Good news! Uber will be partnering with DigitalGlobe to use its satellite imaging technology. As yet, there is no word from Uber on the details of the partnership, but DigitalGlobe seems really, really excited about it.
Are your legs getting tired from all the Pokémon Go? Well, some entrepreneurs have the solution for you. They want to be your personal Pokémon Go driver. That’s right, for just $20-$25 per hour a driver will now chauffeur you around to play in cities like New York, Portland, and Baltimore.
Uber wants its riders to reflect on gun violence, and it’s not being subtle about it at all.
Reddit lo ha vuelto a hacer. La pregunta de un usuario —“conductores de Uber, ¿cuáles son los secretos mejor guardados que habéis escuchado en el coche?”— dio lugar a un hilo de más de 8.400 respuestas con historias de desamor, de engaños, de dudas existenciales y anécdotas increíbles.
In a move just short of self-parody, Uber has announced a new feature that will let certain users request a hot air balloon or boat—you know, for that casual commute to work.
Such is the power of Uber and Airbnb they have inspired international cooperation in this uncertain world. Mayors from 10 cities worldwide are working together to write a unified “rulebook” for how to deal with these companies.
Now that Uber owns the loyalties of tech-savvy folks, it wants to charm another population: people without smartphones. Starting next month, the company will experiment with a service that lets people call in to request a car. For now, it’ll only be available in a Florida county that already partnered with Uber to…
So much for “on demand” meaning “right this moment.” Uber is moving beyond the “on-demand economy” by testing a feature that lets users schedule a ride anywhere from 30 minutes to one month in advance. Car companies, beware.
When our phones are dying we sometimes do desperate things. And the ride-hailing company Uber knows that. The company recently admitted that riders with a dying battery are willing to pay the most in surge pricing. But they insist they’d never use this knowledge to raise rates on desperate people.
Durante mucho tiempo Uber ha ido adelantando sus planes de incorporar coches autónomos a su flota de transportes. Hoy, y sin previo aviso, nos muestra por primera vez cómo lucen, y básicamente se trata de un Ford Focus del año lleno de radares y sensores diferentes.
In a blog post today, Uber showed off the self-driving car that’s been stealthily cruising around Pittsburgh. The car is a hybrid Ford Fusion and is currently in early stages of safety testing. This particular Uber test vehicle was first spotted almost a year ago by local Pittsburgh media, but this is Uber’s first…
Apple announced an investment of $1 billion in China’s largest private ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing in a move intended to not only better understand the Chinese market, but to finally take the big step into the transportation industry we’ve been expecting.
Lyft has offered to settle a case against its California drivers for a sum of $27 million. The money would allow the company to keep its drivers as contractors, rather than making them employees.
After angry protests and several lawsuits, Uber is finally letting its drivers have representation from a union. Uber’s 35,000 New York City-based drivers will be represented by a special arm of the International Association of Machinists (IAM). But it doesn’t mean they’re unionized, exactly.
Last month, Uber settled two class-action lawsuits for $84 million to keep its California and Massachusetts drivers as contractors. Now, court papers reveal that the ride-hailing company could owe those workers as much as $750 million more if they were classified as employees.
I hope you’re not stuck somewhere in Austin where you’re unable to drive yourself today. Uber and Lyft are officially dead within Austin’s city limits as of this morning due to an ongoing temper tantrum they’re throwing over increased regulation.
If you’re happy to share an Uber in Manhattan, from today you’ll be able to grab a ride for $5, maximum. But—and there had to be a but—you’ll only be able to use the service during commuter hours and you may have to walk a little, too.
Uber is all about increasing efficiency in the economy, which is why I’m amazed that the app has never had a book-a-car-for-later service. Luckily, a college sophomore has changed all that.