Impact

Uber, Driving Indonesia Forward in 30 cities across 7 islands

When we introduced ridesharing to Indonesia in 2014, no one could have imagined the impact it would have. Fast forward to today, we are pleased to say that Uber is now available in 30 cities across 7 islands: Java (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, Bandung, Cimahi, Cirebon, Surakarta, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Gresik, Malang, Batu, […]

Stay Safe this Halloween and Every Day

This Halloween weekend, millions of riders across the U.S. will turn to Uber for a safe trip home following festivities with family and friends. And hundreds of thousands of drivers will be there to provide those rides and help people avoid drinking and driving to make our communities safer. With millions of people relying on […]

Let’s take care of each other

This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.

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.

Flavor of the Week: #UberIceCream

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!

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.

Slugs on Earth Day

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.

Uber Teams Up with Communication Service for the Deaf to Expand Work Opportunities for Deaf Drivers

While the unemployment rate in the U.S. is now below 5%, most people who are deaf or hard of hearing still struggle to find work. Unemployment and underemployment among the deaf and hard of hearing is around 70%. Here at Uber, we have added unique product features to make it easier for these men and women to drive on our platform. Today we’re taking the next step by partnering with the Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD), the largest Deaf-led nonprofit in the United States.

Uber Continues to Support Disaster Relief Efforts with 2016 American Red Cross Partnership

Uber is proud to announce our continued partnership with the American Red Cross to help citizens and cities cope and recover from disasters. The important work the American Red Cross does to help Americans during their time of need is something the Uber community is honored to support.