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Uber wins $1bn investment from Toyota

TOKYO: Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driverless ridesharing services. The latest cash injection, expected to close in the third quarter this year, came amid fevered anticipation of ...

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Careem Is Being Bought By Uber For $3 Billion

DUBAI: If you didn’t see the news, you got the Careem notification. It read that our Dubai-based cab-hailing gem is ‘joining forces with Uber’. The tech industry’s latest collab that’s got everyone talking is Uber x Careem – a collab that happens to be a multi-billion dirham acquisition and the ...

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Uber settles Dutch criminal probe for 2.3mn euros

THE HAGUE: US ride-hailing giant Uber is to pay more than 2.3 million euros to settle a Dutch criminal probe into the breach of local taxi laws, prosecutors said Friday. The Netherlands settlement is the latest in a series around the world which has forced the company to shell out ...

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Indian Couple held for killing Uber driver

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested a couple suspected of murdering an Uber driver in order to steal his car. Police said the couple had admitted giving Ram Govind tea laced with a sedative after he drove them to their home in Ghaziabad, a satellite city of New Delhi. They then ...

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Dubai government to launch taxi venture with Careem

DUBAI: Dubai’s transport regulator is to launch a new taxi service with Careem, a ride-hailing rival to Uber in the Middle East. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the deal was the first in the world between a state transport authority and a private sector ride-hailing service, which ...

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Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

SAN FRANCISCO: Authorities in the US state of Pennsylvania have given Uber the green light to resume testing self-driving cars, the ride-sharing giant said Tuesday, after a fatal crash in Arizona prompted a pause. Uber said it had received authorization to put autonomous cars back on the road in Pittsburgh, ...

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Uber driver convicted over British passenger’s death

SYDNEY: An Uber driver was on Monday convicted over the death of a British passenger in Sydney. The passenger, 30-year-old Samuel Thomas, died when he fell from the Uber cab and was hit by a bus in June 2017, the BBC reported. Thomas, from Hertfordshire, had been getting out of ...

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British, Dutch regulators fine Uber for 2016 data hack

LONDON: British and Dutch regulators fined ride-hailing service Uber for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a 2016 cyber-attack involving millions of users. Names, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses were compromised in the breach, which involved 57 million users worldwide. That included 2.7 million user accounts in Britain, representing ...

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Uber Wants to Go All-Electric in London by 2025

LONDON: Uber wants its service to be fully electric in London, England by 2025. The company announced Tuesday that it plans to raise £200 million ($260 million) to help all of its drivers in the city switch to electric vehicles. The move follows Mayor Sadiq Khan’s June announcement that diesel ...

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