Uber and its Technology Partner Aurora to Expand Autonomous Trucking Pilot in Texas
Uber Freight, which is the logistics business of ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc., is expanding its autonomous freight delivery pilot in Texas ahead of the holiday rush. Uber has been testing its autonomous trucking technology in the state with its technology partner Aurora Innovation Inc. The two companies are expanding their autonomous pilot with a new 600-mile commercial freight lane between Fort Worth and El Paso.
Eric Walz2022-12-02 11:00 PT
Uber to Make Taxis Available on its Ride-Hailing App in San Francisco in a New Partnership with Flywheel Technologies
Flywheel Technologies, which provides smartphone app bookings for the taxi industry, announced a strategic partnership with Uber Technologies that will allow its taxi drivers to pick up Uber customers nationwide. The integration with Uber's app will first launch in San Francisco, and then roll out to other cities in the following months.
Eric Walz2022-05-15 09:30 PT
Uber to Add New York City Cabs to its Ride-Hailing App
In New York City, which is one of Uber’s biggest U.S. markets, the ride-hailing company says its will add the city’s yellow cabs to its app. The extra vehicles will help Uber deal with driver shortages that are hampering its core transportation business. Uber will work with taxi software companies Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT) and Curb on the project, with the goal of expanding the collaboration to other major U.S. cities.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-30 11:30 PT
Uber Makes Strategic Investment in Autonomous Sidewalk Delivery Bot Startup Serve Robotics
Serve Robotics, a Redwood City, California-based company that’s developing tiny autonomous robots for meals or grocery deliveries, announced a $13 million seed funding round with participation from Uber, 7-Eleven and others. Serve Robotics announced a delivery partnership with Uber Eats in Los Angeles last month.
Eric Walz2022-01-14 09:00 PT
Uber Sells its Autonomous Driving Unit to Aurora for $4 Billion
Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is abandoning its internal efforts to develop self-driving vehicles and selling off its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) division and assets to California autonomous driving startup Aurora for $4 billion. As part of the deal, Uber will transfer its entire 1,200-employee ATG unit to Aurora. Uber will also invest $400 million in Aurora.
Eric Walz2021-01-13 18:40 PT
California Voters Approve Prop 22, Allowing Uber & Lyft Drivers to Remain as Independent Contractors
California ride-hailing providers Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be able to keep their drivers as independent contractors in California as voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22, an amendment to the state’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) that passed last year. AB5 would otherwise have required that Uber and Lyft, as well as other app-based delivery companies, classify a majority of their drivers working over 40 hours each week on the platform as full-time employees in the state.
FutureCar Staff 2020-12-11 10:00 PT
Uber CEO Says the Company Might Suspend its California Operations if a Court’s Decision Forcing it Classify Drivers as Full-time Employees is Not Overturned
Now that the ongoing pandemic has decimated Uber’s core ride-hailing business over the past few month’s and a California court has ordered Uber to reclassify most driver partners as full-time employees, Uber may temporarily suspending its ride-sharing service in the state. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that Uber would likely shut down temporarily for several months if a court does not overturn its recent ruling.
Jeremy Carlton2020-09-18 10:45 PT
Uber Acquires Software Company Routematch in its Push to Support City Public Transit Services
Ride-sharing company Uber is looking to extend its reach further into the public transit sector. The company announced today that it has acquired Routematch, a software provider that serves more than 500 transit agency partners in communities around the world.
FutureCar Staff 2020-08-22 11:50 PT
Uber is in Talks for a $500 Million Investment in its Uber Freight Unit
Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking an outside investment in its Uber Freight unit, Bloomberg has reported. San Francisco-based Uber held discussions to raise $500 million in a funding round that would give its freight business a standalone valuation of about $4 billion.
Derrick Smith2020-08-21 17:10 PT
Uber Launches a Grocery Delivery Service in South America & Canada, Will Soon Launch in the U.S.
In collaboration with Uber’s partner grocery delivery partner Cornershop, customers in select cities in Latin America and Canada can now order groceries through both the Uber and Uber Eats app. Uber announced that its grocery delivery service will soon be available in the U.S., starting with the cities of Miami, FL and Dallas, TX.
Derrick Smith2020-08-13 15:50 PT
Uber Plans to Sell the Software That Powers its Ride-Hailing Network to Cities, Launching a California Pilot Next Month
Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is making its software available to public transit agencies in Marin County, California. Marin Transit and the Transportation Authority of Marin are paying Uber a flat monthly subscription fee for access to the software that powers Uber’s ride-hailing platform in a new transportation pilot launching July 1.
Eric Walz2020-07-24 10:45 PT
Uber is Leading a $170 Million Investment in Electric Scooter Sharing Startup Lime
Ride hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. is leading a $170 million investment round in San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing startup Lime. As part of the investment, Lime has acquired Uber's JUMP’s e-bike business operations and will further expand its mobile app integration with Uber.
Eric Walz2020-06-13 14:45 PT
Uber Lays Off 3,700 Employees as it Struggles with a Sudden Loss of Revenue Due to the Coronavirus
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic continues to ripple throughout the transportation industry. Today, ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. announced the layoffs of nearly 4,000 employees as the company struggles with the sudden loss of revenue from its core ride-hailing business.
FutureCar Staff 2020-06-12 14:35 PT
Uber Shares Surge 37% After its CEO Says the Ride-Hailing Giant Has $10 Billion in Cash to Weather the Coronavirus Crisis
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company has enough cash on hand to withstand the economic loss of the recent coronavirus outbreak.
Eric Walz2020-04-25 10:00 PT
Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to San Francisco
Only two of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs will be testing publicly and will only be tested during daylight hours.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-04-21 06:00 PT
Uber is Bringing its Self-Driving Cars to Washington D.C., with Humans Behind the Wheel
Ride-hailing company Uber is still working on its goal to add self-driving cars to its ride-hailing network. The company announced on Thursday that its bringing its self-driving vehicles to Washington D.C. The nation’s capital will be the sixth major city where Uber is mapping and collecting data for its self-driving vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2020-03-01 10:55 PT
Uber is Testing a New Feature in California Allowing Some Drivers to Set Their Own Fares
Uber announced on Tuesday its testing a feature that allows some drivers picking up passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento to charge up to five times the fare set by the company, Uber said.
Eric Walz2020-02-27 10:55 PT
Uber Announces Partnership with Hyundai Motor Group on Urban Air Mobility
At CES this week in Las Vegas, Uber and Hyundai Motors Group announced a new partnership on a futuristic multi-passenger VTOL aircraft that in the near future may whisk Uber customers in the sky above congested cities, cutting some two hour commutes down to just 15 minutes. Hyundai will produce the VTOL aircraft, while Uber will provide aerial ride-sharing platform for customers to book them.
FutureCar Staff 2020-02-15 15:15 PT
Former Uber CEO and Co-Founder Travis Kalanick to Resign From its Board, Cutting All Ties to the Company
Travis Kalanick, the man who changed how people get around as the co-founder and CEO of ride-hailing giant Uber, is cutting ties with the company he co-founded in 2009.
Eric Walz2020-01-30 09:00 PT
London Revokes Uber’s License for the Second Time Citing a ‘Pattern of Failure’ Over Rider Safety
The regulator Transport for London (TfL), citing a “pattern of failure” with rider safety and security, has revoked the ride-hailing giant's license for the second time in under two years.
Eric Walz2020-01-01 10:45 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT