One Year After Fleeing Austin, Uber and Lyft Prepare a Fresh Invasion

IT HAS BEEN a year since Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, after residentsvoted to maintain strict regulations the ridehailing companies refused to abide, including fingerprinting of drivers.

Uber and Lyft had fought hard for more permissive rules, spending $8 million on the campaign (nearly seven times the previous record for a municipal election in the city).

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Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years – Recode

Lyft — trying to keep up with its longtime ride-hailing competitor Uber, which just rolled out a self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh — is being more explicit about what company president John Zimmer has dubbed the “third transportation revolution.”

Zimmer laid out that plan in a Medium post titled “The Third Transportation Revolution: Lyft’s Vision for the Next Ten Years and Beyond.”

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