The blog Tech Crunch reports that Uber is hiring a team of Carnegie Mellon University robotics engineers to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development.”
San Francisco ride-sharing service UBER claims that when their fleet of drivers arrives, DUIs appear to drop in major U.S. cities.
San Francisco-based Uber is showing off its altruistic side by pushing its ride-sharing service as an antidote to drunk driving in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
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Uber has allegedly been under fire for suspending some of its drivers after complying with advice from California officials. But the app-based, commercial ride-booking service says that’s not the case.
In their battle for public dominance, Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are giving ridesharing evangelists a reason to rejoice.
Uber has released internal data claiming drivers in many of its large markets, including San Francisco, are earning more than professional taxi drivers and chauffeurs. The data also revealed who is driving for the ridesharing giant.
The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.
A new app Flywheel is throwing the latest blow in the rideshare battle by offering $10 flat rate cab rides on New Year’s Eve.
The lawsuit alleges that Uber misrepresents its $1 “Safe Rides Fee” to customers, as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders.