Lyft

12th August 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft And Uber Set to Hike Fares

The ride-sharing fairytale as we know it is over. Last week Uber reported a $5.2Bn loss in its latest quarterly results. Even for a company conditioned to very large...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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10th July 2019

People Remain Biggest Cyber-Security Attack Surface, Says BlackBerry

Cyber-security fraud presents a major obstacle for automakers and mobility services considering an autonomous future. This was especially apparent when car2go, a car-sharing subsidiary of Daimler, was temporarily suspended...

By Louis Bedigian

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1st July 2019

Weekly Brief: Apple Saves Start-Up From AV Scrapyard

What a week it was for self-driving start-up Drive.ai, which awoke on Monday with plans to close its operations and sack staff but then went to bed on Friday...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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17th June 2019

Weekly Brief: Audi e-tron Hit by Battery Risk Recall

Audi’s launch of its first electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, took a turn for the worse last week when the carmaker issued an emergency recall of 1,644 models....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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3rd June 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft Steals Robo-Taxi March on Waymo

Lyft hit an impressive milestone last week in Las Vegas: the ride-sharing company has now completed 55,000 trips in its robo-taxis with paying customers onboard. The trips have been...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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29th May 2019

ADAS Cuts Risk But Still Raise Insurers’ Costs

The word “revolution” is perhaps used too frequently when pundits talk about connected cars. This is particularly true of the massive vehicle insurance business, which those-in-the-know tell us will...

By Eric Volkman

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13th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Uber’s IPO Highlights Concerns Over Driverless Tech Prospects

It was meant to be a foregone conclusion the way last week would go. Uber, the father of the gig economy, the pioneer of ride-sharing and the most famous...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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6th May 2019

Weekly Brief: Musk Claims Finger On Button Of ‘Driverless Catastrophe’

Last week produced a dismal earnings report from Tesla. The carmaker lost $702M in the first quarter of 2019. Investors had expected a first quarter loss but nothing so...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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26th April 2019

Constant Security Upgrades a Fact of Driverless Life, Says BlackBerry

Cyber-security has become a key topic at virtually every auto industry event with many discussing worst-case scenarios for what would happen if a vehicle were to be overtaken. There...

By Louis Bedigian

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1st April 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft’s IPO Proves Investors Optimism Over Ride-Sharing

Want a slice of the gig economy? Now you can own one. With the completion of its IPO last week, Lyft became the first gig-economy start-up to become a...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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18th March 2019

Weekly Brief: GM Cruise Upping Headcount Won’t Get It Ahead of Rivals

General Motors’ Cruise is getting serious with just nine months to go before its self-imposed deadline to launch a robo-taxi service in America. The self-driving outfit announced last week...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

Weekly Brief: Lyft Files for Massive IPO, Steals Spotlight From Geneva
4th March 2019

Weekly Brief: Lyft Files for Massive IPO, Steals Spotlight From Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show that starts this Thursday, March 7, is famous for turning heads with concept cars, prototypes and street-ready vehicles for the European market. This year’s show...

Andrew Tolve

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