Uber Technologies Inc. News

Uber Halts Upfront Ride Pricing in Response to New California Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder to qualify its drivers as contractors. …

Bill to Tighten “Gig” Worker Rule Passed by California Senate

The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The bill, …

Uber, Lyft Pledge $60M to Fight Possible California Labor Ballot

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are putting $60 million behind a potential ballot measure to ensure they don’t have to reclassify their California drivers as employees. The ride-hailing giants and other gig companies that rely on contractors who aren’t …

Companies See New York as Scooter Haven; NYC Says Not So Fast

Four companies – Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Bird Rides Inc. and Lime – are aggressively lobbying in New York to legalize electric scooters, considered both perilous play-rides of the well-off and one of many alternative transportation solutions. They’re pouring …

Court Approves San Francisco’s Uber-Nuisance Probe

Uber Technologies Inc. was ordered to turn over to the city of San Francisco data about how many of its drivers are responsible for illegal parking, traffic congestion and safety hazards. A California appeals court rejected Uber’s argument that the …

Murder of South Carolina College Student Prompts Uber Safety Changes

Uber Technologies Inc. said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer’s car mistakenly believing it was her ride. The …

Pennsylvania Says Uber Can Resume Self-Driving Car Testing on Public Roads

Uber Technologies Inc received approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week, state records show, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona. A company spokeswoman said on Tuesday Uber …

Uber Asks to Resume Self-Driving Tests in Penn., Improves Vehicle Software

Uber Technologies Inc has asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and has improved the autonomous vehicle software, the company said on Friday, more than seven months after it suspended testing following a deadly crash …

Uber Drivers Lose Key Ruling in Pay and Benefits Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suffered a major defeat in one of the gig economy’s most closely watched labor fights with a ruling barring hundreds of thousands of drivers from suing as a group for better pay and benefits. Tuesday’s decision …

Suit: Uber Saved $500M a Year by Misclassifying California Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber Technologies Inc. may be saving more than $500 million a year by misclassifying its California drivers as independent contractors, according to a lawsuit that claims the ride-hailing company is flouting a ruling by the state’s highest court. Uber avoids …