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  • Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week
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    Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week

    WIRED is usually about solutions, which has been hard in the past few weeks as Covid-19 continued its deadly trek across the world. For a while there, it felt like the biggest questions were: What is going on? And when will it end? This week, the tech and science folk we usually lean on for […] More

  • Gig Workers' New Unemployment Benefits Won't Come Quickly
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    Gig Workers’ New Unemployment Benefits Won’t Come Quickly

    Yash Bazian estimates it took him three or four hours to apply for unemployment insurance—far longer than if he had pay stubs from an employer. But Bazian drives full-time for Uber and Lyft in California—when the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t scaring away riders and making him nervous about his own safety behind the wheel. Those companies […] More

  • The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work
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    The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work

    The rapidly spreading novel coronavirus is supercharging a debate about the treatment of gig workers. The relief bill signed Friday by President Trump will provide a short-term lifeline. But some workers for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Instacart, and Amazon worry the help won’t come soon enough. Today, many gig workers are considered independent […] More

  • Two Fiat Chrysler Plant Workers Who Had Coronavirus Are Dead
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    Two Fiat Chrysler Plant Workers Who Had Coronavirus Are Dead

    The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant photographed in 2014.Photo: Getty Images The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important? Fiat Chrysler has been getting rich over the past few years, with booming truck and SUV sales, as my coworker David Tracy pointed out earlier this morning. What good […] More

  • How Has The Coronavirus Affected You?
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    How Has The Coronavirus Affected You?

    Image: AP CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars. The current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of American life. At this point, you’ve probably been subjected to a cancelation of some kind. But not everyone can selectively seclude themselves from other people. Some folks, like drivers, have to […] More

  • Your Ad Here—Uber Moves Into Car-Top Digital Billboards
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    Your Ad Here—Uber Moves Into Car-Top Digital Billboards

    Uber has always been about the network, spending much of the past decade weaving webs of drivers, passengers, restaurants, bikes, scooters, and (someday) flying cars. Now, it’s launching a digital lattice of a different kind. This April, starting in Atlanta, Uber will introduce what it calls a “new omni-present advertising network that cuts through clutter […] More

  • Augmented Reality From the Driver's Seat, and More Car News This Week
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    Augmented Reality From the Driver’s Seat, and More Car News This Week

    If you’re reading this, chances are you feel like you need more information. Welcome to the club. This week we followed a bunch of transportation players in search of more nuggets of knowledge. Retailers jumping on the ecommerce bandwagon are hoping to discover how to lose fewer deliveries, which is costing them tons of moolah. […] More

  • Uber and Lyft's Financials Reveal Two Ride-Hailing Strategies
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    Uber and Lyft’s Financials Reveal Two Ride-Hailing Strategies

    Discussing Uber’s 2019 financial results with analysts last week, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi used the word “focus” six times, and the word “discipline” three times in his opening remarks alone. And he dropped “profitability” four times, most notably predicting that Uber would move into the black at the end of this year—at least when measured as […] More

  • Uber in Vancouver, a Vehicle Ban in SF, and Other Car News
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    Uber in Vancouver, a Vehicle Ban in SF, and Other Car News

    What if the future of cars contained fewer of them? That was the proposition once put forward by companies like Uber and Lyft before research suggested that the ride-hailers are putting more miles on the road than pulling miles off them. And yet: Lots of folk still think advancements like ride-hail and autonomous vehicles might […] More

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