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2017: 5 most viewed articles on UberLyftDrivers.com

  1. Uber software defrauding drivers and passengers:  Uber has devised a “clever and sophisticated” scheme in which it manipulates navigation data used to determine “upfront” rider fare prices while secretly short-changing the driver, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit against the ride-hailing app… [read full article]
  2. Uber Sued Again: Cheating It’s Drivers Using Sophisticated Scheme:  Add one more lawsuit to Uber’s busy docket of fraud, technology theft, and predatory pricing disputes playing out in the courts of California. The latest litigation against the ridesharing company claims that Uber has engaged in a sophisticated fare manipulation scheme wherein the same ride is calculated differently for the rider and the driver, creating an overcharge for the rider while underpaying the driver… [read full article]
  3. Lyft drivers call for investigation into alleged ‘wage theft’:  A New York labor organization is calling for an investigation of Lyft and other ride-hailing services for allegedly cheating drivers on their fares… [read full article]
  4. Uber ‘Phantom’ drivers not where they appear to be:  Smartphone can run software that fakes or “spoofs” a driver’s location in the ride sharing app.  Spoofing can make a driver appear to be in a prime parking spot in a busy part of town while they could be parked at home, miles away.  That allows dishonest drivers to cheat the Uber system that pairs potential riders with the closest available cars… [read full article]
  5. First responders react to trend of patients picking Uber, Lyft over an ambulance:If you had a medical emergency, who would you call? Most would have a similar thought process: dial 911 and get an ambulance.  But there’s a growing trend where, instead of calling an ambulance, people are requesting an Uber or Lyft to take them to the hospital. Some riders say they would do it because of money.  A trip with a rideshare service to a hospital could easily cost less than 30 bucks. For an ambulance ride in Utah, that ranges from a few hundred dollars to $1,700… [read full article]

2018: 5 most viewed articles on UberLyftDrivers.com

  1. Uber’s New C.E.O. Dara Khosrowshahi Plans For Future Of Company:  On a recent morning, a white S.U.V. pulled up in front of the building housing the largest Indian office of the ride-hailing company Uber, and out climbed Dara Khosrowshahi, the company’s new C.E.O. … [read full article]
  2. The Crash of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry:  In the past few weeks several major players in the driverless industry said they now think it will be decades before a real self-driving vehicle is on the road. Among them was Waymo and GM… [read full article]
  3. Uber whistleblower says autonomous vehicles “routinely” involved in crashes:  Uber autonomous vehicles were involved in several more crashes and rule-breaking, other than the autonomous Uber vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, events in the run-up to that fatal incident, including an incident in Pittsburgh… [read full article]
  4. Seattle considers raising Uber, Lyft ride rates:  Uber and Lyft rides could soon get more expensive in Seattle. The Seattle City Council is considering nearly doubling the minimum fare per ride for rideshare companies… [read full article]
  5. Uber forces its drivers to arbitrate, rather than sue, but Uber also won’t arbitrate:  Binding arbitration agreements were formalized in 1925, allowing two corporate entities of roughly equal size to resolve their disputes outside of a court, saving both parties a lot of money, but since then, the primary use of arbitration is to force employees, customers, patients and other comparatively weak parties to surrender their right to sue (or join class actions) as a condition of going to work, seeking care, or simply shopping… [read full article] 

2019: 5 most viewed articles on UberLyftDrivers.com

  1. Uber gives up fight over unemployment insurance decision:  For the past three years, Uber has been locked in a dispute over whether it is obligated to contribute to unemployment insurance payments that the state’s Department of Labor decided were owed to three former drivers… [read full article]
  2. California to thrash out gig worker status in upcoming bills:  Gig worker or employee?  California will wrestle with that question this year with efforts under way in Sacramento to either codify or limit a groundbreaking state Supreme Court decision issued in April… [read full article]
  3. Uber accounts hacked to fuel overseas money laundering scheme:  Just about everyone has had their identity compromised in the past year, from data breaches to credit card fraud. It happens because it’s easy to do and hard to stop – unless you’re the person with a foot on the brake. Literally… [read full article]
  4. Uber Starts To Block Drivers From Taking Riders When Business Is Slow:  Uber will soon join Lyft in blocking New York City drivers from working when demand for rides is low as the tech giants grapple with minimum-pay rules… [read full article]
  5. Rideshare Drivers Fight Back Against ‘Bogus’ Rider Complaints:  Chicago-area rideshare drivers tell NBC 5 Investigations their livelihoods are at risk because of passengers making bogus accusations… [read full article] 

2020: 5 most viewed articles on UberLyftDrivers.com

  1. AB5 is law in California. Now what?:  On September 18, 2019, California governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a contentious piece of legislation—AB5—that could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshape the future of independent workforces… [read full article]
  2. Uber Lyft Drivers Need Cars, Dealers Have Cars—Maybe They Should Talk:  The impact of ride-hailing services on the transportation system cannot be denied. Just ask any taxi driver in a town where Lyft or Uber operate. But how car dealerships will fare in the new “there’s an app for that” economy is still being debated… [read full article]
  3. Coronavirus patient took Uber to London emergency room:  The ninth patient to test positive for coronavirus in the U.K. took an Uber to the emergency room before she was diagnosed with the illness, officials said… [read full article]
  4. Uber tests letting California drivers set own rates:  Uber is experimenting with letting California drivers set their own rates, starting with pilot programs at airports in Santa Barbara, Sacramento and Palm Springs. It’s part of the ride-hailing company’s attempts to ward off AB5… [read full article]
  5. Cruise, GM, and Honda Showed a Fully Autonomous Vehicle, but It’s Years Away:  Although the venture has been testing autonomous technology on the Chevrolet Bolt EV for several years, they acknowledge that the newly revealed Origin’s autonomous setup has not yet been built. So it’s likely we won’t actually see a completely autonomous vehicle like this out on the road for as long as a decade… [read full article]

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