Need to allocate business expenses via separate reports? Lyft just made it easier

As Lyft and Uber duke it out for market share new features for riders, and occasionally drivers, are dropping weekly. The latest Lyft tweak refines its convenience reporting for business travelers, according to Venture Beat.

In April, 2016 Lyft introduced Business Profiles. That program makes it easy for business travelers to switch between business and personal mode rides. Each mode can be assigned to a different credit card, and can be connected to Concur Travel and Expense management accounts to automate expense reporting.

With business profiles, your Lyft app has three tabs, for All, Personal, and Business. When you tap the Business tab, for example, all of your business trips display. The reporting before was all or nothing, which is helpful to an extent, but there was no way to break out trips for separate reports.

Custom reports business expense reporting can come in handy. If you bill by client or by project, you can simply select specific trips for a report. Just tap on Business, tap on the trips you wish to include for a specific report, and tap Send Report.

If your job or business has different profit or business centers with separate accounting, the ability to allocate expenses between them can save a lot of the time involved in going through reports later to differentiate which trips should be charged to which specific accounts.

Uber offers business profiles for its riders. With Uber’s system you can not only switch between personal and business cards for rides, you can also add memos and project codes to differentiate the rides. Business trip receipts are sent to a business email address and you can set up weekly or monthly business travel reports.

Business travelers have largely shifted from taxi to ridesharing services during the past two years. This important market for both Lyft and Uber is expected to receive extra attention and it looks like Lyft and Uber are both trying to provide it.

Product Review

With outstanding image quality, the ‘basic’ Sony A7 III excels in every way

Replacing the four-year-old A7 II as the new entry-level model in Sony's full-frame line, the A7 III is an impressively capable camera that gives more expensive models a run for their money.

From Rolls-Royce to Lamborghini, these are the most expensive cars in the world

If you recently discovered an oil reserve in your backyard, you probably have some extra cash to spend. Look no further, because we’ve rounded up the most expensive cars in the world.

Lyft’s new rewards program promises ride discounts and comfier cars

If you're always hopping in and out of a Lyft car, then you'll be pleased to hear that the ridesharing service is about to launch a rewards program. Perks include discounts on future trips and upgrades to comfier cars.

Keep on clicking with the 10 best browsers for Android

Browsing the web on an Android device should not be a pain. Check out our picks for the best browsers for Android, so you can surf the web with greater ease and access a trove of unique features.

These headlights have 4 color settings to help save lives under all conditions

Boslla headlights are an easy-to-install solution to achieve all-weather lighting for your vehicle. After a quick ten-minute install, these lights have up to four settings to get you through anything.

Car parts maker ZF is using drones to deliver components to its factories

ZF recently became the first entity in Germany to receive approval to use drones to deliver spare parts, and the company now uses them to deliver parts from its central warehouses to its workshops.

The DBX SUV will go where no Aston Martin has gone before

When it launches in 2019, the Aston Martin DBX will be the British automaker's first SUV. In the meantime, camouflaged DBX prototypes will undergo strenuous testing around the world.

Ford teams up with Walmart to study consumer response to autonomous delivery

Last week it was Ford and VW, and this week Ford and Walmart are signaling a desire to work together on autonomous vehicles solutions. Ford and the giant retailer will study consumer reactions to self-driving delivery vehicles.

Our favorite fuel-efficient cars are as frugal as they are fun

You don't need to opt for a hybrid or an all-electric ride in order to achieve good fuel economy. These vehicles pack both performance and style, whether you're in the market for a luxury sedan or a game-changing pickup truck.

Out of juice? Learn how to jump-start a car with this quick guide

Jumping a car is a simple procedure, but not everyone knows how to properly do so. To make things easier, we've put together a quick-hit guide on how to fire up your vehicle using jumper cables and a second power source.

Born to run (forever): The most reliable cars you can buy right now

We all dread the thought of our car turning into a money pit, but choosing a dependable vehicle from the start can help us rack up countless care-free miles. Here, we've rounded up some of the most reliable cars available.

Prep your car for the coming snow and sleet with these cold weather tips

Driving in the winter, whether downtown or across the country, is rarely easy. Luckily, we've put together a quick rundown of a few things you should do to winterize your car before the snow officially hits.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Waymo’s driverless cars, ‘Fallout 76’ tips, and Racella

In today's episode of DT Daily, we discuss Waymo's foray into the ridesharing sector, along with various tips for making the most of the recently launched Fallout 76. We also sit down with singer Racella to chat about her new EP, Waves.

Want to keep connected on the road? Here are 5 ways to add Bluetooth to your car

The best way to make an old ride feel young again is to bring it up speed with the 21st century. Here's how to properly add Bluetooth to your vehicle, via independent kits, vehicle adapters, or aftermarket head units.