Stories tagged: uber
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 …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
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’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.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 4, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Seattle may require a minimum base fare that would make ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft cost more.
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Ride-hailing giant Uber is selling its business in Southeast Asia to regional rival Grab while gaining a robust stake in the fast-growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business.
Wed., March 21, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …