Stories tagged: uber
Sat., May 13, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Uber says its head of communications has decided to leave the ride-hailing company.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
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 …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
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.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
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.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Jeff Jones, president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job, the company confirmed Sunday.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
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 …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Uber’s CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit President Donald Trump’s council of business leaders, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Lyft and Uber users likely to face surge pricing during peak New Year’s Eve hours
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Between 10 and 11:30 p.m., as most of this city is winding down for the night, the FedEx Express World Hub is revving up for its busiest hours of the …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Danish prosecutors have filed charges against Uber’s European regional hub in the Netherlands with “helping to commit illegalities.”
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 4:14 p.m.
Ronald De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Drivers for Uber Technologies in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
The first commercial shipment by a self-driving truck was a beer run. Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said Tuesday it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch Cos. to carry …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Pierce Transit is exploring the use of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft and traditional taxis to connect people to bus lines.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing and sharing businesses. The company hinted at the venture earlier this week when it announced that all of …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Uber has teamed up with an automated investor service to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first …