These are the recent developments in ride-hailing and ride-sharing technology, policy, and trends so that you know more about your favorite services. We cover ridesharing news throughout the U.S., so wherever you are, and wherever you travel, you'll know the basics.
Hyundai will offer autonomous ride-sharing services in California starting next month to study consumer behavior in an autonomous driving environment, the companies involved said on Friday. https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/hyundai-start-autonomous-ride-sharing-service
Business at Logan Airport is booming and so is the traffic. Uber and Lyft are being blamed for a lot of the congestion. In an effort to get it under control, Massport is phasing in a series of changes that will affect how travelers using ride-share apps get to and from the airport. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/10/27/changes-coming-to-ride-shares-at-logan-airport%3f_amp=true
Uber on Monday announced its healthcare arm plans to integrate an app into Cerner Corp.'s electronic health record system, which would allow caregivers to schedule rides for patients. Lyft last week said it is now providing covered rides for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries in Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia.
There are several barriers for older riders using Ridesharing apps: the technology can be intimidating, the cost can be prohibitive, and passengers may need additional help during pickup or drop off. But the concept — a more convenient and customized transport option — is perfectly suited to older citizens to go shopping, visit friends and make it to various medical appointments. https://www.google.com/amp/s/considerable.com/ride-sharing-seniors/amp/
A mom in Ohio created a ride-sharing service for people with disabilities. https://www.kshb.com/news/national/a-mom-in-ohio-created-a-ride-sharing-service-for-people-with-disabilities
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) last week testified before a House transportation subcommittee on legislation to require ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to improve technology so customers can better identify drivers who pick them up.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsday.com/amp/long-island/politics/suozzi-ride-sharing-legislation-1.37661531
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