Uber’s customer support staff is the company’s first line of defense against driver and rider misconduct. But a BuzzFeed News investigation reveals that during Uber’s transition from a local customer support operation to a global one, these employees worked under conditions that sometimes made it difficult for them to do their jobs.
BuzzFeed News obtained internal data on rapes and sexual assaults lodged via Uber’s customer service system, as the company attempted to find the leaker.
According to job listings posted earlier this month, Uber is seeking candidates to fill managerial roles in what will be the company’s sixth “Center of Excellence” outside of the U.S.
Should a judge approve the terms of the settlement, Uber will pay $28.5 million to some 25 million riders who used the service between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 31, 2016.
Drivers protested in their highest numbers ever this weekend. But the strikes cause higher prices, bringing more drivers back onto the road.
The drivers’ fight against fare cuts continue.
Grab (formerly GrabTaxi) is battling Uber in a little-talked-about but densely populated market and winning — for the moment, anyway.
Google taps Kirkland as its next self-driving car test site.
Since November, the company has been using smartphone sensors to analyze rides that have resulted in complaints or poor ratings.
As they lit tires on fire and blocked major roads, taxi drivers complained of unfair competition from private car-hailing services like Uber.
It’ll be customized, rider-focused — and here sooner than you think.
“Our opposition comes from two groups, primarily from dealer groups and secondarily from General Motors,” Tesla General Counsel Todd Maron said at an FTC conference on Tuesday.
Disability rights advocate Dustin Jones alleges an Uber driver refused to give him a ride because he could not accommodate his wheelchair.
The cuts will occur in 33 cities across the country including Washington D.C., Denver Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Detroit, and Baltimore.
The move comes a few months after the company formalized a global partnership with Lyft, India’s Ola, and China’s Didi Kuaidi.
The suit alleges Uber has misclassified drivers as independent contractors in order to avoid providing them with proper wages and benefits.
The ride-hailing company agrees to adopt more rigorous privacy and security practices, and pay a $20,000 fine following an investigation prompted by a BuzzFeed News report.
Faraday claims the concept car will go from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and reach top speeds of 200 mph.
“I think it’s fair to say [we’ll see a fleet of autonomous vehicles on the Lyft platform] within the next 10 years, likely sooner,” Lyft co-founder John Zimmer told BuzzFeed News.