Going forward, we're deliberately investing in the future of our platform: big bets like Uber Eats; congestion and environmentally friendly modes of transport like Express Pool. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said.
The company said Freight was a key area of investment leading up to Uber's initial public offering planned for next year.
The new safety features include dialing emergency helpline number 100, will be displayed on home screen of Uber app from the time driver accepts the trip till end of the trip.
Among all the sectors that are bracing for the inevitable change brought on by artificial intelligence (AI), perhaps the automotive and transportation sector will be impacted the most.
Through its acquisition of Otto in 2016, Uber had sought to disrupt freight hauling with self-driving trucks and Uber Freight, its smartphone app that connects truck drivers and shippers.
Mumbai resident Rajesh Thalakkat assaulted Uber driver for refusing to take his female friend to a new destination after starting the trip.
"Grab disagrees with the CCCS finding that the Grab/Uber deal has led to a substantial lessening of competition," Grab said.
Earlier this year, Uber Technologies Inc sold its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singapore-based firm. But the deal has prompted regulatory scrutiny.
Because of their cost effectiveness, these maps are used by academics as well as flourishing start-ups who cannot afford to purchase enterprise-level mapping services
Uber won a probationary licence to operate in London last month, after Transport for London (TfL) had refused to renew it last September.
Deorukhkar's anecdote garnered a lot of attention online as others who faced a similar problem raised concerns with the cab service.
The appointment comes after Uber recently moved to improve strained relations in the British capital as it faced the threat of a ban in its most important European market.
The base fare is proposed to be the government-notified rates for AC metered taxis in the city.
The commission said on Thursday it proposed the fines because Uber and Grab carried out the transaction despite having anticipated potential competition concerns, leading to lesser competition in the sector in Singapore.
Uber said it provides free trips to hospitals, ensures flat fares to public transport hubs and has introduced weekly or monthly subscription-based commuter passes.
I welcome any move that has potential to provide an insight into how people get around Mumbai. Uber movement has the potential to hugely improve transport planning in the city and inform policy decision," Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police
One of the major reasons for Uber being refused a license was the company’s failure to report serious criminal offense and its use of technology to allegedly evade law enforcement officials.
The taxi-hailing app overhauled its policies and personnel in Britain after Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew its licence in September for failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.
The regulator raised a number of concerns about Uber, including driver vetting, the way it reports serious criminal offences and the use of technology that allegedly helps the company evade law enforcement officials.
Uber, whose backers include Goldman Sachs and BlackRock and which is valued at over $70 billion, has faced protests, bans and restrictions around the world.
The company had registered a profit of Rs 18.71 crore in 2015-16 fiscal
GAIL Gas CNG Stations and Uber will promote the adoption of cleaner fuels like CNG in cars on Uber platform in Bengaluru.
US-based cab aggregator Uber said it has elevated Pradeep Parameswaran as President of its India and South Asia operations.
Uber acquired the ability to book rides in the Google Maps app by pulling up the account window and signalling the ride without leaving the app, in January 2017.
The idea of giving women passengers the option to choose co-passengers was brought up by Union WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi last week