#USA Uber, Lyft drivers resign themselves to being replaced by self-driving cars




Kristina Lara could easily be the poster child for Lyft. A single mother, Lara began driving for the ride-hailing startup in Dallas-Fort Worth to make ends meet. Then she lost her retail job and began driving full-time

In conversation, she’ll tell you again and again how much she loves the Lyft community and the way the company treats its drivers. “I honestly would like for it to become a career,” Lara told Mashable

At least that was the case until this week.

Lyft announced Monday that it has partnered with automotive giant General Motors to create a network of self-driving cars that will one day in the distant (or not-too-distant future) be able to pick up and drop off passengers at the touch of a button on our phones — and likely put many of its drivers out of work. Read more…

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