I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. Anthony Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will now lead our combined self-driving efforts reporting directly to me—across personal transportation, delivery and trucking—in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh. If that sounds like a […]

Today we are expanding our Instant Pay option, so you can push a button and get paid whenever you want to nearly any Mastercard, Visa or Discover U.S. debit card associated with traditional checking and savings accounts. Learn more now.

You can participate in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games without leaving home this summer, because Visa is bringing the action to you. The goal: to unite riders from different backgrounds, experiences and cities on the road to acceptance. Request Visa RioPOOL in select cities on August 5 to share an interactive ride with a new teammate. Learn more!

Uber China Merges with Didi Chuxing

Today we’re announcing our intention to merge Uber China with Didi Chuxing. Three years ago I traveled to China with a small group of people to see if we might be able to launch Uber there. It was an ambitious idea, given that we were still a relatively small start-up and no one there had […]

Today we’re excited to launch a new way for businesses to connect with their customers with UberCENTRAL. Now any business can to request, manage, and pay for multiple Uber rides on behalf of their customers. Learn more now…

Mapping Uber’s Future

Behind every successful Uber ride is a technology many of us take for granted: maps. Mobile maps and GPS allow us to match you with the closest available driver, navigate the fastest path to your destination, and give you an accurate ETA. Accurate maps are at the heart of our service and the backbone of our business. The ongoing need for maps tailored to the Uber experience is why we’re doubling down on our investment in mapping.

This summer, the International Champions Cup, the premier soccer tournament is heading across the US and Europe. We’re thrilled to support this world-class annual summer tournament as the official ride sponsor. Learn how Uber can give you the ultimate assist.

Independence Day weekend has historically been a time for fireworks, family — and traffic fatalities. But this year preliminary news reports in places including California, Chicago, San Antonio, and Virginia suggest there were fewer drunk driving fatalities and arrests. In the state of Nevada, there were zero DUI-related fatalities for the first time in a decade.

It’s that time of year again — #UberIceCream is coming to over 400 cities on Friday, July 15th. Learn how you can join in on the fun!

Today we’re excited to announce new integrations with healthcare communication company, Relatient, aimed at increasing access to healthcare. Learn how you can participate in the “Ride to Health™ Week” and more!

Donkeys, Elephants & Uber

The 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting few weeks in July!  Uber is pleased to announce that we will be an official partner at the Democratic National Convention and our service will be widely available in Cleveland in cooperation with the Republican staff.   As […]

Reliability Matters

Drivers and riders rely on Uber to get work or a ride at the push of a button. So last week’s outages—which intermittently affected over one million riders and 450,000 drivers globally over a couple of hours—was a significant miss. For drivers who couldn’t use the app, we’ve put money directly into their accounts to make up for the lost time and earnings. For riders, we’re offering discounts on their next two trips.

From your new boss to an old friend, you never know who you’ll meet in your uberPOOL. Hear from riders around the world about the funny, surprising, and interesting encounters they’ve had with fellow passengers in their uberPOOL. Read more.

We believe that technologies like Uber provide an incredible opportunity to improve road safety in new and innovative ways—before, during and after every ride. While alcohol is the leading cause of traffic crashes, there are other behaviors that can put people at risk. Road safety experts call these the “four D’s”: drunk, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving. Today we are releasing new data showing Uber’s impact on these issues over the last few years—and announcing new features in the driver app to help reduce these risks going forward.

We designed a new feature with Pandora in the Uber Partner app so drivers can enjoy seamless, personalized music throughout the day. Learn how to get started on the right note…

Upfront fares: no math and no surprises

Imagine buying an airline ticket without knowing the full fare until the end of your trip. Yes, that sounds odd—but it’s what happens with many Uber trips today. We moved to upfront, per trip fares—just like airlines and hotels—two years ago when we launched uberPOOL. Knowing how much a ride will cost in advance is clearly something riders appreciate: today uberPOOL accounts for over 20 percent of all rides globally. And we now want more riders globally to benefit from this feature.

Uber Launches Partnership with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

At Uber, we’re always looking for new ways to get involved in our communities and do our part in times of emergency. That’s why we are pleased to launch an official partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  We began working with NCMEC last year to help redistribute AMBER Alerts to our driver-partners when […]

We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.

Beginning today, we’re delivering more of the food you love throughout California. Now UberEATS is available in the East Bay, throughout Los Angeles, and San Diego. Learn more.

We’re excited to announce several new features that will be available through iOS 10, Apple’s newest version of iOS, unveiled today at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Ordering a ride has never been easier. Learn more now.

We’re starting the global roll out of Scheduled Rides. With just a few taps on your app, you can schedule your ride 30 minutes to 30 days in advance and have the comfort of knowing your Uber will be there when it’s time to head out.

Beginning today, the UberRUSH API is officially open to all developers. Now anyone can build on-demand delivery right into an existing business – or dream up something completely new. Learn more.

Celebrating Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit with UberPITCH

When we launched UberPITCH we knew Europe had incredible entrepreneurial spirit. But the huge interest in what has been one of the largest talent searches across the continent has been humbling. Almost 4.000 ideas were submitted from people in 37 cities in 21 countries in the first week. And by connecting entrepreneurs from across Europe […]

How can we cut down on the time you spend between trips? Where can you get trips when you’re on your way home or on the way to run an errand? Every day hundreds of Uber engineers, product managers, and designers are working hard to solve these kinds of questions. Our mission is to make the Uber experience as rewarding and stress-free as possible for you.

