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March 21, 2017

What is Lyft?

One of the main rivals of Uber.

By James Nunns

Lyft is an American transportation company that is based in San Francisco.

Based in San Francisco, Lyft was launched in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer.

Lyft is basically a mobile phone app that facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing that connects passengers who need a ride with drivers who have a car.

The company now operated in over 200 US cities and is considered to be a rival of Uber.

To use Lyft a rider must download the app to their iOS or Android based phone, enter a valid phone number, and enter in a form of payment.


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When a passenger wants a ride they can open the app and request a ride from a nearby driver. Once this ride is confirmed then the app will show the driver’s name, their ratings by previous passengers, and what car they are driving.

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Passengers and drivers can also add in personal information into their profiles such as music preferences, and hometown, the idea is to encourage passengers and drivers to connect during the ride.

Lyft, like Uber, has recently been exploring self-driving cars, partnering with car giant Ford to develop autonomous and self-driving software,

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