After a decade of brutal competition, hackney drivers are being invited in from the cold.
With an eye to Kant’s work, a philosopher and a sociologist argue that the Uber project robs drivers of their dignity.
Companies like Uber and Lyft have a long way to go in improving worker safety to ensure both drivers and passengers feel safe on the road.
A new study found that a CEO’s political ideology was correlated with the decision of whether to leave or suspend operations in Russia following the 2022 invasion.
Now that EU ministers have reached agreement on the platform work directive, the big question is whether the UK will follow suit.
The autonomous vehicle revolution was, according to its proponents, meant to have transformed daily travel by now. But they underestimated the task of developing a safe, truly driverless vehicle.
Around the world, very few public transport agencies make money, while ride-sharing companies are making huge losses. So why partner up, and how do those partnerships work?
Gig companies like Uber often promote the freedom that comes with independent contractor arrangements. They talk less about the impact that pay volatility can have on workers’ health.
Uber is eyeing a service to take children wherever their parents would otherwise have to drive them themselves. Some might see it as a lifesaver, but it’s problematic for many reasons.
Public buses, subways and trains are relatively safe, fast and cheap. But competition from rideshares and concerns over COVID-19 will soon see some local agencies short of funds.
A third platform for ordering cannabis in Ontario provides little to no benefit to consumers or retailers.
Businesses can spend huge amounts of money to influence Congress. But sizable lobbyist and campaign donations also go to state campaigns and lawmakers to influence policymaking.
Lawmakers and courts in Ghana must strengthen protections for drivers of ride hailing companies
Questionable academic research has been used by Uber to argue against regulation.
Innovation in the digital space is not necessarily working for people in the global south.
The Uber Files leak reveals that the company embarked on a deliberate public relations strategy that involved the media, public officials and academics.
Drivers claim that algorithms are skewed against them on ride-hailing platforms.
As Coles and Woolworth turn to UberEats and DoorDash for fast deliveries, supermarket workers feel ‘the gig economy is getting closer’.
Digital platform work is often seen to suit workers’ skills, interests and schedules. But it comes at a cost to their economic security and control over the work process.
Our five years of research reveals an industry facing push back from both workers and customers. Many workers we spoke with sought to leave the gig economy.