Uber News

Uber Drivers in Taiwan Threatened with Fines of $780,000 in Draft Rules

Investors and companies are getting a preview of how the Taiwan government’s plan to become “Asia’s Silicon Valley” might fare. Uber Technologies Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s most disruptive companies and valued at more than $60 billion, launched services in …

BMW to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Munich in 2017

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich’s …

EU Court to Decide Whether Uber Is an App or a Transport Company

Fifteen judges at the European Union’s top court are trying to decide, once and for all, whether Uber Technologies Inc. is an app or a transport company. The question has long vexed regulators and lawmakers across the region. Defeat for …

Uber Looking to Begin Service in Wyoming for First Time

The ridesharing service Uber is looking to begin service in Wyoming, one of the few states where it’s not yet doing business. Wyoming law will need to be changed before ridesharing services may operate in the state. State lawmakers say …

Insurtech Startup Trov Launches in UK, Offering On-Demand Coverage

The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay. Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier – insurance – offering coverage …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …

Atlantic City Ride-Hailing Drivers Face Legal and Regulatory Hurdles

Joshua DeLeon earned $200 a week driving for Uber, a side job he used to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend. Then he got a $300 ticket from Atlantic City for operating without a proper license, and he quit. …

Oregon Cities Are Considering Clearing Way for Uber

City officials in the Oregon cities of Bend and Redmond are looking to entice Uber to town by changing city ordinances that would pave the way for ridesharing services. The Bulletin reported that both cities are looking into additional and …

Former California Rideshare Driver Charged with Assaulting Multiple Passengers

A former driver for Uber and Lyft has been charged with sexually assaulting several women while on the job, and Southern California investigators said that there are likely more victims. An 18-year-old college student reported that she was assaulted Friday …

Atlanta OKs Ridesharing Services at Airport

The Atlanta City Council has approved a plan to allow Uber and other ridesharing services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. WXIA-TV reports the city council approved the plan 14-1 at its Monday meeting. It will take effect January 1, 2017. …