Lyft

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.

Continue Reading

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.'

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Waymo will deploy 10 self-driving cars on Lyft’s platform

Waymo will deploy 10 self-driving cars on Lyft’s platform

Two years ago, self-driving car company Waymo announced a partnership with ride-sharing service Lyft. The company announced the latest evolution in this partnership today, revealing that it will deploy several of its self-driving cars on the Lyft platform to offer public rides. Lyft users will be able to request the rides within the app, but only in one city.

Continue Reading

Lyft will expand Grocery Access program into several new markets

Lyft will expand Grocery Access program into several new markets

Last year, Lyft revealed that it was piloting a new program called Grocery Access that aimed to help individuals in communities get to their local grocery stores. The pilot kicked off in Washington DC and later expanded into Atlanta, offering residents in certain communities discounted flat-rate rides to nearby destinations where they could purchase proper groceries. That program is now expanding into more than a dozen markets, the company has announced.

Continue Reading

Lyft drivers will undergo continuous criminal background checks

Lyft drivers will undergo continuous criminal background checks

Lyft has announced an update to its safety policies aimed at keeping riders safe. In a statement published on Monday, the company revealed that it will conduct continuous criminal background checks on its drivers, as well as employing a new 'enhanced identity verification process.' The new process will look for signs of driver fraud and also alert the company to any new criminal records that would disqualify a driver.

Continue Reading

Lyft pulls electric bikes after braking problems

Lyft pulls electric bikes after braking problems

Lyft has announced that it will be removing electric bikes across various fleets from three major metropolitan areas in the US. The decision comes after users reported "stronger than expected braking force," which in some cases is a problem that has led to injuries. Though these electric bikes are disappearing from cities today, the plan is to eventually bring them back with improvements to their braking systems.

Continue Reading

Lyft Shared Saver offers cheaper rides, but you’ll have to walk

Lyft Shared Saver offers cheaper rides, but you’ll have to walk

Lyft has launched a new ride mode called Shared Saver that offers the lowest trip costs of all ride options available through the service. The new mode offers Shared rides with a twist -- the riders may experience a slight inconvenience regarding pickup and drop-off locations in exchange for saving a few bucks. The new option is ideal for riders who don't mind having to walk.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10