Major news outlets are taking at closer look at who's behind the wheel — and what you're up to when you're not in driver mode. Read on for this week's wrap-up of Lyft in the headlines.
Who's a Typical Lyft Driver?
If this week's articles in LAist and the SF Chronicle are any indication, there's no such thing. Follow the links to find out what it's like to be one of our community's many female drivers, or a teacher driving to help make ends meet.
Meanwhile, at HQ ...
We quietly released a new feature that helps us match you with the best passengers and routes possible. TechCrunch has the details.
A Ride Down Memory Lane
SF Gate uncovered the tales behind tech company names, including Lyft. We have one of our first interns to thank for the moniker, and he happened to stick around the office until the present day. Meet Harrison.
Why Lyft Passengers Can Tip
Tipping has always been a central feature of the Lyft experience, making us one of the only ridesharing apps to do so. The Post-Gazette investigates tipping in ridesharing, highlighting Lyft's feature and how it can add a significant boost to drivers' earnings. It's one way that we thank you for providing a warm, welcoming ride.
Contributing Much More Than a Ride
When Lyft comes to town, passengers know they can rely on you for safe, convenient transportation — and that's not all. The Huffington Post covered ways that our technology can benefit the elderly, ABC Austin reported that a decrease in drunk driving arrests coincided with our launch, and Popsugar reviewed a new book on their shelves, written by none other than a Lyft driver.