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Uber plans to lobby for road tolling in Seattle as part of $10 million policy campaign

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 reaches $148 million settlement over its 2016 data breach, which affected 57 million globally

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 …


A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company’s reputation

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 rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

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.

Source: Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber

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 places basketball assistant on leave after fatal punch

Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.


NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

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.


’Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pays undisclosed sum to settle Uber driver’s lawsuit

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 …


Uber puts brakes on its self-driving trucks

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.

Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps

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.


Pittsburgh sees hands-on restart of Uber’s self-driving cars

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.


Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

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.

A study of Uber drivers found that workplace flexibility may not close the gender pay gap

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 will rent scooters through its app in partnership with Lime

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 …


Uber wins back license in London – but is put on probation

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.

Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

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 …


Uber begins a push to get its drivers into electric cars

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.


Uber wants to join Seattle’s bike-share battle

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.

Startup launches insurance for Uber, Lyft passengers

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.


Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has license suspended

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.

There are fewer workers in the gig economy today than before Uber existed, official data show

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 …


Honolulu leaders approve 1st ride-hailing price cap in U.S.

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 …


Uber’s 911 ‘panic button’ is now live in its U.S. app

Uber rolled out the 911 capability in its app across the United States, after saying in April the feature was in the works. Riders can find the option in a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

Feds say Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used …


‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pleads guilty to assault charge

Celebrity fishing-boat captain Sig Hansen pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge that he assaulted an Uber driver last year under a recommended arrangement with prosecutors that could allow him …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Uber’s ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Flying cars get Uber boost from research pact with NASA

Uber Technologies announced a partnership to study urban manned aircraft in conjunction with the U.S. space agency NASA, following a partnership last year that focused on unmanned drones. As part …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

More than 100 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse, CNN has found

More than 100 Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse, CNN has found.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …


Seattle may set minimum base fare for ride-shares Uber, Lyft

Seattle may require a minimum base fare that would make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cost more.