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…

David Plouffe remarks on creation of Independent Drivers Guild

Below are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by David Plouffe regarding a new agreement between Uber and the International Association of Machinists. Thank you, Josh. I am delighted to be here this morning in New York with the International Association of Machinists to launch a new, independent guild that will represent drivers who use Uber in […]

UberMILITARY Director Showcases Program At Congressional Hearing

Todd Bowers, Director of UberMILITARY, testified before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity this week where he discussed the economic opportunities and flexibility being a driver-partner provides to veterans and military families throughout the country. At the hearing, appropriately titled “Veterans in Tech: Innovative Careers for All Generations of Veterans,” Todd outlined the […]

Today, Uber, the only global ridesharing company, and Alipay, the world’s largest third-party payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”), announced a global partnership to enable Chinese travelers to seamlessly request and pay for Uber rides from either the Uber or Alipay app, in all 400+ cities where Uber operates.

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.

Uber + HackingEDU: Gaining Momentum in Education

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.

Europe, You’ve Moved Us

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 Women Engineers

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.

On The Road with Above & Beyond

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.

Uber and Carnegie Mellon University: A Deeper Partnership

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.

Alcanzando las Estrellas: Una Tarde con José Hernández y Los Ubers

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.

Reaching for the Stars: An Evening with José Hernández and Los Ubers

Last week, Uber’s employee resource group, Los Ubers, hosted one of NASA’s acclaimed astronauts, José Hernández, for a fireside talk. Los Ubers is a group of Uber employees from around the world committed to spreading the vibrancy of Latino culture across Uber while driving an impact to the business, organizational culture and diversity of the company.

Uber for Business – One Year In!

Since our launch of Uber for Business last August, we’ve been moving road warriors, jet-setters and everyone in between. We’ve covered a lot of ground together and here are some of the highlights…

A Few Facts About the O’Connor Court Case

Today, the Court declined to certify this very broad class of people, instead opting for a much smaller group — so small in fact that it even excludes one of the original plaintiffs. While this is just one step in legal proceedings that may well play out over several years, we wanted to share some details about today’s ruling.

Uber and Hilton Team Up For Seamless Travel

We’re excited about our new partnership with Hilton and integrating two new features into the Hilton experience so that you can make the most of every trip, every time. Learn more about “Ride Reminders” and curated “Local Scene” guides.