Ride-hailing is a term to describe booking rides and paying for car service through a smartphone app with a transportation network company (TNC) such as Uber or Lyft.The term "ridesharing" has been used to describe TNCs, but it has been widely argued to be inaccurate, and hence the ride-hailing term was introduced. The Associated Press recommends against using the term "ride-sharing " for TNC services because services broker private transportation and resemble a taxi.
- "The AP bans the term "ride-sharing" for Uber & Lyft", Greater Greater Washington Blog. http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/25405/the-ap-bans-the-term-ride-sharing-for-uber-lyft/. Accessed 3-July-2016