Uber

  • Uber driver gets 22 years for raping a passenger in Florida

    An Uber driver has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for of raping a woman he drove home from a concert in Florida. News outlets report that 58-year-old Gary Kitchings was sentenced Wednesday in Palm Beach County. He was convicted in March of thee sexual battery counts and...
  • Uber will detect drunk riders thru app users

    Uber has submitted a patent to add a feature to its app that will help identify drunken riders so drivers could better assist them. The new feature, at least in theory, would allow the popular ride-sharing service to measure a potential rider’s walking speed, data input speed and accuracy, and the...
  • Passenger shot dead on interstate by Uber driver !

    Authorities say an Uber driver has fatally shot a passenger on an interstate in Denver. Denver police department spokesman Sonny Jackson says preliminary information points to a conflict between the driver and passenger. He says shots were fired by the driver on Interstate 25 shortly before 3 a.m Friday....
  • Uber trying something new…911 emergency app

    Uber is rolling out an emergency button in its mobile app. Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of the ride-hailing company, last month said an emergency button that connected riders directly with police via 911 would soon be added to Uber’s mobile app. That button is now incorporated within the app so...
  • Uber Jumps to $62 Billion Valuation

    On Wednesday, on-demand transportation giant Uber Technologies Inc. said that three investors are looking to buy up to $600 million worth of the private company’s stock. At a tender offer of $40 per share, they have valued the Silicon Valleypeer-to-peer (P2P) ride sharing, food delivery and transportation network platform...
  • Uber’s self-driving vehicle did not brake when it saw a pedestrian

    The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators. In a preliminary report...
  • Uber discontinues self-driving cars in this state

    Uber announced Wednesday that it will abandon its Arizona testing of self-driving cars, a program that had been paused in the wake of a March crash that killed a pedestrian. The move comes as the ride-hailing company tries to rebrand itself under CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who is now starring in...
  • Uber changes course, will not push sexual assault victims into arbitration

      SAN FRANCISCO — Uber will no longer force customers, drivers or employees who claim they were sexually assaulted or harassed when using the ride-hailing service to pursue their cases behind closed doors, a move meant to make the company’s safety issues more transparent. Previously, people with such claims...
  • Uber changes course, will not push sexual assault victims into arbitration

    SAN FRANCISCO — Uber will no longer force customers, drivers or employees who claim they were sexually assaulted or harassed when using the ride-hailing service to pursue their cases behind closed doors, a move meant to make the company’s safety issues more transparent. Previously, people with such claims were...