Watch: Uber partner Bell just unveiled a flying taxi

Realistically the taxi could be ready for use by 2025.

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Uber SA just pushed up prices by R1 per 2 km - despite the big fuel-price drop

2018-12-07 11:07

Uber SA says the increase will help its drivers, who apparently earn less per trip than rival Taxify drivers.

New York City just became the first US city to set a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers

2018-12-05 11:56

Drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing services will receive a wage per trip that corresponds to $27.86 per hour, or $17.22 after expenses.

Elon Musk says Tesla will 'obviously' take on Uber with its own ride-hailing service

2018-10-26 09:50

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company's the ride sharing service would be a unique hybrid: ride-hailing like Uber and car-sharing (similar to Airbnb's home-sharing) rolled into one Tesla Network.

Uber versus Taxify — we compare their fares in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban

2018-10-19 06:22

Taxify proves to be cheaper than Uber in most South African cities.

Uber will pay $1.9 million to former and current employees claiming sexual harassment

2018-08-22 18:55

Uber will pay a settlement of just under $34,000 (R480,000) on average to 56 current and former employees claiming sexual harassment.

This woman coder has launched an app to bring manicures, make-up, and massages to you door, across South Africa

2018-07-18 11:21

Thuli Hlongwane loves a good pamper session. But she didn't have the time to go to a salon.

Benedict Cumberbatch saved a delivery cyclist from four London thieves

2018-06-02 13:59

The Sherlock actor jumped out of his Uber to save the Deliveroo cyclist who was being attacked just around the corner from Baker Street, the fictional home of Sherlock Holmes.

The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the world

2018-05-16 16:08

Of the 30 most valuable VC-backed companies in the world, 26 of them are technology companies. Of those 26, five are in the ride-hailing industry and only four are based outside of the US or China.


Uber's next big idea: self-driving scooters and bikes

2019-01-21 17:10

Uber is already hiring for the new division, which is called "micromobility robotics."

Uber is launching a minibus service in Egypt - and South Africans are worried about how taxi drivers would react if it comes here

2018-12-07 11:55

Uber says Uber Bus will help improve the Cairo transport system. It is not coming to South Africa any time soon, though.

5 things you need to know in SA business today and the 18 biggest tech scandals of 2018

2018-12-06 06:28

Surprise surprise, it's load-shedding time,; the market worries about Huawei; Sanlam slumps; and more.

Uber just announced a rewards program in the US — here's how it works

2018-11-14 20:59

For now the airline-type loyalty scheme is only available in some American cities, but there is talk of an international rollout that could bring it to South Africa.

Saudi Arabia wants to build a R7 trillion megacity with a bridge to Africa - but it's at risk due to a journalist's death

2018-10-22 08:01

Saudi Arabia's megacity has lost many of its high-profile advisers following Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

Uber passengers will get banned from the app if their rating drops below 4 stars

2018-09-08 09:20

Uber riders in Australia and New Zealand with ratings under 4 stars are in danger of being kicked off the app, the company announced.

Uber passengers are reportedly getting hit with fines after drivers allegedly commit 'vomit fraud'

2018-07-24 13:31

A new fraud is on the rise where Uber drivers falsely report riders have vomited inside their vehicles.

What if your Uber driver knew you were drunk before you even got into the car?

2018-06-15 14:16

Uber may soon be able to track our sobriety when we request a ride. How will this change the way we travel and use the app?

Warren Buffett reportedly tried to invest $3 billion in Uber

2018-05-31 14:44

The deal fell apart because of disagreements over the size and terms of the potential investment, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the discussion

Uber reveals its flying taxi prototype and says it will be affordable to 'normal people'

2018-05-10 06:24

Uber plans to start testing the flying taxis by 2020 and hopes to launch the service, Uber Air, by 2028.

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