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Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

Shared autonomous vehicles may cut parking needs by 90% – study

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing in self-driving cars may reduce the demand for parking in urban areas by up to 90 percent, according to a recent study led by Wenwen Zhang, “Exploring the Impact of Shared Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Parking Demand: An Agent-based Simulation Approach,” which investigates the potential impact of shared autonomous vehicles, or SAVs, on urban […]

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Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

Dynamic ridesharing users will pay less per ride

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ridesharing can help combat congestion woes by pairing up people with similar travel plans: Called “dynamic ridesharing,” this alternative doesn’t require new infrastructure, is more convenient than public transport, and can cut pollution produced by people taking multiple vehicles to the same destination. But what about those riders, especially in regions where ridesharing is just taking […]

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Kids and the ride sharing industry

Kids and the ride sharing industry

| April 15, 2015

Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing apps were designed with busy adults in mind, but, lately, kids and teens are using the apps for both school-time and playtime. Busy parents are organizing rides using the apps for their young kids, while teens, who have become increasingly disenchanted with getting behind the wheel themselves, are shying […]

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How ridesharing and carsharing insurance works

How ridesharing and carsharing insurance works

| February 4, 2015

Carshare and rideshare companies aren’t just changing the way people get around; they’re forcing changes in how auto insurance operates. Geico has begun offering a commercial insurance policy tailored for Uber, Sidecar and Lyft drivers in the state of Virginia. A source explained to BuzzFeed: “It is a year-long commercial auto policy… but like any of […]

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How hearing impaired drivers work at Lyft

How hearing impaired drivers work at Lyft

| October 1, 2014

Out of the ongoing hubub over regulating rideshare companies emerges a positive new trend at ridesharing service Lyft: The company, recognizable for the giant pink mustache logos attached to its cars, is seeing an uptick in deaf hires. A number of sources have reported that deaf drivers using the app are on the rise, and, […]

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