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Uber Terminates 100 Self-Driving Car Operators

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh, as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz. earlier this year, reports Quartz.

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Europcar Joins Mobility as a Service Alliance

Created by a public-private partnership, the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance aims to create the foundations for a common approach to MaaS.

Sixt Forms New Global Mobility Division

Customers have a central contact at their disposal who creates individually tailored solutions for car rental, leasing, chauffeur service, ride-hailing, and mobility management.

Researchers Find Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

Faster driving, experience, and safety were major factors that attributed to earning discrepancies between male and female Uber drivers.

HyreCar Partners with Kid-Focused Ridesharing Group HopSkipDrive

For a limited time between July 23 and Aug. 3, HyreCar will be offering a limited time promotion to get new drivers on the road before the new school year. CareDrivers will need to be approved and on the road during the timeframe to take advantage of this promotion.

Volkswagen to Launch Carsharing Service by 2020

These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America, and Asia as early as 2020.

Uber, Careem in Talks to Merge Middle East Operations

According to sources, who declined to be named because the talks are private, the companies have discussed numerous potential deal structures, but haven’t come to a final agreement.

NYC Commission Calls for Ride-Hailing Minimum Wage

Economists from New York City’s New School and the University of California, Berkeley proposed that drivers should be earning $17.22 an hour after expenses, a 22.5% increase based on average pay rates.

DC Council Raises Taxes on Ride-Hailing

Increasing the tax on ride-hailing group’s gross receipts from 1% to 6% is part of the Council’s plan to raise $178.5 million in funding for public transportation — D.C.’s share of the overall $500 million funding effort.

London Officials Grant Uber Probationary License

A London court granted the license after Uber lawyers said the company had made extensive changes to its reporting and screening policies, as well as management.