ARTICLES RELATING TO UBER

No more petrol power - one of China's major cities switches to electric taxis

2019-01-08 09:46

One of China's major cities has reached an environmental milestone - an almost all electric-powered taxi fleet.

Uber puts first self-driving car back on the road since death

2018-12-20 20:01

Uber, which halted its self-driving car program after the death of a pedestrian in March, will return one or two self-driving cars to public roads in Pittsburgh.

Uber launches 24/7 call centre ahead of festive season

2018-12-10 11:18

Uber will launch a call centre in South Africa to provide phone support to passengers and drivers around the clock.

The Big Read: Why Uber has no plans to compete with minibus taxis

2018-12-09 09:59

Uber has reason to be nervous. The company in SA has come under attack from the established meter taxi industry and several Uber drivers were killed in the turf war last year.

Uber to refund #GlobalCitizen hiked fares, but surge pricing here to stay

2018-12-04 17:11

Uber will refund fares to Global Citizen concert-goers who were affected by surge pricing on Sunday night, after the e-hailing service initially promised to keep fares steady.

Uber South Africa may put panic buttons in cars next year

2018-11-26 14:38

Uber drivers face continued intimidation from especially taxi-meter drivers.

Uber driver facing kidnap charges in California

2018-11-07 09:53

An Uber driver in California is facing kidnaping charges for refusing to allow four passengers out of his vehicle on Halloween night.

Uber to up its game in food delivery

2018-11-06 09:34

Uber Technologies said it’ll triple headcount working on food delivery across Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions in its fight for market share against local rivals.

Uber's latest court date gives gig economy its biggest test

2018-10-31 06:02

Just months after Uber persuaded a London judge to allow it to keep operating in the city, the ride-hailing company is back in court.

Uber to provide emergency response service in SA

2018-10-20 16:00

Uber is teaming up with a Durban-based company to enable customers and drivers in the SA to use the app to summon medical and police assistance.

 

Warning to check ride-hailing surge pricing on New Year's Eve

2018-12-31 10:03

Pricing algorithms for e-hailing services are determined by demand and supply. And on New Year's Eve demand soars.

Uber loses case over drivers' paid holidays, minimum wage

2018-12-19 18:38

Uber has lost a bid to overturn a UK ruling that would allow drivers to get a minimum wage and holiday pay - with the core issue regarding the burgeoning gig economy.

Here's how much Lance Armstrong made on early Uber investment

2018-12-09 11:55

Lance Armstrong’s prospects looked bleak when he admitted to Oprah Winfrey in 2013 that he cheated to win his Tour de France titles. But an early investment in Uber was a lifeline.

WATCH: Uber launches bus-booking service in Cairo

2018-12-05 14:20

Uber has launched a bus-booking service in Cairo, the company's chief executive said on his first visit to Egypt on Tuesday, as the company aims to tap a sprawling low-income market.

Uber fined $491k by UK regulator over cyber attack that leaked data of customers, drivers

2018-11-27 13:28

Uber Technologies, already facing a range of legal and regulatory headaches in London, got another after it was fined £385 000 over a cyber attack that compromised the data of millions of customers and tens of thousands of drivers.

Taxify expands to the Garden Route - and now covers double the number of SA places compared to Uber

2018-11-20 16:59

South Africa is one of the Estonian company's largest markets.

Teen dies after car-surfing on the roof of an Uber, driver arrested

2018-11-06 13:42

An Uber driver from New York has been arrested after he’d allegedly allowed teen boys to car-surf on the roof of his vehicle.

Uber wants to resume self-driving car tests on public roads

2018-11-02 21:16

Uber wants to resume testing on public roads nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian.

WATCH: Uber to increase fares as it makes London its first all-electric city

2018-10-24 09:03

Uber will increase the cost of taking a ride in London by 15 pence per mile to create a £200m fund to help drivers switch to all-electric vehicles.

Uber working on self-driving cars to connect consumers and retailers

2018-10-20 09:22

Uber says it is working on self-driving cars to better connect consumers and retailers, the SA Council of Shopping Centres has heard.

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