Articles about Uber

Uber Is Getting Out Of The Air Taxi Business
Uber definitely shook up the transportation industry when it first launched, providing users with an alternative to taxis. In some cases, it was a much-welcome change as in some parts of the world, taxis were starting to charge pretty crazy prices, with some not even bothering to follow the meter.

Hungover Woman Uses Uber Eats To Order Two Packets Of Ketchup From McDonald’s
We do a lot of things we probably shouldn’t do when we’re drunk. We also do a lot of things we shouldn’t do the next day we’re hungover, and we’re sure that all of us probably have a funny story or two to tell, like in the case of a woman from Toronto who woke up hungover the next morning and used Uber Eats to order two packets of ketchup […]

Uber Could Be Considering Acquiring Postmates
Uber started out as a ridesharing company, but later the company leveraged its drivers to form Uber Eats, where drivers could also go pickup food orders along their routes and deliver them to customers as a way of earning a bit more money. However, in recent times due to the pandemic, the number of people relying on ridesharing is clearly down, while demand for food delivery is going up.

Uber To Develop Tech To Ensure Drivers Wear Face Masks
Given the current coronavirus pandemic, there are people in certain industries that will no doubt have to meet and interact with many strangers on a daily basis. This includes Uber drivers who during the course of the day, come into contact with different people which does put them in a situation where it increases the likelihood of them catching the disease.


Uber Now Lets Users Report Problematic Rides Mid-Trip
If you’ve ever used a ride-hailing service, there is a good chance that at least one of those rides might have been less than favorable. The good news is that Uber is now rolling out a feature in which users will now be able to report non-emergency issues during the trip itself, as opposed to the end of the trip where users might forget.

Uber Testing A ‘New’ Way To Hail Rides...By Making A Phone Call
Depending on how old you are, you might recall that back in the day if you wanted to hail a cab from your home or office, one of the ways you could do so is by calling the cab company. Of course, these days there are apps that offer more precise locations to make it easier for both you and the driver, but Uber seems to be wanting to go […]

Hyundai And Uber Team Up To Develop Flying Taxis
Right now if you are looking to hire a helicopter to get from one place to another, it isn’t necessarily the cheapest option. However, perhaps in the future, flying personal modes of transportation could become cheaper and more accessible, and that’s a future that both Hyundai and Uber are working towards.

Uber Just Lost Its License To Operate In London
Ride hailing companies such as Uber are kind of a game changer where it challenges the way we get around. As such, it has riled up many taxi associations in many countries as well as making it challenging for governments to try and figure out exactly what kind of business Uber can be considered as.

‘Uber Pet’ Feature Lets Drivers Know If Animals Will Be In Their Cars
While most of the time, our pets stay at home, there are times when we need to take them out, like to the vet. However, not all Uber drivers might relish the idea of ferrying an animal in their cars. This is because of a variety of issues, like allergies, smell, concerns about the animal making a mess, and so on.

'Uber Copter' Is A Flying Taxi To Help You Travel For $200
Almost everyone is fed up with the traffic and the time it requires to commute from one place to another. For some, it might be a quick journey to work but for the rest, it involves a lot of time.What if you could travel from one point to another without any traffic and unwanted obstacles?Uber Copter is here to save you from all the hassle.  It existed before – however, […]

Uber Testing Subscription That Bundles Rides, Food Delivery, Scooters, And Bikes
Uber does much more now than just enabling you to find a driver to take you to your destination. It does food delivery, bike and scooter rentals, and even helicopter rides. The company is reportedly testing a new monthly subscription which will bundle its most major services into one package. This bundle will include food delivery through Uber Eats, bike and scooter rentals as well as the core service which […]

Uber Riders Charged 100x More Than What They Owed
An Uber error caused quite a bit of stir yesterday when some riders reported that they had been charged 100 times more than what they had owed for their ride. One user was charged $2,053 for a ride that actually cost them $20.53. The issue was reported by users in multiple countries but Uber was quick to address it.

Uber Wants To Help You Buy AirPods And Amazon Echos
Uber has a partnership with a startup called Cargo which allows its riders to purchase minor items like snacks or charging cables from consoles inside the vehicle. The two companies are now kicking things up a notch with a more substantial shopping experience that offers items like Apple AirPods and Oculus Go virtual reality headsets. Uber drivers obviously won’t be carrying around all of this gear with them at all […]

Uber Comfort Offers Extra Amenities Without Uber Black Rates
Uber Black is the ride-hailing service’s expensive tier. You’re essentially getting a black car-like experience with the tier as compared to Uber X which is the entry-level tier. The company has now launched a new tier called Uber Comfort which will provide riders with additional amenities without charging Uber Black rates.

Uber Now Shows Bikes And Scooters Prominently In App
Uber has been working on micromobility solutions as well with scooters and bikes. The company today announced that it’s now integrating micromobility into its core services. Not only will Uber’s app show bikes and scooters from JUMP but from Lime as well in the main app. This is the first time that Uber has displayed a third-party’s services so prominently in its own app.This is being done on a limited […]

Uber To Begin Food Delivery With Drones This Summer
Uber may soon get into the drone delivery business as well. A new report claims that Uber is looking to start food deliveries through drones this summer. The service will initially be available in San Diego. Uber has been talking about the possibility of running a trial here since last year and today’s report suggests that it may be close to doing that.

Uber Will Offer Helicopter Rides In New York City
NYC traffic got you down? Why not take a helicopter to catch your next flight out of JFK airport. Starting next month, Uber will start offering helicopter rides between JFK and Lower Manhattan. Users will be able to book the Uber Copter rides through its app.

Uber Tests Folding Uber Eats Into Its Main App
Uber and Uber Eats are separate apps, where one lets you order a car and the other will let you order food. However, it seems that maybe not enough users are using Uber Eats because the company has confirmed to TechCrunch that they are testing folding its Uber Eats app into its main app.

Uber May Allow Riders To Pick 'Favorite' Drivers
It could be by pure chance that you get the same Uber driver at some point in the future. The service operators by connecting you to drivers that can get to you the fastest, not to those that you prefer to ride with over and over again. However, it might do that in the future.

Riders With Below Average Ratings Will Be Deactivated From Uber
The driver and ratings system has long been a part of Uber’s service. However, the only real implication was felt by drivers who could see their bonuses curtailed or even access to the service limited if they were consistently rated poorly. Drivers could also rate passengers but it didn’t seem to change much. That’s no longer going to be the case. Uber today confirmed that it will start deactivating riders […]