French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap San Francisco-based Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.
A taxi driver and his roommate allegedly raped an unconscious woman in the cab Sunday evening in Sunnyvale, according to the city’s Department of Public Safety.
While San Francisco-based Uber has experienced major growth in a few short years, New York City’s taxi industry is looking to impose a cap on how many cars can belong to the ridesharing service in the Big Apple.
In a span of less than four years, San Francisco-based Uber has grown from a ridesharing startup to overtake the streets of New York City.
Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”
One person has died and two more are in the hospital after a taxi
left the freeway and landed on a frontage road in Fairfield early Monday Morning,
according to the California Highway Patrol.
A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.
Google is allegedly preparing to offer its own ride-sharing service along with its driverless car project.
The blog Tech Crunch reports that Uber is hiring a team of Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineers to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development.”
The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.