May 2018, Aptiv launched more than two dozen self-driving cars in Las Vegas where they operate on the Lyft network. By August 2018, according to the ridesharing company, more than 5,000 self-driving rides had taken place through its app, a number it has greatly exceeded in the months since. In an announcement on Friday, Lyft said that it has provided more than 50,000 self-driving rides to the public.

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Lyft panic button gives riders a way to directly dial 911

Lyft panic button gives riders a way to directly dial 911

Lyft has started rolling out an updated app that adds new safety features designed for riders. Most notable in the update is a new in-app panic button that gives riders the ability to directly call 911 from within the Lyft app. As well, the company will make it easier to see a driver's license plate number, provide feedback for poor service, and more.

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Lyft tests long-term car rentals as new transportation option

Lyft tests long-term car rentals as new transportation option

Ridesharing services like Lyft reduce the need to own a vehicle for customers located in big cities, but there are occasions when ordering a car is less desirable -- or completely impractical -- compared to being in possession of a vehicle for on-demand use. That's where Lyft's new car rental test comes in; some customers in San Francisco can now rent a new vehicle for up to two weeks at a time.

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