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And while Uber and Lyft companies have succeeded in getting people used to the idea of hiring an on-demand chauffeur and sharing that ride with strangers, neither have cracked the code for traditional carpooling. Waze is giving it a shot.
Ride-hailing giant Uber has reported another multimillion dollar loss even as its revenues grow.
McDonald’s will expand delivery service to 1,000 more U.S. restaurants this week, including locations in the New York area, part of a gambit that the 77-year-old chain can find a major new source of growth.
Celebrity boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested and jailed early Thursday for investigation of assault and property destruction in connection with an early morning incident with an Uber driver in Ballard, Seattle police said.
Dan Lyons, chronicler of the phenomenon, describes the bros as good-looking, arrogant, glib and disrespectful to women. They are “jerks,” he says, who, in addition, “don’t know how to run companies.”
Autonomous vehicles need to drive and drive and drive, vacuuming up hours of real-life encounters on the road to make their algorithms smarter and safer.
Uber says its head of communications has decided to leave the ride-hailing company.
The accusations – of an Uber manager propositioning an engineer via instant message on her first day in his department, of the top-rated host at Fox News calling female co-workers to talk about sex – are so lurid they sound like outliers.
PASCO – The Pasco City Council has voted to greenlight ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. But the city is requiring that all drivers be fingerprinted. The Tri-City reported that requirement will likely mean the city won’t be signing an agreement with San Francisco-based Uber. The company has indicated that a fingerprint requirement is a deal breaker.
Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers-for-hire to unionize was blocked by a federal judge, giving a legal boost to ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.
A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.
Two prominent executives, including the president who joined Uber just six months ago, are leaving the company, another sign of tumult as the ride-hailing service continues to grapple with months of scandal.
Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.
Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court documents.
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.
Uber’s CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.
Uber Technologies Inc. is looking into allegations from a former engineer of sexual harassment, a new accusation that’s likely to draw renewed attention to the lack of women in Silicon Valley’s technical ranks.
A Seattle Uber driver who was demanding money to return a woman’s purse changed his mind after a police officer sent him a text and a selfie.
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy alternative to the dreary morning commute.