Stories tagged: Uber
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 10 a.m.
A man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday in Michigan.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
The restart Thursday comes just more than nine months after one of its autonomous cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Testing has been suspended since the accident in …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously approved new regulations on ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which would require safety inspections, licenses and a surcharge on rides.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
After more than two years of talks, the Spokane City Council seems poised to pass new local regulations on ride-hailing company drivers that will include a new driver’s license fee …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Lyft still hasn’t caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it’s ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Cargo Systems, the New York-based provider of in-car commerce for Uber and Lyft Inc., has is Cargo box – sort of like a traveling minibar without the alcohol – in …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
The ride-hailing service Uber has been fined the equivalent of nearly $1.2 million by British and Dutch authorities for failing to protect customers’ data during a cyberattack in 2016.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
After hitting one parked car, the suspect’s Toyota Tundra slammed head-on into the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. The collision pushed the Mitsubishi into the victim, …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Uber’s vow to lobby for congestion pricing in Seattle could be the biggest boost yet for a City Hall effort that’s certain to encounter political roadblocks.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:55 p.m.
Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle allegations from 50 states and the District of Columbia that the ride-hailing company violated data breach laws when it waited a …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Khosrowshahi sat down with the Associated Press to talk about his first year as CEO and how he plans to steer the company.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Toyota will sink a half-billion dollars into Uber and work jointly with the ride-hailing giant to develop self-driving vehicles, a person briefed on the matter said Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:13 a.m.
Celebrity fishing boat captain Sig Hansen has paid an undisclosed sum of money to get an Uber driver to drop a lawsuit stemming from Hansen’s assault of the driver after …
Tue., July 31, 2018, 5:21 p.m.
Ride-sharing giant Uber is winding down its self-driving truck technology business, better known as Otto, which Uber acquired in 2016 for $680 million.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.
Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.
Wed., July 25, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona.
Mon., July 16, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.
Men who drive for Uber earn about 7 percent more than female drivers earn, according to a recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that also cites …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
Uber Technologies Inc. is investing in Lime as part of a $335 million financing round, the companies announced Monday. The deal, led by Alphabet Inc.’s venture arm GV, values the …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
A London court has granted ride-hailing firm Uber a license to keep operating in the capital, accepting the firm’s assertions that its corporate culture had changed and that it should …
UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show “The Voice” on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban …
Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:26 p.m.
As Uber tries to build its reputation as a good citizen, it’s unveiling a new plan: get its drivers to adopt electric vehicles instead of driving cars that burn gasoline.
Sun., June 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
A new competitor wants in on Seattle’s hypercompetitive, polychromatic bike-share landscape. Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth, plans to launch with its newly acquired, bright-red JUMP electric bikes.
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
Worried about an accident when you ride with Uber or Lyft? Now you can get an insurance policy from your phone for the ride too.
Tue., June 12, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
An Uber driver who booted two kissing women out of his car had his livery license suspended Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
The so-called “gig economy,” which has drawn massive attention, tens of billions of dollars in venture capital, and praise and steep criticism from policymakers, may not be quite the cause …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the …