Tag: Uber

Uber Disabled Emergency Braking in Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian: NTSB

‘ Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report into the first fatal crash caused by a self-driving […]

Uber to Use Its App to Remind Riders to Buckle Up

Uber will begin reminding riders to wear seat belts when using its ride-hailing service, regardless of whether the passenger is sitting in front or back of the vehicle, company officials said. The company will also use its app to ask drivers to pause after picking up passengers to allow them to buckle up before proceeding. The […]

Uber Shuts Its Arizona Self-Driving Car Programme After Fatal Crash

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle programme and will focus on limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and two cities in California, a spokeswoman said. The ride-hailing company aims to resume […]

Uber Names New UK Boss as It Battles to Keep London Licence

Uber appointed a new boss for its UK business on Monday, as the taxi-hailing app fights to keep its drivers on the streets of London, its most important European market. Uber said Jamie Heywood would join as Uber’s new regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe from Amazon next month, a remit which covers […]

India’s Jugnoo Eyes Singapore’s Ride-Sharing Market as Uber Drives Off

Indian ride-hailing firm Jugnoo plans to enter the Singapore market next month, its chief executive said on Wednesday, joining other companies eyeing the city-state as Uber Technologies prepares to leave. Uber’s app will continue to operate in Singapore until May 7, although the US company has shut down in the rest of Southeast Asia after selling its regional operations to […]

Uber to Invest ‘Substantial Portion’ of $3.5 Billion Funding on India

on-line taxi aggregator Uber will put money into India a “great element” of the $3.five-billion (kind of Rs. 23,213 crores) funding raised from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, as the united states-based totally firm is seeking to overtake nearby rival Ola. Uber has raised $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, valuing the employer […]