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A woman pedals past a BedBath & Beyond store on a rented Citi Bike bicycle in New York City on December 7, 2018. The Citigroup is the main sponsor of the privately owned Citi Bike bicycle sharing system which aims to alleviate traffic caused by vehicular traffic.

Lyft’s app just got a major safety upgrade for bike and scooter rentals

Starting Thursday, bike lanes will show on the map when you go to rent a bike or scooter, saving you from pulling up another app to find a safe route.

Uber and Lyft just took a major blow in California, and now they’re gearing up for war

Assembly Bill 5, which would force Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy companies to treat workers as employees, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
An Uber self-driving car performs tests on the company's test track.

Uber will study Dallas as its possible next self-driving car market

The company will manually collect data on the Metroplex's streets to make maps and power computer simulations for its Advanced Technologies Group.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber is vowing to fight in court against the new California bill that threatens to turn its drivers into employees

Assembly Bill 5 "does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers from independent contractors to employees," Uber told reporters.

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash are gearing up for a $90 million fight in California — here’s why they oppose the state’s new gig-worker bi...

The proposed law could have far-reaching ramifications for gig-economy companies. Many of the firms have proposed their own alternative.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks onstage at Day 1 of the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit 2018.

Uber has fired more than 400 product and engineering employees in its second major round of layoffs this year

The company previously laid off 400 marketing employees in July as it seeks to cut costs and appease anxious investors.

Lyft is requiring safety education courses for its drivers after a spate of sexual assaults

The ride-hailing giant announced three new safety products on Tuesday, including a direct-to-911 button, after a being slammed with a lawsuit.
Lyft Rentals is now available to some California customers in the Lyft app.

Lyft’s newest service: Driving yourself

The ride-hailing company will now let you hail a rental car in three California cities, and give you a ride credit to get to the pickup location.

14 women have filed a lawsuit against Lyft accusing the company of not addressing a ‘sexual predator crisis’ among drivers

The lawsuit accuses the ride-hailing company of not adding safety features like a panic button to its app quickly enough.
Uber drivers demonstrate near the company's San Francisco headquarters.

California legislators are set to vote on a bill that could devastate Uber and Lyft’s business model

Uber and Lyft don't want Assembly Bill 5, otherwise known as the Dynamex bill, to become law. It could force them to classify drivers as employees.