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Lyft ride-sharing company to go all-electric by 2030
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20th Jun 2020
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Lyft ride-sharing company to go all-electric by 2030

US ride-sharing and rental car company Lyft will convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles by 2030, according to overseas reports. The company says it will “aggressively promote” and “help drivers access incentive funds” for electric vehicles, but will not provide “direct financial support”, a report by the Reuters news agency says. As of today, electric vehicles comprise less than one per cent of Lyft’s fleet. The company said it had 2 million drivers in its Q3 report in 2019.
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Liam Murphy
Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open
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20th Jan 2020
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Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open

Sponsored by Kia Kia's Australian Open courtesy fleet expands for 2020, with a fresh twist: a designated "fan fleet" providing free trips for tennis fans. The fleet, comprised of 30 new Kia Seltos compact SUVs, will be available to tennis-goers via Uber's app and will offer courtesy trips to Melbourne Park from anywhere in the CBD. To utilise the cars, simply select the 'Fan Fleet' option in the app and wait for your Seltos to show up.
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Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets
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1st Sep 2019
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Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the former head of the self-driving car research program at Uber, has been indicted on 33 charges related to stealing secrets from his former employer Waymo, the autonomous driving arm of Google. Federal prosecutors allege Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files, including circuit board layouts and LiDAR designs, from Google's self-driving vehicle division and stored them on a personal laptop.
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Derek Fung
BMW launches Uber rival in the US
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22nd Jul 2018
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BMW launches Uber rival in the US

BMW has updated its ReachNow app to offer both car-sharing and ride-hailing, although the latter is only available in Seattle right now. In what's claimed to be an industry first, residents of Microsoft's home town can now hire a car or ask for a ride "from a professional driver" all within the same smartphone application. With the new service, dubbed ReachNow Ride, users can hail a ride immediately, or schedule a driver to arrive any time between 20 minutes and seven days in advance.
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Derek Fung
Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018
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22nd May 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 22 in years past. It's now been two years since ride-sharing giant, Uber, revealed one of its first driverless development vehicles.
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James Wong