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Self-Driving Car Crash in Arizona A Reminder about Regulation Challenges

A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company …

Uber Tells U.S. Appeals Court in New York Customers Must Arbitrate Disputes

A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc. customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service. The case could have wider implications for internet …

When Will Self-Driving Cars Be Rolled-Out? Carmakers, Suppliers Disagree

Carmakers and suppliers gave widely differing timelines for the introduction of self-driving vehicles on Thursday, showing the uncertainties surrounding the technology as well as a split between cautious established players and bullish new entrants. Chipmaker Nvidia, facing direct competition with the …

Uber Vehicle Striking Washington Gas Pump Resulted in Fiery Explosion

A gas pump burst into flames after being struck by a vehicle in service for Uber in Seattle, Wash. The result was a fiery explosion that was caught on surveillance video. KOMO reported the crash involved an Uber driver carrying …

Uber Settlement to Give California Drivers $1 Each Does Not Win Over Judge

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to approve a settlement offering 1.6 million California drivers an average of $1.08 each to dispense with alleged labor-code violations that their lawyer earlier claimed might have been worth billions of dollars. …

Thai Authorities Begin Crackdown on Ride-Hailing Firms Uber, Grab

Thailand’s transport authorities have begun a crackdown on drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Grab and want the military government to ban them, a transport official said on Tuesday. U.S.-based Uber has faced regulatory hurdles around the world and when …

Rhode Island Attorney General Wants Uber, Lyft Drivers Fingerprinted

Rhode Island’s attorney general wants to start fingerprinting Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as traditional taxi cab drivers. The state last year adopted a new law that officially legalized ride-hailing app companies and regulates them, but it didn’t include …

London’s Uber Drivers Need to Pass English Language Tests, Court Rules

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a ruling over London transport rules that require language tests for drivers, which could keep 40,000 people from joining the industry over the next three years. Judge John Mitting ruled in favor of Transport for London …

Company Founded by Google Accuses Uber of Autonomous VehicleTheft

A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ridesharing service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court …

Singapore Tightens Rules for Sharing Economy that Could Disrupt Asia Ambitions

Singapore, a keen early adopter of the sharing economy, has fired a warning shot across the bow of Airbnb and Uber with tighter rules that could shake up their business models and growth ambitions in Asia. The rules, some say, …