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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.
Uber is participating in the National Salute this year by helping to connect communities across the country with veterans of the U.S. armed services who are being cared for by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
The numbers are in and New England wasn’t the only big winner this past Sunday at the Big Game. Football fans across the country made the smart choice to #ThinkAndRide on one of the deadliest nights of the year for DUIs.
Uber and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are announcing today a strategic partnership that includes the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The center will focus on the development of key long-term technologies that advance Uber’s mission of bringing safe, reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere.
The following is a guest post by Bill Gurley, a General Partner at Benchmark and Board Director at Uber, which originally appeared on his blog, “Above the Crowd.”
Protecting personal data and privacy is foundational to the trust between Uber and our riders. To ensure that foundation remains strong, two months ago we embarked on a comprehensive review of our Privacy Program. We enlisted outside experts from the global law firm Hogan Lovells to thoroughly examine how we safeguard rider data, and we’d like to share their findings with you today.
As ridesharing continues to grow in popularity, we are seeing insurance companies create innovative products to serve the needs of this evolving industry. Today, we announced a partnership with Metromile, a company that has developed a personal auto insurance product specifically designed for rideshare drivers using the Uber platform.
To help simplify tax filings this year, we have teamed up with two of the largest tax service providers, H&R Block and Intuit, to offer driver partners tax services and exclusive discounts so they can file on time and maximize their refund. Learn more here…
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.
New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.
With 2015 just underway, Uber has big goals for European riders, drivers and cities. But we can’t get there alone. Today, at the DLD15 Conference in Munich, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick laid out Uber’s commitment to establishing new partnerships with Europe’s cities to ensure innovation, harness powerful economic benefits and promote core city functions.