Use Of Ride-Hailing Services In The US Has Doubled In 3 Years

If you don’t like to drive or don’t want to drive, there have always been plenty of alternatives such as public transport in the form of a bus or train or taxi, or if you can afford it, you could rent a town car. However it seems that with companies like Uber and Lyft offering more affordable alternatives to taxis and town cars, it’s not surprising that their usage has […]


Uber Will Now Be Required To Pay The London Congestion Charge

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that Uber and other private hire taxi operators will now be required to pay the London congestion charge if they want their vehicles to enter the city center on a weekday. These companies were previously exempt from paying this charge but will now be required to pay up as the mayor continues his drive to improve air quality in the British capital. “We have […]


Uber Allowed To Resume Self-Driving Car Tests In Pennsylvania

An Uber self-driving car was involved in a fatal accident earlier this year in Arizona. The company grounded its entire fleet following the accident as it conducted an investigation and also cooperated with the police investigation. It was never going to completely stop testing self-driving cars and has recently indicated that it may restart tests, albeit on a limited scale. It has now been granted approval to do that in […]


Uber Eats Will Now Deliver Your Starbucks In 2019

Starbucks already allows users several ways of ordering their coffee. They can do so the normal way by going to a store and placing their order. However if they’re too busy, they can also make an order via the Starbucks app and pick it up when they arrive. However if you’re really too busy (or too lazy) to make a trip to the store, you can start relying on Uber […]


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Uber Said To Have Filed For IPO Confidentially

The question for the past few years has been when Uber will be going public, not if, and it appears that merely days after Lyft filed paperwork to go public in the United States, Uber did the same. According to a new report, Uber has confidentially filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Uber Reportedly Thinking About Buying A Scooter-Sharing Startup

The scooter-sharing market hasn’t fully formed but there’s already a considerable interest in it. There are a few startups that have made a name for themselves in the market and they are now being sought out by significantly larger transportation companies for acquisition. Uber is reportedly talking to two scooter-sharing startups as it aims to clinch a multi-billion dollar deal in this budding market.


Uber Trims Wait Times For Wheelchair Accessible Rides

Uber has often been criticized for the lack of easily available wheelchair accessible rides. Those who were looking for one often had to wait for a long time before they got a wheelchair accessible car. The company is making amends now with a new partnership with MV Transportation. It’s a paratransit service provider that operates in 30 states as well as Canada.


Uber Rewards Program Launched To Provide Special Benefits

Days after Lyft announced the launch of a rewards program for riders, Uber today announced a similar program. Uber Rewards is not just limited to the ride-hailing service. Users will earn rewards points on both Uber and Uber Eats. The program will offer special benefits that users will be able to unlock as rewards.


Uber Applies For Permission To Test Their Self-Driving Cars Again

We know that Uber has been testing self-driving cars, although unfortunately earlier this year, one of the company’s self-driving cars was involved in a fatal accident. This eventually led to the company putting an end to their self-driving tests, and for a moment it seemed like they might have put it on the backburner.


Uber Ride Pass Is A Monthly Subscription Service To Make Rides Cheaper

Uber today launched a new subscription service called Ride Pass. It’s an attempt on the company’s part to keep users hooked to its ride-hailing service. The subscription service is available in five cities initially and will provide subscribers with flat rates on all UberX and UberPool trips taken during that month.


Uber Will Give $10 Off On Rides Come Election Day

Tech companies have been playing an important role in getting people out to vote. Snapchat’s voter registration drive has led to over 400,000 people registering to vote. Uber has been making similar efforts and the ride-hailing company today announced that it’s going to give $10 off on rides come election day.


London Will Be Uber’s First All-Electric Market

To aid efforts to cut pollution in England’s capital, Uber has announced that London is going to be its first all-electric market. It aims that all of its taxis in the city will be electric by 2025. To nudge drivers in this direction, the company is now adding a clean air free to rides so that drivers can start opting for greener vehicles.


Uber Eats Looking To Reach 70% Of U.S. Population By Year’s End

Uber’s food delivery service, aptly called Uber Eats, has grown considerably overseas. The company is now focusing on growth at home. It has said that Uber Eats will be looking to reach 70 percent of the U.S. population by the end of this year. There’s only a couple of months left in 2018 so this is certainly going to be an ambitious effort on the company’s part.


Uber Could Be Eyeing 2021 Launch Of Drone Food Delivery Service

With UberEATS, Uber has gone from a mere ride hailing service to a service that also delivers food to customers, taking advantage of its infrastructure and also its drivers. However it seems that the company could be thinking of expanding on those services by potentially using drones to deliver food.