This week, Lyft launched a program to "immediately offset the carbon emissions from all rides globally." As a result, moving forward, the company has committed to ensuring that "any Lyft ride ... will be carbon neutral."
Hey, Lyft riders, how do you like the idea of paying a monthly fee to use the service instead of paying on a per-ride basis? The ridesharing service is currently testing such a system using several subscription models.
Lyft has numerous partnerships with other companies involved with self-driving cars, but the ridesharing outfit is to start testing its own vehicles in California at the largest secure test facility in the country.
Lyft is getting into bike sharing, partnering with the city-operated Baltimore Bike Share scheme in Maryland. The move follows a similar one by rival ride-sharing service Uber in San Francisco earlier this month.
Uber may have had an abysmal 2017, with lengthy internal power struggles, lost licenses, and too many lawsuits to count. But here to keep you from getting too down on the future of ridesharing services is Lyft.
Automotive tech company Aptiv and Lyft will offer rides in self-driving cars during CES 2018. Passengers will be able to hail a self-driving car from the Las Vegas Convention Center using the Lyft app.
Lyft is now operating in Toronto, its very first service outside of the United States. Besides local taxi services, it also takes on Uber, which currently has around 50,000 drivers working for it in the Canadian city.