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Lyft gets permit to test self-driving cars in California

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US ride-hailing firm Lyft is the latest company to secure a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California. Lyft’s permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as

Lyft acqui-hires live streaming company Kamcord

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft has brought on-board 12-member team from the live streaming company Kamcord to build out its transportation service. Lyft has basically acqui-hired Kamcord’s engineering talent and not any of the live streaming app’s technologies. Kamcord announced this news

Lyft to kickstart international expansion with Toronto launch in Dec.

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Uber’s biggest rival Lyft is going to launch its services outside the US for the first time. The company announced that starting December onwards it will begin operations in Toronto. “Toronto is actually a no-brainer for us when we decided

Lyft raises $1B led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

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Uber’s rival Lyft has raised $1 billion led by CapitalG, Google’s investment fund. The latest funding round values the ride-hailing company at $11 billion, the company announced. As part of the deal, CapitalG Partner David Lawee will be joining Lyft’s board. The

Lyft announces in-app navigation via Google Maps for drivers

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As the battle to become the number one ride-hailing company in the US intensifies, Lyft has announced to bring a new feature on the Lyft Driver app called Lyft Navigation. Lyft Navigation is built with Google Maps and is accessed right

Ford and Lyft team up to deploy self-driving vehicles by 2021

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Ford and Lyft have joined forces to deploy large numbers of self-driving vehicles by 2021, according to a Reuters report. Engineers at Ford and Lyft will be teaming up to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone

Alphabet could invest up to $1B in Lyft

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As Uber tries to find a way out of its troubled tides, its arch-rival in the US- Lyft is taking every possible advantage of the situation. According to Bloomberg, Lyft is in talks to raise up to $1 billion from Alphabet.

Lyft acqui-hires DataScore and YesGraph to boost growth

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Ride hailing company Lyft announced that it has acqui-hired DataScore and YesGraph to ‘help propel growth, attract more passengers and drivers, and help drivers earn more.’ About 25 people from both the companies will join Lyft. As part of the deal, Lyft will

General Motors expands car-sharing service Maven to six more US cities

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General Motors is expanding its weekly car rental service- Maven Gig from its current San Diego and San Francisco locations to other cities across the US. This means that drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft and delivery drivers for companies such as

Lyft too joins the self-driving car race

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Ride hailing startup Lyft has announced that it is creating its own self-driving car division that would compete with Uber. The company would soon open a facility in Palo Alto, California that would be staffed by “several hundred” engineers who

Lyft inks another self-driving tech partnership with Jaguar Land Rover

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Next time you want to ride in Jaguar or a Land Rover to visit your nearest cafe, book a cab from Lyft. Nope, we are not kidding! Coming one-step closer to its vision of having a self-driving fleet by 2021,

Lyft teams up with nuTonomy to bring first self-driving Lyft service to Boston

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After GM and Waymo, Lyft has a new partner in the world of autonomous technology in the form of nuTonomy, the Boston-based company that was first to put self-driving taxis on roads in Singapore. As per the new partnership, the two companies aim

Google, IBM, Lyft collaborate on open source project Istio

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Google, IBM, and Lyft have announced the launch of  Istio, a new open platform that allows developers a vendor-neutral way to connect, secure, manage and monitor networks of different micro services on cloud platforms. “Istio is the result of a joint

Waymo teams up with Lyft to work on self-driving cars

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While their common rival-Uber reels under a spate of lawsuits, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo is teaming up with Lyft to bring self-driving cars to the general population via fleet services, reports New York Times. Citing sources, the report said that the two companies