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Lyft is getting autonomous Argo AI Ford cars for public rides this year

Lyft is getting autonomous Argo AI Ford cars for public rides this year

You may be able to summon an autonomous Ford via the Lyft app later this year, with the automaker and the ride-hailing app working to put self-driving Argo AI cars on the network. It's the culmination of several years of work - and no small amount of investment - for Ford in Argo AI, with plans to deploy at least 1,000 autonomous vehicles for Lyft riders over the next five years.

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Lyft’s first in-house electric bike is reflective and packed full of sensors

Lyft’s first in-house electric bike is reflective and packed full of sensors

After two years of in-house development, the ridesharing company Lyft has introduced its first electric bicycle. The new model is described as the company's next-generation ebike, one that features a distinct and highly reflective design, as well as a stronger motor, single-gear transmission, and more. In addition to launching the ebike, Lyft has plans to pilot a charging station feature.

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Driver shortage pushes prices for Uber and Lyft rides up 40 percent

Driver shortage pushes prices for Uber and Lyft rides up 40 percent

In many locations around the world, people are finally seeing the restrictions that kept them stuck indoors being lifted as the coronavirus pandemic begins to ease. As more and more people are getting out, many are noticing a shortage of workers across various industries as many continue to choose to stay home rather than return to the traditional workforce. As a result, ridesharing services, including Uber and Lyft, face a significant shortage of drivers just as more people are out and about looking for rides. In recent weeks, customers for both companies have reported long wait times and high prices.

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California ridesharing services must use zero-emissions vehicles starting in 2023

California ridesharing services must use zero-emissions vehicles starting in 2023

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that in accordance with the implementation of SB 1014 of 2018, a regulation has been adopted that will require ridesharing companies to begin the electrification of their California fleets starting in 2023. CARB says the move is an another step towards meeting California's 2030 climate goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels. California also has a goal of reaching statewide carbon neutrality by 2045.

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Lyft sells Level 5 autonomous car division to Toyota’s Woven Planet

Lyft sells Level 5 autonomous car division to Toyota’s Woven Planet

Lyft is selling its autonomous vehicle division to Toyota, with the Japanese automaker setting up a new subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings, to pick up the reins of the self-driving car project. Lyft established Level 5, its driverless division, back in mid-2017, and at the time had no shortage of promises for what autonomy would bring to the ride-hailing service.

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The Lyft app will offer autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs from 2023

The Lyft app will offer autonomous Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs from 2023

Hyundai's handsome Ioniq 5 electric car will be ditching the driver, with Motional announcing the autonomous Lyft vehicles it's developing will be based on the recently-announced EV. The driverless EV crossovers are expected to go into deployment from 2023, with riders booking their trip through the regular Lyft app.

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Uber and Lyft create shared database to ban dangerous drivers

Uber and Lyft create shared database to ban dangerous drivers

Uber and Lyft will share information on dangerous drivers and delivery people, aiming to make it easier to remove people who have been deactivated from a company's platform over serious safety incidents. The Industry Sharing Safety Program will help flag ride-hailing drivers who have committed physical assaults that result in a fatality, as well as sexual assault, so that they can't jump to a different company's service and continue there.

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Lyft makes it easier to order rides for other people

Lyft makes it easier to order rides for other people

If you have an elderly person in your life, the odds are high that you've had to order them a ride at some point. Doing so can be tricky, though not impossible, and now Lyft has made this an official feature. With the new option, users can maintain multiple people on their account and select the person the ride is for.

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Lyft just made it much easier to split your ride fee with friends

Lyft just made it much easier to split your ride fee with friends

If you're using Lyft, there's a good chance you're catching a ride with friends. Until now, splitting the fare typically involved one person paying for the trip and the other people reimbursing them with their share of the fee, a time-consuming and somewhat convoluted method. Lyft's newly added Venmo support changes that, making it very simple to split the cost of a ride.

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Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft will quit California ride-hailing tonight [Update: emergency reprieve]

Lyft is suspending its rideshare business in California today, as the battle between local politicians and Lyft and Uber over driver employment escalates. As of 11:59PM PT, Lyft has confirmed, you'll no longer be able to summon a ride from your phone. Uber is believed to be preparing for the same deadline.

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Lyft teams with Sixt to expand car rental service

Lyft teams with Sixt to expand car rental service

Lyft has been operating Lyft Rentals in California for a while and claims that its service provides a best-in-class car-rental experience. Lyft wants to expand that car-rental experience to other areas of the United States, and to do so has announced a new partnership with Sixt, an existing rental car company. Starting in August, Lyft users in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Miami will be able to rent a Sixt car via the Rentals tab in the Lyft app.

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Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Ride-hailing company Lyft has vowed an ambitious goal: it will transition to 100-percent electric vehicles by 2030. The commitment was announced on June 17, with Lyft explaining that it is collaborating with the Environmental Defense Fund on this effort. The news comes amid reports that transportation is driving greenhouse gas pollution in the US and is a big source of pollution elsewhere in the world.

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