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
The system uses artificial intelligence to assess a variety of factors like walking speed, typos, the precision of clicking on links and/or buttons and the amount of time taken to request a ride.
Uber will soon be expanding this product to other markets.
"There are allegations that the app-based cab services (Ola and Uber) pay their drivers less and are engaged in profiteering. This issue should be resolved at the earliest," he said in a statement here.
In an interview with CNBC, Khosrowshahi said the company was on track to go public as “they are in a good position in terms of the company’s profile, in terms of profitability and margins continue to get better.”
Khosrowshahi said on stage at the Code Conference that Uber's relationship with Waymo was "getting better" since Uber in February agreed to pay Waymo $245 million in shares to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc would have provided a convertible loan to Uber that would have protected Buffett's investment should the Silicon Valley ride-hailing company hit financial crisis, the report said.
Uber Technologies Inc also reported a one-time gain of $2.5 billion, income that came largely from selling its business units in Russia and Southeast Asia, a sign of how expensive Uber's overseas operations can be when it tries to go up against local competitors.
Thursday's announcement comes about two months after the U.S. company re-launched in Barcelona with a fully-licensed service after it was forced to shut down in the face of taxi driver protests three years ago.
Promoted by city-based mid-sized logistics player Bharat Freight Group, S3 Cabs has already roped in over 700 cabbies from Ola and Uber even before the launch, Sohel Kazani, director, Sahayadri Smart Safe, which owns S3 Cabs brand told PTI.
Uber's app will continue to operate in Singapore until May 7, although the U.S. company has shut down in the rest of Southeast Asia after selling its regional operations to local competitor Grab.
"This partnership we are announcing today provides first and last mile connectivity to 24 major Metro stations in the city and extend the reach and convenience of public transportation in the State," he added. HMRL managing director, NVS Reddy said Metro Rail always kept the interest of its commuters at the centre of the functioning.
Harford was hired by Uber in December, soon after the company got a new chief executive officer, Dara Khosrowshahi
Speaking to PTI, Uber COO Barney Hardford said the company is "always open to conversations" as India is a core market for the SoftBank-backed entity.
Uber introduced 'Movement' last year in 10 cities globally, including locations like London and Cincinnati. As part of the second phase, 12 more cities, including 4 Indian cities, are being added, Uber said in a statement.
Hardford, who took charge last December, will visit Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai during his four-day visit from April 17-20.
The move announced today is one of several actions taken by the ride-hailing company under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi (Cause-row-SHA-hee). He says the changes aren't being done just to polish the company's image, which has been tarnished by driver misbehavior and a long string of other embarrassing missteps.
"Member states may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPOP service, without notifying the Commission in advance of the draft legislation," the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) said in a statement.
Given that everyone has access to a mobile phone, a phone call is the best tool to reach out to the masses, said Exotel CEO Shivakumar Ganesan
In a rare move, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has begun an investigation into the deal and proposed interim measures that will require Uber and Grab to maintain their pre-transaction independent pricing
Sources from SoftBank and Ola say the companies are pursuing Uber India for a merger. Uber India denied the talks.
The programme was launched on a pilot basis in August 2017, where 31 applicants from the ST and BC communities were identified by the respective welfare departments.
None of the occupants of the car was reported to be injured