Uber Self-Driving Car Struck and Killed Arizona Woman While in Autonomous Mode

Last night a woman was struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. She later died of her injuries in the hospital. Read More >>

Women Who Say Uber Drivers Raped Them Are Fighting to Have Their Lawsuit Heard by a Jury

Women who sued Uber on the assertion that the company’s policies failed to protect them and others from sexual misconduct want to have their case heard by a jury. But they say Uber’s terms of service have forced them into arbitration, meaning anyone who uses the app must settle disputes behind closed doors through a third party—not the courts, where proceedings would be public. Read More >>

Birmingham Wants More Information Before it Renews Uber’s Operating Licence

Uber's not been doing particularly well with the various cities in the UK over the past several months. First London refuses to renew its operating licence, essentially banning the service from the city in the process, Sheffield accidentally suspended the service because of an "administrative error", and then York refused to renew its licence because of concerns over last year's data breach. Now Birmingham is mulling over whether to renew the service's licence or not. Read More >>

Uber’s Bringing Uber Movement to London, Making Anonymous Ride Data Available to All

Last year Uber launched Uber Movement, an urban planning tool that made anonymous ride data available to governments and the public - the idea being that they can utilise Uber's data as they would other information collected on how people use and interact with public transport. Now that tool is going live in London. Read More >>

Travis Kalanick Is Going to Be an Investment Fund Guy Now

Uber founder Travis Kalanick, who was forced out of his CEO role last year amid widening scandals about its toxic work culture, legal troubles, and a video of him screaming at a bankrupt driver, seems an awful lot like he’s finally admitting defeat in the unending slew of backroom drama that plagued the company in his wake. Read More >>

Uber Rider Says he Blacked Out, Rode Through Multiple US States, Got Exactly The Fare You’d Expect

A drunk North American New Jersey native reportedly went out with friends in Morgantown, West Virginia, last Friday, and then called an Uber to take him home. Kenny Bachman says he thought he was going back to the place he was staying during his trip, near the West Virginia University Campus. Except, the Uber driver took Bachman to his home in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Read More >>

Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab

Sources say Uber is considering bailing on its Southeast Asia division, with plans to sell it to regional competitor Grab, CNBC reported on Friday. Read More >>

Uber’s Blowing Through Billions Faster Than Ever, Which Is All According to Plan

Uber is huge and blowing lots of cash to stay huge. Finance reports revealed to investors show the ride sharing titan lost $4.5 billion (£3.2 billion) in 2017, its annus horribilis that began with accusations of heinous sexism and ended with bombshell revelations about a dubiously legal network of spies. Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was replaced by Dara Khosrowshahi, who promises a kinder, gentler Uber in 2018. Read More >>

Uber Makes More Changes To Keep Sadiq Khan Happy, Including a Dedicated Complaints Line

The relationship between Uber and Transport for London at the moment is strained, at best, thanks to the former's operating licence not being renewed - effectively banning it from the city. While Uber dismissed claims it wasn't "fit and proper" to hold a licence and set about appealing the ban in court, it seems it's not above trying to curry favour with the regulator by making changes to the way it operates. Read More >>

Transport for London Has New Rules for Uber and Other Ride-Sharing Services

Transport for London has just released a brand new policy statement for ride-sharing services operating in the city, including Uber. A lot of the stuff in the six-page document is just a rehash of old regulations, but some of it will mean some changes might be needed - including things like better driver conditions, better accessibility for passengers, and an option for women-only rides with UberPool and other similar services. Read More >>

Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limit Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts

Uber has implemented a mandate that its drivers must take at least six hours of time off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, the Washington Post reported on Monday, as part of an initiative to crack down on drowsy driving that might result in potentially deadly crashes. Read More >>

Who Won and Who Got Totally Screwed in Waymo v. Uber

Halfway through a contentious trial, Waymo settled its high-profile lawsuit against Uber in a deal that gives Google’s parent company Alphabet $245 million (£177 million) in Uber equity—a slightly larger stake than Google already has—and allows Waymo to keep tabs on Uber’s self-driving car programme. Read More >>

Waymo, Uber Settle Lawsuit Over Automated Vehicle Trade Secrets

Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven on Friday announced it had settled its lawsuit against Uber over its alleged use of stolen trade secrets, bringing a sudden end to a year-long legal battle. Read More >>

Flying Taxis Are Apparently on the Horizon for Rich People Who Love Meetings and Golf

When Uber first announced its flying taxi project last April, the ride-hailing service said it would begin testing the aircraft in Dubai and Texas by 2020. Now, the company responsible for making the vehicles that may help bring Uber’s Jetsonian vision to life has provided its take on when we could actually see large, people-filled drones zooming through the skies. Read More >>

Waymo Attorney Says Uber’s Travis Kalanick Cheated to Win Self-Driving Car War

In his opening statement, Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven pointed out multiple references in messages and public statements by former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to what he viewed as an all-out war to dominate the self-driving car market. Read More >>