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Uber Loses Latest UK Legal Bid to Block Worker Rights for Drivers

Uber has lost its latest court bid to stop its British drivers being classified as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage, in a decision which jeopardises the taxi app’s business model. Two drivers successfully argued at a tribunal in 2016 that the Silicon Valley firm exerted significant control over them to […]

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Uber and Other Taxi Firms to Pay London Congestion Charge

Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city centre, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the […]

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Uber Approved to Resume Autonomous Car Tests in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber’s request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber’sautonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian. Testing was suspended after March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona. Uber […]

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Uber Partners With Bengaluru-Based Happay for Auto Expense Management

Global ride-hailing major Uber on Thursday announced the integration of Bengaluru-based fintech firm Happay’s automated solution to make it easier for business travellers to auto-expense their rides. With this partnership with Happay, “Uber for Business” travellers would be able to automatically submit their receipts for reimbursement. “Business travellers no longer need to punch in their […]

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Rideshare Pioneer Sidecar Hits Exit Ramp, Will Shut Down Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO – Sidecar, the ride-hailing and delivery company that has long struggled to keep up with competitors Uber and Lyft, said on Tuesday it would cease operations at the end of the month. Co-founders Sunil Paul and Jahan Khanna wrote in a post on Medium that Sidecar would end service at 2 p.m. PT […]

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The Easy Way to Find Your Hidden Uber Passenger Rating

Uber passengers have long wondered how to check their passenger scores. (Drivers rate passengers on a one-to-five-star scale the same way passengers rate drivers.) There used to be no way to see your rating on the app, but as Quartz first reported, you can now. Simply open up the app, go to the profile icon […]

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Uber receives nearly $2 billion investment from Chinese firms

Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday it has received almost $2 billion in funding from Chinese investors, some as part of a recent fundraising round that valued the U.S. firm’s Chinese unit at $7 billion. Uber’s main global entity received the rest of the money, though the company did not specify how much each unit […]

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Uber rides will become more fun with new ‘Trip Experiences’ feature

The Uber API has been out in the wild for quite some time now. And since its roll out, developers have been coming up with innovative ways to utilize the same by pushing for Uber rides (“Ride there with Uber“) from within their apps. However, things are now about to change as Uber has announced a […]

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Uber Drives Into China Tourism Industry With HNA Group Tie-Up

Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday its China unit will get an undisclosed amount of investment from Chinese firm HNA Group as part of a partnership of the U.S. ride-hailing firm with the aviation and shipping conglomerate. The partnership, which marks Uber’s ambitions to break into China’s huge tourism industry, includes an array of transportation […]

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Uber Pushes Into Public Transit With New App Partnership

Transportation technology company TransLoc announced on Monday a partnership with Uber, marking a significant advancement in the ride-hailing company’s effort to ally itself with public transit agencies. TransLoc, which builds technology products for public transit passengers and agencies, will integrate Uber into the TransLoc Rider app, a smartphone application that provides real-time bus tracking and […]