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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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Udacity and Lyft team over new self-driving nanodegree program

Udacity and Lyft team over new self-driving nanodegree program

Udacity has announced a new 'nanodegree' program that revolves around self-driving cars, and it is available to anyone who signs up (and pays the fee, of course). The program is designed to help kick off a career in self-driving automotive technologies, though it is an introductory course and not something you're likely to get a job solely with. The course opens early next month and lasts for four months, about the length of a typical semester.

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Alphabet tipped in talks with Lyft over possible $1b investment

Alphabet tipped in talks with Lyft over possible $1b investment

Look out Uber. Sources claim Alphabet is currently in talks about making a major investment in ridesharing company Lyft, something that will be done through either Google or CapitalG. The news comes amidst Waymo's legal spat with Uber, something that resulted in a deal between Waymo and Lyft earlier this year. Sources claim Alphabet and Lyft haven't finalized a deal at this time.

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FBI tipped in Uber probe over defunct Lyft spying program

FBI tipped in Uber probe over defunct Lyft spying program

Uber is being investigated by the FBI over its defunct internal program that spied on competitor Lyft, according to sources. The program went under the moniker 'Hell' and it revolved around tracking drivers working for Lyft, the pink-themed ridesharing service that holds the distinction of being Uber's biggest competitor. The feds are investigating whether Uber's program violated any laws, the sources say.

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Lyft’s latest expansion makes it available across 94% of the US

Lyft’s latest expansion makes it available across 94% of the US

Lyft may not be as big as competitor Uber, but it is continuing to grow and thanks to its latest expansion, it is now available in a total of 40 U.S. states. According to the company, its ridesharing service now covers 94-percent of the U.S., meaning there's a good chance you can use the service in your own city and many of the places you may visit in the future.

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Uber and Lyft may cause lower car ownership in big cities: study

Uber and Lyft may cause lower car ownership in big cities: study

A new study has shed light on what may turn out to be a growing trend: lower car ownership in cities where ridesharing services are available. Though the figures are still in their infancy at the moment, a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute noted that both car usage and car ownership increased once Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, Texas.

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Lyft is doubling donations when riders use Apple Pay

Lyft is doubling donations when riders use Apple Pay

Lyft has announced a new perk that comes with its Apple Pay support; pay with Apple's mobile payment platform and you'll be contributing to some donations going to those in need. The company has announced that under its Round Up & Donate program, anyone who pays with Apple Pay will be contributing a bit extra at no cost to themselves. The new promotion, of sorts, is only lasting through until the end of August, though, so get in on it now if you want to contribute.

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Lyft ‘Taco Mode’ is for riders who desperately need a taco

Lyft ‘Taco Mode’ is for riders who desperately need a taco

Lyft has introduced various promotions over recent months, including the one that enables riders to earn airline miles. Its latest promotion is a bit different, this time targeting those who get the late-night munchies and can't resist the call of fast food. Starting for customers in Orange County, California, Lyft users can utilize 'Taco Mode' to get a ride straight to the nearest Taco Bell drive-thru.

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Lyft self-driving car plans put it in the big leagues [Updated]

Lyft self-driving car plans put it in the big leagues [Updated]

Lyft is developing its own self-driving car technology, joining rideshare rival Uber and a host of automakers in chasing driverless vehicles. The company is opening a new self-driving research facility in Palo Alto, CA. over the next few weeks, Lyft announced today. However, where other companies have closely guarded their autonomous tech, Lyft is taking a very different approach.

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