Standing up for the driver community

The following email will be sent to drivers in the US from Travis Kalanick, following up on his post from yesterday. Here’s the email I’m sending to drivers affected by President Trump’s unjust immigration and travel ban: At Uber we’ve always believed in standing up for what’s right. Today we need your help supporting drivers […]

Standing up for what’s right

Our CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick sent this email to Uber employees today, opposing the recent travel ban and working to compensate drivers using Uber who are impacted by the ban. Team, Yesterday President Trump signed an executive order suspending entry of citizens from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen—to the United States for at […]

Celebrate game day and get a safe ride home after the big game! This Sunday, over 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to watch one of America’s most anticipated sporting events. The Bowl gives fans and non-fans alike a chance to get together, enjoy food off the grill, and cold beer from the […]

Back in August 2016, we announced the launch of a program that allowed riders to use their commuter benefits debit card to pay for uberPOOL rides. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with Edenred, Ameriflex, Benefit Resource and Navia in more than a dozen cities so that more riders have the opportunity to save money when using uberPOOL to commute.

Every hour of every day, people use Uber to get around the more than 450 cities we serve. From Sydney to Summit, we’ve been working hard to get to know these cities, with the goal of making them cleaner, more efficient and less crowded. Along the way, we’ve found that local leaders, urban planners, and […]

With Calendar Shortcuts, Uber can assist with your planning. Whether it’s a flight out of town, meeting across the city, or dinner reservation with friends, it’s now one tap to get moving!

With Uber, we realize that you’re doing more than just going somewhere—you’re often going somewhere to meet someone. That’s why we’ve been working on two new features: a way for you to Uber directly to a person in your contacts, and a way to unlock custom Snapchat filters so you can Snap while you ride.

$36 with Uber in Toronto

Uber makes it easy to get around Toronto, a city that’s known to be spread-out across its neighborhoods. Using the Uber Fare Estimator for uberPOOL, we’ve concocted the ideal summer day around Toronto for ~$36. If you’re traveling with friends, you can split the cost per person with Uber’s Split Fare feature for group outings. […]

Staying Fit While Sitting

Most Americans, including those with desk jobs, don’t get enough exercise throughout the day. Although the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAGA) advises adults to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise), many adults’ activity levels […]

New App Features and Data Show How Uber Can Improve Safety on the Road

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.

Meet the Bartender: John Bunner of Alo Restaurant, Toronto

John Bunner is behind the bar at Alo, Toronto’s hottest high-end dining restaurant, located on the second floor of the heritage building on the south-east corner of Queen and Spadina. The restaurant has quickly gained recognition for its ode to French cuisine, a modern take on fine dining, and its tasting menus. We talked with […]

Rise and Shine: 6 Weekday SF Brunch Spots

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but finding a solid breakfast spot during the week can be a challenge. Even though the masses of weekend brunch-goers are otherwise occupied, it’s hard to know which places are actually open on weekday mornings. Here are six breakfast spots that take eggs […]

A Homage to Texas Music

We all know that Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, and Janis Joplin were chart-breaking Texas musicians, but did you know that Pantera, John Denver, the Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé, Sly Stone and Buddy Holly are also natives of this great state? One of the coolest spots in North Texas can be found at the Texas Musicians […]

Get Out of Town: Weekend Day Trips in the Boston Area

The areas surrounding Boston have plenty to offer history buffs, culture aficionados, and nature-lovers. Although train transportation to the suburbs is limited, Uber makes it easy for riders staying in the city to explore the region—minus the hassle of renting a car. Visitors can safely return to their urban abodes in the evening after dinner […]

Take a Brewery Tour of Seattle

Seattle’s urban microbreweries serve as impromptu indoor parks in the winter and block parties in the summer. Everyone comes to drink beer, and it’s some of the country’s best. But the breweries are also where neighbors gather, children and dogs mingle underfoot, and the smell of the nearest food truck manages to spark hunger any […]

Your Ultimate Hollywood Bowl Guide: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Concert-Goers

As one of the quintessential summertime things to do in Los Angeles, the outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl offer a positively perfect night out except for one thing: Parking. Skip the shuttling, schlepping, and standstill traffic exiting the Bowl parking lot afterwards and take an Uber. Here are seven more essential things to know […]

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 […]