Uber celebrates the cities we serve and one of the best ways to engage with our communities is to encourage riders and drivers to vote. Today is National Voter Registration Day and we are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Google to help Uber riders and drivers register to vote and get to […]
Starting today, you can give the gift of … well, actually you fill in the blank. Whether it’s exploring a new city, a night out with friends, or simply a safe ride home, Uber is ready to help get the special people in your life where they want to go. And treating them to these […]
Today we’ll start expanding Real-Time ID Check, our latest security feature which uses Microsoft Cognitive Services to protect both riders and drivers.
Time to hit the pitch because we’re teaming up with EA SPORTS™ and Xbox to kick off FIFA 17 launch week. Learn how you can get in the action in over 40 cities around the world today.
This year, we’re participating in Parking Day. Join us by transforming your own parking spot, and help make your city more liveable, vibrant, and affordable.
A year and a half ago, Uber set up an Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh. Its mission: to make self-driving Ubers a reality. Today, we’re excited to announce that the world’s first Self-Driving Ubers are now on the road in the Steel City.
Uber’s cybersecurity team is joining with top tech companies to launch the first-ever Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), a coalition to enable businesses to streamline their vetting process for vendors’ cybersecurity risks.
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.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]
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 proud to announce our partnership with ECPAT-USA, a leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation. Uber is committed to safety in the communities we serve and we want to do our part to help put an end to the transportation of trafficked children.
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 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.
Today we are releasing Uber’s first-ever Transparency Report. It shows the scope of information that we provided to U.S. law enforcement agencies as well as state and local regulators in the second half of 2015.