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Uber Can Be Banned by EU States, Notes Top EU Lawyer

Uber Can Be Banned by EU States, Notes Top EU Lawyer

EU member states can ban ride-hailing pioneer Uber without informing the European Commission because at heart it is an ordinary transport company under their jurisdiction, a top EU lawyer said Tuesday. San Francisco-based Uber insists it is a service, not a transport provider, connecting riders with freelance drivers directly and much more cheaply than traditional cab companies. But [...]

July 4, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Uber Can Be Banned by EU States, Notes Top EU Lawyer

Uber chief quits Trump business council amid boycott calls

Uber chief quits Trump business council amid boycott calls

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit President Donald Trump’s council of business leaders, according to an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Mr. Kalanick wrote to his employees that he’d spoken with Mr. Trump on Thursday to “let him know that I would not be able to participate on his economic council. Joining the [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber chief quits Trump business council amid boycott calls

Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

Uber’s chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s business advisory group amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who have come out against his administration’s hard-line immigration policies. Critics have included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber boss quits Donald Trump’s business group amid staff anger at immigration ban

Protesters barricade Uber offices: ‘No business as usual’ on inauguration day

Protesters barricade Uber offices: ‘No business as usual’ on inauguration day

Anti-Trump protesters barricaded the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco on Friday morning to call attention to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s “collaboration” with the new administration on Trump’s inauguration day. Protesters blocked traffic outside the ride-hailing company’s main office with a giant banner reading: “Uber collaborates with Trump”, while others used PVC piping and chains [...]

January 20, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Protesters barricade Uber offices: ‘No business as usual’ on inauguration day

Uber starts mapping UK city streets

Uber starts mapping UK city streets

Uber is collecting street images for its own maps of the UK cities in which it operates, starting with London. Its mapping cars are being sent out on to the capital’s roads from today. The firm said while existing maps were “a good starting point” it hoped to be able to identify the best pick-up [...]

September 16, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Uber starts mapping UK city streets

Uber Rolls Out Autonomous Car Technology in Pittsburgh

Uber Rolls Out Autonomous Car Technology in Pittsburgh

Uber is introducing its new fleet of “self-driving” cars today in Pittsburgh, ready to take riders wherever they need to go. The cars are equipped with level 3 autonomy — cars capable of accelerating, braking and steering under certain conditions but requiring human drivers poised to intervene if the technology fails — allowing some Pittsburgh [...]

September 14, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Uber Rolls Out Autonomous Car Technology in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public. Within weeks, the company announced Thursday, customers will be able to [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

Uber will soon make self-driving cars available to riders in Pittsburgh, in the first time such technology is being offered to the public. The Associated Press queried people in the city: Would you be willing to ride in a self-driving car? The answers ranged from curiosity and interest to skepticism and concern for safety: Larisa [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Uncategorized Comments Off on AP Asks: Would You Ride in a Self-Driving Uber?

Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

Uber Technologies announced plans Monday to sell its business in China to rival ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing in a deal that values the merged Chinese company at $35 billion. U.S.-based Uber will receive a 17.7 percent economic stake in the combined company, according to a statement issued by Didi. Uber China’s previous investors, including Chinese [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

Uber Technologies announced plans Monday to sell its business in China to rival ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing in a deal that values the merged Chinese company at $35 billion. U.S.-based Uber will receive a 17.7 percent economic stake in the combined company, according to a statement issued by Didi. Uber China’s previous investors, including Chinese [...]

August 3, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber to sell China business to rival Didi Chuxing

China clears way for legal Uber, Didi Chuxing ride hailing

China clears way for legal Uber, Didi Chuxing ride hailing

The Chinese government issued nationwide ride-hailing regulations that will allow companies that include Uber and its Chinese counterpart Didi Chuxing to legally operate in the country. The new rules, which will take effect Nov. 1, require that companies and their drivers apply for and receive licenses through the government. The rules require drivers to have [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on China clears way for legal Uber, Didi Chuxing ride hailing

Uber and Lyft’s Austin conflict over fingerprinting goes to the citizens

Uber and Lyft’s Austin conflict over fingerprinting goes to the citizens

Fingerprints have come to be a sensitive situation for Uber and Lyft. On Saturday, citizens in Austin, Texas will decide whether journey-hailing groups like Uber and Lyft are required to consist of fingerprinting in their driving force heritage assessments. A yes vote on Proposition 1 will mean no fingerprints, simply the existing heritage checks. A [...]

May 7, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Uber and Lyft’s Austin conflict over fingerprinting goes to the citizens