The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Businesses across multiple sectors are implementing measures to keep customers and staff safe.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will on Tuesday afternoon introduce the National Land Transport Amendment Bill, which includes regulations for e-hailing services Uber and Bolt.
Uber on Thursday moved forward by a year its target to achieve profitability on an adjusted basis to the fourth quarter of 2020, sending its shares up in after-hours trading.
London's transit authority has refused to renew Uber's operating licence over concerns about imposter drivers. The ride-hailing company vowed to appeal the decision.
Uber said Wednesday plans to test a safety feature that lets passengers and drivers record their conversations and share them with the rideshare service.
Ride-hailing service Uber is introducing a new safety feature which will check in if it detects any anomalies in your trip, such as an unexpected long stop or an unusual deviation.
An Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a woman last year in Arizona failed to recognize her as a pedestrian because she was jaywalking, US transport regulators said.
It is an unusual sight to see a woman behind the wheel of a taxi, but Suganthi from India has ripped up the stereotype and took to the streets as an Uber driver.
Uber is now offering its Uber Copter service in New York to all Uber riders, and plans to expand to other cities too.
Volvo has this week unveiled it XC90 as one of the first autonomous drive-ready cars in the world and previews the type of autonomous base platform that will be available to consumers from early 2020s.
E-hailing services Bolt and Uber say they will continue to operate, amid the fear and panic of the global outbreak of Covid-19, but that operations will only occur under strict hygienic protocols.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has confirmed that new regulations will be announced this week.
Hyundai and Uber have announced a partnership to develop aerial ride share taxis.
Ride-hailing pioneer Uber, rather than being part of the solution to urban transport may be adding to related problems, especially pollution from diesel cars, a study showed.
A top US regulatory official said an investigation into a 2018 fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car revealed "an ineffective safety culture" at the rideshare company.
Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologised after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a 'mistake'.
Uber lost more money in the third quarter compared to last year and the number of monthly active users came in weaker than anticipated.
Uber, which was the biggest of the unicorns and had hoped for a valuation of $100bn, is worth around half that now, and its shares have skidded some 30% since its initial public offering in May.
"First, I was hijacked at gunpoint, then a week later a taxi guy tells me he's going to impound my car," says Uber driver Tawonga Chifamba. "It's a lot we're going through as Uber drivers."
An Uber-like App for trucks is making it easier and cheaper for firms to move goods in Africa’s most populous nation.
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