Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: Uber

Uber’s safety review has thousands of sexual assault reports

SAN FRANCISCO: Ride-hailing giant Uber has released its first safety review which contains thousands of sexual assault reports. The company has also revealed the changes it was making to make rides safer for its passengers and drivers. The two-year safety review contains almost 2,936 reports pertaining to sexual assault that ...

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Uber’s London licence extended for only two months

LONDON: London’s transport authority said it had granted Uber an extension, but only for two months awaiting evidence that the ride-hailing service was meeting new demands regarding passenger safety. Transport for London (TfL) could have granted the American giant a five-year licence following expiry of a 15-month agreement. “Uber London ...

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Uber is sued over resistance to California ‘gig’ employment law

CALIFORNIA: A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees. The proposed class action filed on Wednesday night by Uber driver Angela McRay appears to ...

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Uber Technologies Inc reported a $5.2 billion loss

NEW YORK: Uber Technologies Inc reported a $5.2 billion loss and revenue that fell short of Wall Street targets on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down 6%. Uber’s net loss, up from a loss of $878 million a year earlier, reflected $3.9 billion ...

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Uber Freight launches in Germany

FRANKFURT: US ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe’s $500 billion trucking market. Germany will be Uber Freight’s second market to go live on the continent after the Netherlands, an executive told Reuters, ...

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Kolkata Actor thrown out Of Uber Cab, Threatened

KOLKATA: A Indian Bengali television actor has alleged that she was “thrown out” of a cab and threatened by her Uber driver in Kolkata on Wednesday when she was going for a shoot. The driver has been arrested. Swastika Dutta, a popular actor in Bengali serials, has narrated her ordeal ...

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Miss India Universe assault and harassed in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Miss India Universe 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta has reported a horrific incident where the model was subjected to assault and harassment at the hands of 7-8 motorbike hooligans in Kolkata during a late night ride on Uber. The model shaken up from the incident couldn’t believe that she would be ...

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Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car

WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and ...

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Uber posts $1 bn loss in Q1 on growing revenue

SAN FRANCISCO: Ride share giant Uber reported a $1 billion loss in the first quarter of this year despite rising revenue and monthly users. In its first earnings report as a publicly traded company, Uber said revenue climbed 20 percent to $3.1 billion from the same quarter last year, but ...

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