The saga between the ride-hailing company Uber and California appears to come to an end as Uber packs up and moves one state over.
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Months after the rollout in Pittsburgh, Uber lanched its self-driving car fleet in California. State regulators asked the company to cease its operations of self-driving vehicles because of a lack of proper testing permit.
Uber is known for accurately delivering people from point A to point B with less of a hassle. Now, the app has upgraded and is now aiming to make itself an essential part of the users’ kind of living.
Uber Received Hundreds of Data Request on Its Riders and Users From US Law Enforcements and Regulators
Uber revealed that it has received too much data request from US law enforcement agencies and regulators. The company has provided information on its riders and drivers for most requests after reviewing its legal framework.
Competition Heats Up In China Between Uber And Didi Which Raised Funding Target to Over $1.5 Billion
Didi's target for funding has raised to $1.5 billion to compete with Uber in China. Didi operates in 400 cities and is expected to accelerate to about 10 million at the end of the year.
Chariot for Women is a ride-hailing service where both drivers and passengers are women. The startup is behind Michael Pelletz's idea whose concern is for the safety of female drivers and passengers. The service will be launced in Boston on April 19.
Ride-hailing app Grab is partnering with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group. Under the deal, Grab will provide its service to deliver products from the conglomerate’s e-commerce. The deal emerged when ride-hailing services in Indonesia are facing challenges in terms of regulations.
Pittsburgh is Emerging as a Food and Lifestyle Destination, Drawing Youths to Pursue Personal Projects in The City
Pittsburgh’s culinary sector is growing fast as the city host more and more projects in the past few years. Cheap rent is believed to have drawn a lot of people, especially youth, to pursue their project in the city.
China will try to draw up rules to regulate ride hailing service as the market has grown very big. Meanwhile Indonesia transportation minister plan to ban Uber and GrabTaxi.
App-based ride-hailing service Lyft announced its new initiative with GM, a car rental program called Express Drive. Aiming to grow its base of drivers, the new program will allow drivers to apply without owning a qualifying car but renting in instead.
Uber, Mumbai Police Introduce 'Uber Breathalyser' to Regulate 'Don't Drink-and-Drive' Policy, Drinkers Book A Ride
Uber Breathalysers or also known as 'Alco Booth' are being installed in Mumbai pubs and clubs. This is a move from the Mumbai police and Uber to lessen the crime and accident rate due to drunk driving. If the drinker reached the allowable limit, Uber will book him a ride home.
An official filing revealed that Uber is facing huge loss in its international operation, as the company spent big on global expansion. The main factors of the loss are regulatory obstacles and local rivalry.
Los Angeles is the first city in the U.S. to enjoy Uber’s new service, UberEats. Uber launched the new feature as a standalone app whereas a special, food-handling-certified driver will handle food orders and delivery from hundreds of restaurants across the city.
Did Kuaidi, the largest ride-hailing service in China is about to raise $1 billion the same amount that Uber spent last year for its expansion. It is going to be a tough competition for both companies since they are being backed up by other large companies such as Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Inc.
UberMOTO is now made available in Bangkok competing GrabTaxi's GrabBike. Due to the staggering loss it incurred in China, Uber finds Bangkok as a fit location to pilot its motorcycle service program that will give two free rides to first-time riders until March 15 as its celebratory offer.