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Uber is Launching a Car Rental Service Right From its App

Uber is Launching a Car Rental Service Right From its App

Just days after announcing the purchase of bike-sharing startup JUMP that allows people to rent a bike directly through the Uber app, Uber today announced that is is partnering with Getaround, to rent cars from the Uber app.

Eric Walz2018-04-11 13:36 PT

Uber Buys Dockless E-Bike Sharing Startup JUMP for Nearly $200 Million

Uber Buys Dockless E-Bike Sharing Startup JUMP for Nearly $200 Million

Renting a bike using a smartphone app is a growing mobility trend in cities worldwide and Uber wants a piece of the action. The ride-hailing company has purchased JUMP, a dockless e-bike service that allows users to unlock and rent the electric bikes using Uber’s smartphone app.

Eric Walz2018-04-09 12:10 PT

FEATURED COVERAGE: Testing Autonomous Vehicles to Save Lives in the Wake of Recent Accidents

FEATURED COVERAGE: Testing Autonomous Vehicles to Save Lives in the Wake of Recent Accidents

In what could be described as the darkest hour in the very young life of the autonomous vehicle (AV), two people have lost their lives in less than a week in accidents involving vehicles operating in self-driving mode. The automotive industry can ill-afford to ignore questions consumers are raising around the safety of self-driving vehicles.

Peter Els2018-04-06 13:27 PT

Experts Claim Uber’s Autonomous Crash Was Avoidable

Experts Claim Uber’s Autonomous Crash Was Avoidable

Dashboard footage of the fatal accident has expects believing that the Volvo XC90’s sensors should have detected the pedestrian and avoided the incident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-29 09:00 PT

Arizona Gov Suspends Uber’s Self-Driving Tests Following Fatal Accident

Arizona Gov Suspends Uber’s Self-Driving Tests Following Fatal Accident

The governor of Arizona has had enough of Uber, as it rushed to beat out other companies in the self-driving car race. Governor Doug Ducey said on Monday said he was suspending Uber's ability to test of self-driving cars on the state's roads indefinitely, following a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on March 18.

Eric Walz2018-03-26 19:00 PT

Uber Gives Up in Southeast Asia, Sells its Services to Rival Grab

Uber Gives Up in Southeast Asia, Sells its Services to Rival Grab

Uber’s attempt at global expansion has taken another hit. The company announced that it is selling its ride-hailing services there to rival Grab.

Eric Walz2018-03-26 13:03 PT

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian

Uber halted all of its self-driving operations after one of the company's self-driving Volvos struck and killed a bicyclist in Tempe, Arizona last night. Tempe police are still investigating the deadly crash.

Eric Walz2018-03-19 12:03 PT

Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks Begin Freight Deliveries Across Arizona

Uber’s Self-Driving Trucks Begin Freight Deliveries Across Arizona

The Topok Port of Entry is well-known to long haul truckers, and now it is getting attention from an unlikely place—the tech world. The Topok Port of Entry transfer station is one of the places where ride-hailing giant Uber’s self-driving trucks will stop at to pickup and drop off freight.

Eric Walz2018-03-06 11:54 PT

Uber Says its Driverless Cars May be on the Road in Less Than a Year

Uber Says its Driverless Cars May be on the Road in Less Than a Year

Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, says it driverless cars may be on the road in less than a year as the company is working with major automakers on autonomous technology.

Eric Walz2018-02-23 10:32 PT

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber to Give Waymo a $245 Million Equity Stake as Settlement is Reached in IP Theft Trial

Uber and Waymo announced an unexpected settlement agreement on Friday, just days after the high-stakes jury trial began in federal court. Waymo accused Uber of using its trade secret in its self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-02-09 11:23 PT

Uber Boss States That Autonomous Cars Are at Least 10 Years Away

Uber Boss States That Autonomous Cars Are at Least 10 Years Away

Uber's CEO recently stated that autonomous vehicles won't be on the road for at least another 10 years, which mimics what other tech company owners have been saying.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-02 10:30 PT

 Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Uber Plans to Have Autonomous Trips With No Human Backup in 2019

Speaking to the Associated Press at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Uber’s Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer said that Uber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as its competitors, which is sometime next year.

Eric Walz2018-01-18 11:02 PT

SoftBank Tender for 14% Stake in Uber Closes at a Deep Discount

SoftBank Tender for 14% Stake in Uber Closes at a Deep Discount

Japanese multinational corporation SoftBank has acquired a 14% stake in Uber, as early shareholders have agreed to sell a large stake in the company. The deal was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Eric Walz2017-12-28 14:40 PT

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

Uber Investor Files Suit Over Acquisition of Otto From Former Google Engineer

A Uber investor has filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company for failing to properly review company’s $680 million acquisition of a self-driving technology firm that wound up being accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc.

Eric Walz2017-12-14 14:42 PT

Uber Paid $100,000 Ransom to Hackers After Data Breach of 57 Million Customer Accounts

Uber Paid $100,000 Ransom to Hackers After Data Breach of 57 Million Customer Accounts

Uber admitted that it failed to disclose a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million users of the ride-sharing service, the company’s new chief executive office Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday.

Eric Walz2017-11-21 17:47 PT

Uber Confirms Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Deal From Softbank

Uber Confirms Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Deal From Softbank

Uber Technologies Inc. has approved SoftBank’s offer to buy a multi-billion dollar stake in the ride-hailing company, putting in place the pieces for one of the largest private stock sales in history.

Eric Walz2017-11-13 11:49 PT

Uber Created a Fake City for Autonomous Vehicles

Uber Created a Fake City for Autonomous Vehicles

Uber may be testing its self-driving vehicles on Pittsburgh’s public roads, but the ride-sharing company went to great lengths to create a fake city to test their vehicles in.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-26 09:15 PT

Uber Introduces its Own Credit Card

Uber Introduces its Own Credit Card

Uber Technologies Inc. has announced a credit card in partnership with Barclays and Visa targeting riders and offering reward points back on purchases using the card.

Eric Walz2017-10-25 14:14 PT

Uber Board Approves Governance Changes, Limits Former CEO’s Influence

Uber Board Approves Governance Changes, Limits Former CEO’s Influence

After months of infighting at Uber, the company’s board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to change how the company is governed, diminishing former CEO Travis Kalanick’s influence while making peace among feuding factions

Eric Walz2017-10-04 10:45 PT

Autonomous Uber Involved in Multi-Car Accident in Arizona

Autonomous Uber Involved in Multi-Car Accident in Arizona

One of Uber’s self-driving vehicles was involved in an accident involving two other cars last week, but the autonomous car was found to be not at fault.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-09-15 14:40 PT

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