Uber to take on Lyft, Sidecar with ridesharing service

Regulatory ambiguities could offer a way into the market, Uber says

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

To become a Lyft driver, meanwhile, applicants must be at least 23 years old and must pass a phone screen, an in-person meeting and background and DMV record checks, according to Lyft's website. For Sidecar, drivers must undergo a training session in their city and have "a clean driving record," according to the Sidecar site.

Neither Lyft nor Sidecar immediately responded to a request to comment on Uber's plans.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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