Ride-sharing uses a smartphone app to match up a willing passenger with a willing driver who has a car. Lyft and Sidecar have made it a business, but the titan of ride-sharing is Uber, which investors say is worth $40 billion after just five years in operation. But there have been “growing pains.” The ride-sharing service has been banned in New Delhi, India and in Portland, Oregon -- and now the DA’s of LA and San Francisco have jointly filed suit, claiming that ride sharing is misleading the public about safety. Is government stifling innovation? We hear a report from Mike Isaac, tech reporter for the New York Times, and talk to Jackie Lacey, the LA District Attorney.
Photo: Federal Highway Administration