*listen here or on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon or your favorite Podcast Player*Uber Lyft Drivers & Gig Economy Workers Weekly News: This week we discuss the state of the Autonomous Vehicle Space, and Uber is FINALLY selling off their Autonomous division. Joe Biden is promising to make all gig workers, employees, and saying he will “establish a three prong ABC test” modeling California’s, there are some problems with this statement though. UberReserve, now you can reserve an Uber anywhere from 2 hours-30 days out, and you can choose your favorite drivers. Look out Phoenix/Scottsdale, Cruise has teamed up with Walmart to put driverless deliveries in Scottsdale starting in January 2021. UberEats is now delivering prescriptions in 3 Texas cities, this is the 3rd attempt at this, so if this doesn’t work that will be strike three! DoorDash has filed its IPO with the SEC to go public, so far this year DoorDash has taken in $1.9 Billion in revenue, that said they are still sitting at $149 Million net loss. Lyft is trying to enter the app-based delivery game. Gig companies (Postmates, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, GrubHub, and others) have teamed up with Stride to get gig workers health coverage through the ACA (Affordable Care Act/ObamaCare), enrollment is now through December 15th. NYC: The Taxi and Limousine Commission is pushing legislation to get a “universal e-hail app”, it would let you book taxi’s as well as Uber/Lyft through the same app. Cairo: Uber partners with Unilever to provide safety kits of masks and hand sanitizer to 30,000 drivers, and in-car separators to select few drivers, we’ll have to see what this PR stunt is about. Portland’s City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty who oversees Portland’s Emergency Dispatch System has been calling for “Defund The Police” from all angles, during a Lyft ride called 911 multiple times because the driver was following ‘Lyft Coronavirus Safety Guidelines’. Motional: the Aptiv-Hyundai $4 Billion venture aimed at commercializing autonomous vehicles is preparing to roll out full driverless vehicles on public roads in Las Vegas, today was approved by the state of Nevada.
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