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Uber Drivers Arrested in Hong Kong for Driving Without Insurance

Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc.’s operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, …

Uber May Fire Key Executive in California in Self-Driving Car Dispute

Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ridesharing service can comply with a court order. The development raises the …

Bill Setting Statewide Rules for Ridesharing Companies Passes Texas Senate

A bill that would preempt local regulations for ridesharing companies in Texas and replace them statewide standards has passed the Texas Senate. It now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. HB 100, sponsored by Georgetown Sen. Charles …

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Ridesharing Law

Georgia’s highest court has handed a victory to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Atlanta taxi drivers and upheld a state law regulating and …

Legal and Image Woes Mount For Uber in California

A rare order from a federal judge alerting prosecutors to possible criminal misconduct by Uber or a key executive deepens the turmoil swirling around the ridesharing company at a time when it’s grappling with other legal and image problems. District …

Uber Faces Biggest Challenge to European Plans in Region’s Top Court

Uber faces the biggest challenge yet to its European roll-out after the region’s top court was advised to rule that the U.S. ride-hailing firm is actually a transport service not an app. Although the opinion of the Court of Justice …

Uber Builds Toronto AI Team, as It Awaits Outcome of Autonomous Car Lawsuit

Uber Technologies Inc., in the midst of legal battle with Alphabet Inc. over self-driving car technology, is building a new artificial intelligence team in Toronto to help improve its autonomous vehicle software. The team will be part of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, …

China Ride-Hailing Firm, Didi, to Go Global After Record Funding

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing just raised more than $5.5 billion, giving Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick one more thing to worry about. Didi’s record funding round is said to value the company at more than $50 …

UK Uber Drivers Can Now Buy Injury & Illness Insurance

Uber Technologies Inc. will begin offering U.K. drivers the ability to buy injury and illness insurance, a step to provide a safety net for the independent drivers it has long been criticized for treating poorly. The benefit is a first …

Uber, Lyft Opposing Vermont Bill with New Requirements

Popular ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft are opposing a Vermont bill that would require the companies to greatly increase their insurance coverage for personal injuries when drivers are between rides. The Burlington Free Press reports that the bill would …