Tag Archives: Uber

Uber Opens Engineering Centre in Bengaluru

Transportation aggregator Uber on Thursday inaugurated its first engineering centre in Bengaluru, which also happens to be its first in Asia. “There are very unique technical challenges that are specific to India. The network capabilites, the cash payment system that we pioneered here. The initial team mission is to make the India service great,” said Thuan Pham, Chief Technology Officer, ... Read More »

Uber Says Sexual Assault Rates Low, Disputes Report

Uber hit back against a news story alleging that scores of passengers had filed rape complaints, releasing data showing only a small fraction of the alleged number of sex assault reports. In a blog post late Sunday, the global ridesharing giant said its analysis showed a “legitimate claim of sexual assault” in 170 cases between December 2012 and August 2015. ... Read More »

Uber Partners Mumbai Traffic Police to Install Breathalysers

App-based cab aggregator Uber has partnered with the Mumbai traffic police to curb drunk-driving by installing ‘Uber Breathalysers’ at bars and pubs in the city. Uber Breathalyser is a kiosk that analyses alcohol content in a person’s blood and accordingly flashes a red light, if it’s over the legal limit, and a green light, if it’s safe for the person ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any application so it is a violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. That’s why we have taken action against them. We have seized some ... Read More »

Uber to Delhi High Court: Have Aggregated 8,000 CNG Cabs

Uber told Delhi High Court Friday that it has aggregated around 8,000 CNG vehicles to provide point to point service within the national capital territory (NCT). It also told the court of Justice J R Midha that since November 6, 2015, only 293 diesel cabs are operating on its platform, but these vehicles are not used to provide point to ... Read More »

Uber Gives Pakistan Drivers Classes to Deter Sex Harassment

Uber is teaching its drivers in Pakistan how not to sexually harass women, a spokeswoman said Friday, after the popular transport app launched in the conservative country where women are often hassled on public transport. In Pakistan, “there is lack of knowledge on what constitutes sexual harassment”, said Shaden Abdellatif, a spokeswoman for ride-hailing service that launched in the teeming ... Read More »

Uber Says Ola to Pakistan

Taxi-hailing app Uber launched its services in Pakistan Thursday as part of the company’s $250 million (roughly Rs. 1,683 crores) investment push that also includes expanding into the Middle East and North Africa. The San Francisco-based company will initially offer its service in the eastern city of Lahore. Chairman Punjab IT Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif inaugurated the service at ... Read More »

US Chamber of Commerce to Sue Seattle Over Uber Driver Ordinance

The US Chamber of Commerce planned to sue the city of Seattle on Thursday to challenge an ordinance allowing drivers of ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft to unionise, saying it violates federal antitrust laws. Seattle last year became the first US city to pass a law giving drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft, as well as taxi ... Read More »

Uber Teams With Florida City on Public Transit Test

A Florida city is testing whether it can save millions of dollars in road-building and other public transportation expenses by subsidizing the cost of rides with Uber Technologies Inc. Altamonte Springs, an Orlando suburb, on March 21 will become the nation’s first city to pay a portion of the fare for all trips with Uber within its limits, according to ... Read More »

Uber Racked Up Big International Losses During 2014 Expansion

The international business of Uber, the US-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit of $31.9 million the previous year, as the company expanded around the globe. The figures, the latest available, were disclosed in an official filing lodged with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce last month. Uber’s international headquarters are in Amsterdam. Although ... Read More »