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!
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…
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!
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 […]
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paws what you’re doing because #UberPuppyBowl is happening in 7 cities on Wednesday! Check out how you can get in the game now…
When the Big Game is hosted in your home town, you’d better go all out. This week, five days of Uber-style surprises will touch down in the city by the bay. Whether you love to throw around the ol’ pigskin or are in it purely for the snacks, you’ll want to take some time out to celebrate. Get the play-by-play below.
Today we’re introducing a private API for UberRUSH, that will help businesses big and small build on-demand delivery right into their existing infrastructure and apps. Learn how businesses are using the UberRUSH API.
Road safety is a critically important issue. It’s why Uber is always on the lookout for new ways—from the simple to the sophisticated—to do better. Learn more about some of the new safety solutions we have in the works …
We went on the road with The Knocks right before their sold out show in Boston. Check out what they had to say about their debut album and how they got their start in music.
Read on to see how owner and chef Calvin Phan combines his passion for food and experience in the business to put a unique twist on classic dishes.
Today we’re excited to announce the launch a new developer feature called Uber Trip Experiences which connects riders with their favorite apps while they’re on an Uber trip. Now developers can offer users of their apps new ways to enjoy themselves — or get stuff done — while they’re on the road.
2015 is done and dusted. It’s January, and for most people that means bad weather, staying in, and saving money. Yes, seasonality affects every business, and Uber is no exception because when people hunker down at home, demand for rides drops. Fewer trips are tough on drivers, many of whom want to save money and pay off their holiday credit card bills now that January is here.
If feel-good fuel is on your 2016 agenda, 12 fresh-pressing, positiving-wielding juiceries are on call to bring it your way. Here’s the squeeze on the spots that are freshening things up, all this week with UberEATS.
With several New Year’s Eve celebrations under our belts, we’ve noticed a few things about the way the world moves. Check out our infographic of how people celebrate in similar ways no matter what city they’re in.