Coronavirus: Uber Business Taking Hit, Has Enough Funds

In a call to investors, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has said the company is losing significant business because of the coronavirus, but has enough funds on hand.

Uber Taking LADOT to Federal Court

Uber is taking its battle against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) over customer data to federal court.

SiriusXM and Uber Deploy Slack To Their Employees

In its ongoing battle with Microsoft Teams, Slack has scored two major wins as SiriusXM and Uber have both deployed the messaging app to their employees.

Bad News For Uber: L.A. Wins Data-Sharing Appeal

Uber and Los Angeles have been fighting over a rule ordering scooter rental companies to share ride data with the city—a rule that was just upheld on appeal, according to the Los Angeles Times.

California DMV Grants Uber Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars

The California DMV has granted Uber a permit to test its vehicles on California roads, according to The Mercury News. Self-driving cars are increasingly seen as a way for Uber to deal with regulation that threatens how it does business.…

Uber Letting Drivers Change Rates For Some California Fares

In an effort to comply with a new California law that would make “gig-economy” workers employees, Uber is experimenting with letting drivers raise prices, according to The Wall Street Journal. California’s gig-economy law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), went into effect…

CES 2020: Hyundai And Uber Partner To Provide Aerial Ridesharing

Hyundai and Uber made a splash at CES 2020 with a partnership to develop and deploy Uber Air Taxies, according to a press release. Hyundai made news in late 2019 when it created its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) division. UAM…

Uber and Postmates Sue to Block California’s Gig Economy Law

Reuters is reporting that Uber and Postmates have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block a California law that would have severe ramifications for both companies. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that makes it more difficult for…

Uber Buys 596 Acres Near Pittsburg For Self-Driving Test Track

Business Insider is reporting Uber has purchased 596 acres near Pittsburg to establish a test track for self-driving cars. Uber has been in the news a lot lately, and not all of it good. The company recently released a safety…

Judge Sides With Uber & Lyft in NYC Cruising Cap Case

According to Reuters, a judge has struck down a NYC rule “limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing services can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers.” Uber and Lyft filed separate lawsuits challenging a NYC rule…