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South Carolina Lawsuit Filed for Staged Uber Hit-and-Runs

Published on Mar 20, 2020 at 6:45 am in Uber Accidents.

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The James River Insurance company filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a series of Uber hit-and-run accidents never happened or were deliberately caused as part of an insurance scam. The lawsuit was filed in August 2019 and is now receiving national attention.

According to the lawsuit outlined in The State, several defendants hailed Uber vehicles that were rear-ended by other cars. The passengers would then seek medical treatment at local hospitals and file claims with James River Insurance. Currently, the claims total more than $75,000.

Second E-Scooter Pilot Program Begins in Chicago

Published on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:20 am in Electric Scooters.

In the summer of 2019, Veo ran an electric scooter pilot in Chicago. The program featured ten companies to determine whether scooters could be a viable form of alternative transportation in the city. This summer, Veo plans to run a second e-scooter pilot program to test new features and implement new policies based on last year’s feedback.

Veo, a three-year-old electric scooter company, serves over 50 cities with e-scooters and bikes – both of which do not require charging stations. The company makes money charging rental and membership fees. To preview what the second pilot program will look like and for information on the future of the industry, Medill Reports interviewed Veo’s chief executive Candice Xie.

Coronavirus Safety Tips for Rideshare Drivers and Riders

Published on Mar 18, 2020 at 7:22 am in Uncategorized.

As stores and restaurants across the country shut down in light of the spread of Covid-19, some people still need to take Ubers and Lyfts to get around. At this time, the companies are still running and providing services to those in the United States. To protect drivers and users, Forbes compiled a list of tips for both parties to keep in mind.

Uber Suspends Shared Rides to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

Published on Mar 17, 2020 at 7:25 am in News.

In an attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19, Uber Technologies has suspended Uber Pool in the United States and Canada. Similar steps outside of the U.S. and Canada will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The service previously matched up to three passengers to one vehicle based on their destination. This reduced cost and climate impact. According to CNBC, there is no timeframe for when the Uber Pool service will be available again. It is contingent on the spread of the virus and how cities respond to the pandemic.

New Tesla Rideshare Service Launches in Sacramento

Published on Mar 16, 2020 at 7:55 am in News.

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Go360 is bringing Tesla vehicles and a new rideshare business model to Sacramento. As a subscription service, riders can use four rides per day at approximately $2.50 per ride. The company’s goal is to provide first- and last-mile pooling services to daily commuters.

Currently, the rideshare service is only being offered in downtown and midtown Sacramento, with the intent of helping users make the short connection between home and public transportation. Because they are a subscription service, they are catering to a rider base with a higher daily usage of rideshare services.