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Cash This Check for $250, and Sign Away Your Right to Sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Lyft, Uber Shift Risk to Captive Insurers

Ride-sharing giants Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. seem to have found the same solution for dealing with the risks of managing millions of drivers on the road: Creating their own insurers in Hawaii. On Friday, Lyft told potential investors …

5 Reasons Autonomous Cars Won’t Be Available Anytime Soon

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you’ll get an almost …

Drone-Car Taxi Model Takes Flight

A scale model of a flying drone-car drove and hovered across an Amsterdam exhibition hall Tuesday, providing a glimpse of what could be the future of urban mobility. The “Pop.Up Next” prototype drone, being developed by aviation giant Airbus, automaker …

Uber Accused by Maimed Rider of Impeding Search for Driver

A woman who claims she was run over on a California freeway last year after an enraged ride-hailing driver ordered her out of his car is still trying to find him. Uber Technologies Inc. says the “mystery driver” isn’t one …

Uber Focuses on Safety, Will Check Up on Idle Cars

If you sit in an Uber car for too long, the ride-hailing company plans to check up on you to make sure all is OK. That’s one of several new features Uber Technologies Inc. unveiled on Wednesday meant to make …

Toyota Invests $500M in Uber to Get Self-Driving Cars on the Road

Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, said a person familiar with the matter. The Japanese automaker will invest about $500 million …

Uber Restarts Self-Driving Car Program in Pittsburgh

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the …

Uber Nearing Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup Driver

Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service’s autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday. …

Volvo Will Supply Uber With Thousands of Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Cars said Monday it will sell tens of thousands of self-driving cars to Uber, which is expanding to become an operator and owner of its own car fleet. Volvo said in a statement that it would provide the San …