Today, we are rolling out a number of features and rewards in more cities to help you get the most out of your time on the road. Learn more now.

uberPOOL Just Got More Punctual

We’re excited to announce a new uberPOOL feature that offers you peace of mind as you plan your journey. With the new “Arrive By” feature on uberPOOL, we guarantee you’ll arrive at your destination before the time quoted — or we’ll give you $2 off your next uberPOOL trip.

Game 1 of the finals tips off tonight and fans across the bay area are getting ready for what should be an epic series. See how #DubNation is getting from A to B.

Calling all entrepreneurs, self-starters and start-up warriors — your big break is arriving now! For a limited period only, Uber will be offering entrepreneurs across 37 cities and 21 countries the chance of a lifetime by connecting you to some of the region’s top investors — all at the touch of a button. 1 CONTINENT […]

Memorial Day weekend is finally here and summer is right around the corner. With so many folks hitting the road this holiday weekend, Uber is excited to partner with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as part of the national Memorial Day ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing […]

Today we are expanding the functionality of Family Profiles with Trip Tracker, a feature that provides automatic notifications and the ability to follow along whenever someone is riding under your Family Profile. Learn more.

New era mobile is about meeting people where they are, on the go: connected, in motion, synced to the cloud, and continuously switching contexts. StartupBus is bringing together smart, passionate people with the goal of kickstarting sustainable new businesses in the course of three days… while on a bus. Learn more…

We’re piloting two new features to make the Uber experience more productive (and less stressful!) for drivers and their passengers in Dallas, New Jersey, New York, and Phoenix.

This summer, you can request a ride and may receive a pair of tickets to one of the 22 Queen Bey shows around the U.S., courtesy of American Express, the Tour’s presenting partner. Learn more now.

Today we’re releasing Fuel Finder, a new feature within the driver app that makes it easy to check prices and navigate to the nearest gas station. Learn more.

This Earth Day discover the history of slug lines and how innovative products like uberPOOL are making an impact in cities around the world by getting more people into fewer cars.

Growing and growing up

Today we announced a settlement in two important class-action lawsuits: O’Connor (California) and Yucesoy (Massachusetts). The key issue at stake in both cases is whether drivers using the Uber app should be classified as independent contractors or employees. Drivers value their independence—the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours. That’s why we are so pleased that this settlement recognizes that drivers should remain as independent contractors, not employees. That said, as Uber has grown—over 450,000 drivers use the app each month here in the U.S.—we haven’t always done a good job working with drivers. For example, we don’t have a policy explaining when and how we bar drivers from using the app, or a process to appeal these decisions. At our size that’s not good enough. It’s time to change.

5 Amazing Museums to See in Los Angeles

Whether you’re interested in science, art, music, or history, Los Angeles has a museum for just about everything. And while some think LA is mainly a destination for sun and surf, there are many fascinating museums to explore. If you’re sightseeing with a group of family or friends, order an uberXL to get around and […]

Pittsburgh’s Best Beer and Cocktails

Pittsburgh used to be known as a shot-and-a-beer kind of town (and still is, if you know where to look), but now there’s a bustling nightlife with countless great options for dinner and drinks. Downtown has countless great options for dinner and drinks, and the craft beer and craft cocktail movements are alive and well […]

Driving Like a Pro in San Francisco

San Francisco can be particularly difficult to drive in with its one-way streets, steep hills, changing traffic rules, and strict traffic enforcement. As you learn the ins and outs of the city can, you might find you spend less time sitting in traffic, are able complete more trips each day, and have happier riders. These […]

The Driver’s Guide to Traffic in a New York Minute

Jerry Seinfeld once said about rush hour traffic: “There is no ‘other way’ in New York. Everybody goes every way all the time.” This is often true, and at certain times, there are plenty of people trying to go every way on certain roads, bridges, and tunnels. But that doesn’t mean Uber partners need to […]

5 Beaches in Close Proximity to NYC

One of the pleasures of living in New York City is its proximity to the water. Seagulls crow over Red Hook, sailboats glide through the harbor, and an ocean breeze wafts up the Hudson River. Yet little of New York’s 578 miles of coastline makes a pleasant destination for a beach day, so it’s worth […]

Find Your Caribbean Vibe in Dallas/Fort Worth

North Texas is painfully far from the turquoise blue waves of the Caribbean Sea, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t catch the vibe within the metroplex. If Jerk Chicken and Red Stripe beers are calling your name, check out these local restaurants that serve up Caribbean fare and a few even offer some live […]

Fresh, All-American Meals Delivered by UberEATS Chicago

Aged cheddar-topped burgers, fresh-baked pizza, pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, and soft, buttery lobster rolls—these are the foods we need when the cravings strike swift and fierce. And when you want to quell the cravings fast, there’s UberEATS delivery at lightning speed. Chicagoans have access to dozens of the city’s top restaurants—many of which deliver the […]

Eat Your Way Around the World Via UberEATS Chicago

Sometimes the only way to break free from the daily grind is to just get out of the office—or better yet, leave the city entirely. But travel can mean valuable vacation time and money we can’t always blow on a whim, particularly when back-to-back projects and meetings are filling up your calendar. Fortunately, there’s a […]