Uber

  • Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives This Month!

     Uber’s modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicle.   SOURCE: UBER By  Max Chafkin August 18, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s experts in autonomous vehicles. The city...
  • Uber driver has run in with Drake and his bodyguards

    After returning from a stint in London, Drake has been in Los Angeles for the last few days. As he and his entourage were arriving at the West Hollywood restaurant Delilah on Tuesday night (July 17), they had an unexpected run-in with an angry Uber driver. The man was upset Drake...
  • Uber’s CEO H.R. Officer stepping down

    Uber’s chief human resources officer has abruptly stepped down. Liane Hornsey told employees in an email obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday that she is leaving the company but gave no reason. Hornsey writes that employees may think the decision came out of the blue, but she has been...
  • 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...