Published: Jun 17, 2022
Uber is turning to sidewalk robots to deliver meals in California. The ride-sharing service’s food division, Uber Eats, is using a network of autonomous vehicles to drop orders off to customers in a pilot in and around Hollywood.
Published: Mar 18, 2021
For years, Uber has been locked in a fierce and expensive contest with global regulators over the protections it offers to drivers. The gig economy giant has argued that drivers are free agents, able to work when and where they like, and are therefore not directly employed by Uber -- or eligible for benefits like sick leave and overtime.
Published: Oct 27, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO - As November's general election enters its home stretch, Uber, DoorDash and other gig economy companies are bombarding TV airwaves, social media and even their own apps with ads and marketing materials promoting a ballot initiative that they say would improve drivers' financial situation and working conditions but that would also deny them the right to be classified as employees in California.
Published: Sep 29, 2020
LONDON - Uber won a long-running legal battle on Monday that will allow it to continue operating in London, a major victory for the ride-hailing app that has repeatedly clashed with the city's transport authorities and its traditional black cab drivers.
Published: Sep 22, 2020
With deep pockets, some of the best brains in robotics and its hallmark hustle, Uber Technologies was once a serious contender in the race to build self-driving cars and revolutionize global transportation.
Published: Aug 15, 2020
Uber became the first ridesharing company in Sri Lanka to launch an on demand 24×7 ‘Tuk Rentals’ service which will allow riders to book their favourite mode of transport, a tuk and its driver for several hours with the liberty to make multiple stops along a journey, just as they would with their own personal vehicle.
Published: Aug 11, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber and Lyft must make their drivers in California full employees, a California judge ruled on Monday, a key blow to the companies' efforts to continue to classify their gig workers as independent contractors.