Driver’s license numbers and names were accessed by a third-party last year, the company announced Friday. But so far, Uber says it knows of no misuses of the data.
Uber announced it was suspending operations in the city earlier today, just two days after the City Council agreed on a drafted version of an ordinance that would allow the company to operate legally.
They’d definitely go for a Cheeky Nando’s, for one.
The newly merged companies Kuaidi Dache and Didi Dache are considering bus-hailing and carpooling, in addition to a way to hail nearby designated drivers after a few drinks. And they’re confident they can beat Uber.
No paperwork, no queuing at fluorescent-lit counters at midnight, and no bizarre pricing tricks. The Austin-based company is taking a shot at a stubbornly old-school industry.
Waffle House locations in 25 states will now serve as pit stops or meeting locations for “Roadies” and people looking to use the network to send a package.
The company has vanquished competitors, incumbents, regulators, and critics. All that is left is to see how far it can go.
Can we find someone who isn’t native to the US to take us out to lunch?
The legislation would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to fine companies that do not adhere to the policies, BuzzFeed News reports exclusively.
Lyft is putting an increased emphasis on the friendly experience of rides and going after the more casual drivers. But catching Uber will require serious gas.
Several women have also complained that a feature created to protect drivers, the anonymized number Uber provides to passengers, opens them up to harassment from passengers because they are not deactivated weeks later.
This is the second time in two months a Boston Uber driver was charged with sexual assault.
The button will allow people to share their location details with up to five people and simultaneously notify authorities.
As Uber doubles down on its investment in Europe and Southeast Asia, Gett is reinvesting its international profits into New York.
The man has not been arrested, and Los Angeles police said their investigation is continuing.
At first, the policy will cover drivers in Virginia — where Uber and Lyft’s temporary legal status is set to expire in February — and it will eventually expand to Maryland.
Lawyers have filed a complaint in California demanding financial compensation for the woman, as well as a court order that would force the company to put more safety measures in place.
A group of drivers have filed suits in San Francisco federal court against Lyft and Uber. The drivers contend that they are misclassified as independent contractors and should be treated and classified as employees of the companies.
Uber drivers in California, Illinois, and Washington will be able to access pay-per-mile insurance that will cover them when they’re not on a ride.
Sen. Al Franken is following up on quesitons he felt were unanswered in Uber’s first letter. “I was—and still am—concerned about the lack of detail in the response.”
The Office of the Attorney General will be monitoring Uber prices to ensure the company is adhering to the agreed-upon price caps.
In an abrupt decision on Friday, the California DMV retracted a memo demanding ride-hailing companies like Uber register for commercial plates. “We jumped the gun, and we shouldn’t have.”
Despite insisting that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company, Uber applied for a Radio Taxi license in order to resume operations in New Delhi.
The ride-hailing giant has suspended some drivers in California who registered cars for commercial use. But the DMV says that only cars with commercial registrations may carry passengers for hire in the state.
After 40,000 new drivers joined the platform just last month, Uber published a study analyzing who they are and how they are doing. Older, more female, and better paid than yellow cab drivers, the company says.
“If I had to vote today I would vote that [companies like Airbnb are] absolutely illegal and they should all be shut down,” Council Member Karen Koslowitz said at the hearing.
A driver for the online cab-hailing company was charged earlier this week in India’s capital with raping the woman in December.
It was the second criminal case against an Uber driver in the city in a matter of weeks.
The Florida senator and part-time political science professor writes in his new book that the popular ride-hailing app turned his progressive students into antiregulatory activists.
Authorities are still investigating whether Uber as a company should also face charges related to the case, which brought international attention to the issue of sexual violence in India.