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COVID-19: Uber pooled rides suspended in United States, Canada
COVID-19: Uber pooled rides suspended in United States, Canada
Uber users will not have the option to pool rides with others riders headed in the same direction for the time being. Uber riders can typically ...... 17 Mar 2020
Uber 'not liable' for self-driving car fatality
Uber 'not liable' for self-driving car fatality
Uber is not liable for a death related to an accident with one of its self-driving vehicles and will not face criminal charges. The accident ...... 07 Mar 2019
Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber
Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber
Toyota is to make a $500 million investment in Uber as the pair seek to catch up to competition in the self-driving car space. The Japanese ...... 28 Aug 2018
Uber gets 15 month license for London operations
Uber gets 15 month license for London operations
Uber users in London can relax because the service will continue to operate for at least 15 months following a Magistrate's decision. Uber ...... 27 Jun 2018
Uber appeal for London license begins
Uber appeal for London license begins
Uber is appealing against a decision to deny the company a license to operate in London in a UK court. Last year, the Transport for London ...... 25 Jun 2018
Toyota halts self-driving tests after Uber death
Toyota halts self-driving tests after Uber death
Earlier this week we reported about the first confirmed pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car. The Uber's experimental car in question ...... 21 Mar 2018 - 1 comment
Self-driving Uber car kills woman in Arizona
Self-driving Uber car kills woman in Arizona
Ride-hailing service Uber has suspended its North American self-driving vehicles tests after news of the first fatality involving one of the ...... 20 Mar 2018 - 3 comments
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
EU rules Uber a transportation service, not a digital company
European Court of Justice has ruled today on the Uber case where the US-based ride-hailing app was looking to be classified as digital company. ...... 20 Dec 2017 - 1 comment
Uber fires employees after hack cover-up
Uber fires employees after hack cover-up
Uber has fired two employees after a breach of user data was covered up last year, Dara Khosrowshahi has revealed to the public. Khosrowshahi ...... 22 Nov 2017 - 3 comments
Theresa May says Uber London ban is disproportionate
Theresa May says Uber London ban is disproportionate
UK Prime Minister says that the decision by TfL not to renew Uber's license to operate in London is disproportionate. Theresa May weighed ...... 29 Sep 2017
Uber loses license to operate in London
Uber loses license to operate in London
Ride-hailing service Uber will not be issued a new license to operate in the city of London after its current license expires on September 30. ...... 22 Sep 2017 - 9 comments
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following controversies
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following controversies
Uber founder Travis Kalanick is resigning as chief executive officer under investor pressure, following a slew of controversies that rocked ...... 21 Jun 2017 - 2 comments
Uber's Greyball prompts criminal probe in U.S.
Uber's Greyball prompts criminal probe in U.S.
Uber's controversial use of 'Greyball' to evade regulators and law enforcement is now the subject of a criminal investigation, according to a report. ...... 06 May 2017
Uber tracked iPhone serial numbers of customers
Uber tracked iPhone serial numbers of customers
The New York Times has revealed that the ride-hailing service tracked iPhones used by customers in a bid to tackle fraud. The idea was to ...... 25 Apr 2017
Uber to halt ride services in Denmark
Uber to halt ride services in Denmark
Responding to new taxi regulations in the country, Uber is halting its services for Danish customers while it negotiates with the government. ...... 30 Mar 2017
Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade regulators?
Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade regulators?
It has been reported that Uber used a secret program called Greyball to thwart efforts by regulators or authorities to catch its drivers. ...... 05 Mar 2017 - 2 comments
Uber court defeat could cost it London drivers
Uber court defeat could cost it London drivers
A High Court ruling against Uber in the UK could cost the firm some of its drivers in London. Uber has roughly 30,000 drivers operating in ...... 03 Mar 2017 - 9 comments
English Uber drivers win case to be classified as employees
English Uber drivers win case to be classified as employees
A London employment tribunal has ruled that Uber drivers will be classified as employees rather than self-employed in England and Wales, thus ...... 30 Oct 2016
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi Chuxing, the popular Chinese ride-hailing company, is looking to expand outside of its home country. "We're definitely going global," ...... 22 Oct 2016
Uber reaches incredible milestone: 2 billion rides
Uber reaches incredible milestone: 2 billion rides
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has announced this week that the company has reached an incredible milestone: 2 billion rides. More impressively ...... 20 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
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