We are excited to announce the establishment of the Uber Safety Advisory Board, a group of experts who bring a wealth of expertise and experience spanning several aspects of safety. These advisors will provide critical recommendations and counsel as we continue to develop new methods and technologies that reduce risk and increase safety for riders, drivers, and the public.
Today, we are releasing a case study of how riders and drivers respond to surge. We looked at patterns during two examples in New York: one during a surge interruption on New Year’s Eve, and the other on the night of a sold-out-concert at Madison Square Garden, when surge worked as intended. We found that, without surge pricing, Uber is not really Uber — you can’t push a button and get a ride in minutes.
We are excited to announce an expanded global partnership with SafetiPin, a map-based mobile safety app that gives users tools to make safer and smarter decisions regarding where and when they travel throughout a given city. Uber enters this partnership in the spirit of helping enhance the safety of cities globally, including up to 50 cities in Africa, South America and Asia.
Over the past few weeks as back-to-school season ramps up, Uber teams across the country hosted community events celebrating parents who drive with Uber, along with their families. Whether they drive most days, a few hours a week, or only now and then, the unique flexibility parents have with Uber can be a game changer.
Back in March, we announced a partnership with the University of Maryland to support student-generated innovations. Today, we’re excited to expand that effort by teaming up with HackingEDU.
We’ve seen a humanitarian crisis unfold across Europe in recent weeks and months. Around the world, we’ve all been moved by the stories of thousands of refugees. At Uber, we want to do our bit to help – and help in a way that only Uber can.
The next generation of engineers and coders are brimming with ideas for new apps, competitive startups, and social good concepts. This week, Uber’s New York City office hosted a group of aspiring young women entrepreneurs and heard their well-prepared pitches for apps relating to food, safety, news, transportation, and education.
We recently hit the road with Paavo and Jono of British DJ group Above & Beyond as they were on their way to headline Electric Zoo in New York City. Read on for the inside scoop and to hear some insights from these seasoned musicians on how to be successful.
Today, we are excited to announce that Uber will give $5.5M to support a new robotics faculty chair as well as three fellowships at CMU. This gift is part of a partnership we announced earlier this year. In addition, we’re pumped to be part of a growing innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh that includes world leading research institutions and companies, as well as an increasing number of start-ups.
La semana pasada, el grupo de recursos para empleados, Los Ubers, organizó una plática con José Hernández, uno de los astronautas aclamados de la NASA. Los Ubers es un grupo de empleados de Uber de todo el mundo comprometidos con la difusión de la vitalidad de la cultura latina a través de Uber, buscando generar un impacto en el negocio , la cultura organizacional y la diversidad de la empresa.