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  • Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

    Lyft has become the first ride-hailing company to go public, with its shares to be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LYFT.

  • Lyft Oregon Trail Celebration
    Get a Lyft in a covered wagon to celebrate the Oregon Trail

    Lyft is no stranger to fun promotional tie-ins, and the latest celebrates 175 years of the Oregon Trail. This week, Lyft will offer covered wagon rides in downtown Portland, Oregon, free of charge to commemorate the historic route. Fifteen-minute rides will be given in the covered wagon with...

  • Aptiv self-driving car prototype
    Lyft, Aptiv already making money from self-driving taxi service

    Lyft has been offering its customers in Las Vegas rides in self-driving cars since the start of the year. The self-driving cars are prototypes from automotive supplier Aptiv and feature a safety driver behind the wheel at all times, and at present they can reach about 20 destinations around Las...

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    Fresh funding pushes Lyft's value to $15.1B

    After the company's latest round of investor funding, Lyft is now worth an estimated $15.1 billion. Fresh cash in the amount of $600 million pushed the ride-sharing company to its latest heights. Tech Crunch reported on Thursday that Fidelity Management & Research Company led the investments...

  • Aptiv self-driving car prototype
    Lyft users will able to sample a self-driving taxi service at CES thanks to Aptiv

    Once the stuff of science fiction, the idea of a self-driving taxi service is fast becoming a reality. Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. That was in Singapore and limited to only a...

  • nuTonomy self-driving prototype on the streets of Boston
    nuTonomy’s self-driving cars now giving Lyft users rides in Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Albeit a trial only, the service, which covered a few streets in Singapore, provided an early look at a likely future where self-driving cars run...

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    A Chinese rival to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may be about to set up shop in North America. According to Reuters’ sources, Didi Chuxing plans to expand its app-based service to Mexico in 2018, the first time the company would be operating outside of China. Didi has said that its goal is to expand outside of China though the company is yet to say where and when such a move would happen. The company says it is keen to capitalize on the millions of Chinese who travel overseas each year and require transport. According to Reuters, Didi managed to raise $5.5 billion in April to...

  • Budweiser and Lyft partner for Prohibition-era rides
    Get a Lyft in a Prohibition-era car thanks to Budweiser

    For four hours on Wednesday, select New York City dwellers will have the chance to grab a ride via Lyft in a Prohibition-era car as Budweiser launches its limited-edition Repeal Reserve Lager. The beer recipe dates back to 1933 as the United States banned alcohol for 13 years. Adolphus Busch...

  • Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
    Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars

    Ford has partnered with ride-sharing company Lyft to help accelerate the rollout of a fully self-driving taxi service. It’s a goal a number of firms spanning the automotive, ride-share and tech industries are chasing, and this has led to several partnerships like the one between Ford and...

  • Waymo self-driving car prototype
    Lyft and Waymo join forces to develop self-driving taxis, challenge Uber

    A newborn partnership has emerged within the fluid and ever competitive self-driving car field. Waymo and Lyft have confirmed a partnership for future self-driving technology. Waymo is the self-driving car business of Google's parent company, Alphabet, while Lyft is a ride-sharing firm that's seen...

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    Private car ownership a thing of the past by 2025, predicts Lyft boss

    Lyft President and co-founder John Zimmer says a majority of hailed rides will be in autonomous cars, as soon as 2021. Zimmer made the prediction in a manifesto of sorts titled The Third Transportation Revolution: Lyft’s Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond, which you can read here. He...

  • Lyft debuts Premier premium service
    Lyft launches a luxury service to compete with Uber Black

    Do you like luxury? Do you also have a disdain for your local taxi service? Well, you're probably already in luck because there's most likely an Uber Black vehicle circling somewhere not far from your home. Now, though, Lyft users have something upscale they can order with the press of a button...

  • Ghostbusters Lyft Promotion

    The original Ecto-1, built for the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters," was a 1959 Cadillac hearse that, according to Dr. Ray Stanz, only needed work done to the suspension, shocks, brakes, brake pads, brake lining, steering, transmission, rear end, engine, muffler, and wiring. Basically, it was great, but also a heap of junk. I would ride in it, but I'm not sure how far I'd get. Not a great bargain for $11,100, inflation adjusted for today. The new Ecto-1, which will make its debut in the new all-female version of "Ghostbusters" this summer is a 1980s Cadillac hearse, and it may make it farther than...

  • Shaq as a Lyft driver
    Shaq latest to go undercover as Lyft driver

    Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal probably doesn't need to work hard for the money these days—although his son is almost college-age—so it's safe to say that his surprise appearance behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Suburban as a Lyft driver was just for the fun of it. And what fun...

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    Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese Uber rival

    Apple is perhaps signaling its future intentions regarding the auto industry with the announcement it is investing $1 billion in a Chinese rival to ride-sharing businesses such as Lyft and Uber. The investment in Didi Chuxing Technology was announced yesterday and comes just a few months after...

  • Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h
    Google, carmakers, ride-sharing services team up to expedite autonomous cars

    The list is a who's who of autonomous driving: Google, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Volvo, Uber, and General Motors Company-backed [NYSE:GM] Lyft have all banded together to create a coalition designed to speed up the process by which autonomous cars will become a road-going reality. The quintet of...

  • General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)
    GM to develop on-demand autonomous car service with Lyft

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] today announced it is entering a long-term strategic alliance with Uber-rival Lyft to create an on-demand ride-sharing service that will rely on a fleet of autonomous cars. GM will supply the vehicles and autonomous technology while Lyft will provide its growing...

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