Why Insurers Are Driving Into Rideshares, Despite Speed Bumps in Coverage

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 27, 2017
Auto insurers already feared the concept of the rideshare: How would they cover the drivers when the app was on or off? And what if there was a passenger or package in the vehicle at the time of the accident? But there’s another less noted concept bringing caution to the wind: Rideshare drivers are accepting […]

Uber CEO’s Resignation Raises Questions Around Uber’s Leasing Unit

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 21, 2017
Without a CEO, COO, CTO, and CFO, Uber may finally consider itself a “self-driving” car company. Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber since he co-founded the company in 2009, resigned on Tuesday, following a shareholder revolt. The company, which has been embattled in several scandals since Dec. 2016 — including a lawsuit from Waymo, a series […]

Who Will Own The Autonomous Vehicle Rideshare?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 13, 2017
The car you drive to work has a steering wheel, a floor pedal, an infotainment system, and an emotionally intelligent AI system that can understand your driving patterns and preferences. But when you arrive to work, you don’t park your car. Instead, you get out and the car continues moving forward autonomously, on its way […]

Mobility Companies Should Focus on Urban Cities, VC Says [Video]

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 6, 2017
If you were to travel to San Francisco right now, you would notice that about 80% of the vehicles on the road are being operated by rideshare drivers for companies like Uber or Lyft — because of this trend, mobility companies should focus their attentions on urban cities, Schwark Satyavolu, general partner at Trinity Ventures, said […]

Who Will Own The Autonomous Vehicle Rideshare? (Page 2)

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 1, 2017
Cost is certainly something that could prevent private ownership. The average American spends around $30,000 on a new car or light truck, According to the National Automobile Dealers Association. And although the price for a level 5 autonomous vehicle is unknown, traditionally cars begin at a base price and additional features impact the cost. “With […]
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