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Uber, Lime Partner to Add Electric Scooters to Transportation Lineup

Uber, Lime Partner to Add Electric Scooters to Transportation Lineup

Dockless electric scooters are becoming more popular in large cities and Uber is looking to capitalize on the new type of transportation by expanding its application to the two-wheelers.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-15 18:00 PT

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Major Companies Looking Into the ‘Human Impact’ of Autonomous Vehicles

Uber, Ford, Waymo and other companies looking into driverless cars have come together to study a possible labor crisis that’s caused by the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-24 18:00 PT

Uber’s Safety Driver in Fatal Crash Was Watching a TV Show Behind the Wheel

Uber’s Safety Driver in Fatal Crash Was Watching a TV Show Behind the Wheel

For the past several months, Uber’s entire self-driving program was heavily scrutinized, including the autonomous driving software it developed, after a self-driving Uber fatally struck a pedestrian in Arizona. But a new police report puts some of the blame back on the driver, who was watching a television show on a mobile device in the moments before the crash.

Eric Walz2018-06-22 13:44 PT

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber is encouraging its driver partners to adopt electric vehicles. The company launched a new pilot with a important incentive for its drivers to use electric vehicles—higher pay.

Eric Walz2018-06-19 16:22 PT

Uber CEO Looks to Expand Beyond Cars With Flying Cars, Bike-Share

Uber CEO Looks to Expand Beyond Cars With Flying Cars, Bike-Share

The Verge sat down with Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to get the lowdown on where the ride-sharing giant is heading in the future.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-05 08:30 PT

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

The NTSB released its preliminary findings in the investigation involving a self-driving Uber that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona road in March. The initial findings indicate that the vehicle was not programmed to stop.

Eric Walz2018-05-24 12:33 PT

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

After being involved in the industry’s first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle, Uber is permanently shutting down its autonomous testing operations in Arizona. The company will instead focus on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

Eric Walz2018-05-23 15:26 PT

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Uber Says its Self-Driving Cars Will be Back on the Road in "a Few Months"

Speaking at the Uber Elevate summit in Los Angeles yesterday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that his company's self-driving vehicles will be on the road again "within the next few months," and once that happens "it's going to be in as safe of a way as possible."

Eric Walz2018-05-10 11:56 PT

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis

Imagine summoning a flying taxi instead of a car using Uber’s smartphone app. Uber is hoping to make that happen in the near future and announced today a research partnership with NASA to study manned urban taxis.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-08 12:36 PT

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

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