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. Today, we’re excited to announce several new safety pilots to improve rider and driver safety.
Uber Canada teams up with the Canadian Hearing Society to expand work opportunities for deaf drivers
While the unemployment rate in Canada is now below 7%, many people who are Deaf or hard of hearing still struggle to find work. Unemployment among the Deaf and hard of hearing is around 40%. Here at Uber, we have added unique product features to make it easier for these men and women to drive […]
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 […]
Craving something sweet? Doughnut worry- we’ve got you covered just in time for the weekend Today only, we’re excited to welcome Calgary’s own Jelly Modern Doughnuts to the UberEATS app! Enjoy delectable treats from a menu of gourmet desserts, including full dozens of assorted doughnuts and an exclusive UberEATS maple bacon doughnut for just $1.50 […]
If the last few weeks of back-to-school-ness had you feeling a little nostalgic–you’re not alone. That’s why we’re bringing you a special #TBT school lunch on UberEATS in Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton.
In April, we began slowly introducing upfront fares for a variety of Uber options including uberX in cities across the US. To date, hundreds of thousands of riders have experienced upfront fares as part of this rollout. Today, we’re excited to announce this feature is now available for people in Toronto and Ottawa. Upfront fares are calculated using the expected time and distance of the trip and local traffic, as well as how many riders and nearby drivers are using Uber at that moment. And when fares go up due to increased demand, instead of surge lightning bolts and pop-up screens, riders are given the actual fare before they request their ride. There’s no complicated math and no surprises—passengers can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Whether you’re hitting the books or getting back to the grind, we’re making your fall commute that much better with FREE Uber rides!
Whether it’s to and from campus or a night on the town, we’re committed to ensuring Edmontonians have a safe, reliable, and affordable ride home- especially as students head back to school. This year, we’re excited to partner with the University of Alberta Students’ Union and provide students with a free ride home from orientation activities!