It’ll be added to the bill once the ride is completed. The fee is being added “on behalf of drivers,” Uber said, though a taxi drivers’ union questioned the purpose of the fee.
South Korean officials charged Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick on Wednesday with violating transportation law. It’s the latest in a series of actions against the digital car service around the world.
At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive “personal” insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.
The driver pleaded not guilty to the charges when he was arraigned at Cambridge District Court on Wednesday.
Authored by Uber’s Head of Global Safety, Philip Cardenas, the post lays out the company’s plans to increase consumer protection in the next year.
The company, responding to Sen. Al Franken, also says they have scaled back access to “God View.” Franken isn’t satisfied: “It still remains unclear how Uber defines legitimate business purposes for accessing, retaining, and sharing customer data.”
Uber and Lyft are fighting for the ability to operate in cities across the country. Here are some of the regulatory battles, the resulting citations, and in some cases, law suits the companies are embroiled in.
A new law will essentially ban Uber’s low-cost service in France. Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked roads in Paris protesting what they say are Uber’s unfair business practices.
Surge pricing introduced in Sydney CBD while a hostage situation unfolds.
When it comes to new cities, Uber and Lyft aren’t afraid to operate illegally.
A judge tossed Emil Michael’s case out of court, but he threatened to call in “my friend the Chief of Police.” The SFPD is not amused.
Police announced that the drones, likely outfitted with thermal and night-vision cameras, will patrol the north district as early as next month. The decision to deploy them was made, in part, after an Uber driver was accused of raping a woman.
The customer said her driver offered her oral sex during her journey in London in March. Uber told BuzzFeed News on Thursday that it had kicked the driver off its service.
The car service company claims it will audit its rider feedback and is “assessing” how it screens employees. Uber has been under fire in India and around the world after a woman said she was raped by a New Delhi driver.
The district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles counties allege the company misled consumers about the quality of background checks on its drivers. Lyft has settled for $500,000.
According to the filing, UberDrive is a “computer game software for mobile devices…”
Police in New Delhi questioned an Uber executive on Tuesday about the company’s procedures for checking drivers’ backgrounds, officials told the Associated Press. It’s part of the investigation after a 26-year-old passenger accused drive Shiv Kumar Yadav of raping her on Friday.
Syed Muzaffar was charged Monday with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for hitting and killing 6-year-old Sofia Liu on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco.
The move comes days before a judge was to consider an injunction filed by the city.The ride-sharing company, meanwhile, has urged riders to sign a petition of support.
The announcement came two days after a woman was attacked by her Uber driver while on her way home from work the night of Dec. 6.
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In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick says the growth of the company doesn’t come without “growing pains.”
Peers, an online community for sharing economy workers, announces a homeshare liability insurance program and a short-term vehicle lease program for rideshare workers whose cars are under repair.
The senator expresses concern that Lyft’s revised restrictions on access to customer data still does not clearly define which Lyft employees have access.
A look into how phone use changes with your sobriety.
A BuzzFeed News report prompted Uber to investigate Josh Mohrer for accessing this reporter’s account without express permission.
“They are simply a business that is not following the rules,” says taxi boss. Uber defends the stealth move.
“Uber seems to be verging on NSA style surveillance on users and spending investors money attempting to discredit any journalist writing negative stories,” the letter reads.
A document obtained by BuzzFeed News points to taxi industry targets, not journalists. Bullet points, not bullets, a spokesperson says.
The transit company has faced questions over how it safeguards its users’ location data. BuzzFeed News reports from Las Vegas on CEO Travis Kalanick’s keynote address at a conference on Wednesday.