Lyft, maybe in Austin, TX

Without Uber and Lyft, More People Own Cars

For a little while, Uber and Lyft operated as happily in Austin, Texas, as they did anywhere else, with their own driver background checks in place. But voters wanted more — they wanted drivers to be fingerprinted. The ride hailing companies balked, and a measure was put on the ballot to let them keep their…

Chrysler and Kango

Chrysler and Kango Sitting in a Tree…

Kango is a notable car-hailing service because it provides rides and childcare for kids. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is notable because it’s the first hybrid minivan. Consider it extra-notable then, that the two are pairing up to make magic together (if by magic, you mean providing new minivans to give rides to kids in).…

MIT Study Reveals Attitudes. About Autonomous Vehicles, That Is

by Sara Lacey An MIT study conducted in April of this year was recently published, and it contains some interesting information regarding consumer attitudes surrounding modern vehicle technology and driving alternatives. The study, titled “Autonomous Vehicles, Trust and Driving Alternatives: A survey of consumer preferences” took the pulse of 2954 respondents and asked what they…

Hail Yes: Ride Hailing for Families

by Sara Lacey Are you the head chauffeur in your family? Have you had to make decisions at times about which kid is going to get to their activity at the expense of your other kid and their thing? Have you wondered how you are going to work late and get your kids where they…

Before Sharing, Check Your Insurance

You’ve got a pretty nice car and some extra time. You consider yourself an excellent driver, and you’re quite polite and personable. You could make some pretty good cash if you got into the ride-sharing and ride-hailing game, you think. Maybe you could, but before you do read the fine print on your auto insurance…

Uber in New York

How to Use Uber (or Any Ride Hailing App)

Certainly by now everyone has heard of Uber, and most people have heard of Lyft. These are ride-hailing apps, and there are other like them, like the all-woman See Jane Go and the kid-friendly HopSkipDrive. Basically, anyone with a new-ish car in decent shape and a smart phone can start making money driving people around…

The Carsplaining Glossary

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Cruise control that uses sensors, like radar, to maintain a constant distance between your car and the car in front of you on the highway. The driver usually has some control over the following distance. ADAS: Advanced driver assistance systems. Baby steps on the scale of autonomous driving, like adaptive cruise control…